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Atherton to begin billing residents for false alarms

Atherton residents will continue to be able to connect their burglar alarms directly to the town's police department for...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2018
Last comment by Taxpayer, 4 hours ago | 4 comments | 588 Views


Atherton council OKs up to $175K to save five heritage oaks

Atherton's City Council has agreed to spend some of the limited pool of funds it has for a new civic center to try to save...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Poor Decision, on Jan 19, 2018 at 3:57 pm | 4 comments | 2008 Views


Atherton to consider poles, trees, alarms, tax on Wednesday

In addition to the fire services fiscal review, on the Atherton City Council's agenda Wednesday there are: Caltrain poles,...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:20 pm | 12 comments | 1290 Views


Atherton: Council works to resolve civic center-related negative cash flow

A close look has shown Atherton officials that they should have all the money needed to build a new civic center, but also...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2018
Last comment by Citizen, on Jan 13, 2018 at 8:03 am | 1 comment | 924 Views


Atherton has construction ahead, and cash flow problems

Atherton officials project they will have the funds to build a new civic center, but also cash flow problems, as the project...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:06 am | 11 comments | 1126 Views


Atherton 'park whisperer' Steve Tyler has retired

Steve Tyler, who for 17 years with the town of Atherton has been officially the public works superintendent, but unofficially...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Peter F Carpenter , on Jan 9, 2018 at 8:37 am | 1 comment | 1232 Views


Cary Wiest is Atherton's new mayor

Veteran council member Cary Wiest will serve his second term as Atherton's mayor for the coming year, with Bill Widmer serving...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2017
Last comment by Apple, on Jan 4, 2018 at 5:33 pm | 19 comments | 1536 Views


Atherton council still working to save civic center trees

There are 85 heritage trees on the site where Atherton plans to build its new civic center, and although the Planning Commission...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2018
Last comment by Dunno about that, on Jan 2, 2018 at 1:35 pm | 1 comment | 909 Views


Year in review: A year of wins and losses for Atherton

Atherton moved ahead with its plans for a new civic center in 2017, receiving voter approval for public financing for the...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2017
Last comment by Another big loss, on Dec 31, 2017 at 8:20 am | 1 comment | 186 Views


Atherton battling Caltrain over electrification poles

It was clear at a Dec. 20 meeting of the Atherton City Council that Atherton and a number of its residents don't want Caltrain,...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 26, 2017 at 4:51 pm | 30 comments | 3249 Views


How much should Atherton spend to protect trees?

Trees will take up most of the Atherton City Council's discussion Wednesday during a short meeting starting at 6 p.m. in...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Get on with it, on Dec 19, 2017 at 11:00 am | 6 comments | 1496 Views


Atherton residents protest height of planned Caltrain poles

As Caltrain begins construction to electrify its train service, Atherton residents are protesting plans to install nearly...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by Athertonian, on Dec 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm | 33 comments | 3941 Views


Winant calls Atherton police probe of his mistreatment claims 'a travesty'

Richard "Dick" Winant, a Stanford University researcher who claimed Atherton police mistreated him after he got lost on the...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 17, 2017 at 7:32 pm | 18 comments | 2080 Views


Atherton has little interest in elevating train tracks

Atherton's City Council, responding to a request for input from Menlo Park, offered no hope that it supports elevating train...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by Bob, on Dec 11, 2017 at 12:48 pm | 31 comments | 3728 Views


Wednesday: Atherton to study loss of parcel tax revenue

How the loss of $1.86 million in annual parcel tax revenue will affect the capital improvement and police department programs...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by Attendees, on Dec 9, 2017 at 9:58 am | 6 comments | 1180 Views


Three youths found dead in crashed car near Woodside

Three young men -- an 18-year-old from Menlo Park and an 18- and 19-year-old from Redwood City -- were found dead Wednesday...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2017
Last comment by Mama, on Nov 29, 2017 at 9:11 pm | 5 comments | 7051 Views


Massive oak falls and narrowly misses Atherton fire station

A heritage oak tree with a base of more than 11 feet in diameter fell Monday night, narrowly missing the Atherton fire station...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Nov 29, 2017 at 1:09 pm | 1 comment | 1727 Views


Seven years after fatal collision, new stoplights operating on El Camino

More than seven years after Atherton began asking Caltrans to do something to make crossing El Camino Real safer in the town,...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 28, 2017 at 11:20 am | 5 comments | 2513 Views


Atherton tax election: Each side raises around $6,000

Both the pro and con campaign committees in the recent parcel tax election raised similar amounts of money, but the opponents...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2017
Last comment by Over spending, on Nov 25, 2017 at 4:36 pm | 1 comment | 1012 Views


Atherton council promises to try to save civic center trees

As many as 13 healthy heritage trees could be cut down to make way for the construction of a new civic center in Atherton,...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2017
Last comment by More misdirection, on Nov 23, 2017 at 8:25 am | 7 comments | 1408 Views
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