Dan Dieguez transformed his backyard into magical wildlife garden

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Dan Dieguez grew up in the Menlo Park home he lives in currently. But it’s his personal stamp that’s transformed the large backyard into what he calls a “wildlife garden.” “My friends call it ‘organized chaos,’” he explained during a recent visit accompanied by Menlo Park-based photographer Frances Freyberg, whose photos of the garden are featured here. […]

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Big Dish set to close for a month beginning July 13

The Big Dish, the popular walking area frequented by Menlo Park residents, will be closed for a variety of construction and maintenance for a month. A potable water line will be constructed in the vicinity of the Alpine Gate in Menlo Park, the road between the Alpine Gate and the Dish structure will be repaved, and […]

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Photographer Scott Kline explores Central California on a photo trip

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On a recent swing through Central California, InMenlo contributing photographer Scott R. Kline packed a new piece of equipment, a  Canon EOS 5D Mark III. “I like to keep my photo equipment up to date,” he says, “and this model focuses a lot better than my Mark II. It really made a difference, especially in […]

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Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula and Technovation partner to bring the world’s largest mobile app startup competition to more Bay Area girls

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The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP) is partnering with Technovation, the world’s largest mobile app entrepreneurship competition for girls, to inspire the next generation of technology leaders. Technovation will benefit from significant volunteer and outreach support from the JLPA•MP as the organizations join forces to educate the female technology entrepreneurs of the future. […]

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Changing our culture: Eliminating the normalization of rape is project of North Peninsula Teen Collective

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Editor’s note: Danielle Hamer and Jacob Kaplan-Lipkin contributed to this article. As a society, we define the culture in which we live. Through the Marcus Social Justice Fellowship, a program of the North Peninsula Teen Collective, 12 Peninsula high schoolers had the opportunity to engage with the community and discover where its deepest issues lie. After reaching a consensus […]

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Menlo Park Kids Triathlon set for July 11 at Burgess Park

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Join the fun on July 11th and have your child, age 5 through 14, participate in the Menlo Park Kids Triathlon. This event provides a safe and fun environment for kids to compete in a triathlon with kids their same age. The triathlon takes place at Burgess Park. Between 300 and 400 participants are expected […]

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Talking Lyme disease with Linda Giampa of Bay Area Lyme Foundation

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Two misconceptions about Lyme disease were cleared up within minutes of sitting down with Linda Giampa, Executive Director of the Bay Area Lyme Foundation, headquartered in Portola Valley. First, in California, tick season — and by association Lyme disease — is year-round, unlike the Northeast where it is seasonal (May to September). Second, it’s not deer […]

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Keith Willig hands out five-gallon buckets to clients to promote water conservation

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Keith Willig Landscape Architecture and Construction (KWLA), based in Menlo Park, recently began a small initiative to increase public awareness of the drought and to promote water conservation. The company ordered 100 five-gallon buckets to hand out to clients around the Bay Area to inspire water collection in every form. Tied to each bucket is […]

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Menlo Park celebrates 4th of July with parade and festivities at Burgess Park

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Here’s some scenes from the parade in downtown Menlo Park and festivities at Burgess Park held earlier today. The latter featured something for everyone. Good band rocking classic sounds, variety of food trucks provided by Off the Grid, jumpy houses and slides, laser tag, and crafts for kids who got tired of running around.   […]

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City of Menlo Park hosts 4th of July parade and celebration

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The parade starts at 11:45 a.m. 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. Please note, this parade is pedestrian-only and motor vehicles are not permitted. The celebration is at Burgess Park starting directly after the parade from 12:00-2:30 […]

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Fireworks not allowed in the city of Menlo Park; view fireworks at Port of Redwood City

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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 & sane” fireworks as the potential for fires is extremely high due to hotter temperatures and dryness of grass and brush. It only takes one spark to start a […]

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