September 2018

Bring your child, their car seat and your vehicle to this free event on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Burgess Park. Your equipment will be checked by the Menlo Park Police Department personnel for recalls, proper fit, and help with the correct installation. No appointments are needed.

For proper use of a child safety seat, parents/guardians should bring the safety seat and all of its parts, the vehicles owner’s manual and the child safety seat instructions to any appointment. For the latest in child safety seat information, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

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Annual Peninsula Firefighters Relay to benefit burn survivors stops in Menlo Park

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Menlo Park fire station #1 was one of the 15 fire station visited today by a parade of fire truck and engines to raise awareness for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF). The mission of the Foundation  is to significantly reduce the number of burn injuries through prevention education and to enhance the quality […]

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Learn about Filipino Cooking, vegan-style on Sept. 22

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Can Filipino cuisine be vegan, healthy, and delicious – without losing its soul? Chef RG Enriquez says yes! Learn more at the Menlo Park Library on Sept. 22 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Enriquez, a self-styled “passionate purveyor of vegan Filipino recipes,” will take you along step-by-step as she prepares her own take on […]

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Blessed be the fruit – “Handmaid’s Tale” Emmy snack

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The Handmaid’s Tale is nominated for 20 Emmy Awards this year. It is cause for celebration or as they would say in Gilead, “Praise Be!” It is a dark and suspenseful story, and I felt like we needed a little brightness and levity to enjoy during the show, which is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17 at 5:00 […]

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“Women Like Us” screens at Guild Theatre on Sept. 20

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A group of local women is sponsoring a screening of the film Women Like Us at the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park on September 20th at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased online. Screenings of this documentary are happening all over – calling for women everywhere to join together and use their innate skills of compassion, […]

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Shout out to Irene Searles, named by The Six Fifty as a photographer of note

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InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles was named among the “11 local Silicon Valley photographers you should follow on Instagram right now” by  The Six Fifty. Editor Charles Russo writes: “Menlo Park photographer Irene Searles regards her current Instagram series as a visual diary of her life in the last year, which has entailed traveling frequently and […]

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Valerie Mattei named Principal at St. Raymond School

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Long-time first grade teacher Valerie Mattei has been named principal at St. Raymond School. Previously, she served as master teacher to a number of teachers, as a member of the leadership team for the 2012 WCEA/WASC accreditation, as faculty moderator of Student Council, as faculty moderator of Campus Life, as well as a variety of […]

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Events Manager Tiana Wong is operator of Cafe Wisteria at the Allied Arts Guild

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In the decade that Tiana Wong has been Events Manager at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park, she’s seen half a dozen cafes come and go on the property. “I observed what worked and what didn’t,” she said matter of factly. So when the space became available again at the beginning of the year, […]

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Helping Your Teen Transition to High School is workshop set for Sept. 19

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Do you have a teen entering high school? The Menlo Park Library is hosting a free community workshop on Sept. 19 at 7:00 pm led by former high school counselor Melissa Kelley. Transitioning from middle school to high school is not an easy process — for teens or their parents. Come learn some valuable tips […]

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Friends of the Menlo Park Library Book Sale set for Sept 15 & 16

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The Friends of the Menlo Park Library book sale is back! The two-day sale will run Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday, Sept. 16, from Noon to 2:00 pm. On Sunday, you will be able to fill a bag with books for only $5. Stop by and save money on some […]

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Good wine, good food, good vibe at Taste of Woodside

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The Rotary Club of Woodside Portola Valley hosted Taste of Woodside last Sunday evening with proceeds benefiting the Club’s many school, community and international projects. Held on the grounds of the Woodside Village Church, the event featured wine tasting, music by the Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers (below) and a dinner catered by Chantal. The neighborhood kids proved […]

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