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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 Programs Committee, there will be screening a documentary film “The New Fire,” about the ways in which fourth generation nuclear energy technologies may help in fighting climate change.

Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with the filmmaker, David Schumacher, and a distinguished panel of speakers including Ken Caldeira from Stanford, Ross Koningstein from Google, and others A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Click here to sign up to attend this free event. at Eventbrite

The film and event are suitable for all ages but will especially provide inspiration for those concerned about climate change, students interested in STEM subjects and those interested in seeing how entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and elsewhere are tackling the challenge of meeting society’s growing need for massive amounts of clean, carbon-free energy.

Please contact Nestor Delgado, Sustainability Coordinator, at (650) 752-0544 or ndelgado@ci.atherton.ca.us for more information about this upcoming event.

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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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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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