Big Dish will be closed for two weeks starting July 21

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Locals used to getting a daily or weekly Big Dish fix will need to find other hills to walk or jog up and down when the Big Dish area on the Stanford campus closes for two weeks starting July 21. After undergoing maintenance, it is scheduled to re-open on August 4. “The Dish area has […]

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Left Bank Menlo Park is celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer

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If you were in the area in the late ’90s, you’ll remember what an instant hit Left Bank was when it opened in downtown Menlo Park. Chef Roland Passot, who grew up in the culinary capital of France — the city of Lyon — opened the restaurant in the summer of 1998. Ten years earlier — […]

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Parking improvements underway in downtown Menlo Park

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Parking improvements are now underway in downtown Menlo Park, including upgraded parking meters, restriping of lots and accessible ramp additions. The first round of parking meter upgrades has already started. Plaza 1 now has four parking meters, including three upgraded parking meters. Plaza 5 has two parking meters, including one upgraded meter. The upgraded parking […]

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Young’uns – and the young at heart – make the most of Menlo Park’s 4th of July Parade

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Decked out in red, white and blue, local kids along with their parents made their was down Santa Cruz Avenue to El Camino and on to Burgess Park at Menlo Park’s annual 4th of July celebration. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was there to capture the action. Photos by Robb Most (c) 2018

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Pretty petunias make great 4th of July American flag

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Menlo Park resident Robin Tobias spotted this pretty petunia American flag while out on a run yesterday morning on Fairview Avenue in Atherton. The gardener, Michele Chandler, is from Creekside Landscaping in Menlo Park. “She came out when I had stopped to look at this beautiful sight, and I was afraid she would question me,” […]

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Celebrate the 4th of July with Aunt Nita’s Dilly Crackers

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My Great Aunt Nita’s Dilly Crackers are a legend and a must have for the 4th of July! It’s a traditional snack that no one can resist and you can not get more all American than a recipe from a special relative in her 90s. Pictured is my Great Aunt Nita with her siblings and parents; my grandmother […]

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Dan Fenstermacher blends activism with photography

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Menlo Park resident Dan Fenstermacher combines photography with activism to produce a distinct documentary style. For his master’s thesis at San Jose State, he photographed people with a diagnosed mental illness. “I have OCD myself,” he said, “so it was relevant to me and my family. Mental illness is so misunderstood. Many people with a diagnosis […]

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Menlo Park residents among those who take part in Families Belong Together rally today

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Menlo Park resident Charlotte Willner, who along with her husband Dave, launched a fundraiser on Facebook that has raised $20 million to support migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border spoke at the Families Belong Together rally at Courthouse Square in Redwood City this morning Reports another Menlo resident, Robin Tobias, who emailed photographs to InMenlo: […]

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Coffebar is a welcome addition on Chestnut St. in downtown Menlo Park

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Editor’s note: We welcome a new InMenlo contributor, Bita Arabian. The Menlo Park resident is a health coach for Kurbo Health where she teaches kids, families, and teens to make good choices around food, and to plan out daily exercise. She also writes a  healthy recipes food blog called OvenHug.  In her free time she dances for exercise and […]

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Single buyer emerges victorious in Alpine Inn bidding war

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Lucy Neely sent this email today with latest new of the who appears to be winning entry in efforts to buy the Alpine Inn aka Zott’s: “It is with both a light heart and great joy that I share good news: a single buyer has emerged victorious in the poker game, and Portola Valley Community […]

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San Mateo County is seeking a new Poet Laureate for the 2019-2020 term

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The mission of the Poet Laureate is to elevate poetry and celebrate the literary arts within the County by making poetry more accessible to people in their everyday lives. The appointed applicant will serve as the County’s third Poet Laureate, and their term will commence January 2019.  Applications from published San Mateo County residents are […]

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