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On Friday, May 20, in celebration of Arbor Day and to commemorate Menlo Park’s sister city status with Galway, Ireland, the City held a tree planting ceremony at Fremont Park. The tree planted was an oak related to the oaks that grow in Galway. City Council member Kristen Keith read a proclamation. She and Council Member Catherine Carlton and members of the Environmental Quality Commission helped plant the tree.

Photo by Janelle London

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USGS evening lecture examines effects of Yellowstone supereruption on May 26

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USGS hydrologist Larry Mastin will give a free public lecture titled Forecasting Ashfall Impacts from Yellowstone Supereruption on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 pm. Yellowstone is one of a few dozen volcanoes on Earth capable of “supereruptions” that expel more than 1,000 cubic km of ash and debris. The plumes from such eruptions can rise 30 […]

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Spotted: 7th grade science project focused on hearts at Hillview School open house

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Hillview Middle School held it open house on Thursday evening, May 19th. It kicked off with the announcement that Principal Wally Haug’s wife had given birth to a baby girl earlier in the day, along with some updates about the school’s new mission statement and testing procedures. After that families went around to look at projects […]

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Rotary Club of Menlo Park awards scholarships totaling $125,000 to local high school seniors

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The Rotary Club of Menlo Park awarded academic scholarships totaling $125,000 to local high school students at the 31st annual scholastic achievement awards ceremony this past Monday, May 16.  These need-based scholarships aim to alleviate the financial burden of students who have proven themselves with high academic achievements. Scholarships to attend four-year colleges were awarded […]

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Atherton plans a number of events related to Earth Day this weekend

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Atherton is hosting a town-wide celebration of Earth Day with a series of events and activities. The series will kick-off  on Friday, May 20, with a screening at 6:30 pm of Robert Stone’s environmental classic, Pandora’s Promise, followed by a Q&A with one of the movie’s stars. The screening will take place at the Menlo-Atherton Performing […]

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Menlo Park Fire District celebrates 100th anniversary with parade on May 21

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The Menlo Park Fire District’s 100-year anniversary parade is being held on Saturday, May 21, starting at 10 am on Santa Cruz Avenue. Among the highlights: – The Fire District’s 1899 Hose Wagon will be pulled by a team of two horses, the first time in 25 years that has occurred. The Hose Wagon is the oldest piece […]

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Urinetown is Grab Bag Theater’s spring production next two weekends

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Grab Bag Theater’s spring musical, Urinetown, will be preformed Saturday May 14, at 7:00 pm, May 20 at 7:00 pm, and May 21 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center (1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City). Tickets can be purchased at the door: $5 for students and $10 for adults. Most of the […]

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Menlo Park artists Alice Weil and Krishna Mitra participate in Open Studio 2016

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Two Menlo Park artists, Alice Weil and Krishna Mitra, are exhibiting new landscape and floral paintings in oil and acrylic as part of Silicon Valley Open Studio 2016 on May 14 and 15 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at 856 Partridge Ave. in Menlo Park. Born in San Francisco, Alice Weil moved with her family […]

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Get a bit of baseball history when “Ty Cobb” returns to the Peninsula

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All ages are welcome to watch baseball history come alive at Little House in Menlo Park on May 10 as Norm Coleman performs his iconic one-man show impersonating the legendary baseball star Ty Cobb. Coleman, a Half Moon Bay resident, lovingly and expertly recreates the persona of one of the greatest baseball players of all […]

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2nd Annual Tuolumne River Film and Culture Fest set for Monday, May 9, at M-A PAC

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This year’s Tuolumne River Film and Culture Fest will feature Mark Dubois, a long-time environmentalist who is familiar to many on the Peninsula from his stint as International Coordinator of Earth Day 1990, headquartered in Palo Alto. That year more than 200 million people in 141 countries participated in the first international Earth Day celebration. […]

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Menlo School Drama presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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Menlo School Drama is presenting the six-time Tony Award-winning musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, on May 6, 7 and 8 and May 12 and 13 at 8:00 pm outdoors in the quad on campus. The community is welcome to attend; tickets – $10 for adults/$5 for students – are available online and at the gate, which opens at 7:00 pm. Lawn […]

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