March 2018

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Menlo Park held two Easter egg hunts this morning, one at Kelly Park and the other at Burgess Park. The latter was attended by InMenlo contributing photographer Frances Freyberg, who captured some of the controlled chaos, along with the satisfied and determined egg hunters and the Easter bunny.

The hunt in Menlo is sponsored by the Menlo Park Firefighters Association and the Menlo Park Fire District.

Bounce houses, crafts, and a candy guess kept the festivities going after the hunt.

Photos by Frances Freyberg (c) 2018

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Spotted: Easter preparations with complete with carrot costume

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Trevor, whose father is M-A’s co-athletic director Paul Snow, had good fun with his visiting grandparents this morning. Activities included the traditional egg dyeing along with dressing up like a carrot that would make any Easter Bunny’s mouth water! Photos by Betsy Sergeant Snow (c) 2018

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Congresswoman Eshoo hosts community town hall meeting on Social Security on April 3

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) will host a Community Town Hall Meeting on Social Security on Tuesday, April 3rd at 1:30 pm. The Representatives will present their plans to strengthen Social Security, including their legislation, the Social Security 2100 Act, which increases Social Security benefits, gives senior citizens a […]

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Festive ways to use chocolate rabbits for Easter

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It all started during Easter years ago. My kids received so many adorable chocolate bunnies that I thought there has to be something more to do with them besides nibble off the ears. Bunny Milk became a fun tradition that we still look forward to. It seems as though chocolate rabbits are multiplying more than ever. The […]

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Spotted: Friendship tree being planted at Laurel School Upper Campus

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A drizzly Irish day was the perfect backdrop for a gathering of sister cities, friendship trees, and curious school children as a new tree was planted at the Laurel School Upper Campus earlier this month. Menlo Park Mayor Peter Ohtaki was joined by Galway Mayor Pearce Flannery, and hosted by Principal Linda Creighton and Assisstant […]

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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visits SLAC in Menlo Park, tours site of X-ray laser upgrade

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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visited the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park on Wednesday, where he toured the site of a superconducting upgrade to the accelerator that powers the lab’s X-ray laser and met with employees in a town hall meeting. “We enjoyed the opportunity to share with the […]

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Menlo Park Police Department urges residents to take steps to prevent mail theft during tax season

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As we near the peak of tax season, the Menlo Park Police Department suggests taking the following precautions to avoid becoming a victim of mail theft: Do not place outgoing mail in your mailbox. Take all outgoing mail to the local post office to mail or drop it in one of the large blue U.S. […]

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Fond farewell to Woodside and Atherton (well, sort of) chef John Bentley

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We dined at John Bentley’s one last time last night. And got to thank the chef himself for great dinners over the years. The restaurant opened in 2004 in the space that was once a speakeasy and then housed Fabbro’s for 70 years on El Camino Real in unincorporated San Mateo County near Atherton. Our server […]

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Spotted: Menlo Fire drone team participating in Cal-OES simulated earthquake exercises

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Captain Chris Dennebaum, program coordinator for the Menlo Park Fire District’s Drone Team, along with DJI representative Romeo Durscher, were the only ones allowed to operate Drones inside the Sacramento Sleep Train Arena last week, during “Operation Sentinel Response”, one of two Statewide Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal-OES) simulated earthquake exercises coupled with a […]

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Nathalie Strand uses her iPhone to take photos, making captivating composites

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If ever there was a body of work that validated those big Apple billboards touting the iPhone as a camera, it’s photographs taken by Menlo Park resident Nathalie Strand. Her basement studio is a treasure trove of images, one of which is on display at the Hall of Justice (400 County Center) in Redwood City […]

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Easter Egg Hunts planned for March 31 in Atherton and Menlo Park

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Atherton’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is on March 31st from 9:30 am to noon; the egg hunt bullhorn sounds at 10:00 am at Holbrook-Palmer Park (150 Watkins Avenue). In addition to 9,000+ candy eggs hidden in the park for kids under 11 years old, there will be face painters, balloon twisters, a magic show, a bunny […]

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