April 2015

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On Saturday, May 2, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Menlo Park-based artist Esther Baron is holding a spring art show at her gallery at the Allied Arts Guild (75 Arbor Rd.) in Menlo Park. The artist will be in attendance from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

On sale will be Esther’s latest oils, watercolors, color etchings, cards, calendars and jewelry with  10-20% off watercolors and color etchings. All proceeds benefit the Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness.

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From an Atherton studio, comes Lauren & Gracia Jewelry, sold locally and nationally

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Lauren Roskoph (right in photo) and Gracia Mahan met about 15 years ago at a jewelry fabrication and casting class and quickly discovered that not only were their kids at the same school, their fathers had both been into woodworking and their mothers into art. “We had a lot of crossover,” said Gracia. A trip […]

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Car careens into Marsh Road ditch – traffic alert issued due to road closure

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Update: Marsh Road is re-opened. A single vehicle traveling east on Marsh Road jumped the fence and crashed into the  ditch that runs along the south side of Marsh Road. Atherton Police and the Menlo Park Fire Department are on scene, and have shut down eastbound Marsh Road until the vehicle is removed. Westbound Marsh Road […]

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Spotted: Remote control drone sitting in a Menlo Park tree near Nealon Park

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Menlo residents and husband/wife Joe Pasqua and Mary Kenney provided the details of an unusual sighting in Menlo Park. Emailed Joe early this morning: “There is a quad rotor remote control drone sitting on a tree limb near the tennis courts at Nealon Park on the Middle Avenue side. It looks like it flew away and […]

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Menlo School stages Fiddler on the Roof the first two weekends of May

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In honor of the Menlo School Centennial and the 50th anniversary of one of the staples of American musical theatre, Menlo Drama is presenting the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece, Fiddler On the Roof. Performances run the first two weekends in May: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and May 8th and 9th at 8:00 pm outdoors in the quad at […]

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Celebrate all things botanical during concert at St. Bede’s on May 3

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Another dry winter has come and gone, but miraculously nature prevails, heralding the arrival of spring with bursts of pink cherry blossoms and the vivid green of new, budding leaves. While drought is a time to conserve water, it is also a time to appreciate — perhaps more deeply than ever — the richness and beauty of […]

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Free document shredding and electronics recycling for Menlo Park residents on May 2

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Menlo Park residents and businesses are invited to bring confidential files for shredding and unwanted electronics for recycling on Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The shredding/recycling will take place at 333 Burgess Drive. Residents will need to bring proof of residency such as a utility bill or driver’s license with Menlo […]

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Menlo Park’s Kiwanis Club & Fire Department join forces to refurbish East Palo Alto home

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Each year on the last Saturday in April, National Rebuilding Day unites the largest nationwide group of volunteers from all walks of life to rehabilitate homes and community facilities. “Locally, Rebuilding Together Peninsula provides the inspiration and planning, and we just show up to work,” said Menlo Park Kiwanis President Charlie Porter. “This is the […]

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Artist Mitchell Johnson gives lecture, signs books on May 1

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Menlo Park-based artist Mitchell Johnson, recently profiled on InMenlo, will be giving a lecture and signing books on Friday, May 1, at 7:00 pm at the Woodside Town Hall, 2955 Woodside Road. Photo by Chris Gulker taken in 2010

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Mike’s Camera in downtown Menlo Park burglarized for the third time in 6-week span

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This morning, for the second time in less than a week, thieves smashed the front window of Mike’s Camera on Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park to gain entry and burglarize the store. The broken windows were being boarded up as people came to work in SCA shops and offices. This is the third break in at […]

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Kite Day at Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park is May 2

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Enjoy a nice breezy day at Bedwell-Bayfront Park in Menlo Park on May 2nd with the family as you watch hundreds of kites fill the Menlo Park sky with gorgeous views of the San Francisco Bay. Kite Day is free to the public, but you may purchase a kite and hot dog lunch for only $6 […]

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