Faces of Atherton

Atherton resident and retired SLAC physicist Gregory Loew discusses his book The Human Condition: Reality, Science and History on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7:00 pm at Books Inc. at Town & Country Village.

To learn more about the book — and more about Gregory — read the InMenlo interview.

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Arts patron and philanthropist Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson passes away at age 92

Mary Margaret “Moo” Ransford Anderson, born on November 1, 1926 in Boston, MA., died peacefully at her Atherton home on October 22, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones. The family has planned a private memorial Mass in her honor. Originally an East Coast gal, Moo (then nicknamed “Murma”) attended D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY and […]

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7th annual Michele Swim held this past weekend in memory of Michele Daschbach Fast

This past Sunday nearly $6000 was raised for the Seal Beach Animal Care Center at the 7th Michele Swim. The annual swim is organized by Rooney Daschbach in memory of his sister, Michele Daschbach Fast who died on October 12, 2011, in a shooting at a Seal Beach hair salon. The Swim was held at […]

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Retired SLAC physicist Gregory Loew writes a book about The Human Condition

We arrived at Gregory Loew’s home in Atherton to talk about his new book, The Human Condition: Reality, Science and History, but our conversation was initially derailed by the news that Steph Curry had purchased a home a couple of houses away for $31 million. “It’s crazy because I paid $67,000,” Gregory chuckled, admitting that was a […]

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Michele Daschbach Fast’s 7th annual memorial swim & paddle scheduled for Oct. 13

In October 2011, Michele Daschbach Fast, who grew up in Atherton, was one of the victims of a shooting that took place in a Seal Beach, CA, beauty salon. Here is the link to the post that signaled the start of what would become an annual memorial swim and paddle. This year’s memorial swim and […]

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Bill Peterson makes Zinfandel wine from his home-based operation

Bill Peterson, who’s lived in the same house in Atherton for 60 years, is a celebrity of sorts. It has nothing to do with his 30 years of service with the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Instead, it has to do with the day he broke the law. “I’d had trouble finding a red wine […]

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Longtime Filoli volunteer Suzanne Legallet champions expanded internship program

Suzanne Legallet, a longtime volunteer at Filoli Historic House and Garden, is serving as honorary host of its annual gala and auction taking place on Friday, September 13. While the gala raises funds for all programs, projects and events, the proceeds from this year’s Fund-a-Need will benefit the nonprofit’s internship program — which Suzanne has […]

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Atherton teen meets high fashion to fight arthritis

If you’re looking for high school sophomore Noah Van Horne, you might look on a basketball court, in front of a chess board, or playing with his family’s dog – probably not at an exclusive fashion show for the San Francisco’s glittering high society. But that is just where Noah will be on Friday, May […]

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Atherton’s Andrew Daschbach receives accolades for break out performances on the baseball field

Thanks to stellar performances over a week’s span Stanford first baseman Andrew Daschbach was the recipient of numerous accolades, including Pac-12 Player of the Week. He also was given performance of the week awards from PBR Tournaments and the Golden Spikes. Daschbach, who grew up in  Atherton and attended Sacred Heart Prep, went 4-for-4 with […]

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Tod Spieker inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame for his swimming accomplishments

Atherton resident Tod Spieker was one of six inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame last night at a ceremony at the the San Mateo County History Museum. An outstanding swimmer at Menlo-Atherton High School and UCLA, and later in masters’ age-group competition, Tod has had a major impact philanthropically on aquatics locally and […]

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Gamble Garden Spring Tour 2019 invites visitors to “Enter the Garden”

That Joan Sanders is President of the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden in Palo Alto should surprise no one who knows her — particularly those who have admired the garden at her Atherton home. She fancies herself a kind of garden whisperer, or more accurately, a person who believes gardens should […]

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