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Last Friday morning a garbage truck caught on fire in the parking lot next to Draeger’s market.  According to Captain Jim Montalvo of Menlo Engine 6, the fire, which is under investigation, was contained to the truck. Crews stayed on scene for over an hour to make sure it was fully extinguished.

Photo courtesy of Menlo Fire

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Spotted: Young princess dancers among a sea of older dancers

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The Steely Dan tribute band Aja Vu played at Fremont Park tonight. It brought out the usual kid dancers, and we spotted two Menlo Park princesses. Now some who live with women who grew up in Menlo Park would call any female raised here “a princess.” But that was only half the story. What we […]

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Spotted: Gathering to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Camp Fremont

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Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith (right) was joined by author Barbara Wilcox (left) and Tom Fitzgerald (middle), Director of  VA Hospital, Menlo Park,  along with Bo Crane from the Menlo Park Historical Association to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of a Base Hospital on what is now the VA campus. The Base Hospital was built for Camp […]

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Spotted: Kyosho Japanese Restaurant where Tokyo Subway used to be

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Kyosho Japanese Restaurant, located at 607 Santa Cruz Avenue, taking over the lease after Tokyo Subway closed in December, is open for business. The owner, Thomas Wu, has operated the food truck, We Sushi, for the last 6 years. Wu told City of Menlo Park blogger Alex Collyer that while he has enjoyed manning the first […]

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Spotted: Young dancers showing their stuff when Freddy Clarke and Wobbly World play

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At the beginning of the concert tonight at Fremont Park, Freddy Clark said, “I’m Freddy Clark from Menlo Park.” While we couldn’t confirm that Freddy is indeed a local, we did spot a pair of amazing young dancers at the concert tonight at Fremont Park. We think the pair has had dancing lessons but that […]

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Spotted: Trio at LifeMoves benefit raising funds for homeless vets

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Nonprofit homeless agency LifeMoves, which is based in Menlo Park, hosted a fundraiser on July 18 to support its services for military veterans in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Over 20 percent of the adults LifeMoves serves are military veterans. Pictured (left to right) LifeMoves CEO Bruce Ives, Admiral Gary Roughead, USN (Ret.), and army veteran […]

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Spotted: Early birders at Summerfest in downtown Menlo Park

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We were there at the start of the Summerfest street festival that lines Santa Cruz Avenue, and it was already warm at 10:00 am. We spotted a parking sign from some enterprising students on Menlo Avenue, and Menlo Park resident and jewelry designer Soni Bergman (black dress) chatting with customers. The festival continues until 6:00 […]

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Spotted: Marie Antoinette look-alike at Left Bank in Menlo Park – plus a French view

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Everybody who was actually in town this weekend seemed to congregate at Menlo Park’s side-by-side French restaurants, Left Bank and Vida. The reason: It’s Bastille Day, so a good reason to “think French” for dinner. There are a number of “gotchas” about what Americans call Bastille Day. In France, it is formally called la Fête nationale (The […]

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Spotted: Two-step dancers at summer concert in Menlo Park

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Tom Rigney and Flambeau, a band that specializes in Cajun and Zydeco two-steps and  funky New Orleans grooves, was on stage at Fremont Park in downtown Menlo Park last night. While kids did the usual jumping up and down on the “dance floor,” more experienced two steppers used the sidewalk to show off their moves. Photo by Linda […]

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Spotted: New sidewalk extending to San Mateo Drive along Santa Cruz Avenue

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We’d walked from downtown to Olive Street along the finished sidewalk on the south side of Santa Cruz Avenue a few months back. This morning we checked on the progress on the north side, which is now complete to San Mateo Drive. Along the way, we ran into SCA homeowner Lisa McPherson who expressed delight at the […]

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Spotted: Patriotic sisters at the Menlo Park farmers market

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We applauded the clothing choices of sisters Janice (left) and Angela at the farmers market this morning. The Menlo Park residents were kind enough to pause for a photograph. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2017

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