Fran Compagno develops the first app for the casual female football viewer just in time for the playoffs

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Meeting Apeville Media founder and Menlo Park resident Fran Compagno earlier this week, it was immediately clear that the time was right — but the setting was wrong. We were in her lovely home when a sports bar would have been better. It’s there she’s hoping the casual female football viewer will take advantage of her new app, […]

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Psychologist Devin Prouty talks about teens and how they’re different today – and how they’re not

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Menlo Park resident Devin Prouty, PhD., wears a number of hats. Professionally he works full-time as a research psychologist at NCANDA SRI [National Consortium of Alcohol & Neurodevelopment in Adolescence], a large  NIH-funded study of adolescent brain development. He also does clinical work at Granite Psychology. As a parent with children in Menlo Park schools, he gives […]

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Mia Wurster is a contestant on MasterChef Junior season three, airing on Tuesday, Jan. 6

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When Oak Knoll School resumes classes tomorrow, there will be a celebrity in the student body. Fifth grader Mia Wurster is one of the contestants on the third season of MasterChef Junior which airs Tuesday night (Jan. 6) on Fox (Channel 2) at 8:00 pm. Locals can get a sneak peak when she makes an appearance […]

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Two artists featured in January at Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park

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“Treasures Revealed”, a joint exhibition by new gallery members Shaowei Liu and Yvonne Newhouse, is featured at the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park from January 1-31. The exhibition of watercolor paintings highlights scenes of brief but precious moments of life, such as clouds over snowy peaks or children playing. Shaowei Liu, of Mountain View, is a […]

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Chef and restauranteur Bradley Ogden comes to Menlo Park with opening of Bradley’s Fine Diner

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The knives that grace one wall of Bradley’s Fine Diner (BFD) “just showed up one day,” according to the restaurant’s namesake, Bradley Ogden. “Same thing with the chandeliers,” he continued, referencing the distinctive lighting fixtures made of cutlery in a room that can be used for private dining. Chef and restaurteur Bradley Ogden may have […]

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Looking back on 2014: Top posts #1 to 10

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Here’s what captured the attention of InMenlo readers during 2014. Results include only posts that went live during the past 12 months. The #11-20 rankings were published yesterday; #21-25 on Monday. #1: Off the Grid food trucks make their debut at Caltrain station in Menlo Park In February, Off the Grid, which operates 23 weekly markets in the […]

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Looking back on 2014: Top posts #11 to 20

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Here’s what captured the attention of InMenlo readers during 2014. Results include only posts that went live during the past 12 months. The top 10 list will be published tomorrow. #11: Erin Paruszewski offers fitness and fellowship at The Dailey Method in Menlo Park Erin’s goal is to be the best hour of each client’s day. […]

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Reviewing Menlo Park’s rainfall at the end of the calendar year, mid-way through the season

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Happy New Year to all the InMenlo readers. With no rain in sight today, I feel confident providing a rain report as of 12-31-2014. My total since July 1st [the beginning of the rain calendar year] is 13.60″. That compares to 2.2″ as of 12-31-13. A better comparison is 12-31-2010 when the figure was 9.25″. The […]

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Looking back on 2014: InMenlo popular posts #21-25

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It’s time to look back on what captured InMenlo readers’ attention over the past year. We’ve previously looked at the top 20 posts, but this year we’re expanding that to the top 25. Like last year, the criteria is that the posts went live during the 2014 calendar year. Before reviewing #21-25, we thought it might […]

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Ann’s Coffee Shop is downtown Menlo Park landmark

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Ann Gilbert opened Ann’s Coffee in Menlo Park in 1946, making it one of downtown’s oldest continuing establishments. Three different owners have carried on her legacy by enhancing the menu but never removing any items or straying from her original recipes. Ann’s still possesses paintings from the 1960s, which embody a unique style, admired by many […]

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M-A freshman participates in state science fair showcasing his safe flight simulator program

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Some students spend their free time playing sports, reading, watching TV, or any number of relaxing activities. Others, however, such as Menlo-Atherton High School freshman Patrick Kao, spend their free time designing a space flight simulator program. Early in September, Kao was a semifinalist at Broadcom MASTERS, an exclusive state science fair. MASTERS requires its competitors to […]

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