Oak Knoll Elementary School’s Halloween parade takes to the streets

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Oak Knoll Elementary School has celebrated Halloween with a costume parade around the school grounds, but for the first time expanded the parade route to include the adjoining neighborhood streets. Led by the Hillview Middle School band – themselves all in costumes, the cleverly-costumed kids strutted down one side of the street and back to […]

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Menlo Park women rally to make Firefly Institute photo camp happen – despite the North Bay fires

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When the North Bay fires forced the cancellation of the Firefly Institute’s photo camp for women, a group of Menlo Park women came to the rescue, opening their homes for the four days of the camp to the 25 attendees. “While Westerbeke Ranch, the camp’s location, was not in the evacuation area, the air quality was […]

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Menlo Park Fire District revives nighttime fire fighting demonstration after 16 year absence

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To cap off its 100th anniversary celebration, the Menlo Park Fire District held a nighttime fire fighting demonstration at its headquarters on Middlefield Avenue on Friday night (Oct. 27). The last nighttime demonstration, a tradition that dates back to the 1930s, was held 16 years ago,  It was particularly popular during the 1950’s when Menlo Park […]

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Kids come out in costumes for Halloween Hoopla in downtown Menlo Park

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InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most headed to downtown Menlo Park late this morning for Halloween Hoopla, which included a parade followed by activities in Fremont Park. Here’s a photo essay of the fun. Photos by Robb Most (c) 2017

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Newest venture for Rich Gordon is heading the California Forestry Association

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Former California Assemblyman Rich Gordon is the first to admit that he was a somewhat unlikely pick to be named President and CEO of the California Forestry Association (Calforests) given, as he says “my strong environmental record and the fact that I knew little about forestry.” He, in fact, considered retirement when he dropped his candidacy […]

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Menlo Park building inspector assists on Northern California fires

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As the wildfires continue to impact California, Menlo Park responded to the statewide request placed by the California Office of Emergency Services to help aid in the recovery process. Senior Building Inspector, Rini Bunje, was selected to help inspect damaged properties in Napa County the week of Oct. 16. Rini spent three days inspecting nearly […]

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Holly Hayes returns to Menlo Park to launch her book, “From Basement to Sanctuary”

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Holly Hayes returns to Menlo Park on October 27, a town where she’s experienced some of the lowest and highest points of her life. She’s back home to launch her book, From Basement to Sanctuary, a story of conversion and transformation through God and the 12-step recovery movement. The launch event takes places from 6:00 […]

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Second annual Engineering Day at Encinal School provides new design challenges for students

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On October 19th, Encinal teachers produced the second annual Engineering Day during which every kindergarten through fifth grade student at the school participated in at least three design challenges. With funding from the Parent Teacher Organization and a Jeanie Ritchie Innovation Grant from the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation, teachers created, planned, and executed the challenges […]

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Newest tool in Sheri Sobrato Brisson’s Digging Deep Project is mobile game, Shadow’s Edge

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We first interviewed Atherton resident Sheri Sobrato Brisson when she had just published her journaling book for ill children, Digging Deep, now out of print after 35,000 copies were distributed. We returned to talk to her about the just released, free mobile game, Shadow’s Edge, the latest Digging Deep Project tool.  “I was really forced […]

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Menlo fire fighters and district officials gather for official 100th anniversary photo

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Fire fighters and district officials of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District gathered this morning for an official 100th anniversary portrait, seen above from a drone perspective. Emails Jim Lewis of the Menlo Park Historical Association: “The Fire District took a similar photo for their 75th year anniversary and again at their 90th. They are […]

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Back to Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch with first time visitors, a pair of preschoolers

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Is it just our perception or is the Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch more popular than ever this year? We talked about some of the new attractions in a previous post, but returned this weekend with first time visitors, a pair of 3 1/2 year old twins. They scrambled eagerly into the train ride with nary […]

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