Menlo Park Kiwanis awards scholarships to five Menlo-Atherton High School students

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Three of five Menlo Atherton High School seniors received scholarships at the Kiwanis Club’s annual scholarship luncheon, Tuesday, May 12, at Allied Arts Guild. The other two seniors missed the luncheon because of tests and will receive their awards at next week’s luncheon. This year’s MA scholarship awards totaled $23,500. “Scholarship awards are based on […]

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Menlo Park is host to numerous energizer stations on Bike to Work Day 2015

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The rain predicted for today appears to be holding off during the morning commute — agood thing for those folks who are choosing pedal power to get to their jobs as part of Bike to Work Day 2015 sponsored by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. Menlo Park resident Gudrun Enger snapped this photo at the […]

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Menlo Park-based non-profit JobTrain celebrates its 50th year

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The Menlo Park-based non-profit, JobTrain, celebrated its 50th year on Friday, May 8, 2015, gathering with hundreds of friends and supporters, JobTrain partners, Bay Area employers, students, volunteers, and community leaders on the field at Levi’s Stadium. The organization announced the creation of Let’s Move the Needle campaign which is designed to engage Silicon Valley and the entire […]

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Diane Bailey, Executive Director of Menlo Spark, talks about the new non-profit’s mission

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There’s a new non-profit in town, Menlo Spark, with an ambitious goal — to make the City of Menlo Park climate neutral (zero carbon) by 2025. “The city already has a climate action plan that calls for a 27% reduction in greenhouse gasses by 2020. This is a good foundation to start with, but we will […]

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May 12th is last day for early registration for Are You in RUN for Education set for May 31

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Twenty years ago, in 1995, Oak Knoll parents and teachers organized a small fun-run called the Oak Knoll Otter Run. Over the years the community support of the Run grew district-wide. We now know the Otter Run as the Are You In Run for Education, and this year a total of over $3,000 in prizes will […]

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M-A freshmen form jazz combo called The Blues by Five

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That there are six of them — five who went to Hillview and one who attended La Entrada — but their name is The Blues by Five doesn’t seem to concern the Menlo-Atherton High School freshmen who formed their own jazz combo and are actively seeking gigs. The members of the combo are Chris Iyer on trumpet, Selim Karahan on alto saxophone, Andrew Tan on tenor […]

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Make way for ducklings at Sharon Park on Mother’s Day

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Menlo Park resident and photographer Frances Freyberg spotted these ducklings out for a swim behind their mother at Sharon Park in Menlo Park. We thought it a good way to wish local moms “Happy Mother’s Day!”

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Menlo Park boys sell lemonade and cookies to support Big Cats and Nepal

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A group of Menlo Park boys hosted a lemonade stand on Saturday afternoon to help raise money for Cause an Uproar and Nepal earthquake relief. Sponsored by National Geographic, Cause an Uproar focuses on helping to save Big Cats in Africa. Mr. Quarre’s class at Oak Knoll School has been fundraising for this organization this past week.

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Friday Frolics heralds the start of outdoor fun in Menlo Park’s University Park neighborhood

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Thanks to the organizing efforts of University Park resident Josie Tang, the first of three Friday Frolics kicked off the summer a month early on Friday night. Neighbors of all ages gathered on Perry Lane, bringing drinks and treats to share. Resident Cindy Tipton took some photos of kids being kids. Additional Frolics will be held in June and […]

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Menlo Park couple spurs relief efforts following earthquake in Nepal

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Editor’s note: We’ve featured the work of Menlo Park residents Haydi and David Sowerine a number of times on InMenlo, first outlining how they started their Nepalese-based non-profit, Village Tech Solutions followed by an update about their work in the area of village Internet-availability in 2012. Given their long association with the country, we asked them how […]

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Young Men’s Service League salutes graduating seniors at banquet

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The Redwood Chapter of Young Men’s Service League, which includes many Menlo Park and Atherton moms and sons, honored their first graduating class at a banquet on May 3 at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center in Menlo Park. Founded in 2012, with only a Freshman and Sophomore class, the Redwood chapter now has a full […]

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