11 hrs ago
Wednesday: School board meets on 'Mandarin immersion'
A Mandarin-language immersion program for the Menlo Park City School District will be one of the topics on the agenda when the school board meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the Teacher Educational Resource Center at the district's office, 181 Encinal Ave. in Atherton.
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15 hrs ago
Kathy Jackson saluted for improving food distribution to needy
Atherton resident Kathy Jackson, CEO of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, was recently named Feeding America 2014 Network Leader of the Year for her efforts to significantly increase the amount of food provided by Second Harvest and streamline operations to drive down costs, the organization has announced.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Atheton divided over funding renovation of carriage house
If there was a theme at the April 16 Atherton City Council meeting, it was "more information please" as the council put off decisions on renovations to the Holbrook-Palmer Park carriage house and on whether to abandon part of the town's right-of-way on Parker Avenue, until they get more facts about both items.
Big Bear 5K run set for Sunday, May 4
The ninth annual 5-K Big Bear Run, open to runners and walkers of all ages, is set for 9 a.m. Sunday, May 4, starting at Menlo-Atherton High School at 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton.
Crews to replace Atherton water mains
Construction crews from the California Water Service Co. are planning to spend about 17 weeks on Tuscaloosa Avenue in Atherton as they replace 4,300 feet of water mains.
Atherton challenges Caltrain electrification report
Less than a mile of train tracks runs through Atherton, but that hasn't stopped the small town from making an outsized effort to fight changes in rail service.
Wednesday: Board may hike sewer rates 9 percent
Citing needed maintenance to the sewer system and waste-water treatment plant, the West Bay Sanitary District proposes to increase sewer rates by 9 percent as of July 1. The district's governing board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, to consider the proposal.
Home Prices Hit Pre-Recession Levels In Many Bay Area Cities
SAN FRANCISCO - Real estate website Zillow released a report Monday night that shows home prices in dozens of Bay Area cities have hit pre-recession levels.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
What Drives the Google Bus?
Forget measuring carbon emissions and counting blocked Muni buses . The real meaning of the Google bus is the deeper illness it reveals - a co-dependent relationship in which sprawl and gentrification reinforce each other.
4 things you didn't know about Atherton
It's not uncommon to live in a city for years and not be aware of its interesting trivia.
Palo Alto Weekly
Palo Alto set to 'enthusiastically' back open-space bond
Palo Alto officials are set to offer their endorsement tonight to an ambitious bond measure that would fund 25 open-space projects, including fresh trails in the Baylands, a new welcome center at Rancho San Antonio and the opening of upper La Honda Creek Preserve for public recreation.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
Tracking Stockton footprints of Muir
No one has ever researched the subject of John Muir in Stockton - as odd a historical omission as if no one had ever researched Mark Twain in the Mother Lode.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Baseball and cars at Menlo-Atherton this weekend
A day of baseball, cars on display, and barbecue is set for Saturday, April 19, at Menlo-Atherton High School at 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Take a peek at the $21.9M West Atherton home being sold by a former...
Take a peek at the $21.9M West Atherton home being sold by a former hedge fund manager convicted of insider trading A U.S. crackdown on insider trading has helped put a five-bedroom West Atherton home on the market for $21.9 million.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
The Campbell Reporter
Sewer rates may go up 9.5 percent in West Bay district
West Bay Sanitary District customers will have to pay 9.5 percent more for sewer service if the agency's governing board approves a proposed rate increase on April 23. The rate hike is needed to pay for significant improvements to the regional wastewater treatment plant and continued maintenance of the sewer system, according to district officials.
Atherton studies ideas for making roads safer for bicyclists, pedestrians
An El Camino Real shrunken to four traffic lanes, with a shared bike and pedestrian trail on one side and a bike lane buffered from traffic on the other, is just one of the projects envisioned in the draft master plan for bicycle and pedestrian circulation in Atherton presented to the City Council at a joint study session with the Parks and ... (more)
Wednesday: Carriage house restoration plan on Atherton council agenda
Plans for a $2.5 million renovation of the carriage house in Holbrook-Palmer Park will be presented to the Atherton City Council at its regular meeting on Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 94 Ashfield Road.
Atherton teen honored for efforts 'to make a lasting impact'
These days, it's easy for high school students to become ensconced in a world consisting of classes, schoolwork, athletics, social events, and college applications.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Who are these Stockton notables on that downtown mural?
A giant mural on a Market Street building features 12 historic Stocktonians. But there's no text saying who the characters are.