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Rock Bottom Clay Arts was among the vendors showing wares at the Menlo Park Spring Art Stroll this past weekend. The two- or five-feet totem poles are man-made, hollow ceramic designs created to look like colorful, modern rocks.

Photo by Robb Most (c) 2018

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Spotted: Chevron guys at Sacred Heart Prep golf tourney

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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 […]

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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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Spotted: Menlo Park front yard filled with tulips

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Alas, we need one of our great contributing photographers to really show off the front yard filled with tulips at this Menlo Park home. Our iPhone shot gives only a hint of how glorious it is. It was designed by Menlo Park landscape designer Susan Ogle who we interviewed in 2013. Photo by Linda Hubbard […]

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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: Easter preparations with complete with carrot costume

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Trevor, whose father is M-A’s co-athletic director Paul Snow, had good fun with his visiting grandparents this morning. Activities included the traditional egg dyeing along with dressing up like a carrot that would make any Easter Bunny’s mouth water! Photos by Betsy Sergeant Snow (c) 2018

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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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Spotted: Menlo Fire drone team participating in Cal-OES simulated earthquake exercises

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Captain Chris Dennebaum, program coordinator for the Menlo Park Fire District’s Drone Team, along with DJI representative Romeo Durscher, were the only ones allowed to operate Drones inside the Sacramento Sleep Train Arena last week, during “Operation Sentinel Response”, one of two Statewide Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal-OES) simulated earthquake exercises coupled with a […]

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Spotted: Menlo Park teen being interviewed at San Francisco March for Our Lives event

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Photographer Doug Kaye caught the action when 15-year-old Menlo Park resident Maya Segel was being interviewed today in San Francisco at the March for Out Lives event she helped organize. Gun violence, she said, “is not normal. It’s not natural. It shouldn’t be happening. And we’re sick of being afraid.”

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Spotted: M-A boys volleyball team visiting 49ers Academy co-ed team

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The M-A Boys Varsity Volleyball team recently visited the 49ers Academy’s co-ed volleyball team of 7th and 8th graders to work on skills development. They brought along new volleyballs, which the donated to the Academy team. Coached by Ron Whitmill, the M-A boys team is a two-time PAL league champ (first time in 2015, co-champ […]

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Spotted: A holiday tree that brightens spirits all year long

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What started initially as a holiday tradition, lighting an evergreen tree on Stanford Avenue near Lemon in Menlo Park, has turned into a year-long treat. Emails homeowner Pam Salvatierra: “We plan to leave the tree on all year. It is too beautiful to turn off. People stop by frequently and thank us for the beautiful […]

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