July 2011

Will San Mateo step in to save Granny the oak? http://t.co/qilEnzY

Will San Mateo step in to save Granny the oak? http://t.co/qilEnzY

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Bonnie McGregor is on a mission to integrate the Menlo Park VA and surrounding community

When you listen to Menlo Park resident Bonnie McGregor enthusiastically talk about her experience volunteering at the Menlo Park VA, you wonder why their aren’t hundreds like her. “This is a wonderful place staffed by wonderful people,” she says. “You can just feel the warmth.” Standing outside Building #360, a community living facility for older […]

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Teen poetry slam at Menlo Park Library on July 29

Youth librarian Michele Barresse promises “an event unlike any we’ve every held at the Menlo Park Libary” when the teen poetry slam takes place on Friday, July 29 at 7:00 pm. Hosted by the internationally acclaimed poet and slam legend Kealoha, this night of competitive performance poetry allows both poet and audience to interact in […]

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M-A grads reunited on the 2011 Menlo Park Legends

They suit up six times a week, often traveling miles to play the most competitive teams. What these largely college-age players share is a love of baseball. That they get an opportunity to play in a summer league is thanks to team manager David Klein, who founded the Menlo Park Legends three years ago. When […]

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93 Dollar Club in contention for award that you can vote for

Carolee Hazard of 93 Dollar Club fame emails us that her organization is a finalist for the VH1 Do Something Facebook award, which will be announced at a ceremony on August 14. She writes: “According to the VH1 person, DoSomething gave them our story, but I have no idea how they heard about the 93 […]

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Brian Andres & Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel at Fremont Park on July 27

Band leader and drummer Brian Andres is bringing his Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel to Fremont Park on July 27 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  According to the band’s website, the group’s music extends the Bay Area’s Latin Jazz history begun by artists such as Cal Tjader and John Santos. Their CD, Drummers Speak, features all original […]

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Peak into Facebook’s new offices in Menlo Park: http://t.co/IcFz88I

Peak into Facebook’s new offices in Menlo Park: http://t.co/IcFz88I

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Jeannine Clark-Gananian: Providing support for older adults and their families

As a geriatric care manager, Jeannine Clark-Gananian views her job as helping people figure out their options, particularly as it pertains to bringing in caregivers and medical advocacy. “My services are independent, not tied to any agency or home health care service,” she says. “Usually it’s a crisis that triggers a family member to seek […]

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Spotted: Peppers provide rainbow of bright summer colors

The colorful peppers sold at the Menlo Park Farmers Market by Happy Quail Farms never cease to delight. So many to choose from, so pretty to look at! Photo by Scott Loftesness

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Lori Hennings: Keeping the Menlo Park Farmers Market humming week after week

If you’re like us, as much as you enjoy the Menlo Park Farmers Market every Sunday, you never think much about how it all comes together so successfully week after week. The not-so-secret reason is market manager Lori Hennings, who has been managing the market since it began in 1992. “I’d started a market in […]

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Wow – what a great cable car photo taken by InMenlo founder Scott Loftesness (sa…

Wow – what a great cable car photo taken by InMenlo founder Scott Loftesness (says editor Linda): http://t.co/eXZY25q

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