Local illustrator Deborah Melmon wins Christopher Award

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Menlo Park resident Deborah Melmon won a Christopher Award for her illustrations in One Good Deed, written by Terri Fields. “I’m very honored and so happy for the author, Terri Fields.” she said.  “It’s a big responsibility to illustrate someone else’s story, and I was so happy to be given the opportunity. Truly a wonderful and unexpected […]

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Aviation pioneer Col. Joe F. Cotton “takes his last flight” at age 94

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Aviation pioneer Col. Joe F. Cotton died peacefully at his Atherton home on May 5. Burial was private; the family plans to hold a celebration of his life in July. “My father has always been a legend in my eyes,” his daughter, Connie Jo Cotton, told Living Legends. “Colonel Joe F. Cotton started his flying career in […]

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Former Atherton mayor and avid equestrian, Nan Chapman, dies at 80

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Woodside resident Nan Chapman, who served as the first female member of the Atherton City Council and was involved with the Menlo Charity Horse Show since its inception, died on May 9 from lung cancer. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 8, at 4:00 pm at the Menlo Circus Club (190 Park Lane, […]

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Game show contestant Patrick Reed tells what it was like to almost be a millionaire

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Menlo-Atherton High School grad Patrick Reed didn’t walk away from his appearance on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire with millions but is happy to be $30,000 richer. As reported earlier on InMenlo, last weekend was momentous for Patrick, with the episode of Millionaire airing on Friday and graduating from American University on Saturday with a degree […]

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Another busy Bike to Work Day in Menlo Park

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As a host to nine energizer stations, Menlo Park was covered north/south and east/west this morning during the 22nd annual Bike to Work Day. We made our regular stop at the San Mateo Bike Bridge where stalwart volunteers KC and Bernadette Callahan were at their usual spot, which they’ve held for over a decade. When […]

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Rocky Horror Picture Show continues to draw audience at monthly Guild screening

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The Guild Theater in downtown Menlo Park continues to present screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on the first Saturday of every month at midnight. With live shadow casting by The Bawdy Caste (pictured top), a non-profit theater group, The Rocky Horror Picture Show features lively pre-show entertainment and an interactive movie-viewing experience. Despite its […]

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Urinetown is Grab Bag Theater’s spring production next two weekends

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Grab Bag Theater’s spring musical, Urinetown, will be preformed Saturday May 14, at 7:00 pm, May 20 at 7:00 pm, and May 21 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center (1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City). Tickets can be purchased at the door: $5 for students and $10 for adults. Most of the […]

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Menlo Park artists Alice Weil and Krishna Mitra participate in Open Studio 2016

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Two Menlo Park artists, Alice Weil and Krishna Mitra, are exhibiting new landscape and floral paintings in oil and acrylic as part of Silicon Valley Open Studio 2016 on May 14 and 15 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at 856 Partridge Ave. in Menlo Park. Born in San Francisco, Alice Weil moved with her family […]

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Menlo Park dentist by day, boxer by night

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Sure, Menlo Park dentist Katherine Brown knows how to fill a cavity, but she can also throw a punch. She admits that a dentist who boxes is a bit of a strange mix. “Guess the only worse hobby would be playing ice hockey,” she acknowledges. Kate, as she is known by friends and family, fell into boxing […]

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Bita Daryabari continues a broad range of philanthropic efforts around the state

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We first talked with philanthropist and Atherton resident Bita Daryabari when she opened the Alameda de las Pulgas office of the Pars Equality Center in Menlo Park. PEC is the only non-profit organization that provides comprehensive social, legal and community services to the Iranian-American community. Since then, she’s opened additional offices in San Jose as well as Los […]

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Get a bit of baseball history when “Ty Cobb” returns to the Peninsula

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All ages are welcome to watch baseball history come alive at Little House in Menlo Park on May 10 as Norm Coleman performs his iconic one-man show impersonating the legendary baseball star Ty Cobb. Coleman, a Half Moon Bay resident, lovingly and expertly recreates the persona of one of the greatest baseball players of all […]

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