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Atherton signs off on Caltrain proposal to permanently close its train station

The Atherton City Council decided on Wednesday, Jan. 15, to accept a proposal from Caltrain to permanently close the town's...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2020
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jan 23, 2020 at 6:48 am | 29 comments | 14527 Views

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State board approves charter for Everest

A September opening is much more likely now for Everest Public High School, a new charter school that was opposed by the...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Libertarian, on Apr 10, 2009 at 1:53 pm | 70 comments | 14325 Views

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Authorities identify woman killed on Valparaiso Avenue

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has identified the woman who was found fatally stabbed in her home in the 900 block...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2018
Last comment by Sally, on Dec 19, 2018 at 5:40 pm | 15 comments | 14262 Views

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FBI has its eye on Atherton

The FBI is interviewing Atherton residents and others about town matters, according to a former employee who said he was...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2011
Last comment by RG, on Feb 16, 2011 at 10:54 pm | 92 comments | 13840 Views

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Atherton: Crowd tells county they've had enough of Surf Air

San Mateo County got an earful from a standing-room only crowd of about 185 people who packed a meeting room in Atherton...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by JustMatt, on Nov 15, 2016 at 10:35 pm | 95 comments | 13257 Views

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Atherton challenges Caltrain electrification report

Less than a mile of train tracks runs through Atherton, but that hasn't stopped the small town from making an outsized effort...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Apr 23, 2014 at 8:27 am | 11 comments | 13239 Views

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Coroner identifies man who died after being hit by train in Atherton Monday

The San Mateo County Coroner's office has identified Kirtee Kapoor, 46, of Menlo Park as the man who died after being struck...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2017
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How a Menlo Park man, out on a walk, wound up handcuffed in Atherton

Menlo Park's Dick Winant said he was out to get a better view of the night sky on the Sharon Hills golf course. Soon, though,...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by caroline V, on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:12 am | 77 comments | 12800 Views

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Code enforcement gets a boost in Atherton

Although Atherton will continue to cite violators of its city ordinances only when a complaint is received or a public official...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Sep 17, 2013 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 12769 Views

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Park Theatre torn down

Demolition work at the building housing the old Park Theatre, built in 1947 and closed in 2002, was underway Thursday. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Just curious, on Dec 22, 2013 at 10:35 am | 30 comments | 12701 Views

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Buckheit must pay county attorney fees

Atherton resident Jon Buckheit must pay San Mateo County $145,434 in attorney fees, a judge has ruled after agreeing with...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Tim Wulff, on Feb 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm | 32 comments | 12537 Views

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Atherton city manager resigns

The Atherton City Council will have to start looking for a new city manager. The current manager, Jerome "Jerry" Gruber,...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2010
Last comment by Litigation, on Sep 28, 2010 at 8:16 am | 26 comments | 12510 Views

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Atherton: Police arrest two in separate burglary incidents

Atherton police have arrested two people over the last two days on suspicion of burglary and other crimes, the town reports. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 30, 2013 at 7:21 am | 3 comments | 12470 Views

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How new Atherton stoplight makes crossing El Camino more perilous

Atherton residents and officials say the new pedestrian-activated stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue -- which...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Nov 3, 2016 at 9:39 am | 17 comments | 12198 Views

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Officers again target traffic-law violators in Atherton, Menlo

Motorcycle officers return to Atherton and Menlo Park on Wednesday, Sept. 17, to ticket traffic violators in another special...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Sep 18, 2014 at 9:22 am | 11 comments | 12175 Views

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High-speed rail issue draws a crowd

How do you pack the room at the annual Atherton Civic Interest League meeting? Put a discussion of the California High Speed...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by confused, on Jul 8, 2009 at 2:33 pm | 45 comments | 12158 Views

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Atherton burglary, prowler reports

Atherton police are advising residents to take precautions to protect their property in the wake of two prowler reports,...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Oct 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm | 4 comments | 12066 Views

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Michael Stogner for San Mateo County Supervisor

I am writing to endorse Michael Stogner for San Mateo County Supervisor. Some of you know who Michael is, and most of...

Original post made by Candle Lighter on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by ann R, on Nov 10, 2011 at 11:36 am | 8 comments | 12063 Views

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Presidential visits: Atherton plans to charge hosts for costs of extra police protection

Here's a heads-up for Atherton residents: If you plan to host a fundraiser for Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton or any other future...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Sep 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm | 6 comments | 11954 Views

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How a curious kid from Atherton started and grew a global environmental news site

Rhett Butler says he was inspired to become a champion of the natural environment by a childhood full of family travel to...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by Marilyn Wong, on Nov 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm | 2 comments | 11925 Views
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