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This morning at approximately 9:39 a.m., the Menlo Park Police Department received a call from an alert resident advising police of two suspicious subjects lurking around in the 100 block of Oak Court in Menlo Park. The resident noticed that the two subjects first knocked on the front door of a neighbor’s house and when nobody answered, the two subjects walked around to the rear of the house and out of view.

Menlo Park Police Officers immediately responded to the area and were on scene in approximately one minute. A perimeter around the general area of the residence was quickly established. Officers located an open back door to the house and an interior search was conducted with negative results.

Officers then spotted two subjects hiding in the front yard of a residence in the 1000 block of Woodland Avenue. Both subjects fit the description of what was given by the neighbor.

Both subjects were taken into custody without incident and property was recovered. Further investigation revealed that the two subjects allegedly burglarized the residence on Oak Court. Markeese Crooks, 22 year old male out of Union City, was booked into San Mateo County Jail on residential burglary charges. The second subject, a 17 year old male out of East Palo Alto, was booked into Juvenile Hall.

Police thank the vigilance of the neighbor and ask if anyone else has information regarding this incident to call 650-330-6300.

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Menlo Park Library to host stroke awareness seminar on February 13

The Menlo Park Library is inviting the public to an informational seminar about stroke causes, prevention, and appropriate response given by the Pacific Stroke Association on Saturday, February 13 at 11:00 am in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers. More than 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year. While stroke has dropped to the number five cause […]

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Rep. Anna Eshoo announces 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo recently announced this year’s district-wide Congressional Art Competition to discover and celebrate talented high school artists and their work. “Creativity and freedom of expression are bedrock American values,” Eshoo said. “That’s why for the last 30 years the Congressional Art Competition has recognized and encouraged artistic talent among our youth. I’m […]

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Riekes Center founder Gary Riekes wins Jefferson Award for Public Service

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Gary Riekes has been honored with a regional Jefferson Award for Public Service and will be featured on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, at 7:30 am on KPIX-TV and at 11:50 am and 3:50 pm on All News 106.9 AM and 740 AM. Gary Riekes is being recognized for his role in establishing The Riekes Center, a […]

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Study session on Santa Cruz Avenue sidewalks set for Feb. 9

The City Council will hold a study session to consider refined design alternatives and criteria based on previous City Council direction to construct sidewalks on Santa Cruz Avenue between OliveAvenue and Johnson Street on Tuesday, Feb 9., at 7:00 pm, City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St. For more info: Menlo park.org/santacruzsidewalks.

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Menlo School presents The Miracle Worker the first weekend in February

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The Tony Award-winning play, The Miracle Worker, is being presented by Menlo School the first weekend in February: the 5th (at 7:30 pm), 6th (2:00 and 7:30 pm), and 7th (2:00 pm) in Florence Moore Auditorium. It is the true story of Anne Sullivan, a teacher who brought language and compassion into the dark and silent world of the young […]

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Calling all Menlo Park & Atherton women artists

“Women’s View ‐ 2016” is an exhibit co‐sponsored by the San Mateo County Arts Commission and the Commission of the Status of Women in recognition of the designation of March as Women’s History Month. It is open to women artists who live in or who are employed by the County of San Mateo. Artists are encouraged to […]

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Brazil is focus of Encinal School’s Cultural Arts Day

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The arts and culture of Brazil were celebrated at Encinal Elementary School in Atherton at its annual Cultural Arts Day last week. Begun almost a decade ago, the annual festival has explored the history and culture of several different countries. This year, the entire student body learned about Brazil in anticipation of the upcoming Summer Olympics. […]

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How to master difficult conversations with your teen is parent education topic on Feb. 4

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The next M-A Parent Education Series event is an evening with Eran Magen , PhD (pictured), on Thursday, February 4, 2016, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC). You can register here. Trying to offer support when your adolescent seems upset or stressed can feel like tiptoeing through a minefield. In this highly […]

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USGS evening lecture examines how humans changed erosion in Hawaii

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Jonathon Stock, research geologist and Director of the USGS Innovation Center will be presenting a free evening public lecture on January 28 titled The Last Land: How humans changed erosion in Hawaii. Among topics covered: Hawaii is one of the last habitable places on Earth reached by humans. From first Hawaiian arrivals c. 1000-1200 A.D. to now, […]

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Critical need for O-Negative, AB-Negative and B-Negative blood donations at Stanford Blood Center

Due to a sudden shortage of blood types O-Negative, AB-Negative and B-Negative, local residents are being asked to donate at Stanford Blood Center as soon as possible to ensure local patient needs are met. The Menlo Park location of the Center is at 445 Burgess Drive, Suite 100. It is open six days a week, including […]

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