What’s next for Menlo Park’s Bedwell Bayfront Park?

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At 160-acres, Bedwell Bayfront Park is Menlo Park’s open space by the bay. Located at the end of Marsh Road, the Park is surrounded on three sides by the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. From the late 1950s through 1984, locals used the former salt pond as a garbage dump, and kids who […]

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Vuki Mataele brings a male perspective to M-A’s Dance Team and its annual show

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Think dance team, think teen girls? Think again. When Menlo-Atherton High School holds its annual dance team show and fundraiser on Friday, April 7, there will be a guy in the mix. Senior Vuki Mataele joined the team this year, following in the footsteps of his friend who participated last year. “He wanted me to do it […]

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“The Glorious Violin” is theme of 2017 Music@Menlo concert series

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David Finckel and Wu Han, founding Artistic Directors of the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute, today announced the 2017 festival theme: The Glorious Violin. The violin has shaped the very evolution of music itself, demonstrated by the earliest violin compositions of the Baroque period, through the performances of extraordinary virtuoso luminaries of the Romantic […]

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Child and Family Institute “Change Makers” mix learning and giving back by building a playhouse

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“Change Makers” is one of the newest programs offered by the Child and Family Institute, which has been in Menlo Park for 30 years. It’s described by CFI Director Brooke Larkins as “a service learning program for middle schoolers and their parents.” Today the parents and kids built a playhouse for a veteran family from Blue […]

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The Allied Arts Guild is ablaze in blooms today, thanks to the Garden Club of America flower show

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The Arts of the Garden — a judged Garden Club of America flower show displaying excellence, beauty and knowledge in floral design, horticulture, photography and conservation — took place at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park on Friday, March 31. InMenlo contributing photographer Frances Freyberg was on hand and sent us some photos, mostly […]

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Ken Rutsky brings a new perspective to B2B marketing in book, Launching to Leading

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Menlo Park resident Ken Rutsky says he’s always wanted to write a book. He’s just surprised that his first book, Launching to Leading, is non-fiction rather than a novel. “I’ve always enjoyed writing,” says the long-time corporate B2B marketeer who now has his own consulting practice. “There’s something satisfying about writing what you’ve been thinking about and […]

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Nicki Boyd explains why talking to babies matters – and how the product Starling can help parents

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Nicki Boyd, co-founder with two others of Menlo Park start-up VersaMe, admits they came up with the name for the company’s first product, Starling, without knowing the bird of the same name is studied for its advanced linguistic capability. “It was chosen more because a star has a positive connotation across cultures,” she says. After a decade […]

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Another heritage Oak falls in Menlo Park – we get some answers why

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Just two days after commenting on InMenlo about a couple of downed Oaks in Menlo Park, Jon Lechich experienced nature’s wrath first hand. He emailed: “Well, fortunately this Oak did not cause major damage to either homes on Mills St. But it could have taken a life, but that was not in the cards. “Our […]

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Making my M-Ark in the 2017 Menlo-Atherton High School’s Senior Fashion Show

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Other than a few scattered dance and piano recitals in elementary school, I have never performed on stage. That will change this Saturday, April 1. I will be ending my decade-long hiatus to perform in Menlo-Atherton’s annual Senior Fashion Show along with about 170 of my classmates. Over three performances (1:00, 4:00 and 7:30 pm), the […]

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Easter basket building extravaganza at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

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After the 10:00 am service at Trinity Church in Menlo Park this morning, adults and kids gathered to put together 350 Easter baskets that will be delivered to children in local shelters, including Haven House, Redwood Family Shelter and Crossroads Family Shelter, along with Redwood City Friends of Literacy Project READ children’s program. This is the […]

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Fannie Allen brings her knowledge of art to her work as an interior designer

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We were at Atherton resident Fannie Allen’s home to talk about her work as an interior designer. But we immediately got sidetracked by Delilah, a nude sculpture made entirely from typewriter parts by Bay Area artist Jeremy Mayer. “He’s fascinated by anatomy” Fannie explained. “His studio is filled with anatomy photos and typewriter parts. He won’t […]

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