June 2011

Joanne Weir teaches cooking with kids on June 30

San Francisco-based chef and author Joanne Weir, noted for her around the world cooking classes, travels to Menlo Park on Thursday, June 30 where she’ll offer Cooking with Kids at 7:00 pm in the City Council chambers. The Friends of the Library sponsored presentation is suitable for adults and children ages eight and up. Weir […]

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Christina Holmes: Artist into the cowboy thing

In a concession to a hot day, artist Christina Holmes was wearing sandals rather than cowboy boots but even they had a lariat leather kind of look. She’s told the story many times before — how an English girl from Warwickshire, England, now living in Menlo Park, became transformed by the West. When photographer Scott […]

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Heartwarming article about Menlo Park resident and great quarterback mentor/coac…

Heartwarming article about Menlo Park resident and great quarterback mentor/coach Tom Martinez: http://t.co/g4KFt3e

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Berry picking time at Webb Ranch

The berry picking season officially opened over Father’s Day weekend, but because it’s all about when individual varieties ripen, consider it a rolling opening. In other words, even if you missed engaging in this fun family activity the past two weekends, there will still be plenty of berries to pick in future weeks. The focus […]

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Thumbs up for Luce at Blue Rock House Concert

“I tell people I’m playing a house concert this weekend and they say, ‘Oh for 20 people or so in a living room,” said Tom Luce (photo, left) Saturday night, front man of the band Luce. “And I say, ‘No, like 150 people outside.’ And they say, ‘What do the neighbors think?’” Who knows what […]

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Donald Wallace paints fanciful art on cereal boxes

Donald Wallace, a Menlo Park resident since 1980, recalls that he was always drawing when growing up in Knoxville, Tennessee. “People would have said I’d be an artist when I grew up, not the biochemist that I became,” he said. “I even won a children’s art contest for a drawing of a tiger.” Now retired, […]

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Spotted: Big crowd for Puppet Art Theater

Puppet Art Theater is a always a big draw a the Menlo Park Library, according to youth librarian Michelle Burnham and this morning’s performance of The Three Billy Goats Gruff was no exception. The artistry behind the puppets is master puppeteer Art Grueneberger. The setting under the oak tree was perfect!

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Gathering a Circle of Friends to support Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

How to give back to the community, make it doable given people’s hectic schedules, and have fun — that was the impetus behind Circle of Friends, founded in 2007 by local residents Molly Gibbons (left) and Ashley Riley. The group is dedicated to supporting Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this Sunday, […]

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SLAC’s Michelle Smith gets double dose of fame in Michael Jackson video

Thousands of fans from all over the world sent clips to the producers of a new Michael Jackson video, hoping they’d be chosen for this crowd-sourced tribute to the late pop star. Imagine the surprise of SLAC’s Michelle Smith when she spotted herself in the finished Behind the Mask Project video not just once, but […]

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Flood Park set to reopen – at least for six months: http://t.co/EXPnL5S

Flood Park set to reopen – at least for six months: http://t.co/EXPnL5S

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Spotted: Dog who does nails

We couldn’t resist snapping a photo of this bruiser of a dog (some kind of Mastiff, we presume) who was content to watch the going-ons at last night’s downtown block party from the seat of a van. What really caught our eye was his offer to “trim nails for $8.” Of course it was dog […]

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