Flags displayed at Menlo Park Fire Stations in remembrance of 9/11

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In remembrance, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is honoring the 343 fallen firefighters and all those who lost their lives on the anniversary of 9/11 today by displaying 343 individual American flags representing each FDNY member who perished at all seven Fire Stations in the District. The ones pictured here are at Station 4 […]

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“Safeguard CA” on display at Art Ventures during the Global Climate Action Summit

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Art Ventures in downtown Menlo Park is hosting a three-day exhibition showing local artist Michael Killen’s six by 20 foot painting “Safeguard CA” during the Global Climate Action Summit this week, Tuesday to Friday (Sept. 11-14) . The painting is an interpretation of the sixth goal of California’s Climate Plan. There will be an art and […]

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Residents/motorists encouraged to take traffic survey about Santa Cruz Ave. and the Alameda

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The survey is being fielded by the Santa Cruz Avenue/Alameda de las Pulgas Corridor Task Force. This San Mateo County sponsored community working group has teamed with a broad array of community groups and public officials to improve traffic safety for residents, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists who live, work, do business in — and pass through […]

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M-A Athletic Department names two coaches for boys and girls wrestling

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Menlo-Atherton High School Athletic Department recently announced head coaches for both its boys and girls wrestling teams. “Coach Phil Hoang has been the head coach for both the boys and girls programs the past few years and with the growth of our girls program, we felt the need to have distinct coaches for both the […]

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2018 Golden Acorn Awards spotlight achievement by Menlo Park organizations and people

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On September 20th, the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce will present the Golden Acorn Awards in recognition of leadership throughout the Menlo Park community. The awards, now in their 42nd year, celebrate achievement through innovation, professionalism and contributions by organizations, individuals and volunteers. The keynote speaker will be Rich Gordon, current President/CEO of the California […]

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Consultant Dan Olsen shares what he’s learned in the Lean Product Playbook

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Menlo Park resident Dan Olsen started coding on a Commodore 64 as a teen, but it wasn’t until he landed at Stanford Business School that he discovered there’s a career field called product management. “It fit me because it’s at the intersection of technology and marketing,” he said. “Then I got lucky enough to get […]

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Two local artists — an oil painter and a sculptor — featured at A.Space gallery in Menlo Park

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Two local artists — Atherton oil painter Judy Gaulke and Woodside sculptor Yoko Kubrick (pictured top in her Tuscany studio) — will be showcased in a retrospective of their work at A.Space gallery in downtown Menlo Park from Sept. 4 through Oct. 27.  There will be an opening reception with complementary wine and nibbles on […]

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New Frank Gehry designed building expands Facebook campus in Menlo Park

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Facebook announced the completion of its latest building, MPK 21, designed by architect Frank Gehry and featuring a 3.6-acre rooftop garden with 200 trees and a half-mile meandering pathway. Bringing the outdoors into the office space, The Town Square (photo top) is a sheltered green space with 40-foot-tall redwood trees, and The Bowl (photo below) is […]

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InMenlo co-founder Scott Loftesness participates in “A Soulful Image” photography workshop in Santa Fe

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InMenlo co-founder Scott Loftesness is also a serious amateur photographer, one who has participated in a number of photography workshops. Most recently he journeyed to Santa Fe, NM, for workshop titled A Soulful Image led by Christopher Michel. “There were about 14 of us in the workshop,” said Scott,” and most commented that it was […]

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Ride the interim Peninsula Bikeway on Saturday, Sept.8

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This is a kick-off event for the Peninsula Bikeway — an effort by the cities of Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto and Redwood City. It will take place at Burgess Park on Sept.8 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Communities on the Peninsula suffer from crippling congestion and associated air quality, safety and health […]

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New blooms from the seeds of now defunct Random Act of Flowers

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InMenlo covered the local branch of Random Act of Flowers before it was forced to shut down due to high rent last March. Carrying on that non-profit’s work of recycling and repurposing flowers from events — weddings, funerals, fundraisers — as well as from retail outlets where the flowers have reached their shelf life, are three offshoots: Flowers of Comfort, […]

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