August 2014

Were you in Menlo Park or Atherton in 1967? Then Polk’s has you!

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Dave Waters posted this on the Facebook group, Do You Remember the (old Menlo Park). For those of us of a certain era, it’s a real jaunt down memory lane. Note: In somewhat of a quirk, children are listed separately from parents. Wrote Dave: “Here’s a link to a 1967 Polk’s edition. These are fun […]

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Local cyclists participate in 2014 Tour De Menlo

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The ninth Tour de Menlo was held today, starting and ending at Menlo-Atherton High School where riders enjoyed a catered lunch from Lutticken’s. Cyclists had their choice of 35-, 45- or 65-mile routes. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation and the Almanac, organizers said ridership hit a new high this year, with 525 participants. […]

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City of Menlo Park honors the Menlo Park Historical Association

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At last Tuesday’s City Council Meeting, Mayor Ray Mueller presented the Menlo Park Historical Association with a proclamation recognizing its accomplishments since 1971 in preserving the history of Menlo Park and in making its archived materials available to the public, including through its website Most recently the Association was instrumental in the creation of the […]

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Modern home in Atherton’s Maple Manor gets spruced up, not scraped

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Gordy Gourdin lived in Atherton long enough to know what happens to homes like the ranch house his grandfather built in the town’s Maple Manor area in the early 50s. When sold, they get scraped to make way for a mini-mansion of one kind or another. This happens irrespective of fond memories. “I recall the construction […]

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Spotted: ALS ice bucket challenge at Menlo-Atherton High School

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Principal Matt Zito and four teachers — Paul Snow, Steve Kryger, Lisa Otsuka, Mike Amoroso — took the ALS ice bucket challenge today at Menlo-Atherton High School. The photo collage contains photographs taken by M-A students Alex Gonzalez and Karly Gorman. More photos of the challenge can be seen online.

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Cafe Zoë holds annual Willow Oaks School uniform drive – $20 donation buys a uniform

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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 […]

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Anna Eshoo launches net neutrality rebranding contest via Reddit

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Menlo Park), Ranking Member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee and open Internet advocate, today launched a contest to rebrand ‘net neutrality’ — the term used to describe the principle of all Internet traffic being created equal and that it should be treated as such. In May, the Federal Communications Commission […]

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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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