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Atherton, California is located in San Mateo County. Zip codes in Atherton, CA include 94027. The median home price in Atherton is $7,995,000 which is roughly $1,356/per square foot. More Atherton information.

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5 hrs ago | Almanac

Motorcycle cops issue 82 tickets for 'distracted driving' in Atherton, Menlo Park

Officers on motorcycle patrols in Atherton and Menlo Park issued 76 tickets to drivers using cellphones illegally and six tickets for texting during a special "distracted driving" enforcement event in those two towns on Friday, Sept. 9. Other violations, such not stopping at a limit line and driving without a license, contributed to the total of 95 citations and 17 warnings, Corporal Brett Murphy of the Burlingame Police Department told the Almanac.

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5 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Mercury News editorial: John Chiang is better choice for treasurer

The California treasurer acts as the state's banker and has substantial influence over management of its enormous financial assets. Incumbent Treasurer Bill Lockyer has done a good job during the past eight years, but he is termed out.

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14 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal

Cities in running for anti-butt campaign: Environmental group Save...

Two San Mateo County cities - including one whose tough anti-smoking rules generated widespread headlines - are in the running for a targeted campaign to curb cigarette butt litter. Redwood City and Belmont are among 16 cities labeled cigarette butt hot spots by environmental protection group Save the Bay as part of its "ButtFreeBay" campaign asking the public where to begin.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Almanac

Portola Valley residents report seeing mountain lion in backyard

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a Friday night mountain lion sighting in Portola Valley. Deputies said residents in the 500 block of Crest Vista Lane called the Sheriff's Office on Saturday morning to report that they saw a mountain lion in their backyard around 11:15 p.m. There have been several reports in recent weeks of mountain lion sightings in the area, including in Woodside, Atherton and Portola Valley.

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InMenlo.com

Menlo Art League meets for final time, celebrating 40 years as a club

Members of Menlo Art League met at Allied Arts Guild on September 12 for a final meeting to lunch, celebrate their art with an exhibition, and honor their leaders of the past 40 years. Guests for the occasion were Jackie Drew, first President at its founding in 1974, and Past President Carol Morrow under whose guidance a scholarship program for Menlo-Atherton and Woodside High School art students amounted to $11,000 over a 10-year-period.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Wall Street Journal

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This highly coveted property is now available for the first time in 20 years and is a truly rare opportunity to own a flat 1.36+/- acre property surrounded by exquisite estates in a premier West Atherton location.

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The Real Deal

The five priciest homes on the market in Silicon Valley

Prices for homes in Northern California are notoriously steep, with tech money contributing to a somewhat inflated real estate market. The team at Point2Homes helped us gather data on the most expensive homes for sale in 13 cities in and around Silicon Valley: Palo Alto, Atherton, Cupertino, Menlo Park, Woodside, Saratoga, Portola Valley, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Hillsborough, Morgan Hill, and San Jose.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

InMenlo.com

Author Pamela Gullard tells the story of Menlo College's 85 years set within each decade

Ever wonder how the tiny town of Atherton got a institution of higher learning and what goes on behind its gates? A new book about Menlo College filled with over 100 archival photos and reminiscences of staff and alumni reveals the answers. Titled Through the Gates: Eighty-five Years of Menlo College and its Times , the book sets the history of the college in the milieu of each decade.

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The Campbell Reporter

Cops looking for distracted drivers in Menlo Park and Atherton today

Police will be keeping an eye out for distracted drivers in Menlo Park and Atherton today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The goal of the so-called Distracted Driving Enforcement program is to "increase traffic safety in problem areas and intersections," according to the Menlo Park Police Department. The National Safety Council estimates that distracted drivers cause about 1.4 million traffic accidents a year.

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Almanac

Library offers lessons, lunch for local kids

This summer, the Atherton Library provided more than books for young students. As part of a program called "Library Learning Camps," the library helped second- and third-graders from local communities work on developing reading and writing skills.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Almanac

Atherton school completes Ice Bucket Challenge

Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton was next in line to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on a participant's head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and encourage donations to research. Director of Schools Richard A. Dioli and his senior administrative staff completed the challenge after Than Healy, Menlo School's head of school, and his administrative staff issued the challenge to the neighboring school's staff.

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InMenlo.com

6th annual Ride & Yoga for Ravenswood scheduled for Oct. 5

The 6th annual Ride & Yoga for Ravenswood will be held Sunday, October 5th. Proceeds support Ravenswood Family Health Center services such as prenatal and postpartum mental health care for low-income moms as well as baby essentials such as car seats.

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Almanac

Tips on handling a mountain lion encounter

Residents of the Midpeninsula share many neighborhoods with mountain lions, and with the recent news of the attack by a mountain lion on a young boy in Cupertino, local officials are reminding residents of what to do when encountering a mountain lion. On Wednesday, Sept.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Los Gatos: Cats visit M-A on Friday afternoon

It had to be tough enough to take over for the legendary Butch Cattolico, but after the first two weeks of the season the Wildcats were still winless under their new head coach. Krail got over that in a hurry, though, leading the Cats to a 10-3 season and the Central Coast Section Division II championship.

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Marin Independent Journal

More unkind words for SMART stations - this time from Novato

For the second time in a week, the R-word was used in connection with draft designs for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit stations - "ridiculous." It passed the lips of a Novato City Councilwoman and a resident at a Novato City Council meeting Tuesday night as the council sought opinions from the community to be forwarded to the transit agency for consideration.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Almanac

German-American International School finds a temporary home

The German-American International School, which must move off the campus it had leased on the former O'Connor School site in the Willows neighborhood by May 2015 to make way for a new public school there, has found a temporary home, and bought some time to make permanent arrangements for a new school site.

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Almanac

Menlo College football needs to turn around things around

Menlo College fell to 0-2 following a 51-14 loss to No. 22-ranked Southern Oregon on Saturday in Atherton.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Almanac

Developer Ryland Kelley of Woodside dies

Ryland Kelley, a 55-year Ladera resident before moving to Woodside, died on Aug. 30 at age 88. Photo courtesy of Virginia Bacon Palo Alto native and Stanford graduate Ryland Kelley, a prominent real estate developer who with his brother was responsible for such planned communities as Lindenwood in Atherton and Ladera in Portola Valley, died on ... (more)

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Marin Independent Journal

Stretch of Novato Narrows carpool lane set to open Friday

Caltrans will open a carpool lane Friday on northbound Highway 101 that will stretch from the San Marin Drive/Atherton Avenue offramp to the Birkenstock building 1.3 miles to the north, a move that should aid Novato commuters.

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Almanac

Menlo Park board study session on charter schools set for Sept. 3

Expecting a petition to start a Mandarin immersion charter school later this month, the board of the Menlo Park City School District will hold a study session examining the legal and policy issues applying to charter schools on Wednesday, Sept.

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