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There are about 100 students in the Rincon Valley Unified School District in Santa Rosa, who have lost their homes and all their belongings. The students can no longer play music because they have lost their instruments in the fires as well.

Menlo School’s musicians are collecting funds to help these students purchase beginner level band instruments and staging a benefit concert on Monday, Nov. 20from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in Spieker Ballroom, Stent Hall, Menlo School: 50 Valparaiso Ave, Atherton

Suggested donation of $10, sold at the door. Donations of all amounts (and of new or used beginner-level band instruments) are more than welcome!

Please also consider donating to the online fund for this cause:

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Comments due on Stanford General Use Plan due by December 4

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Stanford has submitted an application to Santa Clara County for an updated General Use Permit to authorize the next phase of campus land use in the coming years. The process involves internal examination of the university’s academic and space needs as well as consultation with neighbors and community partners. Stanford seeks approval of an updated […]

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Postal vehicle fire disrupts mail service to Suburban Park residents

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The US Postal Services unofficial motto is “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” but that routine was interrupted yesterday when a mail carrier’s vehicle caught fire in the Suburban Park area of Menlo Park. When Menlo Park Fire Engine 5 arrived […]

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Spotted: Women celebrating women at Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula’s leadership breakfast

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Three hundred Silicon Valley women celebrated the next generation of leaders at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula’s Women’s Leadership Breakfast at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton on November 14. The event, which was themed “Dreams of a Generation,” featured BGCP alumna who spoke about overcoming hardship to achieve their dreams, and […]

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Learn how to maintain and care for your trees with less water on Nov 18

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This free workshop will demonstrate water-conscious care, maintenance, pruning and irrigation techniques to promote the health of your trees during dry periods. It takes place on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9:00 am to noon at Arrillaga Family Recreation Center (700 Alma St.) in Menlo Park. Learn answers to all of your tree-related questions from a professional […]

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Sinfonietta Orchestra performs its Fall Classic Concert on Nov. 18

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The Sinfonietta Orchestra, under the baton of conductor John Eells, kicks off its 2017-18 Season at the Fall Classic Concert on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 pm at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. Works to be performed include: Haydn Symphony No. 104 (“London Symphony”), Copland Music from “Our Town,” Beethoven Overture to “Consecration of the […]

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Spotted: Laurel School Chorus serenading the Sisters at Oakwood Retirement Center

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Recently, the Laurel School Chorus performed at Oakwood Retirement Center, a community for retired nuns in Atherton. “This was a great community outreach opportunity for the students,” said choir director Rachel Bergeron. “The students did a great job preparing and performing, and the residents of Oakwood really appreciated hearing our students sing.” The Laurel School […]

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Winter weather preparations completed by City of Menlo Park

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The City of Menlo Park is prepared for the upcoming winter weather. In September, Public Works staff and the San Francisquito Joint Powers Authority walked the length of the San Francisquito Creek. The purpose of the creek walk was to identify items such as downed trees and other large debris in the channel that could […]

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Belle Haven Action and ImagineMenlo are among the hosts of On The Table luncheon on Nov. 15

Belle Haven Action, The Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County, ImagineMenlo, and League of Women Voters South San Mateo County are joining together to host a discussion group as part of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s On The Table. This lunchtime chat is meant to spur conversations with residents across our communities and neighborhoods. It […]

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Hundreds expected at funeral mass for three young men killed Halloween night on Skyline

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A funeral mass will be celebrated at 1:30 pm today, Thursday, Nov. 9, at Nativity Church (210 Oak Grove Avenue) in Menlo Park for Matthew Cruz, Andrew Gonzales and Ricky Torres, followed by a procession to Skylawn Cemetery at 4:00 pm. A joint memorial and viewing service held was Wednesday evening at Nativity to an […]

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Caltrans hosting Bicycle Plan Workshop in Menlo Park on Nov. 14

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Caltrans and Alta Planning + Design are hosting a community workshop to discuss proposed priority bicycle improvements on state routes for the Bay Area. Share your ideas on local priorities for: – 280/Sand Hill Road – El Camino Real – Willow Road from US 101 to Bayfront Expressway – Bayfront Expressway – Marsh Road/US 101 […]

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