Rescue horse Scooter is inspiration for children’s book

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Can inspiration and wisdom be passed across the boundaries of living species? Is it possible for the valuable lessons that are the building blocks of human existence to be garnered from a horse? Portola Valley resident Wilson Farrar believes that it can and has written a children’s book about it based upon her experiences with […]

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Lisa Deal brings long commitment to healthcare to her role at Mission Hospice

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From a very young age, Atherton resident Lisa Deal knew she wanted to be involved in healthcare. “I’d go around in my head — nurse to doctor to nurse to physical therapy,” she recalled. “But I don’t remember wanting to do anything else.” Eventually it was the connection with people that prevailed, and Lisa got a bachelor’s […]

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City of Menlo Park hosts community celebration to mark State of the City on November 13 featuring free food and entertainment

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The City of Menlo Park is literally rolling out a “green carpet” and inviting residents to a picnic-style event to mark the State of the City. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Chestnut St. Paseo in Downtown Menlo Park. Reusable artificial turf will be placed on the Paseo for […]

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Terri Bullock and Henry Bullock offer $200,000 matching gift to support Music & Memory

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Emailed Atherton resident Terri Bullock (pictured right): “My sister, diagnosed seven years ago with early onset Alzheimer’s, had become almost totally non-verbal and immobile. For her birthday, our family spent the day watching her listen to a playlist of her favorite music, singing along and even standing to dance with her husband. It was truly […]

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Local couple raising funds to support children’s shelter in Thailand for New Years/birthday party

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Menlo Park residents Nalin and Mark Decker founded the DASchild charitable organization in 2007 with an aim to protect children from trafficking in Thailand. DASchild works closely with a shelter — Baan Nana (Thai for Childlife) Shelter — in Northern Thailand, which is home to over 80 children who have been saved from such conditions. Baan Nana […]

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Menlo-Atherton High School revives Athletic Hall of Fame, recognizing 9 individuals and 2 teams

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The Menlo-Atherton High School Athletic Hall of Fame celebrated a long overdue induction ceremony at the sold-out Palo Alto Elks Club on Saturday night (11/8/14). The inception of the Hall of Fame took place in the early 1990s. In the midst of his tenure as principal, Dave Theis approached Coach Plato Yanicks to inquire about […]

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Grab Bag Theater’s fall play set for November 14-15

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Grab Bag Theater will be performing Nothing is the End of the World (Except the End of the World) for three shows – 7:00 pm on November 14 and 1:00 and 7:00 pm on November 15 at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center in Redwood City. Explains assistant director Katie Weiner: “The show is about six stereotypical high schoolers […]

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Second Harvest kicks off holiday food and fund drive

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To ensure that anyone who needs a meal can get one this holiday season – and all year long – Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties has kicked off its Holiday Food and Fund Drive with the goal of raising $15 million and 2 million pounds of food. “We are […]

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Fey Restaurant in Menlo Park given Bib Gourmand recognition by Michelin

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About attaining 2015 Bib Gourmand recognition from Michelin, Fey Restaurant owner Han Ying Wang (pictured) is enthusiastically matter-of-fact: “This restaurant is my life,” she said. “I am so lucky!” Since 1955, the famous red Michelin guide has also highlighted restaurants offering “good food at moderate prices”, a feature called “Bib Gourmand”. They must offer menu items […]

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Italian stone pine in Fremont Park gives birth to art & play structure – with new trees to come

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From disaster and death can come the birth of something good (myth of the phoenix). The big Italian stone pine that guarded the eastern side of Fremont Park had to be taken down in September, a disturbing event for many in our community. From the collective brainstorming of residents and city of Menlo Park staff, […]

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Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park hosts Open Studios on November 7 & 8

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The Allied Arts Guild is inviting the community to stop by on November 7 and 8 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm for Open Studios 2014 featuring activities and shopping. On Saturday, Nov. 8 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, renowned travel artist, Portola Art Gallery artist, and instructor Steve Curl will draw your caricature for […]

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