Menlo Park-based USGS installs earthquake sensors at San Jose Earthquakes offices

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Where better to install a new earthquake sensor than in the new home of the San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer team? Geophysicists from the Menlo Park-based U.S. Geological Survey installed a seismograph in the offices of the San Jose Earthquakes at their new Avaya Stadium last week, in advance of the home opener today (3/22/15). The goal […]

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Bill Mince draws on his business experience to write book to help first-time managers achieve success

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Ask Menlo Park resident Bill Mince about his professional career and how it led him to write the business advice book Up from the Crowd: Lessons to Help Managers Become Effective Leaders, and you quickly get the idea that he’s seen and experienced a lot. As both a public company executive as well as being on the management […]

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M-A fashion show spotlights student talent on stage and behind the scenes

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When Mary Fischer took the job as creative co-chair for Menlo-Atherton High School’s annual fashion show, she was told by her fellow co-chairs Michele Culhane, Karen Fryling and Nancy Kessler that everything creative in the show would be up to her. She recalls thinking, “‘Well, this is a fashion show to raise money for the school, so […]

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Willy Wonka is Hillview Middle School spring musical March 19, 20 & 21

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Hillview Middle School Drama’s spring musical theatre is a production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka based on his beloved children’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Explains the school website: “This is a magical romp through childhood, adversity and amazing good fortune full of bubbles, candy and snow. This whimsical, fun-filled show is entertaining for […]

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Menlowe Ballet’s spring production features premiere of Bru’s Sweet by Reginald Ray-Savage

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Menlowe Ballet presents RAPTURE March 27-29 at Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. The program features the world premiere of Bru’s Sweet, choreographed by Reginald Ray-Savage (pictured during rehearsal) to the music of Dave Brubeck. Another premiere, Playing Love, choreographed by Menlowe Ballet’s Artistic Director, Michael Lowe (far right in photo), and the return of Lowe’s acclaimed Legend […]

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Menlo Park, a city with deep Irish roots

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We spotted this not quite four leaf clover attached to a car in downtown Menlo Park lot, with a matching clover on the passenger side. Many local restaurants are serving corned beef and cabbage today, but best to call ahead to confirm. If you want to make your own, Draegers offers two cuts of corned beef […]

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Seniors on the M-A Girls’ Basketball team reflect on the terrific season just ended

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By making it to the CCS Championship game, the Menlo-Atherton Bears Girls’ basketball team was one of 32 teams selected for the State Championship Tournament. M-A drew the 11th seed in the Northern Division and traveled to 6th seed, James Logan, last week, ending their great season with a loss, 51-48. The team bids farewell to […]

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Girl Scout Fun Run made its debut today at Fleet Feet in Menlo Park

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The first Girl Scout Fun Run took off from Fleet Feet in Menlo Park this morning with many participants sporting green. Fleet Feet co-owner Lisa Taggart gave us a heads up: “It’s a 2-mile run for Girl Scouts, their families, and supporters in the community, all followed by Girl Scout cookies and other treats at the […]

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Galway City Mayor and Chief Executive visit Menlo Park as part of St. Patrick’s Day tour to the states

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Editor’s note: This article was co-written by Lucy Spaziano. On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, Menlo Park welcomed Galway City’s Mayor Donal Lyons (left in photo) and Chief Executive Brendan McGrath (right) for a two-day visit March 11th and 12th. This visit continues the Friendship Agreement signed by the two cities in 2013. Galway is a city […]

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M-A students design original origami crane dresses for this year’s fashion show

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When nearly 200 seniors take the stage March 21 in Menlo-Atherton High School’s annual fashion show, they will be outnumbered by thousands of cranes. Thousands of colorful multi-size origami cranes, to be precise, artfully designed into two show-stopping black floor-length gowns. “On the M-A announcements this year, they said the fashion show was offering a […]

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USGS in Menlo Park releases report citing increased likelihood of large earthquake

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Every once in a while Menlo Park becomes the epicenter of earthquake news. Such is the case with a new California earthquake forecast by the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, which revises scientific estimates for the chances of having large earthquakes over the next several decades. The Third Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast, or UCERF3 […]

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