A bit of Menlo spotted at opening gala for new Bloomingdale’s store at Stanford Shopping Center

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The store — Bloomingdale’s —  and the featured performer at the opening gala last night — Alexa Ray Joel (daughter of Billy) — may have roots in New York but there was a dollop of Menlo Park and Atherton at the party, too. Upon entering, attendees were greeted by a splendid table of flowers arranged by Menlo Park’s J […]

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Local memorial for M-A/Stanford grad Bill Ready planned for Saturday, Oct. 18

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William Andrew Ready, 71, passed away on August 31, 2014 at Norton Old Brownsboro Crossing Hospital in Louisville, KY. A local memorial reception will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Stanford Faculty Club (49 Lagunita Drive) from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Bill was a native of California, where he grew up with his four […]

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Laurel School students showcase Safe Routes while participating in International Walk to School Day

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Today, students from Laurel School participated in the San Mateo County Office of Education’s Safe Routes to School Grant Program while celebrating International Walk to School Day. International Walk to School Day was established in the United States in 1997 by the Partnership for a Walkable America. The event galvanizes visibility for walking and bicycling to school and […]

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Community members tour Menlo Park atop double decker bus as part of General Plan Update

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We received the following email from Deanna Chow, Senior Planner with the City of Menlo Park: “As part of Menlo Park’s General Plan Update, we took an open top, double decker bus and toured Menlo Park [on October 1]. It was an opportunity for members of the community to explore the City and learn more […]

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M-A grad Brittany Margot’s textile quilt selected to be permanent part of hospital maternity ward

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After graduating from Menlo-Atherton High School, Brittany Margot went on to Stanford University where she majored in human biology. In her senior year she chose to do The Senior Reflection, a three-quarter course  in which life science majors undertake an “in-depth creative project that joins a compelling scientific subject with a passion for the arts.” “TSR […]

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Pancake Breakfast at Menlo Park fire station raises $9,000 for Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation

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Over 800 people attended the perennially popular Pancake Breakfast at the Menlo Park Fire District Headquarters last Saturday (Oct. 4). The event, co-sponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP), the Menlo Park Fire District, the Stanford Park Hotel, and the Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar, raised $9,000 for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. […]

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Touring the Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch with a couple of experts – a preschooler and first grader

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Webb Ranch on Alpine Rd. at the junction of Menlo Park and Portola Valley has had pumpkins for sale for the last 20 years or so, but in more recent years the number of activities for kids has increased. As 3 1/2-year-old James and [almost] 7-year-old Grace showed on a visit yesterday, there’s enough fun stuff to […]

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Julie Brody practices yoga at the 6th annual Ride and Yoga for Ravenswood

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The 6th annual Ravenswood Ride benefiting the Ravenswood Family Health Center was held today, giving cyclists a choice of a 50- or 30-mile route, starting from the Brody family home in Atherton. New this year was two 90-minute yoga sessions taught by Brian Aganad, co-director of Avalon Yoga Center in Palo Alto. Both Julie and Jeff […]

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SLAC Director Emeritus and Nobelist Burton Richter to receive National Medal of Science

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President Obama Friday (Oct. 3) named former SLAC Director and Nobel Prize winner Burton Richter as one of 10 recipients of the National Medal of Science, and also named eight recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The two awards are the nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of […]

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Marsha Heimbecker is featured artist in October at Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park

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“The Anniversary Collection,” expressive oil paintings by award-winning artist Marsha Heimbecker is the October exhibit at the Portola Art Gallery at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Marsha’s paintings are known for their bold brushwork and color, resulting […]

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Menlo Park Sidewalk Fine Arts and Crafts Fall Fest this weekend along Santa Cruz Avenue

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Downtown Menlo Park plays host to the Menlo Park Sidewalk Fine Arts and Crafts Fall Fest Friday and Saturday, October 3 and 4 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, October 5 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. This art-filled family event will give visitors the opportunity to browse and shop among the many […]

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