Menlo Park and Atherton residents urged to get ready for the big weekend storm

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The National Weather Service is predicting a strong storm system will begin moving into the Bay Area beginning Friday evening, Jan. 6.  A wind advisory has been issued for our area from Saturday 4:00 am to 1:00 pm with sustained winds of 25-35 mph and gusts up to 40 mph. A flash flood watch has been […]

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Intriguing history of the little wooden house in Portola Valley’s Blue Oaks neighborhood

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In the 1870s, Charles and Maria Luisa Martinez Freeman built a wooden house in which they raised their nine children. In 1890, Maria Luisa, granddaughter of the grantee of Rancho el Corte de Madera, inherited the surrounding 132 acres from her father Antonio Martinez. In 1907, Stephen Mariani, a wealthy San Francisco hardware merchant, purchased the […]

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Menlo Park Mayor and Police to hold community meeting to discuss residential burglaries

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In response to the increase of residential burglaries in the Willow’s neighborhood in the past months, the City of Menlo Park will host a community meeting on January 11, 2017, at 6:30 pm at the Laurel School Upper Campus (275 Elliott Drive). Mayor Kirsten Keith, MPPD Chief Bob Jonsen and police staff will be in attendance […]

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Menlo Park’s “Mr. and Mrs. Chocolate” set to reveal everything about America’s favorite sweet

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Menlo Park residents Sally and Howard Peters were trained and worked as chemists, but now it’s as “Mr. and Mrs. Chocolate” that they’re best known. The reason: Since 2004, they’ve  toured the United States sharing their presentation, “Chocolate — Food of the Gods,” which explores the history and chemistry of one of America’s favorite treats. Their […]

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Capture winter scenes of Yosemite easily on an iPhone

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On a visit to Yosemite last week, I had some good photography fun. While I had packed my “big” camera (a Fujifilm X-Pro2 with an 18-55 mm zoom lens), it stayed in my camera bag the whole time we were there. I opted instead to go “nimble” and to take photos exclusively with the camera in […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis invites public to hear eclectic group of January speakers

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club meets weekly at Allied Arts Center for lunch and speakers on Tuesdays from noon – 1:15 pm. Visitors are invited to attend. Here is the list of January speakers: January 3, 2017 — Binge Drinking In College: Dr. Stephanie Brown (pictured above) is an internationally recognized expert on the treatment of alcoholics and other addictions. […]

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Looking back on 2016: Most viewed posts #1-10

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Here’s what captured the attention of InMenlo readers during 2016. Results include only posts that went live during the past 12 months. The #11-20 rankings were published yesterday. #1 Menlo Park resident and Freewheel Brewing Company owner Malcolm McGinnis dies at age 57 Malcolm and his partners brought great cask ale and new nightlife to Marsh Manor. […]

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Looking back on 2016: Most viewed posts #11-20

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Here’s what captured the attention of InMenlo readers during 2016. Results include only posts that went live during the past 12 months. (Remembering downtown Menlo Park back in the day, first published in 2012, continues to be in the top  20 year after year.) Today’s post focuses on #11-20; the top 10 list will be published […]

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British Bankers Club is once again abuzz in Menlo Park

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We admit to being a bit nostalgic about the British Bankers Club in Menlo Park. When we moved back to our hometown of Menlo Park in 1990, the BBC was “the” place to hang out, although we weren’t quite in the right demographic. But we had lunch there with girlhood friends and delighted that a […]

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Menlo Park resident John Donald looks back on his top entertainment picks for 2016

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Here’s some of what I enjoyed during 2016: Music: According to iTunes, my most played new music of the year. Singles – U-turn, Tegan and Sara – Dirty Mercy, Gin Wigmore – Mama Said, Lukas Graham – He Didn’t Mention His Mother, Eleanor Friedberger – She Makes Me Laugh, The Monkees – Boyfriend, Tegan and […]

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Sierpinski “forest” lights up front yard on Lucky Avenue in Menlo Park

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A gaggle of elves — otherwise known as students in Paula Hamilton’s Holiday Design Lab — assembled four Sierpinski Christmas trees that are now lighting up 1031 Lucky Avenue in Menlo Park in the best possible manner. “This is the second year I’ve focused on fractal math during the holiday season,” said Paula, who we profiled […]

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