September 2015

Effort to save the Foster’s Freeze building begins in Menlo Park

Ray Mueller, who is currently serving on the Menlo Park City Council, emails that he’s “reached out to the new Foster’s Freeze building owners, and they have agreed to work with the community and not tear down the building in the immediate future while a group of residents and myself search for a new viable […]

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Trinity Church hosts Hearts for Justice conference focused on incarceration

Last year, Trinity Church in Menlo Park hosted the inaugural Hearts for Justice conference with the goal of creating a forum for understanding and responding to issues of injustice locally. This year’s conference, Hearts for Justice: Incarceration in Our Community, is focused on understanding  issues surrounding incarceration and how we, as a community, can thoughtfully support the men, women, and youth in […]

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Spotted: Cozzolino pumpkins at Menlo Park Farmers Market

Emails Robin Tobia. “At the Menlo Park Farmers Market today, Tony Cozzolino’s incredibly personable pumpkins! Photo by Robin Tobia (c) 2015

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Tara VanDerveer to speak at Rotary Connects on September 16

The Rotary Club of Menlo Park is hosting Rotary Connects on Wednesday September 16th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Galata Bistro in downtown Menlo Park. The guest speaker for the evening is Tara VanDerveer, Stanford University Women’s Basketball coach. She led the Stanford Cardinal to two NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championships: in 1990 […]

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Oh, no! Foster’s Freeze in Menlo Park is closing

What has been feared for a decade appears to be imminent. After over 50 years in business, Foster’s Freeze on Oak Grove Avenue in Menlo Park will close on September 30. Along with Johnny’s Smoke Shop next door, Foster’s was the place to hang out for high school kids in the 60s. The parking lot was […]

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Valpo Fun Run scheduled for September 27

Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep are hosting the third annual Valpo Fun Run, a 5k community run through the streets of Atherton on September 27, at 9:00 am starting at Menlo School.  The complete course can be viewed online. All proceeds go to Peninsula Bridge, a nonprofit that provides academic and personal support to high-achieving, […]

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Chalkboard traffic signs near Oak Knoll School are proliferating thanks to Brownie Troop

Kelly Schmitz, one of the leaders of Brownie Troop 62349 emailed: “The best way to kick-off our Brownie Year as third graders was to take our Oak Knoll School’s theme this year — CONNECTED — to our community. “Many of our girls loved Courtney Gillette’s signs on Oak Avenue reinforcing safety, slowing down [and stopping.] “These signs actually gave […]

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Menlo Park Fire Chief recalls the aftermath of 9/11 as part of the response team

Most Americans can tell you exactly what they were doing on September 11, 2001, when they first saw or heard about the attacks on the World Trade Center. Most of us recall the tragic consequences of that day, memories only tempered by unbelievable stories of heroism, sacrifice, and service to our nation. But did you […]

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Bob Budelli motors about his home town of Menlo Park in 1937 Touring Cadillac

There’s a whole lot of Menlo Park in Bob Budelli. He lives today next door to the house where he grew up near downtown. When he went off to college at Arizona State, he roomed with M-A classmate Rob Dell’Ergo. His three boys all went through local schools. With his Dad, he stays active in […]

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Photographer Mark Tuschman appears at Kepler’s with Angie Coiro on Sept. 16

Menlo Park-based photographer Mark Tuschman will be interviewed live by Angie Coiro for her In Deep Radio program at Kepler’s on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at noon. The event is free but registration is required. Mark is the author of Faces of Courage: Intimate Portraits of Women on the Edge. For the past decade, he has journeyed across much […]

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Sunflower garden blooms in University Heights neighborhood of Menlo Park

Menlo Park resident Robin Tobias (who owns Tobias Physical Therapy on Crane St.) planted sunflowers in her University Heights garden this year — and the results are spectacular. “This is the first year of planting a whole bed of sunflowers!” Robin explains. “I wanted to see smiles every morning in my garden. “I started 100 of […]

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