November 2015

Book sale at Menlo Park Library on December 5

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will be hosting a book sale on Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Great books for the entire family will be available so come early and stock up for Winter! The sale will be located in the downstairs meeting room. Art & collectible, biography, children’s, […]

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Christmas events at Allied Arts Guild on Dec. 5 & 13

The Allied Arts Guild (75 Arbor Road) in Menlo Park is hosting a Christmas Market on Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm with music and a visit from Santa. A choral group, the Merlot Notes, is scheduled for 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Free and open to the public, all the shops will be […]

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Cal Bears invade Stanford Cardinal terrority

It’s a beautiful afternoon for a football game, making it an even bigger shame that the Big Game is being played today at 7:30 pm. Possibly more frustrating to Cardinal fans, this is the fifth out of six home games that have been played at night. Touring a couple of Menlo Park neighborhoods, we found plenty of […]

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Holiday festivities kick off December in Menlo Park

Kicking off two days of festive events is the holiday tree lighting at Fremont Park from 5:30 to 7:00 pm on December 4. Festivities include treats, a family movie, and Santa appearance. The next morning, December 5,  the City of Menlo Park Community Services Department hosts the annual “Breakfast with Santa” from 7:30 to 11:30 am at the Arrillaga Family […]

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Sacred Heart Prep Holiday Boutique set for Dec. 2-4

The Annual Sacred Heart Preparatory (SHP) Holiday Boutique ―”A Traditional Christmas”―will take place December 2-4 (Wednesday – Friday), in the Main Building on the Sacred Heart campus, 150 Valparaiso Avenue. Open to the public and free to attend, the popular boutique offers holiday gifts and home decor, artisan foods, and handmade wreaths and greenery from […]

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M-A grad Beth Bonora works on civil and criminal cases as a trial consultant

When Menlo Park resident Beth Bonora graduated from Cal in 1970, her profession didn’t exist. Today, her trial consultancy and research firm, Bonora Rountree, is one of the most respected in the country, handling both criminal and civil cases. The story of how she came to establish the field involves one of the most dramatic events of […]

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Bully documentary and Q&A with Lee Hirsch set for Dec. 2

The City of Menlo Park is screening the documentary film Bully (2012) on December 2, 2015, at 7:00 pm at Hillview Middle School Performing Arts Center. The film, directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, offers an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched five kids and their families. This program will conclude […]

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Young dancers are getting ready to perform in this year’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Tickets are on sale now for ’Twas the Night Before Christmas to be performed at the Woodside Performing Arts Center on December 6th, 12th and 13th. This year’s cast is comprised of ballet dancers from Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Woodside, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Los Altos, San Mateo and Hillsborough. ‘Twas was created in 1969 […]

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Menlo Park Library presents “Downton Abbey: The Music & the Era”

Fans of the hit PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey as well as people interested in England’s Edwardian Era are invited to “Downton Abbey: The Music & the Era,” a free interactive presentation on Tuesday, December 1, at the Menlo Park Library at 7:00 pm. To avid followers of the Edwardian era on both sides of […]

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Delfina and Mauricio are poster faces for this year’s Second Harvest Food and Fund Drive

Delfina and Antonio have three kids — daughters Maritza, 9, and Itzel, 7, and son Mauricio, 6. Even though Antonio works long hours as a full-time mechanic at a local body shop, finding affordable housing and surviving in a region that has one of the highest costs of living in the nation is a daily […]

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Menlo Park’s first resident, Dennis Martin, is subject of book by local author

It is only fitting that the full story of Menlo Park’s first resident, Dennis Martin, should have been unearthed (so to speak) by ultra-local resident Bo Crane. Bo was born in the old Palo Alto Hospital (now Hoover Pavilion) and was baptized at Holy Trinity Church on Pine near Ravenswood a few years before the […]

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