July 2013

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The Menalto Corners Business Community in Menlo Park is holding its first National Night Out Street Fair on August 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Emails Cafe Zoe owner Kathleen Daly: “The fun stuff includes ice cream social & cupcakes; bling strings, neck massage and spa product demos; Hula Hoop demo & contest; Captivating Dance performance; World of Sports bounce house; Willows trivia contest; CERT Willows team organization desk; local law enforcement and city officials ‘meet & greet’. Live music will be provided by The Bell Brothers.”

National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness as well as build support and participation in local anti-crime programs. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors better.

Menalto Corners is located at  Menalto and Gilbert Avenues in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park.

Photo of Cafe Zoe taken in 2010 by Chris Gulker

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SparkTruck hits the road again bringing maker skills to school kids

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Editor’s note: During the Bay Area Maker Faire earlier this year, Scott R. Kline photographed a number of participants who call Menlo Park their home base. Pictured is Eugene Korsunskly, standing in front of enthusiastic post-its from admirers of his SparkTruck, a mobile platform for learning that tours the country teaching “maker” skills. We asked […]

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Rebates available for Menlo Park Municipal Water District customers

Do your water bills increase during warmer weather? Since landscaping can require more water during summer, take advantage of conservation programs to reduce water use. The following rebate programs and incentives are available to Menlo Park Municipal Water District customers: Washing Machine Rebate Program (up to $125 rebate) High-Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program (up to $100 rebate) […]

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Authors Abraham Verghese and Katie Hafner in conversation at Kepler’s in Menlo Park

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Last Thursday evening, a packed Kepler’s was treated to an enlightening, albeit emotional, conversation between best-selling author and Menlo Park resident, Abraham Verghese, and New York Times journalist Katie Hafner, regarding her recently released book, Mother Daughter Me. The memoir chronicles Hafner’s multigenerational living experiment with her elderly mother and teenage daughter that went awry — after […]

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Explorations in Photography

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In earlier posts on InMenlo, I’ve shared some of my explorations in photography – around Menlo Park and, sometimes, elsewhere. I’m hoping that this post represents perhaps the first in a new series where the focus is on sharing the most interesting new things I’ve discovered related to my explorations as a Menlo Park-based fine […]

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Menlo Park Library program on August 3 features author/chef Andrea Nguyen

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Menlo Park Library presents Discover Your Inner Dumpling Chef, an interactive cooking demonstration, Q&A, and tasting party with author Andrea Nguyen, on Saturday, August 3 at 11:00 am at the library (800 Alma Street). Author, teacher & culinary professional, Andrea Nguyen is a contributing editor to Saveur magazine and is the author of three celebrated […]

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Publisher Sloane Citron on living and working in Menlo Park for two decades

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Sloane Citron not only runs his business 18 Media, which publishes Gentry and related magazine titles, in Menlo Park, he’s also a resident. He and his wife Judy raised their children here, all who attended public schools and graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School. We visited with him at the 18 Media offices on El Camino. […]

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Three berry varities available for u-pick at Webb Ranch on Saturday, July 27

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Raspberries, boysenberries and Navajo blackberries are ready to be picked at Webb Ranch, which will be open on Saturday, July 27 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. A new lawn area is available for picnicking on a first come, first service basis. Bring a lunch and a blanket; water and juice are available for sale. […]

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Mule train is new mode of transportation in Menlo Park

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We couldn’t quite believe our eyes when we spotted a man walking through Menlo Park with his three mules, ages 24, 33 and 18. The packs contain his belonging, including a sleeping bag. He’s been walking with mules for over 25 years and year round for the past 10 years. When we asked his name, […]

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City of Menlo Park employee arrested for stealing from city fuel pumps

In April of 2013, the Menlo Park Police Department was advised by the Menlo Park Public Works Department that there was a suspected theft of fuel from the City gas pumps located at the Corporation Yard. The Menlo Park Police Department initiated an investigation into the possible thefts and discovered that approximately $1,800 worth of […]

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Alison Wong thrives on designing products that meet real world needs

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Menlo Park resident Alison Wong has been an independent product designer for the past three years. We talked with her in her home studio. She was photographed by Scott Kline sitting on a stool she made from spare bicycle parts. InMenlo: How do you describe what you do? Alison: I’m a product designer and design […]

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