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Post image for Menlo College president Richard Moran is Rotary Club speaker June 1

The Rotary Club of Menlo Park is hosting Rotary Connects on Wednesday June 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Allied Arts Guild.  The

community is invited to attend and connect with other local business leaders, community leaders and Rotary members.

The guest speaker for the evening is Dr. Richard Moran, President of Menlo College, author, CEO, and venture capitalist. He has extensive experience in the private sector and runs his own vineyard. He is best known for his humorous business books. He will be giving a talk titled The Accidental Vineyard and Other Stories from the Wine Country.

The Rotary Club of Menlo Park invites all interested community members to attend the Rotary Connects event. Space is limited. Cost is $20 per person, which includes appetizers, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages. RSVP to Yuhui Chen at yuhuifitness@gmail.com.

Photo of Dr. Richard Moran courtesy of Menlo College

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Kepler’s book store receives Sustainability Award from San Mateo County

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Emails Praveen Madan: “I am very pleased to share that Kepler’s has won a significant award for our work on transforming the bookstore into a sustainable cultural institution. Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC) recently selected Kepler’s from many qualified nominations to receive their Sustainability Award. This exclusive award recognizes businesses, community groups, and individuals in […]

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Rotary Club of Menlo Park hosts Rotary Means Business on March 24

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The Rotary Club of Menlo Park is hosting Rotary Means Business on Thursday, March 24, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center “Oak Room”, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park. The business community is invited to attend and connect with other professionals and Rotary members in Menlo Park as well as members from […]

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DelMar Pharmaceuticals works to solve the brain cancer treatment riddle

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There are certain rare cancers that don’t seem as rare when almost everyone you talk to knows someone who has — or had — the disease. Such is the case with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and deadly form of human brain cancer. “It may seem more prevalent than it is statistically because it affects people […]

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Visiting with Nancy Salmon and Praveen Madan as Kepler’s prepares to celebrate 60 years

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Kepler’s CEO Praveen Madan wants to make one thing clear: Book seller Nancy Salmon, who’s been with the store for 15 years, has the largest customer following of any staff. “I tell them what I like,” says Nancy. “But I also tell them what I don’t like!” Adds Praveen: “It’s all about building trust with the […]

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Effort to save the Foster’s Freeze building begins in Menlo Park

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Ray Mueller, who is currently serving on the Menlo Park City Council, emails that he’s “reached out to the new Foster’s Freeze building owners, and they have agreed to work with the community and not tear down the building in the immediate future while a group of residents and myself search for a new viable […]

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Almost empty nester Diane Flynn helps lead other women to new options in mid-life

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After an early career in management consulting and electronic gaming, Menlo Park resident Diane Flynn decided to take a break to spend time at home with her three children. Like others in her situation, she did some volunteering but that didn’t necessarily keep her job skills up to date, especially in the rapidly changing area of […]

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Sunset leaves Menlo Park for new headquarters in Oakland’s Jack London Square

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Sunset will move its headquarters to Jack London Square in Oakland this December, Evelyn Webster, Executive Vice President, Time Inc. announced today. Sunset will relocate to Oakland from the Menlo Park campus that it has occupied since 1951. Where the publishing company would land has been a topic of much discussion since last December when the magazine’s owner, […]

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From an Atherton studio, comes Lauren & Gracia Jewelry, sold locally and nationally

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Lauren Roskoph (right in photo) and Gracia Mahan met about 15 years ago at a jewelry fabrication and casting class and quickly discovered that not only were their kids at the same school, their fathers had both been into woodworking and their mothers into art. “We had a lot of crossover,” said Gracia. A trip […]

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Erik and Nona Ybarra now operate side by side businesses at Menalto Corners in Menlo Park

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Menalto Corners is a small, local business community tucked away in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park that has become part of the fabric of the neighborhood. After a rough year, a wonderful thing has happened — something very much in keeping with the area’s family-friendly vibe: Menalto Corners now boasts a husband and wife […]

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Ken Kurose staging fundraising campaign for Nak’s Market in Menlo Park

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Ken Kurose, the son of the Nak’s Market founding owners, Sam and Ikie, is staging a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo to save — and potentially expand the scope of — the distinct market in downtown Menlo Park known for its Asian and Dutch products. Explains Ken on the fundraising page: “Our existing very small Menlo Park location has achieved consistent […]

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