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Just in: photos of Menlo Park moms who completed the Nike Women’s Half Marathon earlier today in San Francisco. They were among 25,000 participants. The overall winner was Victoria Mitchell of Waverley in a time of 1:19:49, of note as there are men in the race.

Liz Ashe and Laura Hamilton_Nike half marathonPictured top right is InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles and Kathy Oppenheimer at race end. At middle right right is Liz Ashe and InMenlo contributing photographer Laura Hamilton. Bottom: Some members of the Fleet Feet Menlo Park training group before the race started.

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Personal remembrance: A disappointed Giants fan 25 years ago today

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When I was growing up in Menlo Park, the Giants moved to San Francisco. My extended family would attend games together, and my two uncles, who both lived in the City, taught me baseball and sowed the seeds for the lifetime fan I am. Twenty five years ago today, I was still technically living in Southern […]

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Former M-A water polo players and swimmers salute Coach Bob Gaughran on his 80th birthday

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Bob Gaughran coached water polo and swimming at Menlo-Atherton High School for just seven years, ending his tenure almost 50 years ago.  So, it’s a testament to the man that three dozen or so of his former players gathered at the M-A pool yesterday on the occasion of his upcoming 80th birthday, a celebration organized […]

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Community invited to fundraising event at The Horse Park featuring various equine-related demonstrations

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Members of the community are invited to attend a special event in celebration and support of the Horse Park at Woodside. It is hoped that the event, the first public event of the 2014 capital campaign, will raise funds for necessary improvements and maintenance of the facility. It will take place at the Horse Park, […]

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Spotted: Fall color in Menlo Park

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Are other residents noticing that Fall in the form of the changing color of the leaves on Menlo Park’s liquid amber trees is early this year? In 20 plus years, we’ve witnessed the peak around Thanksgiving. And certainly not before Halloween. We’re presuming it’s drought related but if anyone has other explanations, we’re opening to […]

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Menlo-Atherton High School girls volleyball hosts community clinic on Sept. 26

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The M-A Girls Volleyball team welcomes all kids in grades 3-8 to participate in their annual community clinic fundraiser on Friday, September 26 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm at Ayers Gym, Menlo-Atherton High School. The focus will be on hitting, setting, passing, digging, blocking, serving, and ball control. The current M-A team will lead the […]

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Lacrosse coach Matt Bond talks about why he loves the sports and what it’s taught him

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Editor’s note: Matt Bonds is the director SixFifty Lacrosse as well as  the coach of the Menlo-Atherton High School lacrosse team. He is also the director of Menlo-Atherton “Grizzlies” Youth Lacrosse and has coached at the youth and high school levels in Maryland, Connecticut, England, and California since 1995. His M-A squads are two-time CIF Central Coast Section […]

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6th annual Ride & Yoga for Ravenswood scheduled for Oct. 5

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The 6th annual Ride & Yoga for Ravenswood will be held Sunday, October 5th. Proceeds support Ravenswood Family Health Center services such as prenatal and postpartum mental health care for low-income moms as well as baby essentials such as car seats. Atherton resident Julie Brody (pictured left), founder of the event has been involved with Ravenswood for the past […]

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Bike+ cycling app developed by two accomplished cyclists to capture the whole ride experience

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Between them, James Mattis and Ted Huang have logged a lot of miles atop a bicycle. James is the 2011 World Amateur Road Race Champion and  2008 US Amateur Road Race Champion. An Olympian in windsurfing, Ted is the former team manager  for the Webcor Pro Cycling Team and former board member of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition […]

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M-A announces its new Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

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Menlo-Atherton High School announced its newest inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame on Wednesday. They are: Greg Camarillo (class of 1999): four-year letterman in football who also played basketball; went on to the NFL Kelly Eaton (class of 2006): swimmer and water polo player, earning MVP owners Connie and Owen Hawkins (1989-93): founders of […]

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5th grader Shay Patel is raising money to fund basketball equipment for low-income kids

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When Menlo Park resident Shay Patel starts back to school today, he’s hoping that it will be an occasion to celebrate. About a month ago, the 5th grader at Phillips Brooks started a crowdfunding campaign to bring athletic equipment to 60 low-income kids involved in after school basketball at the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula. With […]

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