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Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) 23rd annual Authors Salon Luncheon returns to the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club (2900 Sand Hill Road) in Menlo Park on Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The  line up of authors include New York Times bestselling historical novelist, Margaret George, author of Elizabeth I; Ron Hansen, author of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford; Tracy Guzeman, author of The Gravity of Birds; Susan Shillinglaw, author of Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage; and moderator, Paul Goldstein, Stanford Law Professor, three-time novelist and recipient of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for his novel Havana Requiem.

Tickets for the luncheon and program are $125 each. Free parking is available. Contact Cathy Duhring at (650) 326-0665, ext. 238 for tickets or additional information.

For 66 years, Peninsula Volunteers has created and provided high quality and nurturing programs for the aging on the Peninsula. Each year Peninsula Volunteers delivers over $5 million in services, including over 130,000 hot meals to seniors and the homebound, and impacts over 4,500 households through its programs: Meals on Wheels; Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center; Rosener House Adult Day Services; and Peninsula Volunteers Properties, Inc. The latter provides 82% of the affordable senior housing in Menlo Park at Crane Place and Partridge/Kennedy Apartments.

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Second Harvest Food Bank launches Stand Up for Kids co-chaired by Sheryl Sandberg and John Donahoe

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One in three local kids is bullied by hunger. It happens every day and in every neighborhood, even in wealthy Silicon Valley. Just like facing a menacing bully, these kids never know when hunger will pay them a visit. When it does, they fear it will never leave them alone. Second Harvest Food Bank of […]

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Bestselling author Kelly Corrigan kicks off first Children’s Health Council Dots event

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In the midst of a jam-packed book tour that included interviews with The Today Show and NPR’s Anna Quindlen, national bestselling author and Bay Area mom Kelly Corrigan made a special stop in Menlo Park, sharing personal stories from her memoir and shining a light on a new volunteer opportunity with the Children’s Health Council (CHC). […]

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Masters Swimmers donate food, money to Menlo Park lunch program for seniors

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Menlo Masters swimmers recently completed the February Can-Do Challenge at Burgess Pool, with over 200 swimmers taking part in the annual challenge. Since 1995, Menlo Masters swimmers have taken February as an opportunity to re-engage after the holidays, pledging to swim as many yards as possible during the month. Starting in 2005, swimmers have been encouraged […]

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Emma Shelton is recognized with Silver Beaver Award for her years of service to the Boy Scouts

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Menlo Park resident Emma Shelton’s two sons are both grown and out of the house. But that hasn’t stopped her enthusiasm for Scouting, which started when her boys got involved with Tiger Cubs. They later joined Boy Scout Troop 206, where Emma continues as an assistant Scout Master. For her dedication, Emma is receiving the […]

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Local Girl Scouts round up supplies and send them off to City of Joy in the Congo

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On Februrary 27, a very special delivery took flight, headed to Africa on the Google Plane. Thanks to the efforts of a few local students and hundreds of donations from all over the United States, over 2600 items were en route to a community known as The City of Joy, a refuge for battered women […]

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Boy Scout Troop 206 all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast set for March 8

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Boy Scout Troop 206 is hosting its annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 8 from 8:00 am to noon in the parish hall at Trinity Church (333 Ravenswood Ave.) in Menlo Park. Cost is $5 per adult or every two children; Scouts in uniform eat free. Menu includes Formula 206 flapjacks, fresh fruit & […]

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Kundalini Yoga comes to Little House Activity Center in Menlo Park

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Amidst the jazzercise and zumba classes, a new calm has descended on the Little House Activity Center in Menlo Park — and it comes in the form of Kundalini yoga, called by practitioners “the yoga of awareness.” Typical class structure includes a 5-10 minute warm-up, 30-45 minute kriya (manifestation through movements), 5-15 minute layout, and 11-31 minutes […]

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Maasai warrior Sabore Ole Oyie shares tales of Kenya while raising money for water wells

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That he stands out walking along Middle Avenue in Menlo Park, Sabore Ole Oyie does not dispute — and it’s not just because he’s tall. A Maasai warrior, Sabore wears traditional red Maasai robes and carries a hand-made, wooden weapon, although lion encounters aren’t the risk they are in his native Kenya. Sabore is here for […]

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Menlo Park residents open Kasumisou Gallery to showcase hand-crafted products, support education

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“Profits with a purpose” is the mantra behind the new online store, Kasumisou Gallery, co-owned by Menlo Park residents Clare Warner and Mark Rosasco. Former colleagues at Citibank, the pair are using their combined skill set to offer hand-crafted products made in the U.S. and Asia. Their venture is distinctive in a number of ways. […]

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Photographer Scott R. Kline goes annually on a mission trip to Juarez, a time that stays with him heart and mind

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“You are going to Juarez? Why? Isn’t it dangerous?” This is a typical response every year when we prepare to head to Ciudad Juarez Mexico to build houses, treat sick people, and work with our sponsored students. I can’t really blame people. One doesn’t hear much positive about Juarez. But it is a great experience […]

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