Nonprofit organizations

Last tanks from Jacque Littlefield’s collection are readied for cross country journey

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A strange and startling sight is currently ensconced in an asphalt area at the junction of Sand Hill Road and Whiskey Hill Road in Woodside, causing passing drivers to do a double take. The last of the late Jacque Littlefield’s tank collection is being readied for a journey to the Collings Foundation in Massachusetts. An […]

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Local mental health non-profit SafeSpace expands services to middle schools

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Menlo Park-based nonprofit, SafeSpace, which provides mental health services to local youth, is growing, a fact that’s  bittersweet to co-founder Susan Bird. “Yes, we’re glad that we’ve been able to expand services,” she said in the living room of the cozy and comfortable SafeSpace Community Engagement Center on Oak Grove. “But it’s also sad that […]

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Windrider Bay Area Film Forum returns to the M-A Performing Arts Center for its 9th year

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The Windrider Bay Area Film Forum returns to the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center for its 9th year June 28-30 with screenings at 7:00 pm. As in the past, it will be a mixture of feature films, short films and interactive discussion. Tickets are available online. We visited with two of the Film Forum’s board members, […]

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Menlo Park family takes action on immigration policy with fundraising campaign

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Update: The Willners have now raised over $20 million of a end of June. It was the photo of a young girl at the border about to be separated from her mother that caught Menlo Park resident Charlotte Willner’s attention. She decided to take action, and along with her husband Dave and friend Malorie McGee, […]

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Kasumisou Gallery’s hand-smocked girls dress offered at pop-up store the next three Sundays

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This month Kasumisou Gallery is staging a pop-up shop offering their beautiful, hand-smocked girls’ cotton dresses for summer.  The pop-up will be on the corner of Santa Cruz Ave. and Chestnut Street from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the next three Sunday mornings (June 17 and 24 and July 1). Kasumisou Gallery is a Menlo Park […]

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Free advanced care planning workshops offered at Little House

Mission Hospice & Home Care in partnership with Peninsula Volunteers, Inc and Legal Aid Society of San Mateo is offering a series of Take Charge! workshops about advance care planning at Little House Activity Center (800 Middle Ave.) in Menlo Park. While everyone 18 or older needs to designate a healthcare advocate to speak for them […]

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Filoli kicks off the its summer season with 30th annual flower show

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Now through August 30, Filoli in Woodside is celebrating the Colors of California, which the estate kicked off with its 30th annual Flower Show last weekend. The theme was California Kaleidoscope in honor of the history and environment of California. The show featured over 80 floral displays from a range of professional exhibitors and florists, including a […]

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Spotted: Locals supporting locals at fundraiser for ALS Therapy Development Institute

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The Bay Area Corntoss Challenge may have taken place in Piedmont today but Menlo Park residents turned out to support friends they know who are battling ALS. Every dollar raised benefits ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Malea Bieslin (pictured top, second […]

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Upward Scholars celebrates its students – like Antonio Garcia – at event at Holbrook Palmer Park

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Five years ago, Menlo Park resident Antonio Garcia came to the United States from El Salvador leaving his mother and sister behind. He now works as a cook, but the 22-year-old wants to get an AA degree in business administration and then transfer to a university where he can prepare for a career in finance. […]

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5th Annual Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk set for June 2

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Santa Cruz wine will be flowing at the 5th Annual Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, June 2 in downtown Menlo Park from 2:00 to 5:30 pm with proceeds benefiting the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF). Advance tickets are available online via the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association for $49. Tickets can be purchased […]

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SafeSpace is recruiting 7th and 8th graders for Middle School Youth Advisory Board

SafeSpace is forming a new Middle School Youth Advisory Board for the 2018-19 school year and is looking for passionate rising 7th and 8th grade students from local elementary schools who are committed to promoting mental health in their schools. Program training and support begins late June at the SafeSpace Community Engagement Center in Menlo […]

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