Midpen offers public sale of green bonds to fund Measure AA open space projects

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The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District will offer approximately $50 million in “green bonds” for sale to the public on February 1, 2018. Proceeds will fund voter-approved projects that preserve, restore and provide access to the more than 63,000 acres of natural open space Midpen manages on behalf of the public. The sale of these […]

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Judy Adams’s call to action for Guild Theater preservation

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Guild Theater advocate Judy Adams brought this to our attention: “Menlo Park’s annual “goal setting” public meeting gives residents an opportunity to express their views on what goals the city should work towards in 2018. Each speaker will have three minutes to make a statement. “If you signed the Save the Guild petition  (as 4000 […]

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Orion Lakota is newest brewer at Freewheel Brewing Company

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Some people’s vocations are a bit of a zig zag, even at a young age. Such is the case with Orion Lakota, whose name even has a story. “My parents chose a new last name, Lakota, for both me and my sister, Raven,” he explained. “It’s after the Native American tribe. “Orion came about because […]

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Menlo Park City School District announces start of registration for Fall 2018 – kindergarten and new students

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All students entering Menlo Park City School District schools in Fall 2018 — kindergarten and other new students — may register starting February 1. This year, MPCSD will use a process called SchoolMint that is fully online and easier for parents to complete. To register a new student for Fall 2018, go to www.mpcsd.org starting […]

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Jill Layman opens gallery that showcases art along with providing space for events

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In Jill Layman’s mind, the opening of her art and event space in downtown Menlo Park was “like the universe snowballing in the right direction.” “I’d considered going back to the corporate world and also thought about opening a cheese shop,” she said. “Both times, I hit a wall. But with A.Space, everything just came […]

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Women from Menlo Park and Atherton take part in variety of Bay Area Women’s Marches

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Marchers that numbered in the ten thousands across a variety of Bay Area locations took part in the Women’s March today, a year after the inaugural event. The issue remained the same: opposition to Trump and his policies. But did the fact that sun greeted marchers rather than the rain of last year mean good […]

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg speaks to MPCSD community at Parent Speaker Series Event

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The Menlo Park City School District’s Speaker Series welcomed Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In and Option B to the Hillview stage on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Ms. Sandberg engaged in an intimate, wide-ranging conversation with MPCSD Superintendent Erik Burmeister to a packed house of district parents, leadership, and invited guests including […]

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Badri Valian showcases her paintings and videos at Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park

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“39, Silence” is the name of an exhibition of Menlo Park resident Badri Valian’s  Abstract expression artworks on display at Art Ventures Gallery at 888 Santa Cruz Avenue. She’ll be at the gallery tonight (Jan. 17) at 6:00 pm to talk about her paintings and videos. Badri, who we first profiled in 2016, was born […]

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Park in Menlo Park is renamed for war hero and Belle Haven activist Karl E. Clark

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Congress person Anna Eshoo, State Senator Jerry Hill, Assemblymember Marc Berman Menlo Park City Council members Ray Mueller, Cat Carlton, Kirsten Keith and Peter Ohtaki, along with family and friends of the late Karl E. Clark, gathered on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 15, to dedicate a park named in Clark’s honor for his many […]

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Jim Rutter’s latest endeavor is all about sports – and you!

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Sports have long been part of Menlo-Atherton High School grad Jim Rutter’s life. Growing up, he played Little League with former 49ers quarterback John Paye who later was a fraternity brother at Stanford. “I wasn’t a great athlete but participated in football, wrestling and baseball at M-A,” he said recently at the Dutch Goose, seated […]

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InMenlo on a bit of a hiatus

We’re headed to Thailand, part of an all raised-in-Menlo-Park team that includes husband Dennis and friends Sally and Michael. Activities and time difference may well mean less frequent publishing over the next two weeks.

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