David Winsberg of Happy Quail Farms may be best known for peppers – but that’s not all he grows

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Farmer David Winsberg is a passionate steward of the land but that’s not what got him from Florida to California. “I came out to be an apprentice glass blower with Billy Bernstein,” he informs his two visitors at Happy Quails Farm in East Palo Alto. “I fell in love with California and worked at various jobs […]

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Cordon Bleu chef Claudia Geoly is now a baker of Noble Treat dog biscuits

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If it’s food/cooking/baking related, do all roads lead through a combination of Jesse Cool/Flea St., Chris Rivera/Angel Heart, and Beth Ann Goldberg/Studio Cake? That seemed to be reaffirmed during a recent visit with Cordon Bleu chef Claudia Geoly during a dog biscuit baking session at Studio Cake’s kitchen in Menlo Park. Yes, you read that […]

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Ravenswood Avenue railroad crossing changes will be selected after series of public meetings

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The final alternatives of the Ravenswood Avenue Railroad Crossing study will be presented at three upcoming public meetings in preparation for the Menlo Park City Council’s selection of the preferred alternative. The following public meetings will include presentations about the project, and the team will be taking feedback to help the City Council make their […]

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Hats off to teachers at Left Bank Menlo Park

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Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series spotlighting the special features of local restaurants that may not be obvious or well-known. If you think one of your favorite Menlo Park restaurants qualifies, please email us at tips[a]inmenlo.com. We stopped by Left Bank Brasserie on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park today for lunch […]

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Freddy Clarke makes music for a wobbly world

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Musician Freddy Clarke got our attention at a summer concert in Fremont Park when he greeted the audience by proclaiming: “Hi, I’m Freddy Clarke from Menlo Park.” Indeed, the lifelong singer, songwriter, guitarist and band leader has been a resident of Menlo for the past four decades. A converted garage serves as his studio; his […]

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Menlo Fire engages in search and rescue operations in flooded parts of Texas in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

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Members of California Task Force 3’s (CA-TF3) Water Rescue Team, one of 28 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Rescue Response Teams, is one of the only teams that have been deployed to the State of Texas as part of a nationwide response to Hurricane Harvey that is authorized to use Drones. The 16 Water […]

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M-A’s new G-Wing makes its formal debut amidst fanfare – and song

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Administrators, teachers, students, parents, architects, construction workers, and members of the community gathered late Thursday afternoon for the formal opening of Menlo-Atherton High School’s new G wing, which includes 20 classrooms, eight collaboration spaces and a new food service area. After a welcome by Principal Simone Rick-Kennel, the attendees were serenaded by the M-A Choir […]

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Barry Fleisher and his camera head coastside to catch fishermen at their work

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When we asked Menlo Park-based photographer Barry Fleisher how he shifted from chronicling the construction of the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital to capturing fishermen working out of Pillar Point Harbor, he said he saw more similarities than differences. “They’re both about people at work,” he said. “Hard and sometimes dangerous work.” His latest project […]

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It’s a wrap – Santa Cruz Avenue sidewalks are complete

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Menlo Park City Council members were joined by Menlo Park City School District officials this morning for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Santa Cruz Avenue sidewalks project. The sidewalk provide safer walking along the busy street for Hillview Middle School students as well as residents. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most captured […]

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Sonia Arrison explores the impact of radical human longevity – and its intersection with technology

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Reading Sonia Arrison’s bio on her website, we were a bit stumped. So, when we stopped by her office on Sand Hill Road, we immediately asked: “What is it that you do?” “I have trouble describing myself,” she acknowledged. “So sometimes it’s easiest to say I’m an author.” That she is, and her most recent book, 100 […]

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Carol Mayer Marshall starts organization to help women get elected or appointed to office

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Ask Menlo Park resident Carol Mayer Marshall who she is and her answer is swift: “I’m a politician and a feminist and an attorney.” She’s also a woman of firsts: The first woman Congressional Relations Director in any government agency, representing poverty program under Don Rumsfeld; the first woman Director, VISTA (Domestic Peace Corps), Nixon appointment with […]

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