March 2014

USGS public lecture on March 27 looks at California climate change

How much will California’s climate warm in future decades and what are the greatest vulnerabilities to climate change? On March 27th, USGS Climate Researcher Dan Cayan will explain about how scientists are investigating the way climate change might impact resources that are crucial to the state, including the Sierra Nevada snowpack, California coastal sea levels […]

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Melissa Black opens Honeycombers to take the stress out of lice removal

The holidays turned itchy some years ago, according to Melissa Black, owner of Honeycombers, a gleamingly clean and charmingly decorated salon on El Camino in Menlo Park dedicated to eradicating lice. “All four of my daughters got lice on Christmas Eve,” she explains. “One was itching for several weeks — her whole class had been infected. […]

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Menlo School’s Mock Trial team wins state championship

Menlo School’s Mock Trial team won the Constitutional Rights Foundation California State Competition this past Sunday. Menlo’s prosecution team beat out three-time defending state champions LaReina High School from Ventura County and will move on to the national competition in May. This year’s competition case, People v. Concha, concerns felony counts of second-degree murder and […]

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Hillview Middle School Service Club prepares and serves hot food to homeless

On a cold rainy day in February, the Hillview Middle School Service Club set out to help their community by delivering hot food to the homeless. Locals that day may have seen a group of nine children walking with steaming bags of food. But what they didn’t see was the story behind it, the way […]

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Laurel School second grade students perform Shakespeare play

InMenlo photographer Laura Hamilton (whose photos accompany this post) forwarded this email from Laurel School second grade teacher Jeriann Hirsch about the Shakespeare play performed by the schools’ students this past Friday: “Every year I see how much kids are touched by doing this Shakespeare play. It’s a tremendous amount of work for them. . […]

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Broader community invited to participate in MPPC’s Compassion Weekend – March 29-30

With the goal of making service simple, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and its Open Door Church campuses invite the public to join in serving on 33 projects on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30 — its ninth annual Compassion Weekend. This year, there are opportunities for 4,500 volunteers to participate. To sign up, visit http://cw2014.org. […]

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Spotted: Wall of yellow roses in west Menlo Park

This wall of roses on Altschul Ave. in west Menlo Park needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Just spectacular!

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Alpine/West Menlo Little League erects new scoreboard on the La Entrada field

In 2006, Alpine/West Menlo Little League purchased a brand new scoreboard and one of our volunteers, Dave Denier, took on the project of having it erected at La Entrada Field. Since the baseball field is on school property, Dave had to get approval from the California Division of State Architects (DSA) for the work. He […]

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One thing leads to another – and end result is one of Menlo Park’s most enchanting home & garden

In the Bay Area it’s not unusual for a house to be painted a non-traditional color or colors. But here in Menlo Park, there is a house that has gone beyond just color: It’s a house plus garden that together presents an enchanting picture for the passer-by. A typical reaction is “it makes me feel […]

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Spotted: Purdue Glee Club performing at Menlo-Atherton High School

A number of Menlo-Atherton High School students were lucky enough to witness a special performance from the Purdue Glee Club, held in M-A’s Performing Arts Center on March 19. Small talk was quick to fade as the students settled into their seats.. The singers ran down the aisles and spread themselves out all over the […]

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Bestselling author Kelly Corrigan kicks off first Children’s Health Council Dots event

In the midst of a jam-packed book tour that included interviews with The Today Show and NPR’s Anna Quindlen, national bestselling author and Bay Area mom Kelly Corrigan made a special stop in Menlo Park, sharing personal stories from her memoir and shining a light on a new volunteer opportunity with the Children’s Health Council (CHC). […]

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