April 2014

Filoli flowers celebrate spring time on the Peninsula

During this Passover and Easter season, we at InMenlo celebrate the warmer and longer days of Spring with a selection of photos taken by InMenlo photographers Scott Loftesness (top and bottom) and Frances Freyberg (tulips right and below) at Filoli. New flowers will be in bloom next month when the historic property’s annual flower show […]

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Classic car auto show at M-A today through 2:00 pm – and it’s free!

We stopped by the Menlo-Atherton High School campus this morning where the America’s Pastime Car Show is running today through 2:00 pm. Admission is free. A fundraiser for the school’s baseball team (the frosh-soph team is pictured below), there’s a raffle and BBQ lunch as well as the chance to see some great classic automobiles, hot […]

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Rotary Connects event planned for April 23 in Menlo Park

Rotary Connects will be held on Wednesday, April 23 at LB Steakhouse in Menlo Park from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The community is invited to come and connect with business and community leaders. Network and get to know: Menlo Park Rotary members Business leaders The Chamber of Commerce Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller City Council […]

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Menlo Park small business roundtable set for April 21

Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller and the Office of Economic Development (OED) invite all small business owners  in the city to attend the inaugural Small Business Round Table on April 21, 2014, 6:00 pm at City Hall. This Round Table, the first of what will be quarterly meetings with the small business community, will provide […]

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M-A baseball coach Mike Amoroso gets his players involved in America’s Pastime car show

Mike Amoroso has been the Varsity baseball coach at Menlo-Atherton High School since 2007, but we were on campus to visit with him about classic cars, not classic swings. That’s because the 8th annual America’s Pastime Car Show, which benefits the baseball team, will be held this Saturday, April 19th, from 8:00 am to 2:00 […]

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Cafe Zoë in Menlo Park is site of emergency response drill with CERT teams fanning out to surrounding neighborhood and other areas

It had an ominous name – the Silver Dragon VIII Emergency Exercise – but its purpose may keep local residents safer in the future. The drill, staged at Cafe Zoë in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park this morning, tested the ability of public agencies and volunteers to provide emergency assistance in the event of a major […]

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Pre-Easter activities for kiddies offered on April 19

Here’s a rundown of activities taking place on Saturday, April 19, the day before Easter: The Menlo Park Easter Egg Hunt takes place at Burgess Park from 10:00 am to noon. The Easter Bunny arrives at 10:00 to pose for photos. The egg hunts begin at 10:30 am, broken into age groups. There will also […]

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Yellow fever mosquito larvae found again at Holy Cross Cemetery in Menlo Park – the 13th this year

The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District has detected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes at 13 locations in 2014, all in Menlo Park in the area near Holy Cross Cemetery  The first detection was on January 22 and most recently larvae were found on April 10. The Aedes aegypti species is not native to California. However […]

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Danny Goldberg uses sound therapy to guide people into deep meditative state

Want to take a guided hike in the the hills above Menlo Park? Or maybe you’re interested in taking some art classes, whether it be in a studio or outdoors. Or enter a deep meditative state through sound healing therapy. All — and more — are offerings of Danny Goldberg, whom we’d come to talk to on a […]

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Canopy and the community celebrate the planting of 1,000 new trees with ceremony at Willow Oaks School

As part of its Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids! initiative, Canopy engaged a corps of volunteers to plant its 1,000 tree last Saturday at Willow Oaks School in Menlo Park. Launched in 2011, the Canopy initiative partnered with local school districts to plant 1,000 drought tolerant shade and fruit trees on school campuses while supplementing classroom environmental […]

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Good news for jigsaw fans – Menlo Park is home to Artifact Puzzles

The notion that “it would be fun to buy a laser cutter” kept creeping into Maya Gupta’s brain. “I studied electrical engineering because I was interested in lasers,” she explained in the warehouse space of Menlo Park-based Artifact Puzzles, which she started as a hobby and is turning into a business. The idea of making […]

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