Town of 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 include:
– Hamilton Park – 605 Hamilton Ave – 3:30 – 7:30 pm
– Little House – 800 Middle Ave – 5:30 – 8:30 pm
– Nash Bash – 700 block Nash Ave – 6:00 – 8:30 pm
– Willow Oaks Park – 490 Willow Rd – 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Atherton’s National Night Out event will be held at Holbrook Palmer Park at 6:00 pm. Residents are encouraged to come and have fun and use the time to discuss neighborhood issues with their local police and set neighborhood goals and Watch Programs.

Join Town staff, Atherton neighbors, & Red E. Fox for a night of food, fun, & 911 safety and education. There will be a helicopter landing at 7:30 pm.

InMenlo file photo from 2017

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

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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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