April 2015

Menlo Park Legends baseball team is looking for local host families

David Klein, M-A grad and founder/general manager of the Menlo Park Legends sent us this email: “The Menlo Park Legends collegiate summer baseball team is looking for a few more families to host our out- of-area players. “All of our student-athletes are fantastic young men who make great role models and incredible additions to any […]

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Menlo Park resident Teddy Silano participates in both 49ers and Raiders local Pro Day

As college seniors around the nation turn their eyes to their caps and gowns, Matt “Teddy” Silano, who grew up in Menlo Park and played football for the Saint Francis Lancers and then played at Colorado Mesa for four years, had three very unexpected invitations as the school year drew to a close. This past January, the 6’8”, 317-pound […]

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Teen Events in May at Menlo Park Library

Teen Spring Book Club – 2nd Meeting ( Saturday, May 2nd from 3:00-4:30 pm) Join other book lovers (12-18 years old) to discuss The Young World by Chris Weitz, and have a themed book party. To register for the book club, please see the Teen Library webpage for registration. Teen Night: Henna & Cultural Potluck (Friday, […]

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Menlo Fire and USGS offer earthquake preparedness class so locals can “Get Ready”

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District and USGS are combining forces to hold a two-hour basic emergency preparedness class on Wed., April 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Residents will learn about local disasters and how to protect yourself, your family and your neighborhood. You RSVP online for the free class. USGS scientist Steve Walter will […]

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AYSO Region 109 soccer registration begins on May 1

The registration process is starting for new and returning soccer players in AYSO region 109, serving Menlo Park and Atherton. All players born between August 1, 1996 and January 31, 2011 are welcome to join the 2015 season, which starts in September and runs through the fall. AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) does not require tryouts, […]

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Overnight rain pushes yearly rainfall in Menlo Park a notch closer to 20 inches

Update: Yesterday’s storm did bring about a foot of snow to the Sierras. Johnnie Powell of the National Weather Service in Sacramento commented, “We’ll take anything we can get.” Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ Saturday morning:  “[I found] .35″ of rain in my gauge this morning, raising my season-to-date total to 17.85″. This may not […]

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10th annual Big Bear 5K run scheduled for May 3 – save on early registration by April 26

The Menlo-Atherton High School Athletic Boosters is holding its 10th annual Big Bear 5K run on May 3 at 9:00 am. The fundraising event usually attracts about 1,000 runners. The course starts at M-A and loops around the Lindenwood neighborhood in Atherton and back to the high school. Registration is available online. Through April 26th, the cost […]

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M-A grad Adrienne McDonnell is author of novel, The Doctor and the Diva

After one of her family’s frequent moves, Adrienne McDonnell, whose novel The Doctor and the Diva was published in 2011, arrived at Menlo-Atherton High School as a freshman. She already knew one thing: She wanted to be a writer, an aspiration she’d had since first putting pencil to paper in early grade school. “My father worked for Time Life,” […]

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Spotted: Rainbow of colors on Oak Knoll School fence

InMenlo contributing photographer spotted this rainbow of clothing colors on the Oak Knoll School fence just before spring break started. If not claimed, the items are donated during the break, so it should be a clothing free fence come Monday!

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Little House, Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center holds Annual Open House on April 25 for whole community

If you are planning to attend the “Little House” Open House in Menlo Park on April 25, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, you might want to wear your workout clothes, bring your dance shoes, and pack your yoga mat. “Peninsula Volunteers want to show the community that the Little House, Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center […]

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Erik and Nona Ybarra now operate side by side businesses at Menalto Corners in Menlo Park

Menalto Corners is a small, local business community tucked away in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park that has become part of the fabric of the neighborhood. After a rough year, a wonderful thing has happened — something very much in keeping with the area’s family-friendly vibe: Menalto Corners now boasts a husband and wife […]

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