March 2015

LB Steak in downtown Menlo Park now serving burger-centric lunch

There’s a new spot for burgers in downtown Menlo Park where the meat is tasty and the atmosphere refined. LB Steak is now offering a burger-centric lunch menu Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 2:30 pm. The burgers are made with a proprietary blend of house-aged New York, rib eye and tenderloin cuts of beef. There are shakes and […]

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Origami crane dresses are one highlight of successful M-A fashion show

Menlo=Atherton High School seniors Katrina Wijaya and Misato Muraoka (profiled earlier this month) not only took part in this year’s fashion show but they modeled the dresses they designed using origami cranes. The fashion show, chaired this year by Karen Fryling, Michelle Culhane, Nancy Kessler and Mary Fischer, is the PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year. […]

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USGS evening lecture on March 26 examines environmental consequences of gold mining

USGS Research Geologist Andrea Foster and Chapman University professor Christopher Kim will be giving a talk entitled The Environmental Legacy of California’s Gold Rush on Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 pm. The free public lecture will take place at USGS, Building 3, Rambo Auditorium, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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Menlo Mavens get fit and build camaraderie playing water polo

Rain or shine, twice a week, women ages 19-61 dive into Burgess Pool to play water polo. The Menlo Mavens is a Masters women’s water polo team that includes players with a wide range of experience and ability levels, from first-time athletes to veteran players. Practices are fun, diverse, inclusive, and supportive. In addition to skill-building […]

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Atherton stages disaster preparedness community event on March 26

On Thursday, March 26 at the Pavilion in Holbrook-Palmer Park (150 Watkins Ave.), the town of Atherton is hosting a disaster preparedness community event. At 5:30 pm the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will kick it off by landing a helicopter in the grassy area on the left field of the baseball park. Continuing at 6:00 at […]

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Elise Kratzer receives Certificate of Excellence from Prudential for starting Service Club at Hillview School

Hillview Middle School eighth grader, Elise Kratzer of Menlo Park (pictured, left), was honored recently for her exemplary volunteer service with a Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, and with a President’s Volunteer Service Awarded granted by the program on behalf of President Barack Obama. Presented annually by Prudential Financial in […]

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Clouds squeeze out a bit more rain in Menlo Park

Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “What a surprise to discover .1″ in both my gauges. So, my season to date is 16.7″.” We presume the snowy egret pictured is pleased that there is water still big puddles and the creek. Photo by Dennis Nugent

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Upcoming events in March and April for teens at Menlo Park Library

Teen Spring Book Club (Saturday, March 28 from 3:00-4:30 pm) Menlo Park Library’s Book Club program for ages 12-18 is set to meet during the spring. Meeting dates are on Saturdays, March 28th and May 2nd from 3:00-4:30 PM. The March 28th meeting will be to vote and decide on what book we will read. […]

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Girls host a lemonade stand in Menlo Park to raise money for Ruby’s Place

A group of grade school girls in Menlo Park organized a lemonade stand stocked with lots of goodies to raise money for Ruby’s Place, a shelter for abused women and children. We think that InMenlo contributing photographer captured their spirit perfectly!

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Heist at Mike’s Camera in Menlo Park interrupted thanks to prompt police response

This morning (3/22/15) at approximately 5:08 am, police received a call from a night shift employee of a business on the 700 block of Menlo Avenue, reporting that a vehicle had just backed through the rear glass door of Mike’s Camera located at 715 Santa Cruz Avenue. The caller reported that two subjects were attempting to […]

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Menlo Park-based USGS installs earthquake sensors at San Jose Earthquakes offices

Where better to install a new earthquake sensor than in the new home of the San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer team? Geophysicists from the Menlo Park-based U.S. Geological Survey installed a seismograph in the offices of the San Jose Earthquakes at their new Avaya Stadium last week, in advance of the home opener today (3/22/15). The goal […]

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