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At Menlo-Atherton, Class of 2006 bids farewell

The Menlo-Atherton High School Class of 2006 on June 8 proceeded to their assigned places on Coach Parks Field decked in...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2007
Last comment by Erouh Attiyat, on Nov 13, 2007 at 3:42 am | 1 comment | 9130 Views

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Atherton city manager wins big raise

Jerry Gruber, Atherton's city manager, has been on the job fewer than two years, but clearly, he's won the whole-hearted...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by Jim Blake, on Jul 27, 2010 at 11:23 am | 22 comments | 9096 Views

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Atherton couple celebrate 70th anniversary

On Dec. 22, 1944, a young man named Joe Cotton asked Rema Nelson to marry him. Recently returned to the states from being...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2014
Last comment by Amy Renalds, on Dec 21, 2014 at 7:54 am | 2 comments | 9062 Views

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Russian Orthodox church celebrates 60 years

Epiphany, January 19, 2013, was an important day for members of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin, a Russian Orthodox church...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2013
Last comment by , on Feb 6, 2013 at 3:09 pm | 2 comments | 8987 Views

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Jan Chandler: Verdict over Atherton crosswalk fatality doesn't bring Chris back

Chris Chandler never got to meet his first granddaughter. He wasn't there to walk his oldest daughter down the aisle at her...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by S Fuchter, on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm | 1 comment | 8977 Views

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Ackley/PPG to Town of Atherton: I own it

The Atherton Town Council, led by Elizabeth Lewis and Jerry Carlson, has recruited Bill Widmer to form a new majority that...

Original post made by This wasn\'t supposed to happen on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm | 10 comments | 8976 Views

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Caltrain and Atherton can't reach a deal on electrification poles

It appears the 45-foot-tall Caltrain poles that Atherton's Lloyden Park residents have protested will be installed as part...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 2, 2018 at 7:17 pm | 12 comments | 8971 Views

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Review board needed to restore trust in Atherton cops, ACIL president says

Is a citizen oversight committee needed to restore confidence in the Atherton Police Department? Read the full story here...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 3, 2010 at 5:54 pm | 37 comments | 8940 Views

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Another whitewash by "Mr. Clean"?

The following is a text of a letter I received from Atherton Police Chief Mike Guerra in response to my citizen's complaint...

Original post made by John P Johns on Mar. 13, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm | 82 comments | 8936 Views

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What's in a name? Athertonians may clash in court

Definition of Athertonians: residents of Atherton, California. Simple, right? Think again. Read the full story here http://almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=12668...

Original post made on May. 15, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm | 34 comments | 8871 Views

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Sister Helen Costello of Sacred Heart Schools looks back at her years of ministry

In her office, 88-year-old Sister Helen Costello has an embroidered wall hanging that reads, "Love is in giving with no thought...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2007
Last comment by Musette G Buckley, on Jul 18, 2012 at 6:48 am | 5 comments | 8850 Views

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Atherton interim police chief appointed

Atherton Police Chief Mike Guerra is leaving on July 15 the post he has held since November 2009, in a department he has...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 12, 2011 at 10:57 pm | 16 comments | 8785 Views

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Widmer loses new job before he has a chance to take it

The Rancho Palos Verdes City Council on Monday night, Dec. 22, voted 4-1 to rescind the offer it had made to hire Atherton...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Interesting..., on Dec 25, 2014 at 7:29 pm | 7 comments | 8779 Views

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Lawsuit against Circus Club alleges age discrimination, retaliation

The former head of maintenance at the Menlo Circus Club who was fired last November is suing the exclusive Atherton club...

Original post made on May. 21, 2014
Last comment by suzanne, on May 21, 2014 at 6:55 pm | 6 comments | 8742 Views

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Atherton residents address police contract issues, from outsourcing to pensions

Should the town of Atherton consider outsourcing its police department? If not, how much should the town be willing to pay...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Outvoted, on May 20, 2013 at 10:07 pm | 13 comments | 8710 Views

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Atherton considers lawsuit over rail electrification report

Atherton's City Council has asked for a closed-session meeting with the town's attorney to discuss suing Caltrain over the...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Robert S. Allen, on Jan 26, 2015 at 7:19 am | 29 comments | 8647 Views

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Atherton council: more spending cuts needed

Atherton staff must sharpen their pencils and find more spending cuts to avoid reaching into reserves and the parcel tax...

Original post made on May. 22, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 25, 2010 at 10:03 am | 41 comments | 8613 Views

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Multiple burglaries, car stolen in Atherton in less than a day

In fewer than 24 hours earlier this week someone stole a car and bicycles and broke into two homes in Atherton. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, on Feb 1, 2019 at 3:07 pm | 15 comments | 8597 Views

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Two pedestrians seriously injured on El Camino

Atherton Mayor Bill Widmer has sent a strongly worded message to Caltrans demanding that improved safety measures be put...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm | 27 comments | 8584 Views

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Atherton: Hosts of Obama visit may be off the hook for extra police, public works costs

The town of Atherton is likely to drop its efforts to require two Atherton couples who hosted fundraising events for President...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 34 comments | 8546 Views
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