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The Woodside High School Foundation is raising money through an online auction from April 22 at 9:00 am until April 27 at 8:00 pm.  Featured are fantastic getaways, fun parties, , dining, sports events, wine, home and garden, personal services, just to name a few.

Many special gift items to choose from, including a luxury vacation getaway at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, great seats for four at the Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour 2017, your own Harley Farms “Farm to Table” dinner for 20 guests, and so much more.

Be the first bidder on any (or many) online auction items, and you will be entered to win a pair of Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones. Proceeds benefits educational programs at Woodside High School.

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Registration is open for the 12th annual Big Bear Run

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The 12th annual Big Bear Run at M-A will be held on Sunday, May, 7, 2017. Hosted by the M-A Athletic Boosters, the event benefits the school’s sports programs. The professionally timed, marked course begins at 9:00 am sharp at the Menlo-Atherton High School Gym lot on Ringwood and weaves through flat Lindenwood, ending on Coach Parks Field with a track […]

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Yep – that was rain you heard during the night

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Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: ” Another .1″ during the night. Now at 34.4″ season-to-date. This will be quickly forgotten as the sky is clearing and the birds are chirping. I am curious when my final report will be.” Looking ahead, no rain is forecast until a week from today. But that could change. Hang […]

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Glenwood Avenue closed at railroad tracks from 8:00 pm on April 21 to 4:00 am on April 24

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The railroad grade crossing at Glenwood Avenue in Menlo Park will be closed over one weekend for track maintenance work. The closure will be from Friday, April 21, at 8:00 pm until Monday, April 24, at 4:00 am. Vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic will not be able to cross the tracks  During the closure, Caltrain […]

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More April showers make for more pretty flowers

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Yep, the rain keeps coming, but more in the form of off again/on again showers. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “.3″ from late yesterday afternoon through 8:00 am this morning, bringing our season-to-date total to 34.3.” And it was just about 8:00 that the skies opened up again! The rose was photographed on a walk […]

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Steven D. McCulley named new Atherton Chief of Police

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The Town of Atherton selected Steven D. McCulley as its new Chief of Police following a recruitment process that yielded over 30 applicants and included interviews with four separate community panels and one peer panel plus a second day interview with the City Manager, the Mayor and the Vice Mayor. Chief McCulley was born in Spokane, […]

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Easter is less soggy in Menlo Park than other parts of Bay Area

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How the rainy weather affected your Easter plans depended on where you were celebrating in the Bay Area. This reporter spent the morning to early afternoon just on the other side of the Caldecott tunnel where it alternated between heavy mist and drenching downpours. But here in Menlo drier conditions prevailed, with InMenlo weather watcher Bill […]

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Serious vehicle accident closes Sand Hill Road Easter morning

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A vehicle slammed into a tree with a victim trapped inside the car just east of the entrance to the Stanford Linear Accelerator located at 2450 Sandhill Road in Menlo Park around 4:30 this morning. Menlo Engine 4 arrived on the scene at 4:35 am and reported that the motor compartment was on fire and a male […]

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Menlo Park calls upon federal court to block Trump executive order that strips city of federal funds

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Today, a Northern California federal judge will consider a motion asking the court to place a nationwide preliminary injunction on President Trump’s unconstitutional executive order that threatens to take away all federal funding to cities and counties deemed as “sanctuary” jurisdictions, according to a press release issued by the City of Menlo Park. The hearing […]

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These spring flowers are blooming brightly thanks to all the rain

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Walking to the Stanford Shopping Center along Bay Laurel this week, it was impossible to ignore the abundance of blooms. We checked in with Menlo Park resident Kathy Brenzel, who served as Sunset’s garden editor for many years when the magazine was in Menlo Park. She emailed: “[All] this rain has done wonders for home gardens. My […]

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Menlo Spark celebrates second anniversary, Menlo Green Challenge continues

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Diane Bailey, Executive Director of Menlo Spark, reminded us that the non-profit just celebrated its second anniversary and that people who take the Menlo Green Challenge, an online climate action tool to help you find out your carbon footprint and take actions, might win an electric bike or scooter. She emails: “Carpooling and swapping out old […]

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