2017

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Atherton resident Charlot Singleton was honored June 17 by Lawrence University with an award at its annual alumni reunion celebration.

A 1967 graduate of Lawrence, Singleton received the Gertrude Breithaupt Jupp Outstanding Service Award which recognizes exceptional contributions to the university.

She has been a member of Lawrence’s Board of Trustees for the past eight years and is the current chair of the development committee. She also has served on the Lawrence Board of Directors and has served the university in numerous other volunteer capacities.

Charlot has devoted much of her professional life to education. She has taught in the Menlo Park city schools and has been a long lived-mentor at the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, working with teens to direct them to appropriate high schools.

She is a former PTA president as well as president of the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation, helping to raise more than $3.5 million for professional development for teachers. Singleton was a 10-year school board member at Menlo School, where she was the board’s development chair and oversaw the completion of a $20 million capital campaign. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Filoli.

Singleton began her career teaching high school biology in Massachusetts and later taught science in the Palo Alto public schools, where she created a family life program for middle school students.

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Commander William Dixon and Menlo Park Police Department spearhead innovative approach to homelessness

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Editor’s note: As it has done in the past, InMenlo is participating in Beyond Homelessness, a special project produced by the San Francisco Chronicle, which is again spotlighting the topic in its editorial coverage this week.  At any given time, there are a dozen or so homeless people in Menlo Park. Commander William Dixon of the Menlo Park […]

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Hometown author Barry Eisler launches new John Rain thriller at Kepler’s

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Menlo Park author Barry Eisler emailed: ” My new John Rain novel — Zero Sum — is out today! This is another prequel, again set in Tokyo ten years following the events of Graveyard of Memories: “Returning to Tokyo in 1982 after a decade of mercenary work in the Philippines, a young John Rain learns that the […]

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Hey Baby Boomers, time to dust off those memories and share on MyRetrospect.com

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Talking with the founders of Retrospect Media — Susan Hansen, John and Patricia Zussman — it’s easy to see what drew them together to start their latest venture. They are all Portola Valley residents. John and Patti (as she’s known) are married to each other. Patti and Susan went to Mills College together. Then there’s their […]

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Spotted: Duke the dog riding high in 1928 Ford Model A

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We spotted Duke, a big yellow Labrador Retriever, on our way to the farmers market this morning. Or rather we would saw we spotted his ride, a 1928 Ford Model A. His owner said the truck has been in his family for years and that he’d taken his driver’s license driving it. We think Duke did a […]

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Fremont Park is transformed into triage center today for disaster response training

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InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most headed to Fremont Park in downtown Menlo Park today to capture some of the action at the emergency response training drill hosted by the City of Menlo Park, the Menlo Park Fire Department, the Menlo Park Police Department, and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). The objective of the drill was to prepare […]

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Peanuts Naturally Festival coming to Menlo Park Library on June 27

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On June 27 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, the Charles M. Schulz Museum’s Peanuts Naturally Festival will turn the grounds of the Menlo Park Library into a hands-on art and science museum! Highlights include: – Fun, interactive, nature-related exhibits – Exploring animal & plant adaptations – Learning about recycling paper – Pretending to excavate dinosaur bones – […]

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Friend of Menlo Park Library book sale set for June 24 and 25

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The Friends of the Menlo Park Library book sale is on Saturday, June 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and on Sunday, June 25th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Great books for the entire family will be available, so come early and stock up for the summer! We have lots of books to sell. […]

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The building of a Menlo Park family’s mini retreat featured on Tiny House Nation

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Fellow Menlo Park residents can spot familiar faces this weekend when CJ and Christina and children JJ and baby Max are featured on Tiny House Nation. The show airs on FYI (772 on Comcast Bay Area) Saturday, June 24 at 6:00 pm PDT. [Note: It is the show’s policy not to use participants’ last names.] CJ is an attorney […]

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Spotted: Local youth on church mission trip visiting Anna Eshoo

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Nine youth from Trinity Church in Menlo Park have been in Washington, DC, this past week on a mission trip that focused on homelessness. This morning they met with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo at her office on Capital Hill. The wrote on Facebook: “We appreciated your ear for our questions and concerns as well as providing us with […]

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Hillview Middle School fetes class of 2017 with performances, parties and pomp

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Graduation festivities at Hillview Middle School kicked off earlier this month with the Decades Dance.  Eighth grade students are assigned to a decade and taught a dance that they perform at the end of the school year in front of family, friends and classmates.  The dance began with the roaring 20’s and this year ended with the […]

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