Nonprofit organizations

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InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most volunteers for Baykeeper, which has been advocating for the health of San Francisco Bay since 1989. The organization needed photos of fish, and Robb asked Pietro Parravano, who brings fish weekly to the Menlo Park Farmers Market, how he should go about getting the photos.

Pietro suggest signing up for a trip offered by the Marine Science Institute, which is what Robb did. Here are some of what we’re calling his “fish in the palm of a hand” photos from his day on the Bay. (Note: All the fish used for instructional purposes on the trip were returned alive to the Bay.)

“The trip was a one day sampler of what’s going on in the Bay,” Robb explains. “There’s an Earth Day sampler coming up on April 22, and it’s free!”

Type of fish from top to bottom: Leopard Shark, Northern Anchobv, Staghorn Sculpin, Starry Flounder

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New Ronald McDonald House along Sand Hill Road previewed today

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The new Ronald McDonald House at Stanford (RMHS), consisting of a renovated house renamed Taube Family Center and a new building called the Arrillaga Family Center,  was previewed to the media with doors expected to open to families in June. The combined facilities will operate as one campus and will house 123 families every night, making it […]

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Kim Young works with POST to preserve and protect Peninsula lands

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Looking back, Kim Young realizes she was too young to fully appreciate the Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Program at Stanford. “I went straight into the program after graduating from Dartmouth,” she recalls. “Most of the people were older. It was a bit intimidating.” During her studies, which focused on poetry, she did meet writer and environmental activist Stegner, […]

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Ravenswood Education Foundation fundraising gala raises $600,000 to enrich school programs

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“Ten Years – Making A Difference Together” was theme of the Ravenswood Education Foundation’s fundraising gala held earlier this month. For the past 10 years, the Ravenswood Education Foundation (REF) has partnered with the Ravenswood school district to provide well-trained teachers, classroom supplies, science labs, libraries and other essential resources that make a difference in the […]

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NCL 2019 Class builds creative outdoor space at All Five pilot school in Belle Haven

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Over the past year, the 2019 Class of the Mid-Peninsula Chapter of the National Charity League took on a grant project to improve the outdoor space at a preschool in Belle Haven. Twenty two girls from six different high schools, including Menlo-Atherton, Menlo School, and Sacred Heart Prep, had served at a variety of local non-profits, […]

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Ambassadors for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital hosts Lunch & Learn fundraiser on March 15

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The Ambassadors for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is hosting its 10th annual Lunch & Learn on March 15 at the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park. The keynote speaker is Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP,  who is the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, […]

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Dr. B. J. Miller to speak in Menlo Park as part of Bay Area Cancer Connections spring benefit on March 7

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Palliative care pioneer Dr. B.J. Miller will speak at the Bay Area Cancer Connections ninth annual Spring Benefit Breakfast in Menlo Park on Tuesday, March 7. Dr. Miller is an advocate for a healthcare system that minimizes unnecessary suffering and maximizes quality of life. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San […]

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Best-selling authors team up to raise money for vital senior services on the Peninsula

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The 26th Annual Author Salon Luncheon, a fundraiser for Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI), will take place at  the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club (2900 Sand Hill Road) in Menlo Park on Sunday, March 26, 2017, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. The line up of best-­selling authors include: Award-winning journalist and author of Tangled Vines: […]

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Art in Action honors renowned LEGO® brick aArtist Nathan Sawaya at OBJECT:ART Gala on March 23

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Creator of THE ART OF THE BRICK and renowned LEGO® brick artist Nathan Sawaya, the first to utilize the toy as an art medium, has been selected to receive the Art in Action Art Visionary Award given in recognition of his work as an artist, arts education advocate and founder of Art Revolution. Menlo Park-based […]

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Menlo College faculty and students raise funds for Syrian refugees

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Menlo College Associate Professor Marianne Marar Yacobian and Menlo College students began raising funds and awareness for the Syrian refugee crisis in 2015. The war in Syria and the ban on immigration in America have increased the need for aid as the numbers of refugees from Syria surge. In response to the current climate, Dr. […]

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Peninsula Volunteers receives two grants to support its programs for older adults

Menlo Park-based non-profit Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI)  has received two grants totaling $75,000 from the Peninsula Health Care District’s (PHCD) Community Grants Program. The grant will support Meals on Wheels and Rosener House Adult Day Services, two of PVI’s programs serving seniors in San Mateo County and beyond. Meals on Wheels delivers daily hot, nutritious […]

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