February 2012

Stanford Park nannies learn the art of cooking from Chef Suzy

The requirements for a good nanny in these parts aren’t just the ability to care well for children. “Our families constantly ask for nannies who can cook a simple, healthy family meal,” said Daryl Camarillo, president and owner of Menlo Park-based Stanford Park Nannies. “Whether both parents work outside the home or not, families in […]

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Deeper shades of winter herald spring to come

It was not the pastels of spring-to-come that caught Atherton-based photographer Gillian Bostock‘s eye on a weekend trip to San Francisco’s Ferry building, but the deeper shades of the winter season we are still in the midst of — temperatures in the 70s to the contrary. “The flowers were just in such abundance and so brilliant,” […]

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Meet your tour guide – Keith Bechtol, scientist and elite marathon runner

Ph.D. candidate Keith Bechtol, who’s been researching gamma-ray astronomy at SLAC and doing educational outreach as a public tour guide at the Menlo Park facility, is just as committed to his running, though if you asked, he would tell you without hesitation that being a scientist trumps being a marathoner every time. Well, almost.  Bechtol […]

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Spotted: Black & white treatment of colorful gardens

Prompted by InMenlo’s coverage earlier this week about the daffodil festival at Filoli this weekend, I headed out to the estate this afternoon. In this colorful place, I came across this wheelbarrow up next to the aviary sitting in beautiful filtered sunlight.  I just loved the light and shadows contrast and the position of the […]

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Jeremy Lin Menlo Park angle – his church, Chinese Church of Christ is here, and …

Jeremy Lin Menlo Park angle – his church, Chinese Church of Christ is here, and pastor to be featured in Lin bio

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View tree planting sites along El Camino on Feb. 25

The Trees for Menlo project is holding a walking meeting along El Camino on Saturday, Feb. 25, beginning at 9:45 am in the conference room of Kepler’s. The group will have renderings of the proposed tree planting sites and will then invite participants to walk along El Camino between Oak Grove and Middle to view […]

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Keith Bowerman moves forward on his dream of opening a bakery

A leap from working as a field service engineer to becoming a baker may seem vast, but not so, according to Willows resident Keith Bowerman, owner of Bluchild, which specializes in baked goods and specialty cakes. “There is creativity in both,” he says. “When I was doing engineering, you had to be creative to solve […]

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Jack Lyle Memorial Park back in the spotlight as place for irrigation well

The ping ponging issue of where the City of Menlo Park in partnership with the Sharon Heights Golf Course should build an irrigation well has landed back at Jack Lyle Memorial Park over zoning concerns. Nealon Park was the first site considered for the well. After an initial outreach meeting, the City agreed to look […]

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Documentary film Happy to be shown at Kepler’s on Feb. 25

What makes you happy? Roko Belix, director of the Academy Award® nominated Genghis Blues, has made a film that searches for people’s recipes for happiness around the world. The film Happy will be shown on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 pm at Kepler’s Books, which is sponsoring the viewing along with Cinema Connect. Tickets purchased […]

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Colt Rosensweig tells the story of beloved Michigan gymnastic coach in just-published book

Well before she graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School and went off to attend the University of Michigan, Colt Rosensweig had a passion for sports and a dream of becoming a sports writer. Topping her sports list was baseball. In fact, she decided to attend Michigan because it was close to her beloved Detroit Tigers. As […]

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Parents, students, teachers – help plan new Atherton library, starting Feb. 25

The Atherton Library Building Steering Committee (“ALBSC”) is keen to engage the parents, students, and teachers of Atherton schools in the process of envisioning the new Atherton Library. Having the community share their vision for the library’s architecture, types of spaces, programs and collections is key to making the library unique to our community, a place […]

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