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Cafe Zoë is once again holding its Annual School Uniform Drive. Emails cafe owner Kathleen Daly: “Every year we accept donations to support our effort to stock a closet full of extra uniforms for the schoolchildren at Willow Oaks School on Willow Rd. Uniforms are now required at the school and many families are without the financial resources to purchase a uniform or an extra shirt or pair of pants for their children. The school has always been very thankful for the uniforms we have been able to purchase.

“Basically a $20 donation buys a uniform. School starts this week so I am optimistic we can start shopping soon. If anyone loves to shop then I can use the help going to Target and Old Navy. In the past we have raised well over $2,000.

“In addition, gently used khaki, navy and blue uniform style pants can be considered for donation along with white polo and dress shirts. We will have them cleaned and pressed.”

To make a donation, stop by Cafe Zoë on Menalto in Menlo Park.

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In advance of community open house, Sara Jamison lets us in on some Allied Arts Guild secrets

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Sara Jamison spent her career in the Sunset magazine photo department and had known about the Allied Arts Guild and its picturesque setting since childhood. But it wasn’t until her retirement that she joined the Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary, which operates what is certainly  Menlo Park’s most iconic group of buildings. We’d met her on the Guild grounds […]

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Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller talks about Silicon Valley mayors visit to China

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In June 2014, eleven Silicon Valley mayors traveled to China to establish connections with Chinese government and business leaders. The trip’s mission was to facilitate future investment and international trade between China and the Silicon Valley region. Join Mayor Ray Mueller today (8/19) from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers (701 Laurel […]

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Summer adventure: Walking the Camino de Santiago with Trinity Church group

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In the post and photos below, M-A grad Annalise Deal, who heads for Boston College this fall, talks about her summer experience walking the Camino de Santiago. We’d like to hear how other Menlo Park and Atherton residents spent their summer vacation. Send stories/photos to tips@inmenlo.com. “The Camino has been a gift, pay it forward.” I read […]

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Nearby: The James Johnston House in Half Moon Bay

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Last weekend I participated in a two day photo workshop in Half Moon Bay led by fine art photographer Chris Honeysett. As it turns out, the first ever photo workshop I ever participated in was led by Chris back in 2009 – five years ago this month. For that workshop, we walked in San Francisco’s […]

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Sculpture takes its place amidst the gardens and grounds of Filoli this summer

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There’s a special group of visitors at Filoli this summer — a variety of sculptures by local artists scattered amidst the gardens, courtyards, terraces, and fields. The exhibit, totaling about 125 pieces, is on display through Sept. 7. The participating artists are Jeff Owen, Archie Held, Grant Irish, Marcia Donahue, Richard Starks, Molly Stone from Cohn-Stone Studios, and five artists from the Orchard […]

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Kids and adults turn out for first Family Fitness night in downtown Menlo Park

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InMenlo photographer Rebecca Flanagan captured the spirit of the first Family Fitness Extravaganza along Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park last night. About 30 local companies — offering a variety of fitness programs and/or equipment — were on hand to showcase their wares.

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Linda Janklow’s Peopleologie workshops teach history through hands-on activities

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Linda Janklow has a passion for history, and through her program, Peopleologie, she helps others discover their own. She defines Peopleologie as “an all-ages program promoting cultural literacy, celebrating community, and building connections to the world through history, humanities, anthropology, math, science, hand crafting traditions, and fun.” She stressed that it is not an art program, but rather a social […]

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Family Fitness Extravaganza debuts in downtown Menlo Park on Aug. 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

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The City of Menlo Park and SBM Fitness are joining together to bring the city’s first Downtown Family Fitness Extravaganza on Wednesday, Aug 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm along Santa Cruz Avenue. The event aims to promote healthy living, while making fitness fun for the whole family. In addition to activities led by individual […]

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Menlo School boys’ tennis team donates $10,000 to East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring

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Nearly two months after the Menlo School boys’ tennis players brought home the NorCal team title, they gathered to make one more delivery. This time, they were at Stanford for the Bank of the West Tournament to present a $10,000 check for East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring. On opening night of the tournament, the […]

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West Nile Virus detected in mosquitos in Menlo Park – fogging scheduled for Aug. 11

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The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMCMVCD) has detected West Nile Virus (WNV) in adult mosquitoes collected on August 6, 2014, from two areas of the 94025 zip code in Menlo Park. In response, the District will conduct truck-mounted mosquito fogging treatment around the detection site, in an effort to prevent human cases […]

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