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Alicia Retes is storyteller who will entertain children Oct. 8

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Throughout October, the Menlo Park Library Storytelling Festival is bringing you a variety of acclaimed professional tellers. Please join us as we welcome back Alicia Retes, who will appear at the Belle Haven branch (413 Ivy Dr.) of the library on Monday, Oct. 8, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Alicia will perform an interactive story […]

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Tim Ereneta tells classic Russian folktales on Oct. 9 at Menlo Park Library

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“I Go I Know Not Whither to Fetch I Know Not What” is what Tim Ereneta is calling his retelling of a classic Russian folktale, which will take place on Tuesday, October 9, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library. Tim will share a story full of transformations, long journeys, and magical objects. […]

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Peninsula CROP Hunger Walk takes place in Menlo Park on Oct. 7

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The 6th annual Peninsula CROP Hunger Walk takes place this Sunday, Oct. 7 at Nealon Park (800 Middle Avenue) in Menlo Park.  There is free parking at adjacent Little House. Registration and gathering starts at 1:00 pm; the walk starts at 2:00 pm. You can pre-register online. The local recipient of this CROP Hunger Walk […]

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Ethanol, not cyanide, is culprit that sickens UPS driver yesterday in Menlo Park

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Responding to a medical aid call yesterday, Menlo Park Fire District personnel found a 41-year-old male next to a United Parcel Service (UPS) delivery vehicle. He identified himself as the driver and stated that he believed that he had been exposed to some type of chemical spill inside the back of the vehicle. The UPS driver was transported […]

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Stanford Professor Karen Offen is First Friday speaker on Oct. 5

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In the maelstrom of news surrounding the #MeToo movement, gender diversity in technology, the drive to place more women in the C-suite and boardroom — and even in the discussion around Supreme Court nominations — the topic of women’s empowerment is front and center. And it has never been louder. At this important moment in time, […]

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Willow Road at Highway 101 slated for closure the weekend of Oct. 5-7

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Willow Road at 101 in Menlo Park will be completely closed, including the on- and off-ramps, starting Friday, October 5, at 10:00 pm until Monday, October 8 at 4:00 am. Ramps will reopen at 6:00 am on Monday. This closure will not occur during regular commute traffic, only weekend hours and only on Willow Road. […]

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Funding for building new Menlo Park library is withdrawn

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Local philanthropist John Arrillaga is withdrawing his offer to fund and build a new main library contingent upon the City of Menlo Park contributing the first $20 million of construction costs. Staff estimates that a new main library at Burgess Park would cost up to $60 million. Mr. Arrillaga’s original offer was made to the […]

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Hillview School sixth graders get a lesson in creating Magical Bridge playground

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Sixth grade art students at Hillview Middle School received a special lesson from Jay Gluckman of the Magical Bridge Foundation as part of a playground design unit with their teacher Anna Kogan. Jay talked to the students about the differing abilities of children for whom Magical Bridge playgrounds are designed, what surface types are used, […]

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Annual Pancake Breakfast at Menlo Park Fire District headquarters set for Oct. 6

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The Annual Pancake Breakfast, benefitting the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, will be held on Saturday, October 6, at the Menlo Park Fire District Headquarters (300 Middlefield Road). This family-friendly community event is co-sponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula, Inc. (JLPA•MP), the Menlo Park Firefighters Association and the Stanford Park Hotel. The […]

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Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail Project kicks off with information meeting and online survey

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A Spanish expedition in search of Monterey Bay led to the accidental “discovery” of San Francisco Bay in 1769 from atop a ridge in today’s San Mateo County. After sighting the Bay from Sweeney Ridge on November 4, 1769 (the first sighting of the Bay by Europeans), Captain Gaspar de Portolá with his 60 men […]

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Menlo Park City School District hosts speaker series beginning Oct. 3

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Menlo Park City School District offers a speaker series, featuring excellent, well-known speakers and timely topics. The community is invited to attend any of these free events at Hillview Middle School, 1100 Elder Avenue, Menlo Park. The events include refreshments, and free childcare for potty trained children. The first event is Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 […]

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