Town of Atherton

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There are now several operating pedestrian hybrid beacons on El Camino Real in Atherton. The pedestrian beacons are installed on El Camino Real at the intersections of Isabella Ave., Alejandra Ave. and Almendral Ave.

The pedestrian beacon is designed to stop vehicles at crosswalks and provide pedestrians a controlled crossing through a series of steady and flashing yellow and red lights:

  • When a pedestrian is ready to cross they will activate the beacon.
  • YELLOW lights signal that a driver must slow down and prepare to STOP.
  • Drivers must STOP when the RED Light is steady.
  • Once the RED light is flashing and the crosswalk is clear, the driver may proceed through the intersection after a complete stop has been made.

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100-year-old oak topples, narrowly missing Menlo Park Fire District Station 3

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A giant oak with a base trunk circumference of 138 inches and estimated to be over 100 years old gently laid over at an angle almost intentionally avoiding contact with the Fire District’s Station 3 located in the Town of Atherton Monday night. Last June, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District purchased the 39,640 square foot residential […]

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Atherton Police Department collecting toys for Selby Lane School

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The Atherton Police Department is collecting new, unwrapped toys for families at Selby Lane School. A red/white striped gift box marked with the Atherton PD logo is located in the lobby of the Atherton Police Department. “While dropping off your donation, please drop by and say hi to your local law enforcement personnel. We look […]

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Dog alerts Atherton resident to house fire before alarm sounds

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Menlo Park Fire District Engines 3, 4, 6 along with Truck and Battalion 1 battled a single story residential structure fire early Wednesday morning, Oct. 18. Firefighters made an aggressive attack on the fire and reported that it had extended into the homes entry way, a bedroom and was spreading into vegetation next to the carport. Battalion Chief […]

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Atherton hosts inaugural Halloween Bash on Oct. 21

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Town and Library staff have partnered together to bring you a family-friendly frightful fun time! Come on down to Town Center for an exciting, fun, and safe trick or treat adventure! The Halloween Bash will take place at Town Center (Ashfield Road and Dinkelspiel/Station Lane) from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, […]

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Atherton police seeking witnesses to early morning hit and run

At  approximately 6:40 am today (Oct. 2), a felony hit and run collision occurred on Atherton Avenue at Elena Avenue involving a vehicle and a bicyclist, causing injuries to the bicyclist. The suspect vehicle, possibly a blue 1996-2002 Saturn Ion, was last seen traveling westbound on Atherton Avenue. The vehicle is missing the passenger side […]

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Sacred Heart School camera captures photos of possible mountain lion that turns out to be a raccoon

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Update as of Sept. 21: The Atherton Police Department reached out to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife yesterday after receiving information of a possible mountain lion sighting on the Sacred Heart School camera. It has now been determined through the agency that the animal shown on the school campus camera was not a mountain […]

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Atherton focuses on Middlefield Road bicycle lane improvement project

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The Town of Atherton’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan outlines priorities for bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the town over the next 10 to 15 years. The Middlefield Road Class II Bicycle Lanes is the major project for Fiscal Year 2017/18 with an estimated cost of $850,000. The focus of the project is the installation/improvement […]

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Atherton Fiber works to establish town-wide connectivity for residents and organizations

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In mid-2014, the Atherton City Council created the Technology Subcommittee led by Council Members Rick DeGolia and Bill Widmer. The make-up of the Committee also includes numerous interested residents and local school representatives. In late 2014, the Subcommittee released a Request for Information (RFI) to potential local service providers, including Google, AT&T and Comcast. The […]

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What to know about the construction on Middlefield Avenue/Oak Grove Avenue this week

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Construction to pave the Middlefield Road/ Oak Grove Avenue intersection will begin Thursday, August 3rd. Due to safety requirements during construction, Oak Grove Avenue will be closed between Middlefield Road and the Menlo-Atherton High School entrance. Construction work during this road closure will be limited to the time period between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. […]

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Atherton’s National Night Out to be held at Holbrook-Palmer Park on Aug. 1

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Atherton residents are invited to spend time with the Atherton Police Departments at a National Night Out event from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Holbrook Palmer Park on August 1. The notice read: “Atherton residents are asked to turn on their outside lights, lock their doors, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police […]

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