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Marchers that numbered in the ten thousands across a variety of Bay Area locations took part in the Women’s March today, a year after the inaugural event. The issue remained the same: opposition to Trump and his policies. But did the fact that sun greeted marchers rather than the rain of last year mean good things to come?

Did you participate? If so, please send photos to tips[a]inmenlo.com and we’ll try our best to add them. [Note: we are stationed half a world away and thank all of the InMenlo fans for helping us report this event.]

To begin, we spotlight some of the Menlo Park and Atherton women who participated: above – Kay Melchor (far right) and friends, above right – mother/daughter duo (in the middle) of Leah Worthington and Robin Tobias, immediately below – Chris Rivera (far right) and friends.

Other include:

Dorothy Fadiman (left) and daughter Renee at Stanford march:

Laura Pitchford (far right) with friends in San Francisco:

 

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Belle Haven community activist Cecilia Taylor works to keep neighborhood civically engaged

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Cecilia Taylor is a third-generation resident of Menlo Park. Both her mother and grandfather have been active in the Belle Haven neighborhood where she was raised and now lives. After living in the northern Peninsula for a number of years, she came home in 2015 and promptly ran for a Menlo Park City Council seat […]

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Last call to support Menlo Park Police Explorers’ “One Warm Coat” collection drive

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In their 6th annual participation in the “One Warm Coat” drive, the Menlo Park Police Explorers continue to collect coats for those who need a warm coat for the winter through January 5th. New or clean, gently used coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome. Just bring your coats and jackets to the donation bin […]

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Local band gathers instruments for victims of Sonoma County fires

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One way that people — especially children — who lost their homes during the wine country fires can get some pleasure and start rebuilding their lives is to start playing musical instruments and participate in the bands and orchestras like they did prior to the fires. The members of the Los Trancos Woods Community Marching […]

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Rishan Patel gets involved with Alley Oop Kids by raising money for Ecumenical Hunger Program

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Over the years, we’e covered the activities of Menlo Park teen Shay Patel and his Alley Oop Kids organization. Now his 11-year-old brother, Rishan, is getting involved. He assembled a group of third to sixth graders and raised $3,600 this past month to donate to Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto. Emails the boys’ mother Supna: […]

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Eboo Patel speaks about his work as founder of Interfaith Youth Core

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Social entrepreneur and founder of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), Eboo Patel (pictured right) was in Menlo Park earlier this week appearing at a couple of events sponsored by Christ Church in Portola Valley. “IFYC was founded on a simple premise that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division,” he […]

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Menlo School holding benefit to purchase instruments for North Bay fire victims

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There are about 100 students in the Rincon Valley Unified School District in Santa Rosa, who have lost their homes and all their belongings. The students can no longer play music because they have lost their instruments in the fires as well. Menlo School’s musicians are collecting funds to help these students purchase beginner level […]

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Hillview Middle School’s Service team raises money for North Bay fire victims

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Editor’s notes: This article was contributed by Hillview students Claire Auslander & Margot Gibbons On October 24, 2017, Menlo Park’s Hillview Middle School Service Team hosted an event to benefit the victims of the North Bay fires. Students enjoyed the company of guest speakers, including Menlo Park Police Department’s Officer Ferguson and Muhi Khwaja from […]

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Spotted: Leo teens delivering needed supplies to North Bay fire victims

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The Leo District 4-C4 Board (part of the Lions Clubs International) teens banded together to assist the Northern California fire victims. On Saturday, October 28, the Leos drove three minivans stuffed full of physical supplies and more than $1,000 to Santa Rosa. In two weeks, the Leo District 4-C4 Board’s Northern CA Fire Aid Drive […]

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Annual M-A canned food drive kicks off November 1

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Beginning November 1, local grocery shoppers will see Menlo-Atherton High School students accepting food donations for the school’s annual Canned Food Drive. Thanks to the generosity of the local community, last year the M-A Canned Food Drive donated over 100,000 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank and distributed food to more than 500 […]

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Supplies are plentiful – what’s needed now are drivers to get them to the North Bay for fire victims

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Editor’s note: Celeste reported around noon that she and her husband were on the way up to the North Bay with supplies. Please call Seaport Storage – (650) 249-4843 – to see if drivers are still needed. Celeste emailed that they are not currently collecting more donations. Menlo Park resident Celeste Wiberg was one of the […]

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