November 2013

Menlo Park families work to bring Christmas to Thai children living at shelter

Menlo Park resident Nalin Decker grew up in Thailand, but it wasn’t until she was living there as an adult with her husband Mark that she really noticed the many children begging in the streets. “I was pregnant with my first child,” she recalled. “We did some investigating and found out that it wasn’t that […]

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La Entrada School holds PTA fundraising used book fair Nov. 12-15

The La Entrada Used Book Fair is open to the community from Tuesday, November 12 to Friday, November 15, 7:30 am to to 4:00 pm. Over 6,000 books of all genres have been donated — children’s picture books, board books, young readers/young adults, adult fiction, non- fiction, mysteries, and cookbooks. Books are reasonably priced, mostly […]

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Neighborhood boutiques kick off the holiday season in Menlo Park

Menlo Park resident Luane Robinson (pictured above)  hosted a holiday boutique at her home today, showcasing a number of local artisans. Luane was selling knitted scarves, jam, jewelry and collage cards, the latter a product of a collage class she takes each week. Tiny books, repurposed from old books, and jewelry made from found objects […]

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Menlo Park Police Department receives grant for special traffic enforcement and crash prevention

The Menlo Park Police Department has been awarded a $52,584 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways through special enforcement and public awareness efforts. The grant received by Menlo Park will aid in the city’s ongoing effort to improve traffic […]

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Female suspect robs another bank in downtown Menlo Park

On Friday afternoon, Nov. 8, a little before 2:00 pm, a suspect entered the U.S. Bank branch at 1105 El Camino Real. The suspect walked up to the teller with a note demanding money. No weapon was seen and an undisclosed amount of money was taken. The suspect was last seen exiting the rear of […]

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Christina Ferrari operates Shoreline Lake and Cafe as escape for busy Silicon Valley people

Standing on a pier at Shoreline Lake, Menlo Park resident Christina Ferrari remembers the spot when it was a dump. Literally. “I remember coming here with my Dad as a kid,” she says. All grown up, Christina is the owner and president of Silicon Shores Corp., which has managed the Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center and […]

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Menlo College’s Darcy Blake finds comfort and camaraderie thanks to Parkinson’s Women Support

With the holiday season approaching, Parkinson’s Women Support, a group of local women who have Parkinson’s Disease, will be shopping at a Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 19 to raise money for the Parkinson’s Institute (PI), which is America’s only independent non-profit organization, providing basic and clinical research and a comprehensive movement disorder patient clinic. Parkinson’s Women […]

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Spotted: Fall color arrives in Menlo Park

We ran into another Menlo Park resident who had been out of town for week. “And when I returned, Fall had arrived,” she said. We agree. And this year, it’s under blue skies without a rain cloud in sight. Do you have a colorful tree or trees in your neighborhood? Send it to us at […]

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And the walls come tumbling down at Park Theatre in Menlo Park

Following a pre-demolition sale held last weekend where the “marquee letters” proved the biggest seller, according to an article in the Almanac News, the Park Theatre on El Camino in Menlo Park faced the wrecking ball (or rather jaws) today. For Baby Boomers who lived to Menlo Park and Atherton in the 50s and 60s, […]

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Dave Steer wants everyone to know why Little Kids Rock

Facebook manager Dave Steer describes himself professionally as a “unicorn”. “I’m right at the intersection of public policy and communications,” he says. “For the last 15 years, I’ve worked on programs that build trust online. My focus here is kid/teen safety, areas such as bullying, privacy and security.” We had stopped by the Facebook campus […]

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Volunteers needed for San Francisquito Creek restoration in Menlo Park on Nov. 9

You can help improve habitat for native insects, birds, fish and other animals by volunteering with Acterra in restoring native plants along San Fransquito Creek in Menlo Park. The first creek side planting is on Saturday, November 9, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the intersection of Pope St. and Woodland Ave. After completing […]

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