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Scott R. Kline: Returning to photography in rebirth year

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In what he calls his rebirth year – 50 – Menlo Park resident Scott R. Kline is getting serious about photography, returning to a craft that helped put him through Purdue University. “I took candid photos at sorority dances,” he says. “It paid for my last two years and two spring breaks.” Photography is a […]

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Patricia Kline: Menlo baker calls on Midwestern roots to create tasty pies

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Patricia Kline has always had a passion for baking. As the youngest of five children growing up in Indiana with a mom that worked, the way to get quality time with her mother was to bake with her. “In the Midwest, the way you communicate is through baking,” she says. After an early career in […]

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Making the most of that camera in your pocket – an iPhone – using Instagram and Snapseed

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The best camera is the one you have with you when you need to create a photograph. Professionally, I am a portrait photographer, but I have always enjoyed graphically strong images without people. Since my iPhone is always in my pocket, I snap these whenever I see something interesting. Using a few apps, I quickly […]

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Alison Wong thrives on designing products that meet real world needs

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Menlo Park resident Alison Wong has been an independent product designer for the past three years. We talked with her in her home studio. She was photographed by Scott Kline sitting on a stool she made from spare bicycle parts. InMenlo: How do you describe what you do? Alison: I’m a product designer and design […]

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Holly Nugent contributes time, talent to MPPC worship and programs

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When she was a student at Menlo-Atherton High School, Holly Nugent noticed that the kids who attended Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) were close and had an unshakeable faith. “I admired them,” she recalled recently, sitting in the church’s sanctuary, “even though I didn’t have a faith of my own.” After M-A, Holly went on […]

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Mission trip sparks ongoing program to help educate Juarez children

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A mission trip to Juarez, Mexico offered through Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in 2005 inspired Joni Cropper and Scott Kline to start a program that would help children there break the cycle of poverty. Learning English headed the list, so they partnered with Silicon Valley Community Foundation to set up the non-profit organization, Juarez Children’s […]

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Olympic windsurfer Ted Huang can be found more often on a bike these days

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Menlo Park resident Ted Huang discovered his Olympic sport, wind surfing, thanks to a bit of serendipity. “I grew up in the South Bay, and my Dad was an aeronautical engineer but had a side job importing products from Taiwan,” he recalls. “One of his friends asked if he could add some windsurf boards to […]

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Rainer Zaechelein is Menlo Park’s go-to guy for bikes

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Rainer Zaechelein, owner of Menlo Velo on El Camino in Menlo Park, operates a real bike shop, meaning there’s gear for serious cycling enthusiasts. But stop by to have training wheels put on a garage sale bike for your granddaughter, and you’ll get the same kind of service. Good customer service is what’s kept Menlo […]

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Trumpet player Kai Banks juggles performing and his love for computer science

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Sometime you come to talk about music and the conversation turns to iPhone games. Such was our discussion with Kai Banks held during the Summer Brass Institute currently taking place at Menlo School. An accomplished trumpet  player, 16-year-old Kai just returned from touring New Zealand with the California Youth Symphony, where he serves as co-principal. “We […]

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Internet pioneer Elizabeth “Jake” Feinler is now a member of the Hall of Fame

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When Elizabeth Feinler — known as Jake, a name her sister gave her in childhood  — was completing high school in Wheeling, West Virginia, she envisioned a career in advertising. Instead, she got a college degree in chemistry. But a chemist, she is not. Where she made her mark was as an information scientist at SRI […]

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Thurman Logan’s creative use of wood transforms a stucco house into a gem

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It’s hard not to stop and look when walking by the somewhat fanciful, pink-hued house at the edge of the Willows neighborhood. It’s a stucco house that’s been given an overcoat of wood, with touches such as three front entryways and multiple arches. It’s all the work of homeowner Thurman Logan, and, on a recent […]

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