Facebook Festivals return with inaugural event “Bay Area Brew & FanFest”

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The first of five scheduled, free Facebook Festivals takes place this Saturday, May 12, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm in parking lot 14 on the Facebook campus (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park). The theme is Bay Area Brew and FanFest showcasing professional and collegiate sports along with 22 local youth sports and mentoring organizations, which will […]

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Renee Batti takes the helm at The Almanac

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Renee Batti’s appointment as Editor of The Almanac brings things full circle, so to speak. But you need to be a long-term, mid-Peninsula resident to know that one of The Almanac’s founding papers, The Country Almanac, was started in 1965 by three women. Jean Heflin, Betty Fry and Hedy Boissevain started the paper, which circulated […]

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First Grader Augie Arata runs MPCSD as “Superintendent for the Day”

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Menlo Park City School District had an honorary superintendent last Thursday (May 3rd) as first grader Augie Arata spent the day shadowing Superintendent Erik Burmeister.  He won the spot as an auction item in the annual fundraiser for the district held by the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation. “Mr. Arata” reported for duty at 8:30 am, […]

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Grab Bag Theater presents The Little Mermaid

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Come dive down “under the sea” for Grab Bag Theater’s eighth annual spring musical, The Little Mermaid. This show is high energy and fun for the whole family! Performances are at Veterans Memorial Senior Center (1455 Madison Ave.) in Redwood City, May 11, 12, 18 at 7:00 pm and May 19 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 […]

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Philanthropist Bita Daryabari receives honorary doctorate and delivers Golden Gate University commencement address

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Atherton resident Bita Daryabari was the 2018 recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in Human Letters from her alma mater, Golden Gate University (GGU), where she also delivered the commencement address titled, “The Human Network Effect.” “Bita Daryabari exemplifies Golden Gate University’s mission to prepare individuals to lead and serve,” said GGU President David J. Fike, […]

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Hillview Environmental Club works to stabilize banks of San Francisquito Creek

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Hillview Middle School’s  Environmental Club was out in force last month bioengineering the banks of San Francisquito Creek, building structures out of natural materials. They used willow tree stakes to stabilize the Creek banks. Willows grow well in creeks, making them the perfect plant to prevent erosion. They are also an important food source for […]

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M-A boys varsity volleyball team goes undefeated; heads to CCS quarterfinals

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The Menlo-Atherton High School boys varsity volleyball team concluded their regular season with an unprecedented, undefeated record of 28-0. The Bears will continue into post season play and have earned the #3 seed in the upcoming Division I Central Coast Section Quarterfinals. They will host #6 Salinas this Tuesday, May 8, at 7:00 pm at […]

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Kites take to the skies over Menlo Park

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Yesterday, the hills of Bedwell Bayfront Park came alive with color, and hundreds of kites brightened the overcast skies as part of the City of Menlo Park’s annual kite day. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was there to capture the action.

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Photographer Stuart Jacobson holding open studio again this year

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We discovered photographer Stuart Jacobson walking home last year from shopping at the Menlo Park Farmers Market and stopped by again this morning. He has a houseful of  lovely landscapes and captivating animal-in-the-wild photographs and will be available to talk with visitors until 5:00 pm today (1260 Middle Avenue). His home studio will also be […]

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Talking hearing loss with Bill Facteau, CEO of Menlo Park-based Earlens

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A brand new trophy sat on Earlens CEO Bill Facteau’s desk — and it was one to be proud of. The Menlo Park-based medical technology company had received a “Best New Product Award” for it Earlens Light-Driven Hearing Aid by the 2018 Edison Awards, who wrote: “Earlens brings people with hearing loss closer to normal hearing […]

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Chef Greg Kuzia-Carmel set to open Camper this summer in former LB Steak space

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The long-rumored restaurant opening in Menlo Park by chef Greg Kuzia-Carmel is coming this summer. Camper will serve seasonal, organic fare for dinner and weekend brunch in a 4,000 sq. foot, 70-seat venue that was formerly occupied by LB Steak, the interior of which is being redesigned. Chef-Partner Greg Kuzia-Carmel, who hails from Cotogna and Per Se explains: […]

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