June 2015

Spotted: Signs of activity at corner of El Camino Real and Menlo Ave.

InMenlo reader Amy Bayersdorfer snapped this photo, which she sent to us asking: “Any idea what’s finally happening at this storefront on El Camino? It’s been empty almost 15 year.  And now there’s activity!” We asked City Council member Ray Mueller if he knew. After a bit of investigating, he replied: “The City doesn’t know […]

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Menlo College hosts free summer concerts starting Friday, June 26

Five bands ranging from pop to rock to improvisational Latin jazz to a cappella will be featured at Menlo College during a series of free summer concerts. The NASDAQ Private Summer Concert Series at Menlo College will include a mixture of live music, food, and fun. Each concert will also include a celebrity MC, food […]

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Watch U.S. women’s soccer take on China on June 26

Menlo Park resident Jennifer Bryson is organizing another no-host soccer watch party on Friday, June 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm when the U.S. takes on China. Location is El Cerrito Mexican Restaurant, 325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park. She says: “Enjoy great soccer as we watch this quarterfinal match, snack on guacamole, and meet some neighbors, […]

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Raising the barre: Erin Paruszewski takes the Dailey Method private, opening Alkalign Studios

I just finished taking an entire year of chemistry in high school, only to find out —ironically, through the owner of an exercise studio — that alkaline does not just refer to certain metals on the periodic table. As Erin Paruszewski, former owner of two Dailey Method franchises and founder of Alkalign Studios in Menlo […]

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Camp Galileo parenting workshop scheduled for June 25

Camp Galileo is offering a parenting workshop, Developing Kids into Innovators, on Thursday, June 25 from 9:15 ti 10:45 am at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park. The Camp’s founder and CEO, Glen Trip, will be speaking. Young people who grow into adult innovators will make an impact as professionals, citizens and community members. They will […]

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Second meeting to get community feedback on Flood Park set for June 23

San Mateo County Parks will host a second community meeting to learn what park users want to see in a redesigned Flood County Park located in Menlo Park. The meeting will be held on June 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. San Mateo County Park […]

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One daughter salutes a great Menlo Park dad on Father’s Day

Editor’s note: Debbie (Morris) Evangel let us know about her father’s model train table, a conglomeration of memories from Menlo Park and Redwood City. She writes: “He grew up in Menlo on Live Oak and ECR and met my mom in Redwood City, so the places he frequented growing up and in married life we […]

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NorCal Crew participates in USRowing Youth National Championships with good results

Norcal Crew recently participated at the 2015 USRowing Youth National Championships. USRowing divides the country into seven regions, each of which is allowed to send their top three finishers in each place to compete at the nationals. Norcal placed 2nd in the Men’s Pair and 1st in the Lightweight Men’s 8 at Southwest Regionals early […]

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Rosewood Sand Hill’s managing director Alan Campey reflects on career in the luxury hospitality industry

The idea occurred to Alan Campey while teaching water skiing on Lake Muskoka in northern Ontario. “I spent my summers there during high school,” he recalled over lunch at Madera in Menlo Park’s Rosewood Sand Hill, where he is Managing Director. “The basic job requirement was drive the boat safely and be able to pull people out of the […]

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Menlo Park resident killed crossing the street at intersection of El Camino Real and Alejandra

Shortly after  8:00 pm Thursday night (6/18), a vehicle struck a pedestrian at the intersection of El Camino Real and Alejandra Avenue in the City of Menlo Park. Emergency Medical Technicians rendered first aid to the victim, before transporting her to Stanford Hospital where she ultimately succumbed to her injures. The pedestrian has been identified as an 86-year-old Menlo Park resident. […]

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Classic cars take center stage at Downtown Menlo Park Block Party held last night

Hats off to the person from the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce who had the good idea of adding classic cars to the annual Downtown Menlo Park Block Party held last night on Santa Cruz Avenue. In our opinion, they’re a hit — lots to look and see covering decades of automotive history, with people respectful of the “look […]

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