July 2011

Spotted: Last of season’s berries at Webb Ranch

The blackberries and boysenberries are still plentiful, but it’s slim pickings for raspberries at Webb Ranch’s U-Pick fields. There were many families on hand today, as well as eager pie makers who wanted to stock up on the organic berries before the picking season ends. Tomorrow, 7/24, is the last advertised day for berry picking, and there will […]

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Menlo Park youth explore and photograph Yosemite National Park

Twelve middle-school youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Peninsula, including those from Menlo Park, explored Yosemite National Park last week with cameras in hand, participating in Parks in Focus. The program is sponsored by the Udall Foundation, an independent federal agency located in Tucson that connects under-served youth to nature through the art […]

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Spotted: Gaucho inspires dancers at Cafe Borrone

The sounds of gypsy jazz could be heard tonight (7/22) at Cafe Borrone with three members of Gaucho in the house. Founded in 2002, the [usual] sextet bases much of its repertoire on the music of Django Reinhart and the gypsy jazz of ’30s Europe, with a little New Orleans swing thrown in for good […]

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Posh Bagel reopens tomorrow morning!

Posh Bagel, shutdown by fire last year, is re-opening tomorrow morning (Saturday, July 23) on Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park. The shop has expanded to include the space that once housed Cafe Silan. Welcome back! Photo by Linda Hubbard Gulker

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Chef Martin Yan at Atherton Library on July 23

The host of over 3,000 cooking shows, Master Chef Martin Yan will appear at the Atherton Library on Saturday, July 23 at 12:30 pm. Dedicated to dispelling the mysteries of Asian cooking, he’ll talk about these cuisines and the cultures that created them. This free program is appropriate for adults.

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[email protected] presents 9th chamber music festival season from July 22 to August 13

The chamber music festival and institute, [email protected], kicks off its ninth season this afternoon with a free Prelude Performance in Stent Family Hall on the Menlo School campus at 5:30 pm. This year’s festival is entitled Through Brahms. It explores the richness and historical dimensions of the music of Johannes Brahms and offers the great […]

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How to toilet paper a house, Menlo style – part 2

So, early this morning we passed a house on Bay Laurel that had a credible TP job, “credible” being defined as the perpetrators actually managed to throw the toilet paper rolls up in the trees so that it nicely cascades down. The homeowner was out in front, and we stopped to comment on the job […]

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Cool off summer treat: Gillian’s Ice Cream Sandwiches

Editor’s note: Atherton resident Gillian Bostock is not only a talented, serious-amateur chef, she’s also an accomplished photographer. This is the second in her series of great summer recipes. Summertime is always a nice excuse to eat lots of ice cream — ice cream after lunch, ice cream after dinner, ice cream while walking down […]

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SLAC welcomes displaced Japanese scientists

The synchrotron light source community is a large one – about 70 facilities exist around the world – but the men and women who run them are like an extended family. That’s why, when the Photon Factory light source at the Tsukuba campus of KEK, Japan’s national high-energy physics research laboratory, was damaged during the […]

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Andreas Sijbrant: Provider of holistic medicine

Andreas Sijbrant, N.D (Doctor of Naturopathy) was initially attracted to his field of practice, which also includes Chinese medicine, when he was a pre-med undergraduate. “I’d seen the difference complementary medicine had made in my grandmother’s quality of  life after she was diagnosed with cancer and decided I wanted to eventually practice something more holistic […]

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