January 2014

Former M-A swimming and water polo coach Bob Gaughran receives Amos Alonso Stagg Award

Former M-A swimming and water polo coach Bob Gaughran, who has garnered many accolades over the years both as swimmer/water polo player and coach, added another one this weekend. His alma mater, the University of Pacific, recognized him with the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award of Merit, given to alumni who achieve distinction in their professional lives […]

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Vibe Yoga opens at Marsh Manor offering a mix of fitness and community

Two local women, well known among mid-Peninsula yoga followers, are combining forces at a new, spacious yoga studio – Vibe Yoga – at the Marsh Manor Shopping Center. Rebecca Barra is the owner, joined by manager Robin Soran, who InMenlo readers were first introduced to via her Yogibird classes. “Silicon Valley is a stressful place […]

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As practitioner and church leader, Elizabeth Schwartz anchors her life through Christian Science

Vocation and avocation converge in the life of Menlo Park resident Elizabeth Schwartz in her dual roles as Christian Science practitioner and First Reader at her local church. While she was raised a Christian Scientist, she acknowledges that she “made my faith my own while in college.” “It was then that I recognized that it […]

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Typhoon Aid benefit results are in – kudos to all!

Menlo Park resident Malcolm McGinnis, who is one of the owners of Freewheel Brewing Company that hosted the Typhoon Aid benefit on January 11, gave us an update on the results: “I heard back from Chris at the Red Cross and the total amount raised is just about $4,000. Thank you all for helping to […]

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Menlo Park Police Chief Bob Jonsen recaps crime statistics and citizen complaints in 2013

Editor’s note: Menlo Park Chief of Police Bob Jonsen issued the following report today: The 2013 year closed with the City of Menlo Park ending the year with a slight overall increase in crime (3%). Crime reports are broken down into categories of violent crime and property crimes. Homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults are […]

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Can this really be January in Menlo Park?

MLK Day in Menlo Park could also stand for “Menlo Loves Kids”, as these youngsters used the day off from school to enjoy the abundant sunshine and unseasonably warm (72 degrees) weather. Playing on their Lee Drive driveway with water canons yesterday are Claire, age 4, her brother Jasper, 1, and neighbor Julia, 9. Editor’s […]

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The Yellowstone Volcano is topic of USGS public lecture in Menlo Park on Jan. 23

What is all the buzz about in the Yellowstone area? Is it really dangerous? On January 23rd Jake Lowenstern, Scientist-in-Charge of Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, will explain what is happening now with earthquakes, ground uplift, and steam explosions at a free USGS public lecture in Menlo Park. He will talk about the amazing geological history of […]

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Learn how to cook the Homemade way in Menlo Park – and free yourself from dieting

On their paths to careers in medicine and law, Dr. Chloe Chien (pictured right) and Anna Rakoczy made what to outsiders might look like an abrupt left turn. They started their own company, Homemade, that promotes healthy eating and weight loss. Their initial offering takes place weekly (over four different nights) at the Arrillaga Recreation Center  in […]

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M-A Dance Team annual show and fundraiser set for Feb. 1 at Performing Arts Center

The 11th annual Menlo-Atherton High School Dance team show and fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm) at the M-A Performing Arts Center. Both the Varsity and JV dance teams promise an outstanding collection of dance performances including hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, and ballet. It’s an entertaining […]

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More San Francisco 49er fervor on display out at Ladera Country Shopper

If you’re a Sunday gardener, you only have about an hour to stock up on plants and supplies at Ladera Nursery today. Owners Mercedes and Juan are closing at 2:30 this afternoon – Go Niners! Meanwhile a couple of door fronts away, the servers and bartenders at Portola Kitchen are decked out in Niners jerseys.

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49er fan’s fervor lives on with tombstone proclamation at Menlo Park cemetery

Ralph Calcaterra’s grave marker is, under ordinary circumstances, easy to spot, standing as it does near Santa Cruz Avenue at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Menlo Park. But last week it become even more eye catching with the addition of a large San Francisco 49ers flag displayed on one side. According to Mr. Calcaterra’s obituary […]

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