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Post image for Peninsula College Fund hosts community engagement breakfast on Oct. 28 The Peninsula College Fund is holding a community engagement breakfast at the Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton, on Tuesday, October 28, from 7:30 to 9:00 am. Peninsula College Fund, founded by Menlo Park resident Charles Schmuck, is a local non-profit dedicated to assisting low-income, first generation college students from the Mid-Peninsula in their quest to graduate and helping them achieve their educational and career goals. To date, 116 students have received assistance and 92% of them have graduated or are working towards their degree. The breakfast is an opportunity to learn more about PCF with first-hand accounts from Jessica Esquivel, a senior at Santa Clara University and Luis Pimentel, a 2012 graduate of UC Santa Cruz. In addition, the key-note speaker is Laura Martinez (pictured), the Mayor of the City of East Palo Alto. She will speak on the topic, “How Can We Level the Academic Playing Field?” The breakfast is free, and open to anyone interested in the work PCF is doing to help change the course of lives for students in our community. Advance reservations are required. RSVP to Karen Canty, kvscanty@comcast.net.

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Bark for Life at Holbrook Palmer Park on October 25

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Register today for Bark for Life Halloween, a charitable event taking place Saturday, October 25 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, benefiting Relay for Life of Menlo Park and Palo Alto. The event celebrates canines and their caregiving qualities and takes place at Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton. We welcome dog owners, their lovable furry […]

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Survivor Carissa Phelps is one of the featured speakers at Trinity Church program on human trafficking

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When she was 12 years old, Carissa Phelps was trafficked. She tells that story in her book Runaway Girl. Today, armed with a PhD and MBA from UCLA, she works to provide career development and employment opportunities for runaways and former runaways through the organization of the same name. On November 1st,  she will bring her story […]

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Peninsula Volunteers presents sixth annual Baubles Bangles and Bags on Nov. 3

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Over 150 beautiful new, gently used, and premier designer handbags will be available at Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.’s sixth annual Baubles Bangles and Bags luncheon to be held on November 3, 2014 at the Menlo Circus Club. An entertaining presentation on fashion by Babette Pinsky of Oakland (pictured) with boutiques across the country including, San Francisco, […]

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Peter Draeger talks about the family grocery business – and his participation in Walk to Cure Diabetes

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Ask Peter Draeger about his involvement in the three-generation family business, Draeger’s Market, and he’ll admit to surprise at his current role. “I always figured my older brothers would go into the business, that there wouldn’t be a place for me,” he said. “I majored in finance at Santa Clara and went into banking after […]

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Dine Out for Meals on Wheels at local restaurants on Oct. 14

What could be easier than feeding hungry seniors by going to eat? Visit a participating restaurant on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties and they will donate a percentage of the day’s sales to support Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.’s Meals on Wheels program and feed local […]

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Naomi Zamir displays quilts at Café Zoë to raise awareness about the Day Worker Center of Mountain View

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One thing Willows neighborhood resident Naomi Zamir wants to make very clear to her interviewer: “The story is not about me.” We were visiting with Naomi at Café Zoë, where quilts she created in partnership with people who had come seeking jobs at the Day Worker Center of Mountain View are on display. “The most important thing about […]

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Pancake Breakfast at Menlo Park fire station raises $9,000 for Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation

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Over 800 people attended the perennially popular Pancake Breakfast at the Menlo Park Fire District Headquarters last Saturday (Oct. 4). The event, co-sponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP), the Menlo Park Fire District, the Stanford Park Hotel, and the Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar, raised $9,000 for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. […]

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Julie Brody practices yoga at the 6th annual Ride and Yoga for Ravenswood

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Update: Over 150 people participated in the ride or yoga, helping raise $44,000 to support prenatal and postpartum mental health services for mothers at the Ravenswood Family HealthCenter and provide car seats and other baby essentials. The 6th annual Ravenswood Ride benefiting the Ravenswood Family Health Center was held today, giving cyclists a choice of […]

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Shop.MPAEF.org launches: An easy way to shop and earn money for the Menlo Park City School District

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Shop.MPAEF.org is a free online shopping portal that allows shoppers to earn up to 10% of the purchase total for the Menlo Park City School District. From Amazon to Nordstrom, from Sports Authority to Diapers.com, the current list of more than 80 participating merchants will also include local Menlo Park businesses. “The site is super […]

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Spotted: Canaries on bicycles pedaling through Menlo Park

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If you thought you spied winged beings riding bikes along the Alameda through Menlo Park this morning, you weren’t mistaken. Some of the cyclists who participated The Canary Challenge, which raised money for the Canary Foundation, did add wings to their backs. In the case of the man pictured above, those wings helped pull his  daughter […]

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