Menlo School boys’ tennis team donates $10,000 to East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring

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Nearly two months after the Menlo School boys’ tennis players brought home the NorCal team title, they gathered to make one more delivery. This time, they were at Stanford for the Bank of the West Tournament to present a $10,000 check for East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring. On opening night of the tournament, the […]

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West Nile Virus detected in mosquitos in Menlo Park – fogging scheduled for Aug. 11

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The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMCMVCD) has detected West Nile Virus (WNV) in adult mosquitoes collected on August 6, 2014, from two areas of the 94025 zip code in Menlo Park. In response, the District will conduct truck-mounted mosquito fogging treatment around the detection site, in an effort to prevent human cases […]

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Photographer David Burnett appears at Keplers in Menlo Park to talk about his Bob Marley book

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Photographer David Burnett didn’t spend a lot of time with Bob Marley, first in Jamaica on assignment for Time in 1976 and then on the road during the reggae singer’s Exodus tour in Europe in 1977. In Burnett’s mind, it didn’t seem he had enough photos for a book. But a discovery by his daughter got him […]

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2014 Tour de Menlo is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23

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This year’s Tour de Menlo, which offers three Peninsula routes for cyclists of all abilities, along with good weather, great food, and plenty of SAG support, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23. Riders have their choice of 65-, 45- and 35-mile routes, all well-marked and beginning at Menlo-Atherton High School.  After taking different routes from the […]

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Menlo Park residents gather at Menalto Corners for National Night Out festivities

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National Night Out (NNO) last Tuesday drew quite the crowd of Menlo Park residents to Menalto Corners where locals enjoyed food and entertainment. Activities included a “Dunk Tank” with Mayor Ray Mueller, the Captivating Dance by Nona dance show, bounce houses sponsored by Spa in the Park, a trivia contest by Menalto Cleaners, and a game and puzzles table by […]

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Philip Reilly bakes distinct variety of artisan breads that he sells at Portola Valley Farmers’ Market

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From chemist to patent attorney — to bread baker? Such is the career trajectory of Philip Reilly, the British-born founder of Portola Valley Bread. “A few years ago I took some time off due to some family responsibilities,” he explains as he kneads dough for the weekly batch he sells exclusively at the Portola Valley Farmers’ Market […]

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Menlo Park Legends look to next year after a disappointing 2014 season

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Coming off a successful campaign in the summer of 2013 during which they finished third in the Far West League and only one game from the championship, M-A grad David Klein and the Menlo Park Legends were poised to take the California Collegiate League by storm. The Legends, along with the Neptune Beach Pearl, the […]

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Summer – enjoy it while it’s hot in Menlo Park

Cruising around Menlo Park on a warm August Sunday, iPhone in hand. Squids are prolific now along the Coast and found fresh at the Farmer’s Market today where Pietro suggested an awesome Calamari salad. Then they became part of outrageous seafood Cioppino stew, scooped over black ink pasta and topped with garden fresh herbs. A grilled prime […]

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Atherton man, Menlo Park woman arrested as suspects related to recent home burglaries and auto thefts

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On August 2, 2014 at approximately 2:oo pm, Menlo Park police officers were conducting follow up investigation into recent burglaries that occurred in Menlo Park. Information led officers to the area of Avy Ave and Lucky Ave where a stolen iPad was giving off a signal. Officers, following other investigative leads, pulled into the area […]

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Local boys soccer team – the Alpine Striker’s – makes impressive showing in the Pyramid Cup

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As the glow of the recent World Cup fades into the past, you can continue to see some high quality soccer right in our own backyard. The Alpine Striker’s Boys Under 17 soccer team is the oldest boys’ soccer team in the Alpine FC Club. At a time when many clubs break up due to […]

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Retired Menlo Park firefighter Jerry Peters is featured artist at Portola Art Galley in August

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Jerry Peters is the featured artist in August at the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park.  The exhibit, titled “New Works,” features acrylic paintings of vintage trucks, vintage windmills, vintage tractors, and new still life and landscape paintings. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. […]

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