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Raising Empowered Girls
Lauren Hersh, Director, Anti Trafficking Policy & Advocacy at Sanctuary for Families
A workshop to examine some of the toughest issues that today’s teens are up against through a gender lens — sexting, slut shaming and sexual violence — and provide parents with tools to equip our young women as they navigate their growing independence.
February 28, 2017, 6:30 pm, Hillview Middle School PAC

Beyond Measure: Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Beyond Measure sets out to challenge the assumptions of our current education story. Rather than ask why our students fail to measure up, this film asks us to reconsider the greater purpose of education. It looks at schools across the country that are breaking away from an outmoded, test-driven education are shaping a new vision for classrooms. Beyond Measure offers a positive picture of what’s possible in American education when communities decide they are ready for change.
March 20, 2017, 6:30 pm, Hillview Middle School PAC

Get Connected: Talking with Your Adolescent about Sexual Health
Perryn Reis, Associate Director & Abi Karlin-Resnick, Executive Director of Health Connected
A parent-only interactive workshop will be facilitated by Health Connected, the leading provider of puberty and education in San Mateo County schools. The session will provide tips and strategies for you, as a parent, to create an environment of comfort and trust with your child to discuss puberty and their emerging sexuality. This workshop is designed for adults who have teens and pre-teens.
April 24, 2017, 6:30 pm, Hillview Middle School PAC

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Japan is featured country at this year’s Encinal School Cultural Arts Day

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Every year, Encinal School’s PTO picks a country and organizes a day-long celebration of its culture. Past Cultural Arts Days have featured Polynesia, India, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. This year’s country was Japan. The San Francisco Japanese School lent their tama-ire set (kind of like bean bag basketball) and their 100-foot rope, imported from Japan for […]

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Spotted: Dawn sights at Bedwell Bayfront Park

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With the sun not rising until just minutes before 7:00 am, a lot of the regular early morning folk who walk, jog or cycle at Bedwell Bayfront Park are finding themselves starting out in semi-darkness this morning. But it was light enough on the east/bay side of the Park to spot a “Florida swamp” water vehicle […]

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M-A celebrates Earth Day with a week of actitivies

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Generally speaking, Earth Day pertains to a one-day celebration on April 22, hence the latter part of the name. But for Menlo-Atherton High School, it inspired a week-long compilation of environmentally-focused awareness and activities sponsored by the M-A SEEDS Club. The week began with “Water Awareness Day” on Monday with the SEEDS Club encouraging students to live […]

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Ceramicist Misako Kambe is featured artist at Portola Art Gallery in April

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Beauty of Wood Fire, Vol. 2, carved ceramic creations by Menlo Park resident Misako Kambe, is the featured exhibit at the Portola Art Gallery in April. The exhibition includes Misako’s recent ceramic art works produced by wood firing at three kiln sites: Hikari-gama-kiln in Elkton, Oregon, Spring Valley Anagama in Milpitas and Richard Carter Studio in […]

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Field trip to Super Bowl City in San Francisco

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For the non-football fan among the group of InMenlo contributors who made their way to the City yesterday to see a photo exhibit and visit Super Bowl City, the question was logical: “If the Super Bowl is in Santa Clara, why is all of this going on in San Francisco?” Details, details. As is the […]

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Waiting for Santa (patiently) on Christmas Eve

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We’re guessing these kids’ parents won’t let their “waiting for Santa vigil” last all night. What we know is the “longest day in the year” is not some time in June but rather Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate this holiday and best wishes for everyone else who find themselves in the holiday […]

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Kids and their parents dress up for the Menlo Park Halloween parade

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Kids weren’t the only ones showing off their costumes this afternoon at the Halloween parade in downtown Menlo Park. Many of their parents dressed up, too. One woman had elaborately painted her face in Day of the Dead fashion. And we’re wondering if Dad is the flypaper catching his insect infant daughter? Other favorite faces of […]

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Holiday tree glimmers amidst the rain drops last night in Menlo Park

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With a flip of the switch, Menlo Park Mayor Catherine Carlton set Fremont Park aglow amidst the raindrops last night with the lighting of the holiday tree. Don’t try to count the lights yourself — it’s purported to have 50,400! We talked to Hillview student, Sasha, who’d found a perfect perch one of the big branches […]

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Atherton man, Menlo Park woman arrested as suspects related to recent home burglaries and auto thefts

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On August 2, 2014 at approximately 2:oo pm, Menlo Park police officers were conducting follow up investigation into recent burglaries that occurred in Menlo Park. Information led officers to the area of Avy Ave and Lucky Ave where a stolen iPad was giving off a signal. Officers, following other investigative leads, pulled into the area […]

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St. Patrick’s Seminary is hidden gem tucked behind open gates in Menlo Park

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I have a feeling most Menlo Park residents drive right by St. Patrick’s Seminary on Middlefield Road without giving it a second thought. Maybe this photograph will make them turn up the driveway some day, go in the front door and ask to see the chapel —an awe-inspiring structure well worth the one block side trip. […]

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