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We admit to loving this photo of author Donia Bijan celebrating the publication of her first novel with husband Mitchell Johnson and son Luca at Kepler’s last night. What a happy looking family!

All the copies of The Last Days of Café Leila got snapped up, but Kepler’s has more on order. Earlier this week, we ran our interview with Donia about how she came to write this novel set in her native Iran. If you missed her last night, here’s a list of future appearances.

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Spotted: Chelsea Clinton signing books at Kepler’s

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Chelsea Clinton came to Kepler’s in Menlo Park today to sign her book It’s Your World. Menlo resident Amy Bayersdorfer was in attendance along with a young neighbor. Photo courtesy of Kepler’s

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Spotted: Doves trading nest duties in Menlo Park

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We got an update today from Menlo resident Larry Cofer about the nesting mourning doves at his and wife Lisa Burnett’s house: “I got a photo of the eggs while they were trading places at 10:00 this morning. I googled doves and found out that the Mom sits on the eggs at night and the […]

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Spotted: Tree climbing chicken in Atherton

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Menlo Park resident Jennifer Morrissey snapped this photo of a chicken climbing a tree in Atherton. She emails: “Chicken belongs to one of my dog walking clients (he has a flock of 5). The chicken just started climbing the tree. He put some shredded bedding up there for her. Love it!”

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Spotted: Foster’s Freeze in Menlo Park under lock up

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We’ve been saying good bye to Foster’s Freeze in Menlo Park for two years now. The big sign is long gone and the stripped down shell of a building gets more and more forlorn looking. The latest chapter is the installation of construction fence, all to make way for the building’s demolition. As previously reported […]

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Spotted: Mother mourning dove on her nest

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We spotted this mother dove at a home on Encina Ave. in Menlo Park this morning. The photo captures the sweet mourning dove but doesn’t do justice to the care she and her mate took in selecting where to build their nest. It’s tucked high and tight in a trellis that runs up the side […]

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Spotted: InMenlo fashionistas strutting their stuff at M-A fashion show

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InMenlo contributing reporter Kate Flanagan (middle in photo, top) wrote about her stage debut in the M-A senior fashion show, expressing that despite being camera shy and not much a dancer, she was having a great time. And that attitude showed when it came to the actual show. Kate pranced about on stage with classmates Aarthi […]

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Spotted: Giant inflatable cat on Sand Hill Road

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The giant inflatable cat on Sand Hill Road about half way between Santa Cruz and 280 is impossible to miss. Truth be told me initially thought it was some kind of hopping Easter cat (or at first glance a squirrel) until we noticed two men holding up a sign protesting Precision Tile and Granite, a Brisbane-based company. Their […]

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Spotted: Twins enjoying the tall grass at Bedwell Bayfront Park

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In our mind, this photo just shouts “spring.” The grass at Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park is as tall as we remember it, given all the rain we’ve had this winter. Menlo Park residents Carol and Bill Mince took their almost three-year-old twin grandchildren there yesterday. Jaxson is in the front with his brother Finley behind him. […]

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Spotted: Sign of spring on sparkly sunny day

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Yesterday didn’t feel like it was still winter, rather much more like a late spring day. Robin Tobias snapped this happy flower with water droplets while jogging. Alas, the clouds are back today.  

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Spotted: Favorite walking trail in jeopardy

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To many residents of central Menlo Park (from University Ave. to the Alameda, roughly), the “creek loop” has been a long-time favorite. From the Alameda end, most people seem to do it clock wise, walking east on Bay Laurel, then over the bike bridge at San Mateo Drive, and up the creekside trail adjacent to […]

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