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The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP) is hosting Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian to present his popular “13 Tips for Successful Advocacy” talk on October 18, from 7:00-8:30 pm at the City Council Chambers in Menlo Park. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending can RSVP online.

“13 Tips” is a lively, interactive presentation that Simitian has given to leadership groups, nonprofits, and community activists for many years.

“Having served as an elected official at various levels of state and local government, I’ve had a chance to see what works, and what doesn’t,” Simitian said. “My hope is that anyone who wants to be a more effective advocate – particularly in the governmental arena – will find this a useful opportunity. Making change is difficult, but it can be done if you know how to be a successful advocate. My focus is on practical tips that folks can use the minute they walk out the door.”

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Firemen flipping pancakes bring out the smiles this morning in Menlo Park

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It may have been chilly early this morning in Menlo Park — yes, mid-40s! — but that didn’t diminish the fun and excitement of the annual pancake breakfast held at the Menlo Park First District headquarters on Middlefield Road. 18-old-month old Dylan (top) took in the scene from the bumper of a fire truck while […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announces September speakers

A returning veteran, an author, and directors of two non-profit services will speak at Menlo Park Kiwanis Club meetings in September. September 5 Paul Limson served six years in the U.S. Navy as a medic. Since his discharge he has embarked on a four-year college degree in medical sciences and is currently in his second […]

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Jerod Haase talks to Menlo Park Kiwanis about what’s ahead for Stanford men’s basketball

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Stanford men’s basketball coach Jerod Haase wanted to play for Stanford while growing up in South Lake Tahoe, but attended the University of California before transferring to the University of Kansas, playing for coach Roy Williams. Jerod highlighted Stanford’s upcoming men’s basketball season for the audience at the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club’s luncheon earlier this […]

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Register now for Tour de Menlo scheduled for Saturday, August 19

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The Tour de Menlo offers three Peninsula routes for cyclists of all abilities. Riders have their choice of 65-, 46- and 35-mile routes, all well-marked and beginning at Menlo-Atherton High School on Saturday, August 19. After taking different routes initially, all riders eventually will head south on Stevens Canyon Road to the final rest stop at […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club hosts WWII veteran on July 18

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World War II veteran Army Sergeant Roy Billings (left) and his son Mike Billings traveled to Washington DC in May to visit the WWII memorial along with other veterans — all thanks to the efforts of Honor Flight Bay Area. Sergeant Billings will relate his wartime experiences and organization leader Connie Johnson will tell the […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club awards $55,000 in scholarships to Menlo-Atherton High School seniors

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Eight outstanding Menlo-Atherton High School seniors received scholarships at the Kiwanis Club’s annual scholarship luncheon, Tuesday, May 23, at the Allied Arts Guild. This year’s scholarship awards totaled more than $55,000, up from $41,000 last year. More than $1.1 million has been awarded to local students during the lifetime of the Club’s scholarship program. “There are […]

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Jim Plunkett is keynote speaker at Rotary Club lunch on May 22

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Jim Plunkett former professional quarterback and two time Super Bowl winner will be the keynote speaker at the May 22, 2017 Rotary Club of Menlo Park’s annual Scholastic Awards Ceremony. Approximately 120 high school students from four high schools (Menlo Atherton, Eastside College Prep, Sacred Heart and Menlo) will be acknowledged for excellence in a […]

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Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula hosts historic Barron-Latham-Hopkins Gatehouse tours

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The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP) is opening up the historic Barron-Latham-Hopkins Gatehouse to the public for tours on Saturday, May 13. The Gatehouse is the oldest existing structure in Menlo Park and the last surviving gatehouse in the state of California. The Gatehouse is one of only three buildings in Menlo Park […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announces speaker line up for May – visitors are welcome!

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club meets Tuesdays from noon to 1:15 pm at the Allied Arts Guild, presenting a variety of programs and speakers at its luncheons each month. On May 23rd, the Club will award its annual scholarships to Menlo-Atherton High School’s graduating seniors. Here are the programs for May. Visitors are invited to attend. May 2—Andy […]

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Rotary Connects presents talk on water supply and the drought on May 3

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“Water supply and the drought: where we are going” is the topic of a talk as part of the Rotary Club of Menlo Park’s Rotary Connects program. It will take place on Wednesday, May 3, 5:00 to 7:30 pm at the Pacific Union Real Estate, 1706 El Camino Real, Suite 220, Menlo Park. The community is invited to […]

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