October 2015

New partnership formed to explore how Silicon Valley can survive natural disasters

Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park today jointly announced a partnership to address regional challenges from natural hazards, climate and land use change, and continued availability of clean air and water resources. “The region will benefit greatly from this opportunity to leverage our respective strengths and resources to confront such […]

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M-A’s Jordan Mims selected High School Player of the Week by the San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers High School Player of the Week Award for week 7 goes to Jordan Mims of Menlo-Atherton High School. The Junior running back had a night for the record books in M-A’s 31-10 conference win over Aragon. Mims rushed for an astounding 321 yards – marking a new record for the Menlo-Atherton program. […]

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Fire-climate relationships in the Sierra Nevada is next USGS evening public lecture

USGS research scientist Jon E. Keeley will present the next USGS evening lecture on October 22nd at 7:00 pm. The topic is: Fire-climate Relationships in the Sierra Nevada: Surprises relevant to future regime forecasts. It will take place on the USGS campus (Middlefield and Ravenswood) in Menlo Park and is free and open to the […]

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M-A Robotics Team 766 builds on past success as it begins this year’s competition

Last month,  FIRST Robotics world champions, Bellarmine College Preparatory, invited Menlo-Atherton High School, as well as 30 other robotics teams, to two days of intense competition in San Jose. Approximately 1,000 attendees celebrated the culmination of months of student efforts to design, build, and refine their robot. M-A successfully focused on new driver training and exploring alternative […]

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Read for the Record at Menlo Park Library on Oct. 22

On Thursday, October 22, the Menlo Park Library will be hosting extra story times — a total of four events — as part of a global campaign to break the world reading record for the most people reading the same book on the same day. The local library is diving in head-first as a first-time […]

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Five inducted into the Menlo School Athletics Hall of Fame

Menlo School welcomed five inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame during a ceremony earlier this month at the West Gym of the Athletic Center. Hall of Famers are recognized for leadership, sportsmanship and superiority in athletic competition, and dedicating countless hours to helping others achieve their athletic goals. Inductees are: Jason Armstrong ’00 – baseball and football Armstrong […]

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Author D’Anne Burwell to appear at Menlo-Atherton High School as part of M-A Parent Education Series on Oct. 22

Author D’Anne Burwell will give a talk at the M-A Performing Arts Center on Thursday, October 22, from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Free tickets are available online. This event, a part of the M-A Parent Education Series, is open to parents, faculty/staff, and community members. D’Anne, the author of the newly-released memoir, Saving Jake: When Addiction Hits Home, […]

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Fleet Feet Menlo Park front and center at Nike Women’s Half Marathon

The Nike Women’s Half Marathon was held in San Francisco this morning and running the route was the Fleet Feet Menlo Park training team. Special shout out to InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles, (pictured right) in the center of photo (no cap). And congratulations to all participants!

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Mystery author Mark Coggins to speak in Menlo Park on October 21

On Wednesday, October 21, the Menlo Park Library Mystery Readers Group will welcome author Mark Coggins for a book talk and signing. Coggins was born in New Mexico and moved to the Bay Area to attend Stanford University, where he earned two degrees and a Phi Beta Kappa Key. While at Stanford, he studied creative […]

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Getting in the Halloween spirit at Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch packed with activities on the weekend

Webb Ranch manager Deano Lovecchio spotted us soon after our arrival late on a Sunday afternoon at this year’s Pumpkin Patch. “We grew a lot more of our own pumpkins this year,” he said proudly. “We’re up to 30 acres.” Like every year,  there’s an enormous variety of pumpkins in different sizes and colors — orange, red, white, green […]

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Kikim Media film “In Defense of Food” being screened at Stanford on Oct. 20

A film by Menlo Park-based Kikim Media, In Defense of Food, will have its Peninsula premiere at the Stanford University School of Medicine Food Forum on October 20th at 7:00 pm. It will be screened at Cubberly Auditorium on the Med School campus. Explains Michael Schwarz, who who serves as Kikim’s producer and director: “It’s being hosted by […]

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