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Former M-A swimming and water polo coach Bob Gaughran receives Amos Alonso Stagg Award

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Former M-A swimming and water polo coach Bob Gaughran, who has garnered many accolades over the years both as swimmer/water polo player and coach, added another one this weekend. His alma mater, the University of Pacific, recognized him with the Amos Alonzo Staff Award of Merit, given to alumni who achieve distinction in their professional lives […]

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More San Francisco 49er fervor on display out at Ladera Country Shopper

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If you’re a Sunday gardener, you only have about an hour to stock up on plants and supplies at Ladera Nursery today. Owners Mercedes and Juan are closing at 2:30 this afternoon – Go Niners! Meanwhile a couple of door fronts away, the servers and bartenders at Portola Kitchen are decked out in Niners jerseys.

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49er fan’s fervor lives on with tombstone proclamation at Menlo Park cemetery

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Ralph Calcaterra’s grave marker is, under ordinary circumstances, easy to spot, standing as it does near Santa Cruz Avenue at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Menlo Park. But last week it become even more eye catching with the addition of a large San Francisco 49ers flag displayed on one side. According to Mr. Calcaterra’s obituary […]

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M-A basketball coach Morgan Clyburn stays in the game while juggling career at medical device startup

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At a stately 6’3”, Menlo-Atherton girls’ varsity basketball coach Morgan Clyburn is used to standing out in a crowd. “I was always the kid where everyone’s heads were here,” she said, gesturing below her chin, “and I’m about a foot above them in every single photo, every single year. My Mom is 6’1”, my Dad […]

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Tim Sheeper tackles three major endurance athletic events in celebration of the big 5-0

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“Well, that was hard.” said Tim Sheeper as he crossed the finish line in Kona, Hawaii on Sunday, December 1, at the 29th Ultraman World Championships, after a three-day event including 6.2 miles of swim, 261.4 miles of bike, and 52.4 mile run, a double marathon. Physical tests are nothing new to Tim, director of […]

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Runners don costumes for annual Fleet Feet Menlo Park’s 5K Ghost Run

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Lisa Taggart, who owns Fleet Feet Menlo Park along with husband Jim Gothers, sent in some fun photos from the stores annual 5K Ghost Run, which was held yesterday, taken near the finish area in Nealon Park. Photo top shows the costume contest winners (two Star Wars families and Zom-bees) with contest judge Wendy Bell […]

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For Eugene Robinson, it all boils down to art

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Some people are described as “comfortable in their skin.” Eugene Robinson appears to be comfortable in multiple skins, pursuing multiple vocations and avocations. Novelist. Musician. Fighter. Journalist. Actor. Father. “I guess that’s right,” he replied, when it was suggested that “artist” might best convey the sum of his many parts. “I like the use of […]

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Belle Haven neighborhood pool in Menlo Park is now open year round

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Menlo Swim and Sport announced that through a joint venture with Facebook, the City of Menlo Park, and Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation, the Belle Haven Pool is now open to the public year-round. Prior to 2013, Belle Haven Pool was open only 10 weeks each summer. Filling a long-time need in the Belle Haven neighborhood, the Belle […]

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Stanford has its Sixth Man – but Menlo-Atherton has it Seventh Woman

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After lacking true leadership and consistent participation for the past two years, the Seventh Woman Club is making a comeback at Menlo-Atherton High School for the 2013 girls Volleyball season, led by senior co-presidents Josh Weiner and Aditya Sinha. The idea for the club started with Josh’s older brother, Evan Weiner, and several of his […]

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Menlo Parks’ Gabriel Morgan competes for spot in $70,000 Netsuite Open Squash Championship

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The final qualifying spot for the $70,000 Netsuite Open Squash Championships will be contested Thursday between local squash player, Gabriel Morgan, 15, and Gareth Webber, Director of Squash at the Los Gatos Squash Club. The two Bay Area stars will play on September 12 at 6:00 pm at the Pacific Sports Resort in Redwood Shores. […]

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Seth Weil returns to Menlo Park a rowing champion

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When Seth Weil landed at UC Davis after graduating from Menlo-Atherton High School, he looked for something competitive to do. He discovered rowing, which was a club sport at Davis that competed against colleges where it was a varsity sport. Now, at age 26, he’s returned to Menlo Park an international champion as a member […]

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