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Hillary Clinton back in Atherton for another fundraiser

March 23 event will be at home of SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive

For the second time in a little more than a month, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Atherton for a political fundraiser, this time at the home of SolarCity's chief executive officer Lyndon Rive on Wednesday, March 23.

Tickets to the event, billed as a lunch and reception, are $2,700 or $27,000 to qualify as an event co-host and participate in a reception with Clinton. Co-hosts are Josh Becker, Susan Kennedy and Nancy Pfund.

Clinton will also appear at a fundraiser in Hillsborough later that afternoon.

Revisions made last year to Atherton's special events permit process mean the hosts will be billed by the town for the costs of special services that police or other town departments provide.

But, City Manager George Rodericks said a Feb. 21 visit by Clinton for a campaign fundraiser attended by about 400 people did not require any more than the usual police services from the Atherton Police Department during the hour-and-a-half-long visit because the Secret Service and California Highway Patrol were on hand.

Police chief Ed Flint said the town will coordinate with the Secret Service for this visit and will let the hosts know about the need to apply for a special event permit.

Two other high profile events in Atherton in February did result in bills to the hosts, Rodericks said. A Super Bowl charity fundraiser at the home of Jillian Manus resulted in a bill of $3,720.25, he said. A fundraising visit by President Barack Obama hadn't been completely totaled up yet, but included $4,563 in police services and what Rodericks estimated would be $1,500 in public works' services.

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24 people like this
Posted by David
a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 10, 2016 at 11:04 am

Really Hillary....The Bank of Atherton again?


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Posted by HUTCH 7.62
a resident of Portola Valley
on Mar 10, 2016 at 11:27 am

It's obvious the Hildebeast needs more money than the average candidate. Benie would get a better welcome.... Feel the Bern


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Posted by 38 year resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Mar 10, 2016 at 11:53 am

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Posted by Jerry99
a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 12, 2016 at 12:08 pm

Jerry99 is a registered user.

Unbelievable- with 325 million citizens (and ~15 million illegal aliens) in the United States we have to decide between a television entertainer and housewife.
Hillary's only claim to fame in her life is being wife to a very popular president and making cheese or peanut butter/jelly sandwiches for him for 8 years.
We won't count her episode under Obama that resulted in killing four Americans in Libya including the US ambassador.
How low can America go??? We are witnessing the end of America, just like Rome was on top before it fell.


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