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Enjoy a nice breezy day at Bedwell-Bayfront Park in Menlo Park on May 2nd with the family as you watch hundreds of kites fill the Menlo Park sky with gorgeous views of the San Francisco Bay. Kite Day is free to the public, but you may purchase a kite and hot dog lunch for only $6 at the event. All ages are welcome. Don’t forget to bring extra water and sunblock. Come for kite flying, a picnic lunch, face-painting, and see Mega Fish (a giant 46′ kite). Kite Day is co-sponsored by the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club and Streets Alive! Parks Alive!

Photo by Georgia Reid, taken at last year’s kite festival, originally appeared in M-A Bear News. Used with permission.

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Menlo Park resident Teddy Silano participates in both 49ers and Raiders local Pro Day

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As college seniors around the nation turn their eyes to their caps and gowns, Matt “Teddy” Silano, who grew up in Menlo Park and played football for the Saint Francis Lancers and then played at Colorado Mesa for four years, had three very unexpected invitations as the school year drew to a close. This past January, the 6’8”, 317-pound […]

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Teen Events in May at Menlo Park Library

Teen Spring Book Club – 2nd Meeting ( Saturday, May 2nd from 3:00-4:30 pm) Join other book lovers (12-18 years old) to discuss The Young World by Chris Weitz, and have a themed book party. To register for the book club, please see the Teen Library webpage for registration. Teen Night: Henna & Cultural Potluck (Friday, […]

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Menlo Fire and USGS offer earthquake preparedness class so locals can “Get Ready”

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The Menlo Park Fire Protection District and USGS are combining forces to hold a two-hour basic emergency preparedness class on Wed., April 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Residents will learn about local disasters and how to protect yourself, your family and your neighborhood. You RSVP online for the free class. USGS scientist Steve Walter will […]

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10th annual Big Bear 5K run scheduled for May 3 – save on early registration by April 26

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The Menlo-Atherton High School Athletic Boosters is holding its 10th annual Big Bear 5K run on May 3 at 9:00 am. The fundraising event usually attracts about 1,000 runners. The course starts at M-A and loops around the Lindenwood neighborhood in Atherton and back to the high school. Registration is available online. Through April 26th, the cost […]

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Little House, Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center holds Annual Open House on April 25 for whole community

If you are planning to attend the “Little House” Open House in Menlo Park on April 25, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, you might want to wear your workout clothes, bring your dance shoes, and pack your yoga mat. “Peninsula Volunteers want to show the community that the Little House, Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center […]

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Spotted: Little tykes visiting the Atherton police station

Over the weekend two Atherton toddlers and their kid sister suited up in full police gear and came to City Hall to learn about their Police Department. Sergeant Kockler and Officer Dunphy gave the children a tour of the Police Department and of the Department vehicles. These little tykes learned all about the police motorcycles […]

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California as “volcano country” is USGS evening lecture on April 23, commemorating centennial of 1914-17 eruptions

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Everyone knows that California is “earthquake country,” but it is also “volcano country.” The most recent large volcanic eruption in California was 100 years ago at Lassen Peak, in what is now Lassen Volcanic National Park. California is much different today than it was 100 years ago; in 1915 there were no deaths, no injuries, […]

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More than 41 opportunities to volunteer in the Bay Area April 11-12 during 10th annual Compassion Weekend

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With the goal of making service simple, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and its campuses in San Mateo, Mountain View and San Jose invite the public to join in serving on 41 projects on Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12 — its 10th annual Compassion Weekend. Instead of attending church that weekend, congregants participate in service […]

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IRS scams on the rise as tax time nears, reports the Atherton police

Over the past couple of days, the Atherton Police have experienced a rise in reports regarding IRS scams. The person calling claims to be with the IRS, Franchise Tax Board, or the police department. The victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card […]

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Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller holds community office hours on April 12

Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller emailed InMenlo: “On Sunday April 12, I will be holding office hours and a community forum to listen to feedback from residents regarding all things Menlo Park. The office hours will occur from 11:15 am to 1:00 pm, at Café Zoe, located at 1929 Menalto Ave. in Menlo […]

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