September 2012

Spotted: Space Shuttle Endeavour over M-A

Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Betsy Sergeant Snow took her digital photography class outside this morning to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour pass just to the East of the school. She managed to get one shot that shows the trailing T-38 jet fighter training plane. NASA operates a fleet of these jets, which are used as the […]

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Space Shuttle Endeavor flies over Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park

Hundreds of locals took the the hills of Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park this morning to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavor fly overhead on its final voyage, ending two decades of service. It was mounted atop its 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. The orbiter took off from Edwards Air Force Base at 8:15 am, about […]

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The Divisa Ensemble performs at St. Bede’s in Menlo Park on Sept. 23

The Divisa Ensemble is performing at St. Bede’s Church in Menlo Park, on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Included will be music by Arnold, Moeran, Haydn, Leukauf and Sussmayr. The Divisa Ensemble is recognized for its engaging performances and eclectic programming. A quintet of flute, oboe, violin, viola, and cello, the ensemble’s instrumentation and “mix-and-match” […]

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Baseball player turned researcher, Jack Mosbacher believes it’s his generation’s turn to change the world

Graduate from Stanford with honors in June  — check. Get a job that comes with a 12th floor office in Hoover Tower — check. It’s no wonder that Jack Mosbacher is smiling. The Menlo School grad grew up in Woodside with Stanford Cardinal blood in his veins. Granddad Jack Ditz started the Buck Cardinal Club. Mom, […]

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Kuk Sool Won of Menlo Park raising money for scholarships on Sept. 22

Kuk Sool Won of Menlo Park is hosting a mini-carnival as a combined celebration of its 10th Anniversary in Menlo Park and a fund-raiser for its scholarship program, which helps low-income families take classes. The event is taking place on Saturday, Sept. 22. from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center in Burgess […]

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Menlo Park Skate Jam returns to Valpo Hill Sept. 21-23

Ladera Skateboards, founded in Menlo Park, is sponsoring the third annual skate competition, utilizing the steep part of Valparaiso Ave. near Sharon Hills Park. Food will be provided by the Dutch Goose and on Sunday, the local bluegrass band, Windy Hill, will perform from 12 to 1:00. The event is free for spectators. The slow […]

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Sammy Hagar, Black Eye Peas singer Taboo and others at Little Kids Rock fundrais…

Sammy Hagar, Black Eye Peas singer Taboo and others at Little Kids Rock fundraiser at Facebook on 9/29: http://t.co/dN29x0Jg

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M-A’s rising star Hanna Berggren appears in PBS show Broadway or Bust

M-A senior Hanna Berggren has been one of the featured performers on the PBS show, Broadway or Bust. Last summer, Hanna participated in a one-week musical theater intensive in New York City after winning the local Stage Top Honors competition in June for her role as Princess Winnifred in M-A’s Once Upon a Mattress. This was […]

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Artists invited to paint “Landscapes of Menlo”

The Menlo College Art Committee announces a call for entries for its upcoming “Landscapes of Menlo” show, which will be on exhibit October 15 – December 14, in the campus Administration Building. Visual artists of Menlo College and the surrounding community are invited to respond to 85 years of Menlo with any art form capturing the “landscapes” […]

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Joseph Eichler’s legacy is focus of documentary film to be screened in Menlo Park on Sept. 29

Realtor Monique Lombardelli is, in many respects, all about Joseph Eichler. At McGuire Real Estate, she specializes in selling Eichler homes. She currently lives in the Bazett House, the Frank Lloyd Wright house that Eichler once rented. And drawing on her broadcasting background, she’s directed a documentary film about the real estate developer. People in […]

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Spotted: New Tinker Park in Menlo Park

The Menlo Park mini park with equipment especially for tots is getting new life at the eastern edge of Hillview School. Tinker Park was closed two years ago as construction began on Hillview School. We spotted some new equipment in one area, with construction continuing in another corner. At the Hillview opening, it was announced […]

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