Loma Prieta earthquake 25 years later is topic at USGS public lecture on Sept. 25

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The USGS Evening Public Lecture on September 25th at 7:00 pm is titled Ground Shaking in the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake: A view from 25 years later. It will be given by Brad Aagaard, USGS Research Geophysicist. Lectures, which are free of charge, are held at the USGS Menlo Park Campus in Building 3, 2nd floor, conference room A. Notes a […]

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Café Zoë opens second location with fundraiser for local mental health nonprofit

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“A place for peace, hope & community.” Not the motto you’d expect from your average Silicon Valley coffee shop, but Café Zoë and its owner Kathleen Daly are anything but average. Opened in 2008 in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park, Café Zoë offers all the perks of your favorite coffee shop —locally roasted coffee […]

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Lacrosse coach Matt Bond talks about why he loves the sports and what it’s taught him

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Editor’s note: Matt Bonds is the director SixFifty Lacrosse as well as  the coach of the Menlo-Atherton High School lacrosse team. He is also the director of Menlo-Atherton “Grizzlies” Youth Lacrosse and has coached at the youth and high school levels in Maryland, Connecticut, England, and California since 1995. His M-A squads are two-time CIF Central Coast Section […]

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Menlo Art League meets for final time, celebrating 40 years as a club

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Members of Menlo Art League met at Allied Arts Guild on September 12 for a final meeting to lunch, celebrate their art with an exhibition, and honor their leaders of the past 40 years. Guests for the occasion were Jackie Drew, first President at its founding in 1974, and Past President Carol Morrow under whose […]

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Author Pamela Gullard tells the story of Menlo College’s 85 years set within each decade

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Ever wonder how the tiny town of Atherton got an institution of higher learning and what goes on behind its gates? A new book about Menlo College filled with over 100 archival photos and reminiscences of staff and alumni reveals the answers. Titled Through the Gates: Eighty-five Years of Menlo College and its Times, the book sets the […]

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6th annual Ride & Yoga for Ravenswood scheduled for Oct. 5

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The 6th annual Ride & Yoga for Ravenswood will be held Sunday, October 5th. Proceeds support Ravenswood Family Health Center services such as prenatal and postpartum mental health care for low-income moms as well as baby essentials such as car seats. Atherton resident Julie Brody (pictured left), founder of the event has been involved with Ravenswood for the past […]

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Bike+ cycling app developed by two accomplished cyclists to capture the whole ride experience

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Between them, James Mattis and Ted Huang have logged a lot of miles atop a bicycle. James is the 2011 World Amateur Road Race Champion and  2008 US Amateur Road Race Champion. An Olympian in windsurfing, Ted is the former team manager  for the Webcor Pro Cycling Team and former board member of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition […]

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Facebook funds improvement in Menlo Park Fire Protection District technology and response

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When Menlo Park-based social media company Facebook moved to their campus at the end of Willow Road, they agreed to pay the Menlo Park Fire Protection District $150,000 in impact costs. The Fire District was the first governmental agency to secure an agreement with Facebook based upon three important criteria. First, the use of impact funds […]

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Casey Morris tells why D.Camp was a hit with him this summer

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Author Casey Morris (pictured left), who is a sophomore at Menlo-Atherton High School, contributed this post as part of InMenlo’s series How I Spent My Summer Vacation. If you have an interesting summer experience, please email us at tips@inmenlo.com. I came to my first day of D.Camp feeling nervous about attending a camp that was brand […]

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Trinity Church members pedal bike ambulance on Peninsula to raise awareness about GAIA

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Trinity Church members Steve Andrew (center), Kathy Engelmann (right) and Katie Behroozi could be spotted around the mid-Peninsula today as they took turns pedaling a GAIA bike ambulance, a replica of similar bikes used every day in rural Africa to transport critically ill patients across dirt roads to the nearest clinic or hospital. Their goal was to […]

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Menlo Park sits in the second best county in California

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Chad Stiffney of Movoto, the real estate brokerage site, emailed InMenlo: “Today we published a ranking of the 10 best counties in California. We ranked all 58 counties on criteria such as unemployment, household income, home price, graduation rate, etc. San Mateo came in as the 2nd best county in California.” For the record, Marin beat […]

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