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The Summer Concert Series at Fremont Park in downtown Menlo Park features a variety of musical styles from jazz to country to hits of today and yesterday. Bring your picnic blanket and dinner, and of course there is always room for dancing. The weekly series begins on June 14 with the last concert on August 9. No concert on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The music starts at 6:30 and ends at 8:00 pm.

– 6/14/17 The Sun Kings, Beatles Tribute
– 6/21/17 Flashback, Retro Dance
– 6/28/17 California Groove, Top 40 Dance
– 7/12/17 Tom Rigney and Flambeau Cajun,  Zydeco / Blues
– 7/19/17 Freddy Clarke & Wobbly World, World Fusion
– 7/26/17 Jessica Johnson, Jazz Vocal
– 8/2/17 E-Ticket Band, Classic Rock
– 8/9/17 Aja Vu,  Steely Dan Tribute

Photo by Laura Hamilton from 2011 summer concert series

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Drug bust on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park

On May 23, 2017, the Menlo Park Police Special Investigations Unit (SIU) was made aware through community complaints that subjects on the 600 block of Santa Cruz Avenue were selling marijuana. SIU utilized an undercover Menlo Park Police Officer who posed as a prospective buyer. During the operation, the undercover officer made contact with a […]

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FedEx contract employee arrested for three residential burglaries in Menlo Park and Atherton

The Menlo Park Police Department today (5/23) arrested 57-year-old Hayward resident, Kevin Baker, as a suspect in residential burglaries at one residence in Menlo Park and two in Atherton. Baker was booked into the San Mateo County jail on three counts of residential burglary. This arrest was the direct result of a collaborative investigative effort by […]

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Stanford Park Hotel launches “Music on the Patio”

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“Music on the Patio” features free, live, al fresco music at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 to 9:00 pm with a variety of entertainment. Local artists like Jimmy Ashley (pictured), Tom Duarte (Father’s Day), Lily Holbrook, Dave […]

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Jim Plunkett is keynote speaker at Rotary Club lunch on May 22

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Jim Plunkett former professional quarterback and two time Super Bowl winner will be the keynote speaker at the May 22, 2017 Rotary Club of Menlo Park’s annual Scholastic Awards Ceremony. Approximately 120 high school students from four high schools (Menlo Atherton, Eastside College Prep, Sacred Heart and Menlo) will be acknowledged for excellence in a […]

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Three graduating seniors awarded Atherton Police Activities League scholarships

The Atherton Police Activities League (PAL) is a charitable organization (501(c)(3) in Atherton that builds partnerships amongst the community, youth, and the police through support of educational opportunities (scholarships), recreational activities and outreach programs. The PAL works in partnership with the Police Department each year to identify local students that are eligible to apply as […]

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Trying out the new sidewalk from Arbor to Olive on Santa Cruz Avenue

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The 6-foot sidewalk on the south side of Santa Cruz Avenue is open for business. Alongside is a bike path, clearly separated, making for a total area of about 10 feet. Also new is a turning lane between the east and west bound traffic lanes. Construction has begun on the sidewalk on the north side of […]

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Facebook adds festivals to its summer line up beginning May 13

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Facebook is hosting five festivals on its campus starting May 13 that are free and open to the public. These are in lieu of the Facebook Farmers Markets, which will return with a twist to better support Belle Haven and East Palo Alto, most likely in June, according to a Facebook spokesperson. Last year Facebook hosted 25 […]

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Rents in Menlo Park remain in the stratosphere

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Menlo posted an average rent of $3,700 in April, according to the latest research by RENTCafé. “It edges out cities like San Francisco or San Mateo, where rents average $3,355 and $3030, respectively,” emails RENTCafé spokesperson Adrian Rosenberg. “Unfortunately for local renters, the prices in Menlo are on the upswing. Average rents have seen a […]

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Atherton shed fire quickly extinguished, causes estimated $6,000 damage

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Menlo Park Fire District personnel responded to a reported explosion and building fire at 3.50 am on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. on Holbrook Lane in the Town of Atherton. Fire Captain Roy Trester on Menlo Engine 5 arrived on-scene at 3:53 am and reported a detached shed fire that was located behind the home’s garage. The 10 foot […]

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Menlo Park tops population growth chart among Bay Area cities

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Menlo Park grew more than any other city in the Bay Area, according to a report issued by the state Department of Finance. Its population went from 33,807 in January 2016 to 35,670 in January 2017. The 5.5% increase resulted from multi-family housing development, the report said. Pictured is a Elan Menlo Park, a 146-unit apartment […]

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