Town of Atherton

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The annual holiday tea with Santa will be held at Holbrook Palmer Park on Sunday, December 2 from 11:30am to 2:00 pm. Activities include a visit from San from 11:30 to noon, an interactive puppet show, crafts and toy raffle giveaways.

Parents should bring cameras and wear festive Christmas clothing. There will be sandwiches, cookies, hot cocoa and a coffee barista for adults.

The event is a fundraiser for two beautification projects at the Park; $40 tickets are available online. Deadline for purchase is Nov. 26.

The park is located at  150 Watkins Avenue in Atherton.

 

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Opinion: What Atherton needs to do to avoid a fire disaster

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When Atherton approved, many years ago, the subdivision of the Flood Estate into the individual properties that now constitute Lindenwood a serious error was made. That subdivision approval did not include any emergency egress or access on either the North side or the East side of Lindenwood.  In the intervening years the fuel load, the […]

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Atherton library turns into haunted house at town’s Halloween event

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Ghosts and goblins and assorted other spooky characters got a place to hang out yesterday afternoon in Atherton. The town’s library was transformed into a haunted house targeted for kids 6 to 12. Menlo-Atherton High School students were on scene to assist with the scares. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most captured some of the action. […]

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Halloween event at Atherton Library on Oct. 26

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It’s that time of year again! The Town of Atherton will host a Halloween event full of fun, treats, and friendly fright on Friday, October 26 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. The event will take place at the Atherton Library (2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane) and will feature a Halloween jumpy house, balloon twisting, a costume […]

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National Night Out events scheduled for August 7 in Menlo Park and Atherton

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National Association of Town Watch is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals, devoted to safer communities. Taking place on August 7,  2018 Menlo Park National Night Out Block Parties […]

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Atherton hosts summer concert series at Holbrook-Palmer Park

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The town of Atherton is hosting a Summer Concert Series at Holbrook-Palmer Park! Bring chairs and blankets as the event will be in a grassy area. You are welcome to bring refreshments and snacks but there will be a featured food truck for the night where you can purchase  food! The performance time is 6:00 […]

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“Zootopia” will screen at Holbrook Palmer Park on June 29

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Zootopia is the free outdoor movie that will screen at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton on Friday, June 29, at 8:30 pm. Bring a blanket/chairs, a jacket, your family, and enjoy a movie under the stars on the lawn. Popcorn provided; bring your other refreshments. No glass please! Attendees can set up anytime after 7:30 […]

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Atherton celebrates Earth Day on April 21 by screening “The New Fire”

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The 2018 Atherton Earth Day celebration will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from noon to 4:00 pm at the Menlo-Atherton High School Performing Arts Center. This will be an educational event on current topics related to climate change and how technology may help to solve this crisis. With support from the town’s Environmental […]

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Juvenile connected to M-A lockdown interviewed again; gun recovered

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Yesterday (04/05/2018), the Atherton Police Department received additional information regarding the male juvenile who they had interviewed on Wednesday in connection with the lockdown at Menlo-Atherton High School. This new information (in the form of text messages) revealed specific threats made by the subject about a hit he was supposed to carry out on an M-A […]

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Atherton is new priciest zip code leader according to Property Shark

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There’s a new town atop priciest zip codes measured by home sales, and it’s 94027, according to Property Shark. The town of Atherton posted a median sale price of $4.95 million, displacing 2016’s leader – 11962 in Sagoponack, N.Y., which fell to 15th on the list. Palo Alto and Los Altos also made the top […]

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New pedestrian lights on El Camino in 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 […]

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