Festive ways to use chocolate rabbits for Easter

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It all started during Easter years ago. My kids received so many adorable chocolate bunnies that I thought there has to be something more to do with them besides nibble off the ears. Bunny Milk became a fun tradition that we still look forward to. It seems as though chocolate rabbits are multiplying more than ever. The […]

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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visits SLAC in Menlo Park, tours site of X-ray laser upgrade

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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visited the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park on Wednesday, where he toured the site of a superconducting upgrade to the accelerator that powers the lab’s X-ray laser and met with employees in a town hall meeting. “We enjoyed the opportunity to share with the […]

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Fond farewell to Woodside and Atherton (well, sort of) chef John Bentley

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We dined at John Bentley’s one last time last night. And got to thank the chef himself for great dinners over the years. The restaurant opened in 2004 in the space that was once a speakeasy and then housed Fabbro’s for 70 years on El Camino Real in unincorporated San Mateo County near Atherton. Our server […]

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Nathalie Strand uses her iPhone to take photos, making captivating composites

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If ever there was a body of work that validated those big Apple billboards touting the iPhone as a camera, it’s photographs taken by Menlo Park resident Nathalie Strand. Her basement studio is a treasure trove of images, one of which is on display at the Hall of Justice (400 County Center) in Redwood City […]

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Long time Menlo Park resident Arthur Flegel passes away at age 100 years, seven months

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Arthur E. Flegel, who brought furniture to downtown Menlo Park with the opening of Flegel’s Home Furnishings on Santa Cruz Avenue in 1954, passed away in his sleep on March 16. The longtime Menlo Park resident was 100 years, seven months old. There will be a memorial service for Mr. Flegel on May 4, 2018, […]

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Oak Knoll School Principal Kristen Gracia inducted into Skyline College Hall of Fame

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On Saturday, Oak Knoll School Principal, Kristen Gracia, was inducted into the Skyline College Hall of Fame to honor her time there as a two-sport star, twice named MVP in softball, along with being the MVP in Cross Country. As a student at Skyline College, Kristen was awarded the Garlington Award for her athletic accomplishments […]

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More photos from yesterday’s march against gun violence in Menlo Park

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We were introduced to Menlo-Atherton High School student Lena Kalotihos when she covered the walk out by M-A students and other nearby schools on March 14. She is just learning the craft of digital photography, and we applaud her efforts. Yesterday, she chronicled the Walk for Our Lives along Santa Cruz Avenue, and we present […]

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Menlo Park residents take to the streets calling for an end to gun violence

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In homage to the many March for Our Lives events happening around the country today, around 200 kids from nine to 92 joined together for a walk along Santa Cruz Avenue early Saturday afternoon in support of stronger gun laws. Billed “Walk for Our Lives,” it was organized by Menlo Park mom (three children in […]

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The door slams shut one last time on the Oasis

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The booths and tables at the Oasis Beer Garden in Menlo Park are as lonely the sole pint of beer pictured above, and unlikely to be filled again. We learned today that Dan Beltramo, the building’s property owner, does not intend to bring back the Oasis in the near future. Emails Menlo Park City Councilman […]

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Reminder: Walk for Our Lives event in Menlo Park on Saturday, March 24, organized by Katharina Powers

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As we reported earlier this week, Menlo Park resident Katharina Powers (pictured) is organizing a walk on Saturday, March 24 in homage to the many marches being held around the country calling for stricter gun control legislation, joining forces with artist Lin Evola who creates sculptures out of metal melted from guns. It will start […]

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Noxious chemical smell – first suspected as meth lab – at VA Campus in Menlo Park sickens three workers

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Three people called 911 on Wednesday shortly before noon, reporting that they felt sick after breaking into a locked cabinet inside a second floor apartment. They had been cleaning a one-bedroom apartment of an evicted tenant at a public/private transitional housing project located at 605 Willow Road in Menlo Park at the Veterans Administration (VA) […]

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