Summer 2018

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What was happening on the rest of Santa Cruz Avenue on Saturday, July 14, we are not sure. Because the place to celebrate Bastille Day was at the almost next-door neighbor restaurants, Left Bank and Vida.

The star-spangled, winged woman on stilts paraded around both restaurants, going up the sidewalk and then walking down SCA itself. And both restaurants were packed (at least outside) early in the evening, e.g. well before 6:00 pm.

Left Bank just happens to be celebrating its 20th anniversary, along with its French roots. A special touch was designating Pablo (pictured below), who has been at the restaurant since the beginning, Grand Marshall. That’s a wise move, according to this reporter, because he always has a warm greeting for long-time customers.

Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2018

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Sunday Suppers are attractive offering at Left Bank Menlo Park this summer

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Editor’s note: This is one in an occasional series spotlighting special features of local restaurants that may not be obvious or well-known. As part of Left Bank Menlo Park’s 20th anniversary celebration, the restaurant is serving Sunday Suppers now through the end of September. The suppers are particularly attractive when dining outdoors on warm summer evenings. […]

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Young’uns – and the young at heart – make the most of Menlo Park’s 4th of July Parade

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Decked out in red, white and blue, local kids along with their parents made their was down Santa Cruz Avenue to El Camino and on to Burgess Park at Menlo Park’s annual 4th of July celebration. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was there to capture the action. Photos by Robb Most (c) 2018

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Spotted: Front yard full of Old Glory on the 4th of July

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It’s been a long-standing tradition for Sally and Bill Russ to decorate the front yard of their Cotton St. home with American flags on the 4th of July. Walking by this morning, the flags looked particularly wavy that got us wondering if it was the wind or new starchy flags. As many InMenlo readers know […]

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Pretty petunias make great 4th of July American flag

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Menlo Park resident Robin Tobias spotted this pretty petunia American flag while out on a run yesterday morning on Fairview Avenue in Atherton. The gardener, Michele Chandler, is from Creekside Landscaping in Menlo Park. “She came out when I had stopped to look at this beautiful sight, and I was afraid she would question me,” […]

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Celebrate the 4th of July with Aunt Nita’s Dilly Crackers

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My Great Aunt Nita’s Dilly Crackers are a legend and a must have for the 4th of July! It’s a traditional snack that no one can resist and you can not get more all American than a recipe from a special relative in her 90s. Pictured is my Great Aunt Nita with her siblings and parents; my grandmother […]

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Pre-4th of July reminder: Fireworks prohibited in Menlo Park

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As celebrations take place for the July 4th holiday, the Menlo Park Police Department reminds local residents and visitors that all forms of fireworks and gunfire are strictly prohibited in Menlo Park. This includes “safe and sane” fireworks, as the potential for fires is extremely high due to hotter temperatures along with dry grass and […]

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Cool Crafts for Kids K-5! Book bags on July 3

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Create a unique tote bag for your library books on July 3rd from 2:00 to 3:30  at the Menlo Park Library, which will provide the bags, fabric markers and plenty of great craft materials. Drop-in, while materials last. Last entry at 3:00 p.m. For rising grades K-5 only -thanks for your cooperation. Children under 10 […]

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4th of July celebration in Menlo Park includes parade and activities at Burgess Park

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The 4th of July Parade in Menlo Park  starts at 11:45 am at the Well Fargo parking lot on Santa Cruz Avenue and Chestnut Street. Come dressed in red, white, and blue and decorate your bike or wagon to participate in this fun-filled people parade! Please note, this parade is pedestrian-only and motor vehicles are […]

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M-A student gets a taste of Russian life during a visit to Saint Petersburg

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A week in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is spent by most visitors on a tour or cruise, seeing the numerous historical attractions the city has to offer. From Mikhailovsky Palace to the Hermitage, tourists are ushered from their hotel or ship to each destination, an experience ultimately granting little contact with locals and limited exposure to […]

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Middle schoolers participate in the Greene Scholars Program Summer Science Institute at SLAC

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The California Alliance of African American Educators Greene Scholars Program Summer Science Institute at SLAC began three years ago. The annual program was organized by an employee resource group known as CORE (Committee for Outreach, Recruitment & Engagement of Ethnic Minorities) in collaboration with Stanford University. While the program has welcomed high school students for […]

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