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The City of Menlo Park Community Services Department is hosting the annual “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 7:30 to 11:30 am at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center located at 700 Alma Street. Activities will include pancake breakfast, letter writing to Santa, holiday crafts, visiting and picture taking with Santa, and a fun time with friends & family. Cost is $5 for children 12 years and younger; $7 for 13 plus and parents. Reservations are required.

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State Senator Jerry Hill congratulates Laurel School on its California Distinguished School Award

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With third grade chorus students looking on, State Senator Jerry Hill presented Laurel School’s Principal Linda Creighton with its 2014 California Distinguished School Award. He applauded the parent community for their dedication to Menlo Park public schools as well as Laurel students. Both Linda Creighton and Laurel music teacher Rachel Bergeron thanked parents for their financial support via […]

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Hillview Middle School presents The Miracle Worker for four performances, Nov. 20-22

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Hillview Middle School’s drama department presents The Miracle Worker this Thursday, November 20, at 3:30 pm; Friday, November 21,  at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, November 22 , at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Based on the remarkable true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring play has become an unforgettable American […]

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MPPC hosts annual Global Gift Fair Nov. 22 & 23

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In time for the holidays, local shoppers can help the poorest of the poor at the Global Gift Fair at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, on Saturday, November 22 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and on Sunday, November 23 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event is […]

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Free screening of the movie Free Birds on Nov. 20

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Kick-off your Thanksgiving festivities a free screening  of Free Birds on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the  Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. Watch as two turkeys from opposite sides of the track set aside their differences in an effort to get turkey off the holiday menu. RSVP online  and check-out other events. This free movie is part […]

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Central Valley agriculture and declining groundwater is Nov. 20 topic at USGS

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Water, Nuts and the Nation’s Fruit Bowl: California’s Central Valley Hydrologic Science” is the topic of a free public lecture given by USGS hydrologist Claudia Faunts on November 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Faunts, who recently appeared on 60 Minutes, will address these issues: Using about 1% of the U.S. farmland, California’s Central Valley supplies 7% […]

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Big Band Dance comes to M-A on Nov. 22

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Dust off your dance shoes and mark your calendars for Menlo-Atherton High School’s annual music program fundraiser, the Big Band Dance, on Saturday, November 22. M-A music teacher Kent Kurrus will be conducting student musicians from the Concert, Orchestra, and Jazz Bands. The ensembles will be setting toes tapping at the Ayers (old) Gym on […]

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MPPD releases names in officer-involved shooting

The Menlo Park Police Department released the following statement this afternoon: “In an effort to provide the public with pertinent information regarding the officer-involved shooting, we are releasing the names of the officers involved in Tuesday’s incident. “Menlo Park Police Sergeant Jaime Romero and two police officers, Scott Mackdanz and Nicholas Douglas, were involved in […]

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MPAEF hosts 5th annual Gift Boutique, opening tonight with more shopping Friday

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The Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) Gift Boutique — a local holiday tradition — celebrates its fifth anniversary tonight and tomorrow at the Allied Arts Guild. Open to the entire community, the Boutique showcases over 20  local, unique vendors; 20% of the proceeds benefit Menlo Park schools. Searching for a fun, community-oriented way to raise funds for MPAEF and […]

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Rescue horse Scooter is inspiration for children’s book

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Can inspiration and wisdom be passed across the boundaries of living species? Is it possible for the valuable lessons that are the building blocks of human existence to be garnered from a horse? Portola Valley resident Wilson Farrar believes that it can and has written a children’s book about it based upon her experiences with […]

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M-A varsity volleyball captain is heading to UCSB

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Devin Joos, Senior and Captain of the Menl0-Atherton High School Varsity Volleyball team signed a letter of intent to attend UCSB on November 12th. She and her teammates will be playing in the first game of the CCS play offs this Saturday,  at 7:00 pm on the high school campus.

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