Town of Atherton

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The town of Atherton is celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 28, at 10:00 am by planting trees in Holbrook-Palmer Park. Attendees are encouraged to wear clothes that can get dirty. Gloves provided.

Contact Sally Bentz, Town Arborist, at (650) 752-0526 or sbentz@ci.atherton.ca.us for more information.

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Steven D. McCulley named new Atherton Chief of Police

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The Town of Atherton selected Steven D. McCulley as its new Chief of Police following a recruitment process that yielded over 30 applicants and included interviews with four separate community panels and one peer panel plus a second day interview with the City Manager, the Mayor and the Vice Mayor. Chief McCulley was born in Spokane, […]

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Numerous Earth Day related events planned in Atherton on April 22

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Atherton’s Earth Day celebration runs from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Town Center (Ashfield Road and Dinkelspiel Station Lane). The Town’s Environmental Programs Committee, Recology and the Atherton Library are teaming up to bring residents free garden mulch, e-waste safe recycling, secure shredding, eco-friendly 3-D printing, the San Mateo County Bookmobile, earth […]

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Atherton is America’s wealthiest town

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According to a Bloomberg analysis of 2015 census data, Atherton is the wealthiest town in the United States with an annual average household income was $444,374. Other Bay Area cities in the top 10 include Hillsborough at #4 ($368.9K), Los Altos Hills at #7 ($333.8K), Piedmont at #15  ($298.5K) and Kentfield at #18 ($278.2K). In the top […]

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Fire on Selby Lane in Atherton damages garage and deck

Update: “Our investigators have determined that the cause of the fire was fireplace ashes that were removed from the home two days ago and placed in a cardboard box that was left on a table on a back patio table next to the home,” said Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman. “We believe that this was an accidental […]

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Atherton Police 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. They are accepting new, unwrapped toys for kids ages 5 to 11 years old and are also accepting gift cards for kids ages 12-14 years old. They request all gifts be delivered by Tuesday, December 20. A red/white striped Gift Box marked with the […]

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Art & Wine Tour at Atherton Town Hall on Nov. 9

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On Wednesday, November 9, at 4:30 pm there will be an Art & Wine Tour at the Atherton Town Hall featuring artist Michael Killen. This local artist knows how to raise the level of discussion of important developments and issues of our time. SRI International, a Menlo Park research company, influenced Michael to move to Silicon Valley […]

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Atherton hosts Family Faire and Farmers’ Market on a hot autumn day

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Atherton hosted an inaugural Family Faire and Farmers’ Market today across from its historic train station, an event underwritten by an anonymous Atherton family. There were games for kids; meat, flowers and produce for sale; a food truck for ready-to-eat snacks with picnic tables nearby; and an informational booth about Atherton’s proposed new Town Center. […]

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New Hawk Beacon traffic signal debuts in Atherton at El Camino Real and Almendral Avenue

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To improve pedestrian and cyclist safety when crossing El Camino Real from Almendral Avenue,  the HAWK Beacon traffic signal debuted today in Atherton. The Town of Atherton was the lead agency for the planning, design, and construction. Since El Camino Real is a State Highway, Caltrans District 4 was an important partner in developing and approving the […]

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Atherton hosts community meeting on airport noise on Aug. 16

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The Town of Atherton will host a community meeting to discuss aircraft noise on Tuesday, Aug. 16 in the Pavilion at Holbrook Palmer Park (150 Watkins Avenue) from 6:00 pm-8:00pm. County Supervisors Don Horsley and Warren Slocum will be on hand to listen to your input on aircraft disturbances in your neighborhood from the San Carlos Airport. The […]

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Marsh Road will re-open between 5:00 and 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 13

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Just in the nick of time before school starts — M-A on Aug. 17 and Laurel/Encinal on Sept. 1 — Marsh Road from Middlefield to Fair Oaks will reopen on Saturday, Aug. 13, between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. Some remedial work will be done over the next week to complete the sewer line restoration, re-striping the roadway, removal […]

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