January 2011

Audrey Post to retire as head of Peninsula Open Space Trust: http://bit.ly/fBCpU…

Audrey Post to retire as head of Peninsula Open Space Trust: http://bit.ly/fBCpU5

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Find out what your teens and tweens are doing online

Teen technology expert Anastasia Goodstein, author of Totally Wired: What Our Teens and Tweens are REALLY Doing Online. is speaking at the Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Jan. 27 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. She’ll be covering topics such as social networking (Facebook and MySpace), blogging, cyber-bullying, and more, in an effort to […]

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Learning about Synapse School from Anabel Jensen

There’s a new elementary and middle school in Menlo Park but don’t expect to find classrooms or textbooks. “We try not to do anything that’s typical,” says Anabel Jensen, the school’s President & CEO. “We try to do the unusual.” Synapse School opened its permanent location last fall and currently has just over 30 students; […]

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And they’re off! Menlo Park Cub Scouts hold annual Pinewood Derby

The tigers, wolves and cubs gathered wide-eyed around the room. A palpable buzz of excitement filled the air and the track loomed large. Some wolves feverishly looked for their number, while some tigers scampered about trying to eye the clock. The scene, while fraught with tension and excitement, wasn’t a trip to the zoo. It […]

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Can the dino-bird be brought back to life?

Two of the Archaeopteryx (dino-bird) fossils first discovered in 1861 in Bavaria, Germany are currently in residence at SLAC in Menlo Park where, using the intense X-ray beam, researchers are searching for the chemical remains of the original living creatures. The public is invited to learn more at a lecture given by Uwe Bergmann on […]

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Warm weather produces blaze of pink (sort of)

It’s hard not to enjoy every moment of  the unusually warm January temperatures, which are expected to continue for the next week. (Maybe by then we’ll be yearning for rain!) InMenlo reader Sally Cooper snapped this blaze of pink outside the Cashin office on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park when it was at its […]

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“Fastest game on two feet” comes to Menlo-Atherton

Until recently, local kids who wanted to play lacrosse had to join a team in Redwood City or Palo Alto. But with the growth of the sport, local parents petitioned the league to start a new club. The result: Menlo Park and Atherton now have their own lacrosse program, the Grizzlies. “We’re focusing on the […]

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CFI screens Tapestries of Hope on Monday, 1/24

Menlo Park-based Child and Family Research and Training Institute (CFI) is screening Tapestries of Hope, a documentary film made by one its graduates, Michaeline Risley, on Monday, January 24 at 7:00 pm in Angus Hall. The screening is open to the public; the cost is $10 per person. The Tapestries of Hope website says that […]

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Spotted: New bridge over San Francisquito Creek?

We’ve noticed lemonade stands sprouting all over Menlo Park this weekend, so it’s not surprising that the warm weather would prompt some water play as well. This afternoon we spotted two young teenage boys “under Menlo,” working to build a new bridge across San Francisquito Creek. Asked why, one responded, “Seemed like a good idea.” […]

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What’s happening in Menlo on this sunny Sunday

With more spring -like temps, it’s another day to be outdoors. Here are some of the people we spotted enjoying the sunshine, even while they worked. Henry Osborn, pictured above far left, was stationed outside Draeger’s along with a couple of other Scouts working on his Eagle Scout project. He’s collecting donations to buy sports […]

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Unexpected Treasures warehouse estate sale-of-decade at 3609 Haven in MP ends to…

Unexpected Treasures warehouse estate sale-of-decade at 3609 Haven in MP ends today at 3:00 pm

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