July 2018

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Former Simpsons TV artist Carlos Nieto III promises adults “everything you ever wanted to know about anime but were afraid to ask!” All drawing equipment will be provided. The event takes place on July 21 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library (413 Ivy).

Carlos, of Colombian roots, was born and raised in Los Angeles. Growing in the Hispanic area of Silverlake /Echo Park, he was influenced by the mish-mash of Central American and South American cultures. He is a mostly self-taught artist, only having taken some basic classes of art in high school, and several night classes at various colleges.

He has worked as a layout artist on the Emmy-winning TV show “The Simpsons,” as well as “King of the Hill.” He has also served as a visual consultant for Disney and Universal, creating sketches and final art for set designs. He conducts his comic book making, anime and animation drawing workshops at libraries across the country, and is an Artist in Residence at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

This event is made possible thanks to funding from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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Absurd painting an answer to Elon Musk’s absurd tweet?

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Kate Powers, who owns the Art Ventures gallery in downtown Menlo emailed: “We are posting this on Instagram regarding Musk’s tweet [during the Thailand cave rescue] together with my favorite quote “art is the highest form of hope.” “This is a painting by one of my artists-in-residence Uta Reinhardt, oil on canvas; title is History […]

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What is that truck doing on the ground? Menlo Fire Captain Seth Johnson explains

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We were on assignment with InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles when we came upon an astonishing — and puzzling — sight. Parked in the driveway of the new fire station on Oak Grove Avenue was an old Chevy truck whose chassis was completely touching the ground. We’d seen “low riders,” but this was taking it […]

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Atherton hosts summer concert series at Holbrook-Palmer Park

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The town of Atherton is hosting a Summer Concert Series at Holbrook-Palmer Park! Bring chairs and blankets as the event will be in a grassy area. You are welcome to bring refreshments and snacks but there will be a featured food truck for the night where you can purchase  food! The performance time is 6:00 […]

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Eth-Noc-Tec Ensemble performs at Menlo Park Library on July 24

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Come to the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, July 24, at 2:00 pm for a special event for elementary schoolers, featuring magical myths with modern messages performed by Eth-Noc-Tec. Get immersed in the stories in “PanAsia FantAsia,” a unique performance of folktales from throughout the Asian continent. The Eth-Noh-Tec Ensemble blends theater, music, movement, and […]

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Local mental health non-profit SafeSpace expands services to middle schools

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Menlo Park-based nonprofit, SafeSpace, which provides mental health services to local youth, is growing, a fact that’s  bittersweet to co-founder Susan Bird. “Yes, we’re glad that we’ve been able to expand services,” she said in the living room of the cozy and comfortable SafeSpace Community Engagement Center on Oak Grove. “But it’s also sad that […]

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Spotted: Bedwell Bayfront Park’s colorful landscape

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Remove the buildings from this photo taken early one morning last week at Bedwell Bayfront Park, and you’d be left with a landscape that’s slightly other worldly thanks to the colorful salt ponds.

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Bastille Day comes to Menlo Park at two [almost] next-door restaurants

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What was happening on the rest of Santa Cruz Avenue on Saturday, July 14, we are not sure. Because the place to celebrate Bastille Day was at the almost next-door neighbor restaurants, Left Bank and Vida. The star-spangled, winged woman on stilts paraded around both restaurants, going up the sidewalk and then walking down SCA […]

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Menlo Summer Fest returns to Santa Cruz Avenue on July 21-22

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Menlo Summer Fest, “Hot Fun In The Summertime,” returns to downtown Menlo Park the weekend of July 21-22. Hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm both days. Admission is free. There will be an end of day concert featuring Foreverland, a 14-piece tribute band to the music of Michael Jackson, on Saturday, July 21, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm […]

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Menlo Park startup, Dropwater, introduces new way to distribute and sell bottled drinks

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Four Cal Poly San Luis Obispo grads are currently ensconced in a Menlo Park garage working on a solution to up-end the plastic bottled water industry. Scott Edwards, CEO (pictured top in the garage) of the startup Dropwater, cites some sobering statistics about the need to replace plastic water bottles with sustainable, eco-friendly alternative: “In […]

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Music@Menlo’s 16th festival, “Creative Capitals,” runs July 13 to August 4

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Time and again, from fourteenth-century Florence to fin-de-siècle Paris and New York during the Harlem Renaissance, Western civilization’s greatest artistic triumphs have emerged from thriving metropolises. Fueled by the exchange of ideas, leading artists and innovators have gathered, turning these cities into cultural epicenters. Music@Menlo’s 2018 season, which begins today and runs through August 4, […]

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