On August 21, the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States since 1979 will temporarily darken skies across the country. In California, the eclipse will impact energy supply by reducing solar energy supplies for more than two hours, and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is asking for local government’s help. Visit for more information.
Residents are asked to do at least ONE thing for the sun during the eclipse, such as turning air conditioning thermostats up 2 to 4 degrees, shutting down three power strips, and avoid charging electric vehicles during the period from 9:00 am to noon on August 21 – visit, and click on “Pledge” for more information.


Between Home and School: Why Safe Routes Matter and How to Make Them Happen

In 1969, 50% of kids nationwide walked or biked to school. In 2009, just 13% did. Learn how your fellow parents are advocating for children in our community to be able to walk and bike to school safely. Through examining efforts around the country and internationally, be inspired to join the Safe Routes movement so your children and generations of kids to come, can experience the benefits of walking and biking to school (healthier bodes and minds, increased independence and confidence, more connectedness to neighbors and on). If you're sick of driving your kids less than a mile to school and/or worried about traffic and safety on the streets, you won't want to miss this event. Following the speaker there will also be a panel to answer questions including Menlo Park Mayor, Kirsten Keith, Menlo Park Complete Streets Commission Chair, Bianca Walser and others!
Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30pm
Hillview Middle School, PAC, 1100 Elder Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025
This event is free and open to the public.

2017 Atherton Tree Awards

Enter Your Exceptional tree in the 2017 Atherton Tree Awards.

The Atherton Tree Committee is accepting nominations for the annual Tree Awards program.  Eligible candidates are any species with beautiful or impressive fall color.

Winners will be acknowledged at a City Council meeting.  Nomination forms are available at the Town Administrative Offices, the Permit Center, and on the town’s website at . The deadline for entry is 5:00 p.m., September 19, 2017. 

For more information contact Sally Bentz at (650) 752-0526,

Deputy City Clerk, Judi Herren

Thank You!

Thank you for being a part of Atherton Online.

Judi Herren, Deputy City Clerk
Main Line: 650-752-0500

Enjoy this beautiful weekend!

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