Hundreds expected at funeral mass for three young men killed Halloween night on Skyline

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A funeral mass will be celebrated at 1:30 pm today, Thursday, Nov. 9, at Nativity Church (210 Oak Grove Avenue) in Menlo Park for Matthew Cruz, Andrew Gonzales and Ricky Torres, followed by a procession to Skylawn Cemetery at 4:00 pm. A joint memorial and viewing service held was Wednesday evening at Nativity to an […]

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Menlo Park orthodontist Scott Kaloust conquers another body of water with a swim around Manhattan

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Twenty mile Catalina swim — accomplished in 2014. Twenty-one mile swim across Lake Tahoe — accomplished in 2016. And this year, Dr. Scott Kaloust chalked up another “completed,” swimming 28 miles around Manhattan and finishing first in his group with a time of 7 hours and 45 minutes. “It’s not a race; I was just […]

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Menlo School Drama Department takes us back to high school with “Heathers The Musical”

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Menlo School Drama is presenting Heathers The Musical: High School Edition, based on the 1988 classic cult film of the same name. Performances run Thursday, November 16 through Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m. in Florence Moore Auditorium at Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton. Tickets are $10 for […]

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Peninsula Volunteer CEO/Executive Director Peter Olson leads the organization past its 70-year mark

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Seventy years ago, a group of forward-thinking local women started an organization, Peninsula Volunteers, that not only endures but thrives today. “This organization has always been at the forefront of something,” says Peter Olson, CEO/Executive Director for the past year. “Little House, established in 1949, was the first suburban senior center in the United States; […]

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Dr. Albert Camarillo speaks about benefits of college for first generation students at Peninsula College Fund Engagement Luncheon

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Stanford Professor Emeritus Dr. Albert Camarillo (pictured) spoke to an audience of 230 at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park on October 26, stressing the impact of a college education to uplift not only current first-generation students but also the next generation and their entire communities. The event was the second annual […]

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Morning showers add to trickle of rain this Fall

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By noon Saturday morning, InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ recorded .2″ in his rainfall gauge, giving him .4″ year-to-date. This is compared to 3.9″ a year ago, in what would turn out to be a big rain year. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was not deterred by the wet weather, hiking up Hamms Gulch in […]

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Joseph Fuchs brings his art to Café Zoë for the 5th year in a row

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Retired English teacher Joseph Fuchs is no longer trying to bring out the best in Menlo-Atherton High School students. Rather, he’s bringing the best out in himself as he continues with his artistic endeavors. As he has for the past five years, he is showing some of his newest paintings at Café Zoë for six […]

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Two of the teens killed earlier this week were Fire Explorers – Menlo Park Fire District mourns the loss of promising lives

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The three teenagers — Ricardo Torres, 19; Andrew Gonzales, 19; and Matthew  Cruz, 18 — who were killed in a vehicle accident on Halloween night on southbound Highway 35 (Skyline Boulevard) were not only very close friends, two belonged to Fire Explorer Post 109 sponsored by the Menlo Park Fire District, and one was the oldest son […]

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The Bigelow home is a light-filled architectural gem – and you can see it on a AIA tour

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Stand on the upper floor of Ellis and Ron Bigelow’s home in Menlo Park and one thing immediately comes to mind: You’re not in a house but rather a treehouse. Indeed, trees played a large part in how the house, which the Bigelows moved into in late 2013, was designed. Ron recalls: “One of the […]

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M-A’s production of “The Crucible” continues November 3-5 at M-A PAC

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M-A drama’s production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller begins on a grim stage, with a plain wooden cross in the center and backlit, bare trees for effect. After a season of dedicated hard work, directed by drama and stagecraft teacher Danette Bathauer, opening night was Friday, October 27th. Performances continue this weekend at the […]

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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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