Menlo Park gates to live again – if enough money can be raised

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“Portals of Early Days’ at Menlo Park Laid Low; Landmark of 1854 Falls.” Thus headlined an article in the July 7, 1922, Palo Alto Times. “The landmark…was struck early this morning by two automobiles, filled with singing passengers, which careened down the highway and crashed into the old arch…” The wood “…was rotted and scarcely […]

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Dancers and hip hop artists team up for EPA creative expression

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It was a year ago that Menlo Park teenagers Olivia Bloom and Julia Nicholls, dancers who’ve known each other since they were little girls, formed Get Human Inc. “because so many of us are drowning in information, but not taking action or thinking deeply about making lasting change.” Earlier this year they formed a partnership with […]

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Suburban Park residents gather for summer cocktail party, one of a series of yearlong events

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With the jingle of bike bells mixing with children’s yells, around 50 Suburban Park residents gathered in Jill Olson’s driveway for a neighborhood summer cocktail party last Saturday night. As the adults mingled amidmidst a multitude appetizers and drinks contributed by attendees, the youth played in the street and eventually broke out the water balloons provide by Susan […]

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Retired NFL player Jonathan Martin talks to Peninsula Bridge kids at Menlo School

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When former NFL offensive tackle Jonathan Martin attended Stanford, he acted as “Andrew Luck’s bodyguard” on the field. Though Jonathan has since retired from football, he still continues to provide support to others by discussing his struggles with bullying and mental illness. Last week he spoke to the sixth graders in the Peninsula Bridge program at […]

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Exploring artistic microclimates around the Bay Area

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Editor’s note: Menlo-Atherton High School junior Holly Newman recently participated in Newsroom by the Bay, which originally published this article. Holly will be a staff writer for M-A Chronicle in the coming school year. Art is often a mysterious thing to those viewing it. How can an artist start with a blank canvas and produce a masterpiece? […]

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New wine from the Fogarty family tasted at winemaker dinner at LB Steak

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Hard to be local and not know and appreciate the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines produced by Thomas Fogarty Winery at its location along Skyline Blvd. in Woodside. But last night at a winemaker dinner at LB Steak in Menlo Park, we were introduced to the family’s newest wine, a 2011 Lexington Cabernet Sauvignon (Gist Ranch […]

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Teresa Silvestri’s animal portraits featured in July at Portola Art Gallery

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“Peaceable Kingdom,” an exhibit of animal watercolor paintings by Belmont resident Teresa Silvestri is in July  at the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park. The artist’s love of animals and nature has inspired these new works, from the realistic to the whimsical, featuring domestic, wildlife and farm animals. While Teresa’s representational painting style is characterized by its […]

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Newsroom By the Bay students visit Pace Art + Technology:TeamLab in Menlo Park

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Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Betsy Sergeant Snow led a photography class this summer as part of Newsroom By the Bay. “This is the first year they’ve included a photography strand, so I taught four classes a day and was available in the afternoons to consult on workflow, captioning, and support,” Betsy explained. “The campers are divided […]

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Is there a poet laureate living in Menlo Park?

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InMenlo has profiled a number of poets who live in Menlo Park, among them Charlotte Muse, J. David Cummings (pictured, right), Jym Marks, and Lynore Banchoff . Might one of them become the next poet laureate of San Mateo County? Applications from published poets who are San Mateo County residents are being accepted now through Aug. 1, 2016; the […]

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Fast Freddie Rodriguez leads Tour de Menlo training ride

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Leading up to the Tour de Menlo on August 20 is a new free series of training rides. The first will depart at 8:30 am on July 9 from the Whole Foods Market in Redwood City (1250 Jefferson Ave.), featuring options for moderate or advanced courses. Freddie Rodriguez, who rode competitively in Europe and the United […]

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Menlo Park kids and adults struts their patriotic stuff at annual 4th of July parade

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Your InMenlo team headed downtown to photograph the annual 4th of July parade hosted by the City of Menlo Park on Santa Cruz Avenue down to Burgess Park where the festivities continued. The participants may have been slightly fewer than other years but the spirit displayed by both kids and adults continued to be great! […]

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