March 2013

M-A second March photo spread with them

Photo credit goes this time to  Annalise Deal and Zoe Pacalin.

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Looking at Hawaii in Monochrome

When we think of photos taken in Hawaii, those colorful picture postcard-like images are what usually come to mind. On a recent vacation visit to the big island of Hawaii, I veered off in a different direction – looking for opportunities to portray the island in monochrome. These images were all shot using a Nikon […]

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In Menlo Park, the Easter Bunny arrives on a fire truck – none other than Old Tom

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Gloomy skies and threatened rain didn’t deter young kids and their parents from gathering at Burgess Park this morning for the City of Menlo Park’s annual Easter Egg hunt, which is co-sponsored by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. That means that as popular as visits with the Bunny — the Tinsley kids, who know something […]

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Group meets to ponder where Menlo Park and Galway City should become sister cities

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Gerry Hanley’s visit to Menlo Park last October inspired a number of local residents to think about a sister-city type relationship between Menlo Park and Gerry’s home, Galway City, Ireland. As has been told many times, the name “Menlo Park” derives from the name two Irishmen, Dennis J. Oliver and D. C. McGlynn, put on […]

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Kavli open house draws sell out crowd eager to learn more about astrophysics and cosmology

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After a decade spent studying some of the most puzzling questions in astrophysics, providing research and learning opportunities to more than 100 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, publishing thousands of scientific papers and pushing back the boundaries of what’s known about the cosmos, the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology in Menlo Park decided […]

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City of Menlo Park provides updates about Alpine bike path and Marsh Road/Sand Hill Road resurfacing

Alpine Road Bike Improvement Project Interstate Paving and Grading Inc. will commence work associated with the Alpine Road Bike Improvement Project on Monday, April 1, 2013. This project will be completed in different phases, beginning with the construction of new concrete curbs and replacement of the existing inlet and storm drain pipe. The work includes […]

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Spotted: Easter tulips sporting Christmas red

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We spotted these large red tulips, which line both sides of a walkway up to a house on Ambar Way in Menlo Park, while out for a walk this afternoon. We think they’re fabulous!

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Menlo-Atherton High School’s hidden gem – radio station KCEA, on the air since 1967

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It is 8:00 pm on a Wednesday night at Menlo-Atherton High School and most staff members are long gone, leaving only a few janitors on campus to clean rooms. However, those passing through the B-Wing can hear the voice of John Mylod (pictured right) through the door of the studios of KCEA, Sequoia Union High […]

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2012 winners of Menlo Park Environmental Quality Awards announced

The 2012 Environmental Quality Award winners, given to recognize outstanding efforts of individuals, businesses and organizations that improve environmental quality in Menlo Park, include: Facebook for its efforts to reduce water consumption, energy use, and waste, and its efforts in using or promoting alternative commute options to their employees through shuttles, vanpools, and bicycling that […]

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MPPD Narcotics Enforcement Team awarded Lions Club Service Award

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The Menlo Park Police Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) — consisting of Sergeant Eric Cowans and Detectives Nick Douglas, John DelMundo and Manny Torres — has been awarded the Peninsula Council of Lions Club Service Award, NET is an active and high-producing specialized narcotics unit that works closely with the district attorney’s office and probation and parole departments. Additionally, […]

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Spotted: “Golden Egg” at Rosewood Sand Hill hotel in Menlo Park

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That’s one big “Golden Egg” on display in the lobby of the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel in Menlo Park. It was created in-house by Executive Pastry Chef Mellisa Root using over 400 pounds of chocolate! Joining the “Golden Egg” on Easter Sunday will be an outdoor petting zoo, featuring rabbits, ducks, chickens, goats, pot-belly pigs and […]

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