Hangouts

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Another community poetry evening at  Cafe Zoë in Menlo Park featuring San Mateo County Poet Laureate Lisa Rosenberg and Kalamu Chaché is scheduled for  Thursday, July 12, 7:00-9:00 pm.
Poets of all ages and styles are invited to share original work, or favorite poems by other poets, or just come to listen and enjoy the cafe’s menu offerings. There well be a sign-up sheet by the door.
Additional poets nights run through November.

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Coffebar is a welcome addition on Chestnut St. in downtown Menlo Park

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Editor’s note: We welcome a new InMenlo contributor, Bita Arabian. The Menlo Park resident is a health coach for Kurbo Health where she teaches kids, families, and teens to make good choices around food, and to plan out daily exercise. She also writes a  healthy recipes food blog called OvenHug.  In her free time she dances for exercise and […]

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Single buyer emerges victorious in Alpine Inn bidding war

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Lucy Neely sent this email today with latest new of the who appears to be winning entry in efforts to buy the Alpine Inn aka Zott’s: “It is with both a light heart and great joy that I share good news: a single buyer has emerged victorious in the poker game, and Portola Valley Community […]

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Café Zoë is celebrates its 10th anniversary today

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Café Zoë is celebrating its 10th anniversary today, Tuesday, June 19, and the InMenlo team swung by in time for a champagne toast. The Café — its people and events — has been featured at least four dozen times over the years on InMenlo, which launched just a year later in the summer of 2009. […]

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Cafe Zoë is inviting locals to wear orange on June 2

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From Cafe Zoë: “This isn’t political. It’s for the kids. We will be wearing orange and decorating the cafe in orange (beyond the usual amount you see in the logo) to honor the lives lost to gun violence. We hope for a better tomorrow.” The Cafe will be open on Saturday, June 2, from 8:00 […]

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Momentum builds in effort to buy Alpine Inn (aka Rossotti’s) with a initial deadline of May 31

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After three community meetings led by Lucy Neely under the auspices of the Portola Valley Community Roadhouse, LLC, the opportunity for locals to buy the historical Alpine Inn Beer Garden — aka Rossotti’s — is moving forward quickly. At last week’s meetings, Lucy talked about the “emotional and historical importance” Zott’s has to the community and […]

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Matt Weil photographs the Bay Bridge from the same vantage point of 85 years ago

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It is a homecoming of sorts for civil engineer and serious amateur photographer Matt Weil whose photography show, “The Bay Bridge: An Engineer’s Perspective,” is on display at Cafe Borrone. Matt grew up in Menlo Park and would wander into Cafe Borrone walking home from Menlo-Atherton High School. “I remember seeing the different art on the […]

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The door slams shut one last time on the Oasis

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The booths and tables at the Oasis Beer Garden in Menlo Park are as lonely the sole pint of beer pictured above, and unlikely to be filled again. We learned today that Dan Beltramo, the building’s property owner, does not intend to bring back the Oasis in the near future. Emails Menlo Park City Councilman […]

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Spotted: M-A alums at The Oasis

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Four M-A classmates – left to right, Cynthia, Dennis, Alice, Linda (behind Alice) -stopped by the Oasis shortly after it opened today, and who did they run into but Shirley (far right), who was a year behind them. She’d come for a final goodbye from across the Bay. Alice and Linda shared their first legal […]

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FairVote & Nirvana – all in one afternoon at Cafe Zoë on March 10

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Cafe Zoë and FairVote California are hosting an event on Saturday, March 10 at 2:30 pm to give the community a chance to learn more about Ranked Choice Voting, featuring FairVote Board Chair Krist Novoselic and Executive Director Rob Richie. FairVote California (FVCA) is a project of FairVote, which advocates for electoral reforms that give voters greater […]

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Oasis may be saved yet – here’s the latest

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Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller has been in conversation with both the Tougas family (operators of the Oasis) and the Beltramo family (owners of the building) and late this afternoon sent an email to City Manager Alex McIntyre and City Attorney Bill McClure saying that he is “cautiously optimistic the pieces are coming […]

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