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Menlo Chevron owner John Conway (left) and General Manager of the service station, John Polenta, were among the participants at the 20th annual Sacred Heart Prep Golf Tournament held last Monday (4/16) at the Stanford University Golf Course.

Menlo Park resident and event organizer Bob Budelli has been instrumental in the growth and success of this tournament.

When asked why he started this event, his response was to “pay back what athletics did for him.” Bob coached  at Sacred Heart Prep for 12 years, followed by 3 years at Palo Alto High School and is currently still involved in coaching at Menlo School.

The tournament had approximately 130 players, men and women, that competed for numerous prizes, played some challenging golf, ate some fine food, and enjoyed the fellowship of SHP athletics supporters.

Money raised from raffle tickets and sales of “mulligans” supported an identified ALS charity.

Photo by Dennis Nugent (c) 2018

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Menlo Park celebrates Earth Day in numerous ways and places, thanks to Menlo Spark

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Menlo Spark is doing some fun events this week in Menlo Park for earth day. Last Tuesday, we helped students at Oak Knoll Elementary School make pledges for one thing they’ll do for Earth Day this year, posting those pledges, making a paper tree (below left).  Oak Knoll faculty and parent volunteers have done an […]

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Spotted: Aladdin Jr. being performed by La Entrada School students

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For the school’s spring musical, La Entrada is performing Aladdin Jr. There’s a performance tonight (Friday, April 20) at 7:00 pm at Hillview Middle School (corner of Santa Cruz Avenue and Elder) in Menlo Park. Fun for the entire family. Tickets are available at the door or online. Photo by Laura Hamilton (c) 2028

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Teen mental health is the topic of community event in Menlo Park on April 22

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“Unmasking Teen Mental Health” is the topic of a community event on April 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Trinity Church in Menlo Park. “About a year ago, I received an email from a fellow youth minister who was forwarding an email from a school that concerned the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, which […]

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Two Menlo Park public elementary schools receive accolades

Encinal Elementary School is among the honorees of this year’s California Distinguished Schools Award from the California Department of Education This recognition caps off an exciting year the school was recognized as a county leader in raising the achievement for all students. Encinal is a previous winner of the California Distinguished School, National Blue Ribbon […]

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Juvenile connected to M-A lockdown interviewed again; gun recovered

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Yesterday (04/05/2018), the Atherton Police Department received additional information regarding the male juvenile who they had interviewed on Wednesday in connection with the lockdown at Menlo-Atherton High School. This new information (in the form of text messages) revealed specific threats made by the subject about a hit he was supposed to carry out on an M-A […]

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The M-A lockdown: Here’s the sequence of events according to the Atherton Police Department

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At approximately 11:30 am on April 4, the Atherton Police Department received a call from San Mateo County Public Safety Communications saying they had taken a report from a caller stating that a teenage male had posted a picture of himself with a gun on Facebook. The photograph appeared to have been taken in a […]

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Anxious parents await news with Menlo-Atherton High School on lockdown

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Update from Atherton Police Department: “As of 1:52 pm, lockdown lifted. It was confirmed that the subject police were looking for was not on campus.” We got notified by Menlo-Atherton High School parent Katharina Powers that Menlo-Atherton High School is on lockdown. She, along with other members of the M-A community received an email that […]

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Five seniors perform for final time at M-A Dance Team Show & Fundraiser

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Five seniors — Olivia Bloom, Grace Geiser, Kaley Garrett, and twins Lara and Sofia Karadogan — who have performed together on the Menlo-Atherton High School  dance team for all four years, will be dancing in their last performance at the annual M-A Dance Team Show and Fundraiser, on Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 pm at […]

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Spotted: 101st Airborne Troop visiting Encinal Elementary School in Atherton

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Last month Encinal Elementary School welcomed very special visitors from the 101st Airborne Troop as part of their Operation Eagle Visit: 50th Anniversary Celebration. Facilitated by the Atherton Police Department, who has adopted this troop, Encinal students, with librarian Denise Healy, made and sent holiday cards to the troop last December. The soldiers stopped by […]

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Spotted: Friendship tree being planted at Laurel School Upper Campus

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A drizzly Irish day was the perfect backdrop for a gathering of sister cities, friendship trees, and curious school children as a new tree was planted at the Laurel School Upper Campus earlier this month. Menlo Park Mayor Peter Ohtaki was joined by Galway Mayor Pearce Flannery, and hosted by Principal Linda Creighton and Assisstant […]

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