Town of Atherton

The Town of Atherton City Council will hold a Special Meeting Wednesday, April 1, at 4:00 pm. This meeting will be held virtually, and members of the public are encouraged to attend via video or telephone conference.

Public comments will be received in advance of the meeting and during the meeting, details will be included with the published agenda. Once published visit this link to view the full agenda: Atherton City Council Agendas.

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Town of Atherton limits public contact and services

The Town of Atherton will be closed to public contact starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through April 6, 2020. This will not include Police Services. Staff will be available by phone and email. Town services will be limited during this time. Residents  are encouraged to visit for updates.

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Viewpoint: Atherton residents – let your voices be heard about town’s policies on taxation & “fiscal equity”

Editor’s note: Peter Carpenter, author of this post, is a former Director of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District (2002-2018) who lived in Atherton for 36 years before relocating to Menlo Park last year. Over five years ago, the Atherton Town Council made two incredible decisions. First, they appointed themselves as the overseers of how every […]

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Atherton Police Department kept busy on Jan. 31

The Atherton Police Department was kept busy yesterday from late afternoon on into the evening. A male victim came to the Police Department around 5:00 pm on Jan. 31 to report that his 37-year-old brother, Michael Yang, had fired approximately two rounds from a pistol at their vehicle just five minutes earlier in front of Yang’s […]

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Atherton Police arrest man hunkered down in garage on Jennings Lane

Shortly before 4:00 yesterday (12/23/19), Atherton Police patrol officers responded to a report of suspicious adult male in a garage at a residence on Jennings Lane, near Middlefield Rd. The homeowners observed the subject in the garage watching television. Upon arrival, Atherton police officers found 31-year-old, David Lee Jeffery Magris of San Francisco in a […]

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Halloween festivities at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton on Oct. 30

Bring your little ghosts and goblins for a spook-tacular good time ! Atherton is hosting a Halloween event at Holbrook-Palmer Park in the Carriage House on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. There will be a costume contest, jumpy house, treats, fun activities, and a reptile show with photo opportunities with exotic creepy, […]

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Paul Allen’s Atherton estate on the market for $41,488,000

Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen’s Atherton estate is on the market for $41,488,000, the most expensive listing in the town where the median list price is $7.8 million for the 50 homes currently on the market. Allen, who died last year of cancer at the age of 65, purchased the contemporary mansion located on Camino Al Lago in […]

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Make Halloween crafts at the Atherton Library on Oct. 26

Come to the Atherton library (2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane) on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm to make felt accessories to wear for Halloween such as masks, wrist-bands, and more. This is a no-sew craft & all supplies will be provided. Rock out to the group 123 Andres! after this fun activity and […]

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Atherton Police Department offering Pink Patches to support fight against breast cancer

The Atherton Police Department is partnering with Bay Area Cancer Connections in the fight against breast cancer. The police department will be offering a limited-edition police department shoulder patch with proceeds benefiting the non-profit organization. The purpose of the department’s Pink Patch is to stimulate conversation with members of the community and to encourage public awareness […]

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The “Green Shutters” house in Atherton remains a mini-mystery

Wandering the streets of Atherton, we happened upon a for sale sign at 226 Park Lane, a 1.43 acre property being marketed as a tear down for a cool $14,988,000. That was sufficient to get our attention, but we also noticed a weathered sign — Green Shutters — so we figured there was a story […]

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Annual Atherton emergency preparedness drill on Sept. 7

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District (MPFPD), CERT, the Atherton Disaster and Preparedness Team (ADAPT), the Town of Atherton and the Atherton Police Department invite you to join us for the 4th Annual Atherton Community Emergency Drill on September 7, 2019 at Holbrook-Palmer Park (150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton). The drill begins at 8:00 am with […]

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