Archive of Judy Horst

Judy has written 13 article(s) for InMenlo.


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At Sunday’s Menlo Oaks District Association (MODA) Annual Meeting, 16-year-old Lauren Koo, a Junior at Menlo-Atherton High School, was honored for her quick thinking and heroic efforts to warn neighbors and authorities about a fire threatening nearby homes and property in the early morning of October 15, 2017. After calling 911, she knocked on neighbor’s doors to wake them and warn them about the fire.

San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley also brought a certificate from the County honoring Lauren. He was at the meeting to answer questions about traffic problems, emergency preparedness, zoning and ordinance changes, and other concerns expressed by Menlo Oaks residents who attended the meeting.

Shown in the photo are Don Horsley; Kathy Koo, Lauren’s mother; Lauren Koo; and Remona Murray, outgoing president of MODA.

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Jerod Haase talks to Menlo Park Kiwanis about what’s ahead for Stanford men’s basketball

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Stanford men’s basketball coach Jerod Haase wanted to play for Stanford while growing up in South Lake Tahoe, but attended the University of California before transferring to the University of Kansas, playing for coach Roy Williams. Jerod highlighted Stanford’s upcoming men’s basketball season for the audience at the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club’s luncheon earlier this […]

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Jazzy tribute to Dr. Herb Wong at Kepler’s with launch of new book

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The launch of a new book, Jazz On My Mind, Sunday afternoon (8/7) at Kepler’s, celebrated Dr. Herb Wong’s life-long love of jazz. Friends and jazz fans from throughout the Bay Area were treated to readings from the book by co-author Paul Fingerote, former marketing director of the Monterey Jazz Festival, and to several jazz […]

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Menlo Oaks annual picnic 60-plus years and counting

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Menlo Oaks neighbors met at Peninsula School on Sunday, June 12, for the Menlo Oaks District Association (MODA) annual picnic. The picnic has been held at the school since 1958. Prior to that, it took place for many years on Madison Way.  However, no one remembers the year of the first picnic. Mary Lou Collyer […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club awards $41,000 in scholarships to M-A graduating seniors

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Eight outstanding Menlo-Atherton High School seniors received scholarships at the Kiwanis Club’s annual scholarship luncheon, Tuesday, May 24th, at the Allied Arts Guild. This year’s scholarship awards totaled $41,000. More than $1 million has been awarded to local students during the lifetime of the Club’s scholarship program. “There are many deserving students at M-A,” said […]

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Community invited to Menlo Park Kiwanis Club May lunches featuring a variety of speakers

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Guest speakers at Menlo Park Kiwanis Club meetings in May will touch on a variety of subjects — police and the media, challenges facing the California legislature, how San Mateo County’s Harbor District benefits residents, and planting trees at local schools and in neighborhoods. The Kiwanis Club will also award its annual scholarships to graduating […]

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Speakers announced for Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park September meetings

The Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park meets on Tuesdays from noon to 1:15 pm at Allied Arts. The upcoming roster of speaker provides members and guests with a wide variety of topics. To attend, call 650-327-1313, or email through the Kiwanis Club website. August programs are: Sept 1: Yishan Lin, founder of Mise, will explain […]

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Local musicians More Joy! in concert at Ladera Community Church

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Combining Prairie Home Companion style, Silicon Valley story telling, and eclectic musical performances, More Joy! performs Saturday, August 22, 7:30-9:30 pm, at the Ladera Community Church in Portola Valley.  Suggested donation is $10, which benefits Ladera Community Church youth programs and Portola Valley Dining for Women, funding programs benefiting women and children. This is the second […]

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Menlo Oaks holds annual neighborhood picnic with many time residents in attendance

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Approximately 100 children and adults attended Menlo Oaks annual neighborhood picnic yesterday (6/14) sponsored by the Menlo Oaks District Association. Rich Collyer (pictured top), who grew up in Menlo Oaks, was head chef, spending four hours, prepping the fire and grilling chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers and vegi burgers. Neighbors pitched in with salads and desserts. Children spent […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis awards scholarships to five Menlo-Atherton High School students

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Three of five Menlo Atherton High School seniors received scholarships at the Kiwanis Club’s annual scholarship luncheon, Tuesday, May 12, at Allied Arts Guild. The other two seniors missed the luncheon because of tests and will receive their awards at next week’s luncheon. This year’s MA scholarship awards totaled $23,500. “Scholarship awards are based on […]

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Menlo Oaks neighborhood picnic continues 50-plus year tradition

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Put on by the Menlo Oaks District Association, the annual neighborhood picnic held at Peninsula School  goes back many years — to at least 1956, which is as far back as any of the attendees could remember. Mary Lou Collyer remembers bringing her family to the MODA picnic in 1957, and her son Rich Collyer was […]

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