Nonprofit organizations

LifeMoves breakfast sold out but additional donations will be matched

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The LifeMoves benefit breakfast on Thursday, Move It Forward, is sold out, but CEO Bruce Ives emails that you can still participate by leveraging the Matching Fund that has been established by the Sobrato Family Foundation. Writes Bruce about the work of the Menlo Park-based organization: “As you know, our mission is to return homeless […]

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Peninsula Volunteers celebrate 70th anniversary – and it all started with Little House

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In 1947,  a group of forward-thinking women incorporated Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., and with that action started an organization that continues to serve the needs of seniors on the San Francisco Peninsula to this day. To honor this milestone, the organization is taking a look back through the seven decades of its history, and looking forward […]

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Lily Liu Guzheng benefit concert for Neighbors Abroad set for October 7

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A special event featuring a mixture of Western and Eastern culture through musical performances on the Guzheng (an ancient Chinese instrument with over 2,500 years of history), piano, violin, and flute, as well as demonstrations of Tai Chi and dance, will take place on the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on October 7 at 7:00 pm. […]

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Filoli makes changes in visitor access, staffing and volunteer training as it looks to the future

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This year, under new leadership, Filoli has expanded hours of operation and the community response was very positive. “We have experienced nearly a 30% increase in attendance just by opening our doors more widely,” said Kara Newport, Chief Executive Officer at Filoli, who was brought on board just a year ago. Filoli is now exploring […]

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Facebook switches to 100% renewable energy through Peninsula Clean Energy’s ECO100 option

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Facebook switched all electric accounts at its Menlo Park headquarters to Peninsula Clean Energy’s ECO100 option, making Facebook the largest participant in Peninsula Clean Energy’s 100% renewable energy option. “Facebook is committed to being a good neighbor and that includes reducing its potential impact on the environment,” said Lauren Swezey, Facebook Sustainability and Community Outreach […]

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First hand report on Mexico City earthquake by Dr. Janise Rodgers of Menlo Park-based GeoHazards International

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Editor’s note: We interviewed Brian Tucker of Menlo Park-based GeoHazards International a couple of years ago about the risk of earthquakes in populated areas of developing countries. Yesterday he reported the experience of the organization’s COO during Tuesday’s earthquake near Mexico City. Emails Brian: “As a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico City, Dr. Janise Rodgers, […]

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Teens & young adults invited to SafeSpace launch party on Sept. 16

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This Saturday, September 16, youth and young adults (12-26) are invited to the free SafeSpace Center Launch Party from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at 1162 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. There will be music, food, a selfie wall, a mural wall, and a raffle with lots of prizes (including an Apple watch). SafeSpace is […]

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3rd Annual Tuolumne River Film Festival set for Sept. 17

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The 3rd Annual Tuolumne River Film Festival will take place at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on September 17 starting at 6:30 pm. This year’s festival will feature short films from the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, live music, and an ice cream social courtesy of Three Twins Ice Cream. Tickets can be purchased online […]

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Atherton resident Howard Slayen honored by Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

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At its 12th Annual Golf Classic earlier this month, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley honored Atherton resident and current Board Member Howard Slayen with the Walter “Skip” Shaw Inspiration Award for his philanthropic work in the community. For over a decade, Howard’s passion for helping foster youth, combined with his strong analytical skills, has provided […]

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Valpo Fun Run set for Sunday, September 17

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Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep are hosting the fourth annual Valpo Fun Run, a 5k community run through the streets of Atherton, on September 17th at 9:00 am at Menlo School. All net proceeds will go towards Peninsula Bridge which transforms the lives of motivated, low income students by preparing and supporting them for […]

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Drive to Adopt a Teacher in the Ravenswood School District is underway

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Menlo Park resident Carolyn Bowsher, who has been active as a volunteer for the Menlo Park city schools and the MPAEF, emailed InMenlo: “Now that my kids are teenagers, I am volunteering for the Menlo Park schools on the other side of town in the Ravenswood City School District. The need is great for volunteers […]

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