Djerassi Resident Artists Program yields a feast for the eyes with left behind sculpture

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An InMenlo team first went on a sculpture hike on the property off Bear Gulch Road in Woodside that hosts the Djerassi Resident Artists Program almost exactly four years ago on a day that was shrouded in a heavy, drippy fog. The past weekend we visited again, this time in blistering heat. But the payoff […]

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Café Zoë celebrates summer and its 9th anniversary by launching new fundraising drive for Willow Oaks School

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Café Zoë will host its annual summer party on July 14th starting at 5:00 pm and launch its next fundraising effort to raise money for the Willow Oaks School to purchase new art tables for its students. The café has a long-standing friendship with the Willow Oaks School. In past years, the café raised money to purchase extra […]

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Menlo Park Farmers Market marks 25th anniversary

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It was a day for celebrating at this morning’s Farmers Market in downtown Menlo Park where festive balloons lined the marketplace. A group from the sponsoring Lions Club was on hand to present the vendors with commemorative plaques and hand out cake to market goers. We chatted with Lori Hennings who has been the market manager […]

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With Facebook Willow Campus announcement, a new neighborhood comes to Menlo Park

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Editor’s note: In August 2016, Facebook purchased the 56-acre industrial park called Menlo Science & Technology Park on Willow Road in Menlo Park, which is just south of its corporate headquarters. At that time, a company spokesperson said there was no immediate plans to redevelop the land. That changes with today’s announcement from John Tenanes, VP Global Facilities and […]

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Teacher and active volunteer, Anne Flegel passes away at age 74

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Anne Hartwig Flegel, a former first-grade teacher at St. Joseph’s School in Atherton, an active member of Peninsula Volunteers, and a longtime Atherton resident, died June 26 at age 74. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Aug. 4 at Menlo Church (950 Santa Cruz Ave). Ms. Flegel suffered from dementia since 2011, and […]

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City of Menlo Park seeking more input in second survey about Bedwell Bayfront Park

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Update: The City has extended the deadline for taking this survey and asks residents that use the park to please weigh in. The City of Menlo Park is asking people for their input about two concepts for Bedwell Bayfront Park that  were shared at the Open House #2 held on June 17. It does not […]

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4th of July tribute to Col. Joe F. Cotton in his birth town of Rushville, Indiana

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Friends and family of Col. Joe F. Cotton, a longtime Atherton resident before his death in 2016, gathered in his birth town of Rushville, Indiana, yesterday to dedicate a bridge in his honor. Emails the Colonel’s daughter, Connie Jo Cotton: “There was a Cotton Alley for many years — we actually have the signs at [my […]

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Youngsters get in the 4th of July spirit by parading in Menlo Park

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InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most captured the action at today’s 4th of July parade in downtown Menlo Park starring youngsters — and the young at heart — decked out in patriotic garb, often riding flag-adorned bicycles and other wheeled vehicles. They set off down Santa Cruz Avenue, ending at Burgess Park where the festivities continued with inflatable jump houses, […]

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Windrider Film Forum Bay Area closing feature, STEP, to include Q&A with Director and film subjects

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Windrider Bay Area Film Forum announced its closing feature film STEP, screening July 8 at 7:00 pm at the Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton High School, will feature a Q&A with director Amanda Lipitz along with some of film’s subjects following the screening. “We are thrilled to be presenting this inspiring and powerful film on […]

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Former Assembly member Rich Gordon is named new President & CEO of California Forestry Association

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Effective July 17, former Assembly member and Menlo Park resident Rich Gordon will lead the California Forestry Association (Calforests) as President and CEO. Gordon will work in Sacramento four days a week and telecommute from his Menlo Oaks home one day. “Healthy forests are crucial to the sustainability of our planet. It is an honor […]

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Fire Station #6 in downtown Menlo Park is taking shape

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The structural steel and the metal framing is near completion, and the outline of the new 8,300 square foot, two-story new fire station #6 is now easily seen on Oak Grove Avenue in Menlo Park The completely non-combustible structural steel and aluminum framing components were all made in the United States as specified by the Fire District’s buy American clause in […]

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