Politics

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Nine youth from Trinity Church in Menlo Park have been in Washington, DC, this past week on a mission trip that focused on homelessness. This morning they met with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo at her office on Capital Hill. The wrote on Facebook: “We appreciated your ear for our questions and concerns as well as providing us with so much knowledge and information about things happening in Congress.”

Photo courtesy of Trinity Church Youth Group

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Spotted: Sean Spicer hiding in the bushes in Menlo Park

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One Menlo Park homeowner on Altschul near Avy is having some fun with the Sean Spicer hiding-in-the-bushes story. To refresh: After President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the president’s press secretary hid in the bushes and only emerged to talk to journalists in the near dark. The Washington Post later clarified that Spicer was “huddled […]

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Menlo College Provost Terri Givens brings her knowledge of immigration policy to the classroom – and to Kepler’s

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Dr. Terri Givens, Provost of Menlo College, is back where her undergraduate education began. She attended Stanford where she ran track for two years, studied international security and arms control under Condoleeza Rice, and graduated in 1987 with a degree in international relations. “To be living back here is a dream for me,” said the […]

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Inauguration Day protests come to Menlo Park with people lining El Camino Real

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In a “sidewalk protest” that was spearheaded by the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo (UUSM), a couple hundred people lined El Camino in Menlo Park from noon to 1:00 pm today with most clustered in front of the Menlo Center. Those who arrived on time were blessed with sunshine between rain and thunderstorms. Those who stayed […]

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KGO radio host John Rothmann talks about “the ones who got away” on January 8

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Political analyst John Rothmanan’s topic will focus on defeated Presidential candidates and their impact on parties, politics, and policy. As John will explain, in many cases, the lives and contributions of the losers are often as interesting as those of the winners. The talk takes place on Sunday, January 8, at 11:00 am in the Menlo […]

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M-A junior Holly Newman heads to D.C. to serve in the Senate Page Program

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While the rest of her classmates at Menlo-Atherton High School are walking the halls of campus this winter and spring, junior Holly Newman will be walking the halls of Congress. Nominated by Senator Diane Feinstein, Holly is one of only 30 high school juniors in the country who will be taking part in the Senate Page […]

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M-A students march in protest to Trump’s election

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Early Monday afternoon, about 1,000 students from Menlo-Atherton High school left campus and marched through Menlo Park and Atherton to protest Donald Trump’s election as the next President of the United States. While most of the students chose a route along Middlefield and Oak Grove, a smaller number of students marched to Palo Alto. An […]

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Spotted: Portola Valley artist Drue Kataoka proclaiming “Now Is the Time” at Hillary fundraiser

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Portola Valley artist Drue Kataoka, who graduated from Sacred Heart Prep before attending Stanford, came dressed Wednesday afternoon for a local fundraising lunch for Hillary Clinton as she did at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. She explained:  “I created this  artwork [pointing to her t-shirt)] that celebrates the 240-year journey towards electing our first […]

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Guest opinion: The practice of hate – and what we can do about it

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Editor’s note: The Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett, who is rector at Trinity Church in Menlo Park, posted this on his personal blog. We thought his observations could benefit from an additional audience. I have never in my life known a time when hatred has been so acceptable. I cannot remember a time when politics and hatred have had […]

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League of Women Voters holds local candidate forums

The League of Women Voters of South San Mateo has scheduled a series of candidate forums and information meetings discussing the pros and cons about ballot measures in the November 6 general election.  All are free public meetings. These forums are an excellent opportunity to meet the candidates and become familiar with the issues in […]

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Spotted: Assemblyman meets fisherman at Menlo Park Farmer’s Market

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Assemblyman Rich Gordon (D-Menlo Park) held sidewalk office hours Sunday morning at the Menlo Park Farmer’s Market. He was greeted there by long time market vendor, fisherman Pietro Parravano. Gordon spent 90 minutes talking with constituents. Photo by Irene Searles

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