Downtown business community comes together to raise money for Lambadina Foundation

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The business community of downtown Menlo Park will come together on Sunday, December 4, in support of Showa Sahle (pictured), owner of La Migliore Aveda Salon on Santa Cruz Avenue, and her non-profit, Lambadina Foundation. A number of Menlo Park fashion and design stores will host the 2016 Designer Showcase featuring a holiday Fashion Show & Fair […]

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Taste of the Mountains wine walk makes a return visit to downtown Menlo Park

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The 2nd annual Taste of the Mountains wine walk will take place Saturday, December 3,  from 2:00 to 5:00 pm along Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park. Organized by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, the event showcases nearby wineries, with all ticket proceeds going to the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF.) Participating wineries include: […]

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Menlo-Atherton High School football wins Central Coast Section Open Division 1 championship

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The Menlo-Atherton High School football team beat Milipitas last night to win the Central Coast Section Open Division 1 championship, their first title since 2008 and the third in the program’s history. While the team rang up big offensive scores on its way to the title match, this win was based more on defense. They’ve shut out […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club Christmas tree lot is open for business

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as Santa’s elves, disguised as Menlo Park Kiwanis Club members, open their annual Christmas Tree lot today. Once again beautiful Noble Fir trees will be delivered fresh from Oregon weekly. Wreaths and other holiday decorations are available, too. Located on the Stanford Campus on the corner of […]

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Celebrating turkeys on Thanksgiving Day

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We put out a call for turkey photos taken by our great crew of InMenlo contributing photographers. First in, big birds photographed by Frances Freyberg (top, at Arastradero open space) and Robb Most at Santa Theresa Park in San Jose. Wherever, we think they’re fine-looking birds! Photos (c) 2016

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Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline gives State of the City address at Facebook

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Last Thursday, Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline gave the annual State of the City address at Facebook to discuss how the city has grown and will continue to grow through the “most successful era the city’s seen.” After, he met with a panel consisting of Evelyn Stivers, executive director of Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo […]

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Margaret Perrone continues her involvement in education with Rocketship

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After an early career in human resources and then some time off, Menlo Park resident Margaret Perrone turned to volunteer work when her youngest child entered first grade. “I realized I needed something in my life, and Los Lomitas had more than enough volunteers,” she recalled. “But I really wanted to help out in education because […]

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People gather for “kindness vigil” at Fremont Park in Menlo Park

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About 60 people — individuals, couples, children, families, and dogs — attended a “kindness vigil” organized by Menlo Park resident Gail Sredanovic on Friday evening in Fremont Park. “Hate speech has become the norm, not the exception,” explained Gail. “I organized this  to show we are an inclusive community.” The Invocation was by the Rev. […]

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Betty Hilmer shares memories of her adobe house in Atherton

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An adobe house in Atherton? Don’t think pueblo or cliff dwelling. The house that caught Robert and Betty Hilmer’s eye over 50 years ago is a mid-century modern gem. “We happened on it by chance,” Betty recalled, sitting in the family room of a house that’s largely unchanged since they moved in in 1956. “We were […]

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Jordan Stone is taking “solar suitcases” to Kenya as part of a PG&E program for students and teachers

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Menlo Park resident Jordan Stone may teach social science at Independence High School in San Jose, but it’s solar energy that’s taking him and two students to Kenya this February. “I got an email from another teacher about PG&E’s We Share Solar Suitcases® program,” Jordan explained. “It looked like a great opportunity to learn about solar design […]

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M-A students march in protest to Trump’s election

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Early Monday afternoon, about 1,000 students from Menlo-Atherton High school left campus and marched through Menlo Park and Atherton to protest Donald Trump’s election as the next President of the United States. While most of the students chose a route along Middlefield and Oak Grove, a smaller number of students marched to Palo Alto. An […]

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