Another successful Tour de Menlo finishes at Menlo-Atherton High School

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We got the easy job, stopping in at M-A as the riders from the 2016 Tour de Menlo concluded their 35-, 45-, or 65-mile ride today. Weather conditions were near perfect, mid-70s with a slight breeze. The riders we visited with remarked that the Tour de Menlo is always a well-planned, good event. Fast Freddie Rodriguez, […]

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Local athletes Seth Weil and KK Clark complete their Olympics in Rio

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Menlo Park native and M-A grad Seth Weil, along with Henrik Rummel, Charlie Cole,  and Matt Miller, were thought to be medal contenders at this year’s Olympics. But the four-men rowing team finished fourth in the semis. Only the top three in each heat go to the A final (a total of six teams) with a shot at medals. The U.S. team rowed in […]

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Former M-A athletes gather for lunch at the “O” prior to Canada Athletic Hall of Fame dinner

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A group of M-A grads who played baseball during high school and then at Canada College gathered at the Oasis before this year’s Canada Athletic Hall of Fame dinner. From left to right: Dick Budelli (a St. Francis interloper!), Rob Brassea, Tom Vignou, Lou Vanoli, Bob Budelli and Gary Cunningham. Of note: Menlo Park resident […]

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Menlo School grad wins bronze as part of U.S. Junior Men’s Squash team

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The Olympics aren’t the only world sporting event taking place this August. The World Junior Squash Championships just concluded in Poland, and Menlo School graduate Gabriel Morgan (third from right) will head to Princeton on the heels of winning a bronze medal with the U.S. Junior Men’s Squash team at the event. Morgan, a four-year varsity […]

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Bank of America Student Leaders are summer interns at LifeMoves in Menlo Park

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Two Bank of America Student Leaders have been both working on a myriad of different things at LifeMoves in Menlo Park, rotating throughout the organization to best experience the services it provides. Lauren Hayat (picture right) kicked off her internship helping the ACES (Achieving Career and Education Success) Programs Team craft an “Eager Leaders” curriculum. Eager Leaders, […]

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Off the Grid a Menlo Park fixture after two years

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The gathering of Off the Grid food trucks on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 9:00 pm (8:00 pm in winter) near the Menlo Park train station has become a popular destination for families, friends, and dates. The food trucks offer a casual setting for live music and community. Brian Malmstrom (pictured top) has worked with Off the Grid for two years and describes […]

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Menlo School student and Eastside College Prep teacher travel to refugee camps in Greece

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We sat down with Stacy Ishigaki, who teaches at Eastside College Preparatory School, and Menlo School student Lauren Chan. This summer the pair volunteered in Greece for five weeks where they worked with Syrian and other refugees.. InMenlo: So how did this trip come about Lauren? Lauren: Through a school research grant, from my school [and the HAND […]

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Skin care products that promise organic and natural are “brewed” by start up, Fresh+You

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We first encountered “the soap ladies” at Cafe Zoe and were surprised to learn they were making soap just a few doors down at Studio Cake. That seemed strange to us, but we discovered it’s only so on the surface. “Well, you’ve heard of soap cakes!” quipped Fiona Plows, founder of the just-launched skincare products […]

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Tour de Menlo, benefiting high school students and local non-profits, takes place on Saturday, August 20

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There’s still time to join the Tour de Menlo bike ride (not race!) that takes place on Saturday, August 20. Event information is available online. This year’s Tour is expected to be one of the largest  in the 12-year history of the event, which last year attracted 532 riders. The start/finish is at Menlo-Atherton High School in […]

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Big Dish area will be closed for five days in August

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The popular walking destination for Menlo Park residents, Stanford’s Big Dish area, will be closed Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19. We’re using that announcement to showcase some of InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles photos of the area’s creatures. The closure will allow for coordinated maintenance activities in and around the area. According to a […]

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Capturing the sights at the Menlo Charity Horse Show

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The Menlo Charity Horse Show, which benefits Vista Center for the Blind, continues today through Sunday at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton; the schedule of events is available online. Daily passes are $10; children 10 and under and seniors over 65 are free. We stopped in on Tuesday, the first day of the show, […]

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