The City Council meets on Wednesday, October 4 at 3 PM in the Council Chambers - Agenda

The Park & Recreation Commission meets on Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 PM in the Main House - Agenda

Halloween party

Atherton's Spooktacular Saturday!

Join us if you Dare for a Halloween SCARE  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 from 3PM to 6PM.

Town and Library staff have joined forces to put together a day filled with spooky story time for kids, costume contests, trick or treating and plenty of activities for the whole family. 

The event will be held on Dinkelspiel Lane in front of the Library.

Save the date... more details to follow!

Chief McCulley

Police Department Community Meeting

The Atherton Police Department will be hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, November 8 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Pavilion at Holbrook Palmer Park. 

Police Chief McCulley and his staff will be discussing crime prevention mitigation and safety tips.

Please RSVP to Jennifer Frew at 752-0503 or via email;

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Rail Safety

Rail Safety - Accidents Are Preventable

Rail Safety 
  • A typical commuter train can take almost a mile to stop, even when emergency brakes are applied. 
  • 95% of all rail-related deaths involve drivers trying to beat a train or people trespassing on railroad tracks. 
  • Only cross rail tracks at designated crossings and only when it is safe to do so. While it might not be the quickest route, it is the safest. Walking around the pedestrian gates when lowered is a huge safety risk. Don't take it!
  • Even though they might look like they are moving rather slowly, commuter trains can reach a top speed of 79 miles per hour. At that speed, they will cover the length of a football field in less than 3 seconds. 
  • Never drive onto a railroad crossing until you are sure the traffic ahead has left enough space for you to get fully across the tracks. If your vehicle stalls on the crossing, get everyone out and get off the tracks. 
If you an encounter an emergency on Caltrain or see something suspicious, call the Transit Police at 1-877-723-7245.
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Fall Color - Tree Awards

Summer has officially ended and Fall is upon us, which
means fall color. Fall color is a phenomenon that
affects the normally green leaves of any deciduous
trees by which they take on, during a few weeks in
the autumn season, various shades of red, yellow,
purple, black, orange, pink, magenta, blue and brown. The chlorophyll breaks down, the green color disappears, and the yellow to orange colors become visible and give the leaves part of their fall splendor. At the same time other chemical changes may occur, which form additional colors through the
development of red anthocyanin pigments.

If you see a good specimen with fall color please submit for an award by the end of October. The submission forms are available at the Permit Center and the Post Office at 91 Ashfield Road as well as online by clicking here


Thank You!

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Have a great weekend!


Theresa DellaSanta
Deputy City Manager/City Clerk

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