Faces of Atherton

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Two local guys we’ve covered before, Jack Mosbacher and Rooney Pitchford, are playing at Slims in San Francisco on March 16. Jack went to Menlo School and Stanford; Rooney to Sacred Heart Prep and Stanford.

We talked to Jack in 2012 when he was working for his mentor Larry Diamond as a research assistant and covered Rooney when he released his first album in 2016.

Note: Slim’s is an all ages venue with dinner before the show an option.

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Protecting memories though digitization is promise of start up, The Cloud Life

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There are some things that are just too precious to go up in smoke. Such was the realization of Anna Morris (right) and Brittany Messmer. Following the tragic natural disasters in 2017, they kept hearing from people they knew who were affected about how most things are replaceable, but photos and other precious memories are not. So, they decided […]

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For Ted Robinson, becoming a sports announcer was always number one priority

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Editor’s note: It was great to hear Atherton resident Ted Robinson’s commentary during the short track speed skating competition at this year’s Winter Olympics. Given that this is the 11th Olympics that he’s had announcing responsibilities, we thought it would be good to rerun an interview we had with Ted back in 2012 where he […]

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Photographer Annie Barnett captures beach scenes – and more – in exhibit on display at A.Space

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For the past 20 years, Atherton resident Annie Barnett has focused her photography business on portraits of families, mostly shot on location — and often in black and white. So the current exhibit of her photographs at A.Space in downtown Menlo Park is a departure. Titled “Water,” it features not only beach scenes but objects […]

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Basketball court named in honor of long-time Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Pam Wimberly

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Friday evening (2/2) the basketball court in Menlo Atherton High School’s Ayers Gym was named Wimberly Court in honor of long-time, outstanding girls basketball coach, Pam Wimberly. “Coach Wimberly’s contributions to the M-A girls basketball program and M-A overall these past 50 years are immeasurable,” said M-A co-Athletic Director Steven Kryger.  “She has had a […]

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Birthday celebrations with Atherton roots abundant at Harry’s Hofbrau Tuesday night

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Actuarily speaking, “the longer you live, the longer you’ll live.” Lou Matis, who has lived in Atherton for the past 47 years, is case in point. We thought we were celebrating something special when we attended Lou’s 100th birthday at Harry’s Hofbrau four years ago. But here we were again Tuesday night (Jan. 30) when […]

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Women from Menlo Park and Atherton take part in variety of Bay Area Women’s Marches

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Marchers that numbered in the ten thousands across a variety of Bay Area locations took part in the Women’s March today, a year after the inaugural event. The issue remained the same: opposition to Trump and his policies. But did the fact that sun greeted marchers rather than the rain of last year mean good […]

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Newest tool in Sheri Sobrato Brisson’s Digging Deep Project is mobile game, Shadow’s Edge

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We first interviewed Atherton resident Sheri Sobrato Brisson when she had just published her journaling book for ill children, Digging Deep, now out of print after 35,000 copies were distributed. We returned to talk to her about the just released, free mobile game, Shadow’s Edge, the latest Digging Deep Project tool.  “I was really forced […]

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Menlo-Atherton High School senior Cameron Bozdog achieves top ACT score

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Cameron Bozdog, a senior at Menlo-Atherton High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high graduating class of 2016, only 2,235 out of nearly 2.1 million graduates who take the ACT […]

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Steve Westly focuses on clean technology while continuing to eye another run for elective office

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If you want to know what Atherton resident Steve Westly thinks about various issues of the day, his thoughts are easy to find online — both through his Menlo Park-based venture capital firm, which focuses on clean technology, and elsewhere. You can even hear him in person this coming Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 pm […]

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Atherton resident Howard Slayen honored by Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

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At its 12th Annual Golf Classic earlier this month, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley honored Atherton resident and current Board Member Howard Slayen with the Walter “Skip” Shaw Inspiration Award for his philanthropic work in the community. For over a decade, Howard’s passion for helping foster youth, combined with his strong analytical skills, has provided […]

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