Wondering where all the wild turkeys come from? Here’s the answer, thanks to POST

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If Ben Franklin had his way, the turkey would have been our national bird instead of the bald eagle. That’s always surprising to me given the barnyard turkey is a fairly ridiculous looking, inelegant creature – at least in my opinion. That said, Franklin’s reasoning makes sense when you consider the wild turkey. Their successful […]

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M&R Automotive celebrates 50 years in Menlo Park

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Take a quick look at the Yelp reviews and it’s clear why M&R Automotive has been in business for 50 years in Menlo Park — great mechanics, great service and fair prices. Today the repair business is overseen by Henry Ma, who first came to work there in 1992 under then owner Wes NcNay, who […]

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Newly restored and relocated Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes debuts at Sacred Heart Schools

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Earlier this month there was a rededication ceremony of Our Lady of Lourdes statue/grotto that had been “hidden” away on the Sacred Heart School upper campus for some time. SHS alum Laura Pitchford provided InMenlo with some background: “The original Virgin (she is the same but with a facelift!) was located outside of the Siegal […]

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Menlo Park resident Kyle Vogel takes over at the Woodside Deli

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New Woodside Deli owner Kyle Vogel has a good problem: There’s a lot of pent up demand for sandwiches and other offerings after a nine month closure. That means the lunch rush is extending all the way to 3:00 pm. “It’s a bit like a tidal wave breaking,” he said with a smile. Kyle, a […]

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Menlo Park Fire Drone Team deployed to Butte County to provided aerial damage assessment

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The Menlo Park Fire Protection Districts UAS/Drone Team is working for the Butte County Sheriffs Department along with personnel from Alameda and Contra Costa Counties Sheriffs’ Departments and the Union City and San Francisco Police Departments to provide aerial damage assessment mapping for the City of Paradise, Migalia and other areas of Butte County. On […]

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Go Fund Me campaign launched for long-time Menlo Park family who lost home in Paradise

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We were alerted by Menlo Park resident John Reis that Stan Shelsta, who grew up locally and had a home in Menlo Park for many years, lost his home in the Paradise fire. Emails John: ” He relocated to Paradise not long ago [with his son Dan], and although they survived the fire, they lost […]

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Local schools have different responses to serious air quality issues

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UPDATE: Late Thursday evening MPCSD Superintendent Eric Burmeister issued a statement saying schools would be closed on Friday. He posted a comment on this post; you can read his statement by clicking on “comments.” On Friday morning, the San Mateo County Office of Education reports that in addition to Menlo Park City Schools, Las Lomitas […]

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Two M-A students share Sugar Plum Fairy role in Pacific Ballet Nutcracker performance

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Menlo-Atherton High School senior Tara Ellingson (pictured right) and junior Toni Shindler-Ruberg are sharing the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in Pacific Ballet Academy‘s 28th annual Nutcracker performance at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts the weekend after Thanksgiving. Emailed parent volunteer Diane Lee: “Tara will be dancing the role of Sugar […]

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Opinion: What Atherton needs to do to avoid a fire disaster

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When Atherton approved, many years ago, the subdivision of the Flood Estate into the individual properties that now constitute Lindenwood a serious error was made. That subdivision approval did not include any emergency egress or access on either the North side or the East side of Lindenwood.  In the intervening years the fuel load, the […]

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“Noises Off” is Menlo School Drama’s fall production

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Menlo Drama is presenting Noises Off , a play-within-a-play where the drama behind the curtain is as funny as the farce on stage. Performances run Friday, November 16 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, November 18 at 5:00 pm in Florence Moore Auditorium at Menlo School, 50 […]

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Capturing street scenes of Japan with an iPhone

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I recently traveled to Japan, visiting two of that countries great cities: Tokyo and Kyoto. As an avid street photographer, I was looking forward to hitting the streets with my usual camera gear — Fujifilm mirrorless cameras. Over the last five years, I’ve been fortunate to visit many cities with this gear and have come […]

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