November 2013

Tickets available for Holiday Traditions at Filoli which starts on Friday, Nov. 29

Ice Fantasy is this year’s theme of Filoli’s nine-day Holiday Traditions fundraising event, which begins Friday evening, Nov. 29, 2013. Rooms throughout the first floor of the historic house and visitors and education center are decorated and merchandise is for sale in the Holiday Boutique. Numerous local choral and performing groups and Bay Area musicians’ music will […]

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Beeline Bikes brings mobile repair to Peninsula thanks to two Atherton entrepreneurs and a “bike guy”

Growing up in Menlo Park, Neil Macc pedaled to Oak Knoll School every day. Now he commutes from his home in La Honda to Beeline Bikes, 20 plus miles each way. Neil (pictured right) is the “bicycle arm” of the new company, started by Atherton residents Andy Jeffrey (center) and Pete Buhl (left). “About 15 […]

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Spotted: Metallica frontman rockin’ out at Facebook in Menlo Park at Little Kids Rock benefit

Last weekend, Metallica frontman James Hetfield was honored by national nonprofit Little Kids Rock at a benefit event that raised funds for free, modern music education programming for thousands of additional public school students. Hetfield performed a few songs with local students at the event, hosted and underwritten by Facebook at its Menlo Park headquarters, […]

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After years of “cottage living” Denise Amantea builds her dream house in Menlo Park

For 25 years, Denise Amantea lived in a small 900-foot cottage in west Menlo Park. Her career as a securities attorney meant she traveled a lot, and she just made do. On a milestone birthday, a light bulb when off. “I knew I always wanted to build my dream house,” she said, “and I realized […]

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Next M-A Parent Education series looks at reducing teen stress and building resilience on Nov. 21

The next M-A Parent Education Series event features Lisa Medoff, Ph.D., Stanford University whose talk is entitled “Under Pressure: Helping Your Teen Find Balance, Reduce Stress, and Build Resilience.” In this presentation, Dr. Medoff will describe the cognitive and social-emotional developmental changes of adolescence and discuss ways that parents can communicate effectively with their teenagers during […]

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Troop 206 is Scouting for Food, collecting non-perishable food on Saturday, Nov. 16

This week local Scouts from Troop 206 join thousands of Bay Area Scouts in “Scouting for Food”,  the single largest food drive in the Bay Area . On Saturday, November 9, Scouts from Troop 206 distributed door hangers, asking Menlo Park residents to leave food items in bags by their front doors before 9:00 am […]

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11th annual VALPO Bowl scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15th

The VALPO Bowl is an annual football game that brings together Valparaiso neighbors, Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep, for a good cause. All proceeds go to Peninsula Bridge, a non-profit organizaton that  promotes academic and personal success for motivated middle school students from under-resourced communities. Both Menlo and SHP host Bridge summer programs on […]

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Menlo Park author Bill Fernandez transports readers through his Hawaiian childhood adventures

It’s not often that a Hawaiian oli (chant) echoes through the Menlo Park City Council Chambers. Let alone one uttered by a retired Santa Clara County Superior Court judge. But when it happens, it’s a sure sign that native Hawaiian author and part time Menlo Park resident Bill Fernandez is back in town. On November 16, Bill […]

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Menlowe Ballet’s presents Lineage for its fall season Nov. 15-17

Menlowe Ballet presents Lineage, Artistic Director Michael Lowe’s homage to the rich historical legacy he received during his 30-plus years as a principal dancer and choreographer with Oakland Ballet Company under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director, Ronn Guidi. The program features Lowe’s Tribute and Serie, and Guidi’s Trois Gymnopédies and Romeo and Juliet Pas […]

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Sleep and Brain Changes Over a Lifetime is Café Scientifique topic on Nov. 12

Ian Colrain, Ph.D., Senior Director of Health Sciences at SRI International will be the speaker at a Café Scientifique topic on Nov. 12, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Sponsored by Altos Therapeutics and SRI, Café Scientifique is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology and debate science issues […]

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What’s next for Menlo-Atherton High School’s quirky Donut Club?

The Donut Club is a mysteriously wonderful Menlo-Atherton High School club that provides the student body with tasty treats in exchange for cans. Although this club was doing better than ever last year, there have been some questions as to what will happen this year due to the fact that all the founding members have […]

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