April 2014

Close to half inch of rain falls on Menlo Park

A total of .4″  of rainfall for the day, with a couple of good downpours both early and mid-afternoon. My season-to- date figure is now 9.55″. I think today’s drop was a bit of a surprise, particularly the cloudburst between 2:00 and 3:00 pm. How I hope I can break 10″ in my backyard by […]

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Menlo-Atherton High School students find value in non-parental mentors – and tell their stories to community

By her own recounting, Menlo-Atherton High School senior Angelica Cervantes was drifting off course during her freshman year. “It seemed so fast-paced, and all I could think of was ‘what’s the point in trying,’” she recalled.  The result: a 1.6 GPA. Her sophomore year was a bit better, but she knew she needed “something life […]

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Spotted: Fabulous flowers of spring in west Menlo Park

Menlo Park resident – and go-to physical therapist – Robin Tobias spotted both of these flowers in west Menlo Park this morning. She was out doing what she tells people to do in order to avoid becoming her clients – “Keep moving. Keep exercising!” Photos by Robin Tobias

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Two Menlo Park couples develop iPhone app – Cakewalk – to help parents make the most of playtime

What do you get when Menlo Park nextdoor neighbors with young kids are a designer, an editor, a software engineer, and a business guy? An iPhone app for parents and kids, of course! University Drive neighbors Krista and Dan Skehan and Marijane and Brian Leonard have developed Cakewalk, an iPhone app now available in the […]

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Menlo Park Relay for Life kick off event is Sunday, April 27, at Fremont Park

The kick off event for the Menlo Park Relay for Life is on Sunday, April 27, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Fremont Park on Santa Cruz Avenue. Emails MP resident Betty Meissner: “The community can learn about and support the American Cancer Society and register for our local Relay. There will be food, […]

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Menlo Park resident launches website to serve as discussion forum for local development projects

Menlo Park resident Dana Hendrickson sent InMenlo an email last week: “Spurred by the controversey surrounding the Stanford Project and uncivilized posturing in the local media, I have created an online forum where residents can share credible information and productively discuss the MP Specific Plan, the Stanford Project, and the effort to change both.” He […]

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City of Menlo Park hosts Neighborhood Service Center grand opening on April 26

The City of Menlo Park is celebrating the grand 0pening of the new Neighborhood Service Center and Police Substation in Belle Haven on Saturday, April 26th, from 10:00 am to noon. The Center is located in a former real estate office in the commercial center located at 871 Hamilton Avenue (corner of Willow Road). Facebook generously […]

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Poppies salute Earth Day here on the Peninsula

Menlo Park photographer Frances Freyberg captured these poppies on a training run along Skyline last weekend. We think this native plant, which adds a cheery note to many local gardens, is the perfect vehicle for commemorating  Earth Day on its 45th anniversary. According the the Cal Gov website, Earth Day was conceived in 1969 by Sen. […]

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M-A Big Bear Run takes place on Sunday, May 4 – fundraiser for school athletics

The 9th annual  Big Bear Run is set for Sunday, May 4. Proceeds from the race support Menlo-Atherton High School’s 50-plus sports teams. Professionally timed, the 5K run begins at the M-A gym lot on Ringwood and weaves through flat Lindenwood, ending with a track finish on Coach Parks Field. Medals are awarded for all […]

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Fit Kids Foundation co-hosts Children’s Champions event at Stanford Stadium

It was just about three years ago that Atherton resident Ashley Riley founded the Fit Kids Foundation, so we thought the time was right to get an update about the organization’s programs. She told us that they’re now offering after school fitness programs free of charge to kids who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to participate […]

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Catastrophic earthquakes is topic of free USGS evening lecture on April 24

USGS research geologist Tom Holzer will talk about Catastrophic Earthquakes – In a Crowded World at a free public lecture at 7:00 p, on April 24. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the USGS offices in Menlo Park in the Building 3 auditorium.

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