One picky eater’s experience leads to book “Suffering Succotash”

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Let’s be clear. Menlo Park resident Stephanie Lucianovic looks nothing like Sylvester the Cat, who’s known for exclaiming “suffering succotash.” But suffer succotash she did, along with just about every other vegetable on the planet, which she refused to eat until late in her 20s. “I was so picky, I used to fear eating at people’s […]

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LandEscapes by Mary K. Stahl is featured exhibit in April at Portola Art Gallery

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“LandEscapes,” an exhibition of recent plein air and studio works by Mary K. Stahl, is featured during April at the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, April 11 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. Intrigued and inspired by the effect of light in the natural landscape, Mary […]

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Easter and Passover both celebrated this weekend

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The Easter and Passover holidays are being celebrated the same weekend this year. Here are some holiday sightings captured by various InMenlo photographers. From top: Kids scoop up eggs at Burgess Park yesterday; table set for Passover seder; “Easter” bunny photographed at Vallombrosa Center last week by Frances Freyberg; basket of Easter peeps delivered to InMenlo photographer Irene […]

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M-A Orchestra appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York Saturday night

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The Menlo-Atherton High School Orchestra, under the direction of Kent Kurrus, played Carnegie Hall tonight (April 4)  in New York City, raising the bar of expectation for future musicians. Senior Ryan Jacquemet said, “Right up until the first note it was all nerves. After that, it’s just like reading a book.” The students felt a mix […]

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Encinal’s Second Annual Science Fair is a success with over 80 participants

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Last evening, Encinal Elementary School held it’s Second Annual Science Fair. Over 80 young scientists, ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade, contributed . Projects included “What flavor of ice cream melts faster?” and “Do chickens who get a special treat lay more eggs?” Students also enjoyed hands-on science stations thanks to Jeff DeCurtins and some of his M-A […]

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Former M-A swimmers/water polo players square off against each other as college team coaches

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John Tanner (known as JT), coach of the Stanford women’s water polo team, got into the water first at the Circus Club and then at Ladera Oaks around the same time he started grade school. He’s more or less never gotten out. Jamey Wright, three years ahead of JT at Menlo-Atherton High School and now coach […]

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Ken Kurose staging fundraising campaign for Nak’s Market in Menlo Park

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Ken Kurose, the son of the Nak’s Market founding owners, Sam and Ikie, is staging a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo to save — and potentially expand the scope of — the distinct market in downtown Menlo Park known for its Asian and Dutch products. Explains Ken on the fundraising page: “Our existing very small Menlo Park location has achieved consistent […]

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M-A freshman Jerry Liu’s composition recognized in Reflections themed art competition

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A grand piano fills up much of the living room at Jerry Liu’s home. That’s not surprising, given that the Menlo-Atherton High School freshman has been studying piano since he was eight years old. What surprised us was that his award-winning composition in the PTA-sponsored Reflections arts competition is written for stringed instruments — a […]

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Tussok moth caterpillars appear to be making their mark on Menlo Park

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In 2007, Andrea Gemmet wrote a piece called “Don’t Touch the Caterpillars” in the Almanac. This past weekend, my five-year-old has been fascinated by all the little fuzzy caterpillars coating every play surface in Burgess Park playground. He has petted them, let them crawl on him, and examined them from all angles. Yesterday morning he […]

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As M-A Dance Team show nears, four seniors look back on their four years

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One of the spring entertainment treats is the annual Menlo-Atherton High School Dance Team Show and Fundraiser, which will happen this year on April 4 and take place in the M-A Performing Arts Center at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm). Coached by Nona Ybarra and Kate Lynn Roberts, the Team will display its abilities in […]

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La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park hosts Special Olympics basketball tournament

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After a weekend of NCAA Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight college ball, La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park kept the ball bouncing today by hosting a Special Olympics basketball tournament. And the cheers that emanated from the packed gym could be heard a block away, such was the enthusiasm for the event. This is the fifth time […]

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