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The 6th annual Peninsula CROP Hunger Walk takes place this Sunday, Oct. 7 at Nealon Park (800 Middle Avenue) in Menlo Park.  There is free parking at adjacent Little House. Registration and gathering starts at 1:00 pm; the walk starts at 2:00 pm. You can pre-register online.

The local recipient of this CROP Hunger Walk is Ecumenical Hunger Project in East Palo Alto.

Last year’s CROP Hunger Walk raised over $16,000. We would like to send out a BIG thank you to our 2017 participants and hope that you can join us again in support of this important work.

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Former Menlo Park resident Lindsay James returns to bolster her bid to become Iowa state representative

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Former Menlo Park resident Lindsay James makes a return appearance in her bid to gain a seat in the Iowa House of Representatives. She’ll be the focus of attention at a fundraiser hosted by two Menlo Park families, the Geisers and the Hales on September 27. Thanks in part to a previous fundraising effort hosted […]

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A week of Global Climate Action Summit events – and how Menlo Park can make climate goals a reality here

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Last week thousands of people who care about climate progress converged at events around the Bay Area for the Global Climate Action Summit. We at Menlo Spark were fortunate to have Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and internationally recognized leader on human rights, come to Kepler’s Books on September 13 to talk about how […]

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Menlo Spark releases results of mobility survey

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Mobility and transportation issues have become top priorities in Menlo Park. This summer, Menlo Spark interviewed residents of Menlo Park with an emphasis on the Belle Haven neighborhood, as well as residents of East Palo Alto and North Fair Oaks, with a mobility survey in English and Spanish. The survey, taken by 95 community members […]

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Bike safety workshop scheduled for Aug. 25 on McKendry Dr. in Menlo Park

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Emails Willows neighborhood resident Andrew Barnes: “We’re really excited about this event.  Our families, Sonia [Valdez] and mine, were watching the World Cup final together, and we looked at each other and said ‘Seriously, what can we do to make our world a better place? Can we build community on our street and in the […]

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Spotted: Cellist playing at Cafe Borrone and raising money for refugees

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Folks who chose to have breakfast at Cafe Borrone this morning were greeted with lovely music provided by a cellist who’d taken up residence outside along the windows. His sign explained his purpose: “I’m Nicholas Loh, a rising high school senior. I’m deeply moved by the humanitarian situation in Syria. I have been in contact […]

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Menlo Park residents among those who take part in Families Belong Together rally today

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Menlo Park resident Charlotte Willner, who along with her husband Dave, launched a fundraiser on Facebook that has raised $20 million to support migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border spoke at the Families Belong Together rally at Courthouse Square in Redwood City this morning Reports another Menlo resident, Robin Tobias, who emailed photographs to InMenlo: […]

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Menlo Park family takes action on immigration policy with fundraising campaign

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Update: The Willners have now raised over $20 million of a end of June. It was the photo of a young girl at the border about to be separated from her mother that caught Menlo Park resident Charlotte Willner’s attention. She decided to take action, and along with her husband Dave and friend Malorie McGee, […]

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Update on community effort to buy Alpine Beer Garden

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Lucy Neely sent out this email about the community effort to buy Rossotti’s: “Portola Valley Community Roadhouse, LLC offers our gratitude for your support the last couple of weeks, and our apologies for not being able to respond to all inquiries! We will write back soon. “The deadline for submission of Letters of Intent to […]

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Cafe Zoë is inviting locals to wear orange on June 2

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From Cafe Zoë: “This isn’t political. It’s for the kids. We will be wearing orange and decorating the cafe in orange (beyond the usual amount you see in the logo) to honor the lives lost to gun violence. We hope for a better tomorrow.” The Cafe will be open on Saturday, June 2, from 8:00 […]

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Menlo Park celebrates Earth Day in numerous ways and places, thanks to Menlo Spark

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Menlo Spark is doing some fun events this week in Menlo Park for earth day. Last Tuesday, we helped students at Oak Knoll Elementary School make pledges for one thing they’ll do for Earth Day this year, posting those pledges, making a paper tree (below left).  Oak Knoll faculty and parent volunteers have done an […]

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