M-A alums found online site that creates virtual closets that can be shared with friends

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Have you ever dreamed of having your very own virtual closet? Do you ever want to share your outfits with friends? Well if you do, Closetclicks is the perfect website for you. It is an online site that gives users the ability to create their own unique outfits and then share those designs with friends. Menlo-Atherton […]

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Personal remembrance: A disappointed Giants fan 25 years ago today

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When I was growing up in Menlo Park, the Giants moved to San Francisco. My extended family would attend games together, and my two uncles, who both lived in the City, taught me baseball and sowed the seeds for the lifetime fan I am. Twenty five years ago today, I was still technically living in Southern […]

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It all started with the Loma Prieta earthquake 25 years today for two fire fighters involved in search and rescue

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Editor’s note: The Loma Prieta earthquake struck at 5:04 pm on Oct. 17, 1989, recording a magnitude of 6.9.  Menlo Park sustained little damage, but the quake did prompt lasting changes to local search and rescue procedures as chronicled below. Twenty five years ago, Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief Manny Navarro was off duty when […]

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Contemporary fashions and customer care is offered by Diana Ferrari at her Menlo Park boutique Graciana

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It was amber, which she imported from her native Poland, that led Graciana Boutique owner Diana Ferrari to the world of fashion and jewelry. “I was living on the East Coast when I came to visit my brother in San Francisco,” she recalls. “The weather was gorgeous in December and I moved West. For many […]

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Peter Draeger talks about the family grocery business – and his participation in Walk to Cure Diabetes

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Ask Peter Draeger about his involvement in the three-generation family business, Draeger’s Market, and he’ll admit to surprise at his current role. “I always figured my older brothers would go into the business, that there wouldn’t be a place for me,” he said. “I majored in finance at Santa Clara and went into banking after […]

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More than a work out, Stella Bergen offers clients a wellness boutique

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As she looks back on her life, Stella Bergen says she’s has always been “people focused.” “When I was an undergrad, I would be the person people would come to help them solve their problems,” she recalls. So it’s not surprising that her first career choice was family therapy. The focus turned corporate during her […]

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Former M-A water polo players and swimmers salute Coach Bob Gaughran on his 80th birthday

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Bob Gaughran coached water polo and swimming at Menlo-Atherton High School for just seven years, ending his tenure almost 50 years ago.  So, it’s a testament to the man that three dozen or so of his former players gathered at the M-A pool yesterday on the occasion of his upcoming 80th birthday, a celebration organized […]

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Community invited to fundraising event at The Horse Park featuring various equine-related demonstrations

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Members of the community are invited to attend a special event in celebration and support of the Horse Park at Woodside. It is hoped that the event, the first public event of the 2014 capital campaign, will raise funds for necessary improvements and maintenance of the facility. It will take place at the Horse Park, […]

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Naomi Zamir displays quilts at Café Zoë to raise awareness about the Day Worker Center of Mountain View

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One thing Willows neighborhood resident Naomi Zamir wants to make very clear to her interviewer: “The story is not about me.” We were visiting with Naomi at Café Zoë, where quilts she created in partnership with people who had come seeking jobs at the Day Worker Center of Mountain View are on display. “The most important thing about […]

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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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