M-A senior Andre Benz creates YouTube channel featuring Trap music

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Rather than merely enjoying music in his spare time, Menlo-Atherton High School senior Andre Benz has chosen to pursue his passion, leading him to create a now-trending YouTube channel. In 2012, his channel, Trap Nation, made its debut, and has since accrued nearly 800,000 subscribers. “In middle school, I was pretty antisocial, so I played a […]

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First bloom at Filoli captured by photographer on a garden stroll

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InMenlo co-founder — and serious amateur photographer — Scott Loftesness writes in his personal blog: “I’m fortunate to live about 15 minutes away from Filoli — with its country house set in 16 acres of formal gardens surrounded by a 654-acre estate in Woodside, California. Each year, about this time, Filoli opens for the season — and […]

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M-A Bears play for Girls Varsity Basketball PAL championship title tonight

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Editor’s note: The M-A girls won tonight 54-42. For the first time since 2008, the Menlo-Atherton Varsity Girls basketball team will be playing tonight for the Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) championship title. Game time is scheduled for 6:00 pm on February 21 at Mills High School in Millbrae. The M-A Bears took the PAL South […]

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A storyteller with a camera, Cuban photographer Raúl Cañibano’s works are on display locally

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Two years ago, I was fortunate to spend a week in Havana, Cuba as part of a photography-oriented people-to-people exchange. We spent seven wonderful days in the heart of Havana — Old Havana and Central Havana. The best part of my whole experience in Havana was watching and working with several great Cuban photographers who […]

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Phase 2 of Rotary Club of Menlo Park’s Belle Haven Community Garden to begin with help of Facebook

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With the support of Facebook, Phase 2 of the Rotary Club of Menlo Park’s Belle Haven Community Garden can now begin. “At Facebook, we’re committed to supporting our neighbors,” said Lauren Swezey, Facebook’s Sustainability and Community Outreach Manager. “We look forward to participating in Belle Haven’s new community garden and getting to know the families who are involved.” […]

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Jeff Marks talks about how PlaySteps helps kids participate successfully in the activities of everyday life

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Jeff Marks, the owner of PlaySteps for Developing Kids in Menlo Park, admits that, on first hearing, occupational therapy for kids may sound a bit confusing, given that OT is most often associated with work. “Yes, it may seem like an odd thing to send your child to vocational training,” he said. “But think in […]

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Discover the history of Menlo College at Kepler’s this Thursday evening

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Whether or not you have ever set foot on the Menlo College campus in Atherton, you can learn about its 85-year history when Pam Gullard, author of Through the Gates, discusses the college’s past, present, and future with the new president, Dr. Richard Moran at Kepler’s Books on Thursday, Feb. 19. The event will begin with a 7:00 […]

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Anne Robinson talks about why life is better with Collies in it

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Editor’s note: The top canines in the country are gathered today and tomorrow at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in NYC, so we thought it would be a good day to highlight to local show dogs, one now retired and the other still in training. We’d come to Anne Robinson’s Menlo Park home to […]

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The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula hosts blood drive on February 20th to celebrate 50 Years of service to the community

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In celebration of its 50th anniversary of serving the community, the Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP) is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Friday, February 20th. The blood drive, which will run from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, will take place at the Junior League’s headquarters (The […]

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Adopted Muttville dog Boris finds happy home with Menlo Park resident Carol Mince

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To folks who walk along San Francisquito Creek between the San Mateo bike bridge and the Oak Creek apartments, Carol Mince is a familiar presence, usually accompanied by a dog. But until recently, the Menlo Park-based interior designer has been solo. She lost her dog, Maggie, a little over a year ago, and it was only […]

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Rich May Memorial Field hopes to give all children equal opportunity

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Atherton resident and Menlo-Atherton High School alum Frank Merrill is currently heading the project of building an athletic field in East Palo Alto in order to honor his stepson and create the opportunity for underprivileged children to play sports. What follows is an interview with him, highlighting his journey throughout the process of creating The Rich May […]

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