June 2014

It may still be spring, but it was a hot summer night at the downtown Menlo Park Block Party

The Menlo Park Chamber of  Commerce hosted its annual downtown Menlo Park Block Party last night, and temps in the 80s made for a hot evening. Unlike the larger street fairs that pepper the Peninsula over the summer, this event focuses on local businesses and non-profits with the Facebook stage hosting talent for local recreation […]

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Visiting with the three Peninsula College Fund scholarship recipients who are M-A grads

This year the Peninsula College Fund, founded by Menlo Park resident Charles Schmuck, awarded scholarships to 20 high school students. The non-profit organization focuses on helping low-income, first-generation college students attend and finish college by providing four-year scholarships, one-to-one adult mentors, college and career success training, and summer internship placements and stipends. An award ceremony, open to the public, will be held […]

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2014 Menlo Park Block Party is June 18 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm along Santa Cruz Avenue

The Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce presents the 2014 Menlo Park Block Party on Santa Cruz Avenue on June 18 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. There will be in-plaza dining, shopping, live music, kids activities, stage performances, and much more. All activities will be showcasing local talent, food, and businesses in Menlo Park. Photo of 2012 […]

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Atherton resident Todd Lavine casts his photographic lens on Syrian rebel

When Todd Lavine graduated from Menlo School in 2008 and went off to Amherst “there was no way I was going to pursue a career as an artist,” he recalls. But while at Menlo he’d gotten interested in photography, which was the focus of his senior project. Given that background, a photography class at Amherst […]

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Webb Ranch begins twice a week U-Pick Berries days

The first of two-a-week U-Pick Berries days starts tomorrow, June 18, at Webb Ranch from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, with the same schedule on Saturday, June 21. Additional Wednesday/Saturday dates are June 25 & 28, July 2 & 5, July 9 & 12. Current berries are raspberries and olallieberries. “Webb Ranch is following all water conservation rules […]

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John Tarlton is participating in cycling’s Race Across America to raise money for Stanford Cancer Institute

John Tarlton, president and CEO of Tarlton Properties, Inc. (TPI), a commercial property development and asset management company based in Menlo Park, is competing in cycling’s Race Across America (RAAM) to raise money and awareness for the Stanford Cancer Institute. RAAM is a 3,000-mile cycling race that started June 10 in Oceanside, Calif., that will across 12 […]

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Ann Eddington photographs the modern and the traditional in Myanmar

Photographing Myanmar, Menlo Park resident Ann Eddington saw hopefulness. She found the preservation of the country’s decaying temples whispered the days when Burma was a major world power. Amid the many vestiges of traditional Burmese culture, she found sparks of modernity — small details, like solar cells and a newfound enthusiasm for neon lights. The community […]

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Fleet Feet in Menlo Park hosts shoe drive this weekend to benefit My New Red Shoes

David Lewis-Rowen, who is Training Program Director at Fleet Feet in downtown Menlo Park, sent us this email today: “Last year InMenlo did an article about the local family that Fleet Feet worked with to donate 96 pairs of shoes to kids in need…Inspired by this, our store has partnered with the organization they donated […]

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Trio of Menlo School spring sports teams named CCS scholastic championships

Three Menlo School spring sports teams were named Central Coast Section Scholastic Champions and four other teams made the top five of those with the highest collective grade-point average in their respective sports. Menlo baseball, boys’ swimming and boys’ track and field each had the top GPA during the 2014 spring season. Menlo baseball amassed […]

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Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation grants $3.6 million to school district

At Tuesday night’s board meeting of the Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD), excited students from Encinal, Laurel, Oak Knoll, and Hillview presented a symbolic $3.6 million check to the school board, which passed a resolution to accept the grant. The grant from the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) will become a crucial part of […]

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Two M-A grads are Atherton Police Activities League scholarship winners

Two Menlo-Atherton High School graduating seniors, Emily Grose (pictured right) and Tatiana Pauga, have won $5,000 scholarships toward their college tuition in the fall of 2014, funded by the Atherton Police Activities League. Emily participated in cross country, junior varsity swimming and frosh/soph volleyball while still maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. She has also worked […]

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