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Lisa Burnett and Stanley at Sonoma Horse Show

Ribbons on StanleyThe people who take Pilates from Menlo Park resident Lisa Burnett know that she is also a devoted equestrian.

This past weekend she teamed with her trainers’ medium-sized pony, Stanley, as entrants in the Sonoma Horse Show.

She emails: “I train at Strideway Barn in Portola Valley, owned by Nancy Hey and assistant trainer Erin Peterson [pictured above with Lisa and Stanley]. Nancy has wonderful school ponies and horses to teach ages six and up.

“Stan is a love and so smart and cute. We had a very successful couple of days, reliving my childhood. First day we got reserve champion in long stirrup hunters and won the Outreach medal. Next day we won both Equitation over fences classes, and placed 2nd in equitation on the flat. And we won champion overall!

“Each class is a mini performance that lasts two minutes. Nerves run high with lots of adrenaline. You try to keep an even pace and make nice turns. It’s very challenging. We kept it together and didn’t make too many mistakes. It was wonderful.”

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Menlo Park Legends baseball team is looking for local host families

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David Klein, M-A grad and founder/general manager of the Menlo Park Legends sent us this email: “The Menlo Park Legends collegiate summer baseball team is looking for a few more families to host our out- of-area players. “All of our student-athletes are fantastic young men who make great role models and incredible additions to any […]

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Menlo Park resident Teddy Silano participates in both 49ers and Raiders local Pro Day

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As college seniors around the nation turn their eyes to their caps and gowns, Matt “Teddy” Silano, who grew up in Menlo Park and played football for the Saint Francis Lancers and then played at Colorado Mesa for four years, had three very unexpected invitations as the school year drew to a close. This past January, the 6’8”, 317-pound […]

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AYSO Region 109 soccer registration begins on May 1

The registration process is starting for new and returning soccer players in AYSO region 109, serving Menlo Park and Atherton. All players born between August 1, 1996 and January 31, 2011 are welcome to join the 2015 season, which starts in September and runs through the fall. AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) does not require tryouts, […]

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10th annual Big Bear 5K run scheduled for May 3 – save on early registration by April 26

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The Menlo-Atherton High School Athletic Boosters is holding its 10th annual Big Bear 5K run on May 3 at 9:00 am. The fundraising event usually attracts about 1,000 runners. The course starts at M-A and loops around the Lindenwood neighborhood in Atherton and back to the high school. Registration is available online. Through April 26th, the cost […]

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Calling all Add Janes Swim School alums – a reunion is being planned

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A group of swimmers who hung out at Add Janes Swim School, which was located on Willow Road in Menlo Park, are organizing a reunion for anyone who swam there, whether it was for lessons, on the swim team, or recreationally. We stopped by the Dutch Goose a couple weeks back to talk to the organizers […]

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Former M-A swimmers/water polo players square off against each other as college team coaches

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John Tanner (known as JT), coach of the Stanford women’s water polo team, got into the water first at the Circus Club and then at Ladera Oaks around the same time he started grade school. He’s more or less never gotten out. Jamey Wright, three years ahead of JT at Menlo-Atherton High School and now coach […]

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Menlo Mavens get fit and build camaraderie playing water polo

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Rain or shine, twice a week, women ages 19-61 dive into Burgess Pool to play water polo. The Menlo Mavens is a Masters women’s water polo team that includes players with a wide range of experience and ability levels, from first-time athletes to veteran players. Practices are fun, diverse, inclusive, and supportive. In addition to skill-building […]

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Menlo Park-based USGS installs earthquake sensors at San Jose Earthquakes offices

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Where better to install a new earthquake sensor than in the new home of the San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer team? Geophysicists from the Menlo Park-based U.S. Geological Survey installed a seismograph in the offices of the San Jose Earthquakes at their new Avaya Stadium last week, in advance of the home opener today (3/22/15). The goal […]

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Seniors on the M-A Girls’ Basketball team reflect on the terrific season just ended

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By making it to the CCS Championship game, the Menlo-Atherton Bears Girls’ basketball team was one of 32 teams selected for the State Championship Tournament. M-A drew the 11th seed in the Northern Division and traveled to 6th seed, James Logan, last week, ending their great season with a loss, 51-48. The team bids farewell to […]

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Menlo-Atherton Little League kicks off season with opening day festivities

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The Menlo-Atheton Little League held it’s opening day festivities at Burgess Park this morning and InMenlo contributing photographer (and Little League parent) Laura Hamilton was on hand to capture some of the action, particularly those kids who are participating in the coach/pitch division. In all, there are 500 players, 42 teams, 54 coaches, 32 junior umpires […]

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