Mayors from Menlo Park’s Sister City, Galway City, pay a visit and lunch at British Banker’s Club

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Councillor Noel Larkin (seated center in photo), Mayor of the  Galway City Council, and Councillor Michael Connolly, Mayor of the Galway County Council, visited Menlo Park today. The two cities are Sister Cities, a relationship that began in October 2013 when [then] Menlo Park Mayor Peter Ohtaki and Galway Mayor Padraig Conneely signed a friendship agreement at Menlo […]

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San Mateo Bike Bridge proves to be a busy spot on Bike to Work Day in Menlo Park

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Folks biking to work by crossing San Francisquito Creek via the bike bridge in Menlo Park were greeted this morning by volunteers staffing an Energizer station, one that’s been in that location every year of the annual event celebrating pedal power. It’s a popular spot noted for smiling volunteers who hand out bananas and  treat bags. The woman pictured […]

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Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula hosts historic Barron-Latham-Hopkins Gatehouse tours

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The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP) is opening up the historic Barron-Latham-Hopkins Gatehouse to the public for tours on Saturday, May 13. The Gatehouse is the oldest existing structure in Menlo Park and the last surviving gatehouse in the state of California. The Gatehouse is one of only three buildings in Menlo Park […]

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High school student-run Grab Bag Theater builds leaders and community

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Besides being home to Facebook and quiet suburban streets, Menlo Park’s lesser-known claim to fame is Grab Bag Theater, one of the only entirely high school student-run theater groups in the country. Grab Bag puts on a play, musical, and a Winter Arts Festival annually, as well as open mic nights throughout the year. The […]

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Erin Cooke works to implement SFO’s sustainability goals

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Menlo Park resident Erin Cooke doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk. Or more accurately, she bikes to Caltrain, hops off at Millbrae and bikes to her job at SFO as the airport’s Sustainability Director. In that capacity she’s overseeing what she calls the airport’s “moon shot,” work to translate the Airport’s Five-Year Strategic Plan […]

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Kites fly high in the sky at Bedwell Bayfront Park

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Yesterday was Kite Day in Menlo Park and families gathered at Bedwell Bayfront Park to test their kite flying skills. The annual event was co-sponsored by the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club and Streets Alive! Parks Alive!. City of Menlo Park staff were on hand to help kids assemble their kites and get them in the air. […]

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First Sunday in May brings new seasonal treats to Menlo Park Farmers Market

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A sunny Sunday morning brought some new choices to the Menlo Park Farmers Market. The opening of commercial salmon season at Pigeon Point meant Pietro Parravano had a good selection of the tasty fish at the hefty price of $29.95 a pound, reflecting the economics of supply and demand. “We’re not looking at a long […]

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Photographer Stuart Jacobson in taking part in Silicon Valley Open Studios this weekend

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By his own account, Menlo Park resident Stuart Jacobson loves taking photos of wildlife and making big prints. “But my landscapes are probably more successful as not too many people want big photos of animals over their sofa,” he told us when we stopped by today to see his photographs, part of the 2017 Silicon […]

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M-A’s buildOn team is raising money to build a school in Haiti

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Three members of Menlo-Atherton High School’s buildOn team — (left to right, Claire Lange-McPherson, Megan McDonnell and Makayla Gage — were selling baked goods near  Draeger’s this morning to raise money for their trip to Haiti this summer where they will help build a school. They are close to their goal of $35,000, and, in fact, […]

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Dr. Don Williams brings expertise on teens to M-A parent education talk on “college arms race”

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Part prescription/part mantra, it goes like this: “Do great in high school. Go to a great college. Enjoy a great life.” Do teens and parents really believe that? What about the rest of us? Menlo Park resident Dr. Don Williams, a psychologist whose practice focuses on children and adolescents, is one who does not. He’ll be […]

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Photographer Frances Freyberg cast her lens on Hawaii

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Menlo Park photographer Frances Freyberg, a frequent contributor to InMenlo, is the featured artist at the Portola Art Gallery this May. You can meet her in person at a reception on Saturday, May 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The exhibit, titled “The Colors of Hawaii,” features landscapes and seascapes, as well as floral and wildlife […]

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