Trinity Church kids put Easter baskets together for shelter kids

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Parishioner Holly Tambling orchestrated another beautiful building of Easter baskets at Trinity Church this morning. About 300 baskets with books,  stuffed animals, toys, candy and more were built and will beBe delivered to local shelters.

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Tennis team at Menlo School launches Ace-athon to benefit EPA Tennis and Tutoring

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The Menlo School boys’ tennis team is closely tracking its aces this year — and not for statistical reasons. The Knights are holding their inaugural Menlo School Ace-athon, a season-long benefit for East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT). Menlo players will be gathering sponsors — from friends to family to businesses to the community — to pledge […]

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Founder of Women’s Startup Lab, Ari Horie offers female tech leaders an ecosystem of support

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Ari Horie, founder and CEO of Women’s Startup Lab, learned early on the value of being connected. Born in Japan, she first came to the U.S. as an exchange student at age 18, speaking no English. “My mom was big on hands-on experience,” she recalled in the Menlo Park offices of her latest startup. “But […]

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Members of local search and rescue team deployed to Washington state mud slide area

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Members of California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3 (CA-TF3) sponsored by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, have been deployed to the Washington state mud slide as part of an overhead incident support team (IST). Last week, CA—TF3 was asked to fill-in and support “Operation Alaska Shield” which had been in the planning […]

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Frances Freyberg photographs of Japan on display at Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park

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“Japan Revisited” is the name of an exhibit of Frances Freyberg photographs on display at the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park through April. A reception for the photographer — a frequent contributor to InMenlo — is scheduled for Saturday, April 5 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The vibrant color photographs feature landscapes, cityscapes, shrine scenes and […]

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Hillview School students attend school – with a difference – exploring week-long mini-courses

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Last month, the students at Hillview Middle School went to school as they usually do, but for five days it was “school, only different.” Prompted by the idea that children learn best while doing, and teachers engage most profoundly when teaching their passion, the school undertook its first Mini-Course weeklong program. All 870 students participated […]

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After four decades, Menlo Art League to disband after June meeting

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Menlo Art League is calling it quits after 40 years of serving the local arts’ community. Originally begun as an art club for Atherton and Menlo Park residents in 1973, it became affiliated with the Community Services Division of the City of Menlo Park in 1974 and changed its name to Menlo Art League. Registration as […]

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Second Harvest Food Bank launches Stand Up for Kids co-chaired by Sheryl Sandberg and John Donahoe

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One in three local kids is bullied by hunger. It happens every day and in every neighborhood, even in wealthy Silicon Valley. Just like facing a menacing bully, these kids never know when hunger will pay them a visit. When it does, they fear it will never leave them alone. Second Harvest Food Bank of […]

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Nick Taylor turns to crime fiction: Writes The Setup Man using pen name T. T. Monday

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Menlo Park resident Nick Taylor has always been a baseball fan, so when he decided to deviate from writing historical fiction and turn to crime (so to speak!), he chose a baseball pitcher who moonlights as a private detective as his main character. The result is the recently published, The Setup Man: A Novel, written […]

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Rain doesn’t dampen family fun at Filoli’s Spring Fling

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There were just enough breaks between the cloudbursts — and enough indoor entertainment — for the annual Spring Fling at Filoli in Woodside yesterday to be usual family-pleasing event it always is. After all, what’s better than stomping through puddles in galoshes? Sterling Johnson, the Bubblesmith, entertained with a steady production of gigantic bubbles, all the better […]

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Menlowe Ballet launches spring season April 4-6 and extends community involvement

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Menlowe Ballet returns to the stage with Transcendence April 4-6 at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (555 Middlefield Road, Atherton). Featuring works by Artistic Director Michael Lowe and guest choreographer Dennis Nahat the program includes Lowe’s Tribute, Nahat’s Pas de Cinq and the premiere of Lowe’s Transcendence, a Chinese cultural contemporary work. In response to its […]

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