Casey Morris tells why D.Camp was a hit with him this summer

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Author Casey Morris (pictured left), who is a sophomore at Menlo-Atherton High School, contributed this post as part of InMenlo’s series How I Spent My Summer Vacation. If you have an interesting summer experience, please email us at tips@inmenlo.com. I came to my first day of D.Camp feeling nervous about attending a camp that was brand […]

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Trinity Church members pedal bike ambulance on Peninsula to raise awareness about GAIA

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Trinity Church members Steve Andrew (center), Kathy Engelmann (right) and Katie Behroozi could be spotted around the mid-Peninsula today as they took turns pedaling a GAIA bike ambulance, a replica of similar bikes used every day in rural Africa to transport critically ill patients across dirt roads to the nearest clinic or hospital. Their goal was to […]

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Menlo Park sits in the second best county in California

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Chad Stiffney of Movoto, the real estate brokerage site, emailed InMenlo: “Today we published a ranking of the 10 best counties in California. We ranked all 58 counties on criteria such as unemployment, household income, home price, graduation rate, etc. San Mateo came in as the 2nd best county in California.” For the record, Marin beat […]

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Menlo Park artist Carolyn Jones’ paintings are featured at Portola Art Gallery in September

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Recent oil paintings by Carolyn Jones of Menlo Park are featured in September at the Portola Art Gallery. The exhibit includes Jones’ landscapes from her travels in California, Vermont and France. The artist is best known for her California landscapes, focusing on local mid-Peninsula scenes, including the Baylands, Pacific Coast and coastal mountains. She paints in oil, […]

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Once a pastry chef, M-A teacher Shannon Kirkpatrick speaks many languages but teaches English

This article was written by Natalie Silverman and Lexi Lobdell: it first appeared in M-A Bear News. New AP English composition and English III teacher, Shannon Kirkpatrick, enthusiastically began her new job on campus this August. From pastry chef, to teacher of German, Italian, and English, she has made her way to Menlo-Atherton. Kirkpatrick started out as […]

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Connie Pasqua’s blooming prickly pear cactus is a treat for all of Menlo to see

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Editor’s note: Our chance encounter with a blooming prickly pear cactus on Middle Avenue in Menlo Park led to photographer Scott Loftesness stopping by to get new (and better) photos and then a visit with the plant’s owner Connie Pasqua. Talking with Menlo Park resident Connie Pasqua, we got answers to a number of our questions […]

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Artist, architect, teacher – Jim Caldwell continues a lifetime of painting

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Woodside resident Jim Caldwell still considers architecture his “day job” but that doesn’t stop him from painting every morning from 7:00 to 8:30 in the studio that also serves as his office. “I equate it to being a good piano player who still needs to practice every day,” he says about his daily ritual. Jim […]

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“Carts to Cars: A Celebration of Horsepower—Then and Now” is theme of fundraiser to be held at Folger Stable

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A unique fundraising event is being planned by The Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks at the historic Folger Stable in Woodside on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Focused on the history of horsepower and how it has been used locally, the event will benefit a range of improvement projects in both Huddart and Wunderlich parks as well […]

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Filoli gardens sparkle in the twilight, captured by photographer Frances Freyberg

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Filoli in Woodside closes at 3:30 pm, except for a few days each summer when the grounds stay open into the evening for Sunset Hikes and Orchard Walks. Menlo Park-based photographer took advantage of the last late opening of the summer to photograph the garden and grounds. “Filoli is my favorite local garden, and I’ve […]

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M-A announces its new Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

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Menlo-Atherton High School announced its newest inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame on Wednesday. They are: Greg Camarillo (class of 1999): four-year letterman in football who also played basketball; went on to the NFL Kelly Eaton (class of 2006): swimmer and water polo player, earning MVP owners Connie and Owen Hawkins (1989-93): founders of […]

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Hello Startups provides one-stop-shop access to business services and the investment community

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Mukul Agarwal and Marco ten Vaanholt know that they sit on somewhat hallowed ground. The recently opened Hello Startups Menlo Park facility is in the space once occupied by Willow Garage, a maker of robots that was good enough to leave behind a number of Beam Remote Presence Systems, a mobile videoconferencing platform (which, to be […]

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