December 2018

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Menlo Park residents Paola Maciocia, Yvonne Murray and Leah Elkins are on the leadership team of the Peninsula Moms Demand Action group. Along with other members of this local gun violence prevention organization, and in partnership with several other organizations which care about this issue, they have organized a vigil to mark the sixth anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

In the six years since that shooting took the lives of 20 kindergarteners and six staff, 600,000 more people have been killed or injured by guns in this country.

Everyone is invited to join this interfaith, healing event to honor and remember these victims. There will be speakers including Assemblyman Marc Berman and Stanford doctor Dean Winslow of SAFE (Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic) and music from Bobby Jo Valentine

The vigil takes place at Lytton Plaza in downtown Palo Alto on Sunday, 12/16, from 4:30-6:00 pm.

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Scott Loftesness proves there’s more than just street photography in Japan

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We recently showcased photographs that InMenlo co-founder — and experienced street photographer — Scott Loftesness took in both Tokyo and Kyoto, mostly using his iPhone Xs Max. Emailed Scott: “When I wrote that post, I was focused on my street photography (my current love!) but, as it turns out, I included a mix of both street […]

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Meet reptiles and amphibians at Belle Haven branch of library on Dec. 16

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Educators from Sulphur Creek Nature Center in Hayward will introduce some of their resident reptiles and amphibians at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library on Dec. 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. You’ll learn about their natural history and ecology, as well as life cycles, predators and prey, habitats, locomotion, and defense […]

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Menlo-Atherton Bears in CIF State title game at Sequoia on Dec. 15

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The Menlo-Atherton Bears (12-2) will take on Lincoln-San Diego (11-4) for the CIF State 3AA Championship this Saturday, Dec. 15,  at 6:00 pm. The game will be played at Sequoia High School. “Would be great to have a bunch of alumni there (or from other local schools)!” co-Athletic Director Paul Snow posted on Facebook. You […]

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Bomb threat at Facebook facility reported but no suspicious devices found

At 4:32 pm Monday, Dec. 11,  Menlo Park Police communications center received a call from the New York Police Department Crime Stoppers Unit that they received an anonymous tip of a bomb threat at a Facebook facility located at 200 Jefferson Dr. in Menlo Park. Facebook management, as a precaution, requested buildings in the surrounding […]

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Jesse Cool brings in a new partner with a familiar face at Flea Street Cafe

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Jesse Cool has a new partner at Flea Street Cafe — and the face is very familiar. Michael Biesemeyer worked for long periods of time over the past decade at the Menlo Park restaurant. “I’ve been hoping to find a partner for a few years,” explained Jesse. “I made a few attempts with chefs, but that […]

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Spotted: Minnie the therapy dog visiting students at Encinal School

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It was a very happy Monday morning yesterday in Menlo Park City School District when six-year-old poodle Minnie visited  the special education program at Encinal School. Leonor Delgado and Arlene Esquivias of the Humane Society’s Animals Everywhere program brought Minnie to the classroom. Minnie is a certified therapy dog specially trained to work with medically-fragile children […]

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PAHS Holiday Party/Fundraiser at Café Zoë on Dec. 15

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Join Palo Alto Humane Society (PAHS) as we celebrate the holiday season with readings of our newly published children’s storybook Saving Travis. Meet the author and the canine heroes and take home a copy of the book. There will be delicious food (provided by Café Zoë) and treats for your canine companion. Enter our raffle […]

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John Jennings wants to deep freeze your body in order to heal it

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John Jennings found himself at a crossroads. The Peninsula native had worked for a couple decades in the pool maintenance business, but there was a knawing feeling that he was meant to do something else. While investigating just what, he discovered cryotherapy. And that led him to open No Limits Cryotherapy at the Sharon Heights […]

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Kitchen fire at Nativity School on Sunday quickly extinguished

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Menlo Park Firefighters responded to a reported ADT alarm sounding and kitchen suppression system activation at the John and Susan Sobrato Pavilion located at Nativity School  in Menlo Park on Sunday afternoon at 2.21 pm. Captain Seth Johnson with the crew on Menlo Fire Engine 6 arrived on scene at 2:24 pm and reported that […]

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Menlo Chorus presents “Christmas Old and New” on Dec. 15

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Listen to the Menlo Chorus on December 15, at 7:30 pm performing Christmas Old and New. The free concert will take place at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue, Menlo Park. The Menlo Chorus is a community choral organization, sponsored by the City of Menlo Park. The chorus rehearses a wide variety of music and performs […]

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