Holiday Closure

Town Hall is closed next week for the Thanksgiving Holiday on the following days:

Thursday, November 24
Friday, November 25

Town Hall will reopen on Monday, November 28 at 8:00 a.m. The Police Department is unaffected by the closure. 

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Children's Holiday Tea

Join the Friends of Holbrook-Palmer Park for the annual

CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY TEA featuring a visit from Santa and the Magical Moonshine Theater!

Plus exciting raffle prizes and a children’s holiday craft!

Sunday, December 4, 2016
11:00 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m.
11:00~11:30   Visit and photo with Santa – bring your camera!
11:30~12:00   The Magical Moonshine Theater
12:00~1:00   Holiday Tea, mini sandwiches, muffins & treats
                     Holiday craft and visit with Santa continues
Holbrook-Palmer Park - Jennings Pavilion
150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton

Children and adults are $40 each. Table of 10 for $380. Children under 2 and sitting on a lap are free with paying adult. Prepaid reservations due by November 30, 2016

Online payment only at


Atherton Library Holiday Party

The Friends of the Atherton Library will host a holiday party at the Atherton Library on Wednesday, December 7 from 3PM - 5PM. 

Refreshments and food will be served. There will be plenty of holiday entertainment.

The party is open to all. 


OES Press Release

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) in partnership with the San Mateo County Emergency Managers Association is proud to announce the launch of its new website is your hub for emergency preparedness. You will find useful guides to help you get prepared, information on what to and simple steps on how to get connected during an emergency.  With the help of Google translate this information is available in more than 20 languages. has information on how to:

Stay informed through our free San Mateo County alert system SMCAlert and use social media to network with friends and family. 

Learn how to prepare emergency kits and the specific items you will need.

In the event of an emergency, you and loved ones should have a plan on where to go, what to do and who to contact.

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency services train and prepare to be ready for unexpected emergencies. is here to help you also be prepared.


What are your thoughts about Green Bike Lanes?

The Town of Atherton has developed a Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety and provide connectivity with neighbor municipalities. One of the initiatives is to install green bike lanes at key intersections in Atherton. We already have green bike lanes at intersections on Middlefield/Encinal, Laurel/Encinal, Michael/Emilie and on Glenwood (see image).

We are now seeking your thoughts and feedback on installing additional green bike lanes at other intersections throughout the town.

In addition, we are considering installing green striping along the entirety of Middlefield Road (to include all of the intersections). 

Your feedback is important as Atherton considers moving forward with the project.


Thank You!

Thank you for being a part of Atherton Online.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Theresa DellaSanta
Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk

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