January 2016

Next MPCSD parent education talk is Jan. 27

Up next on January 27th: From Control to Connection by Kiran Gaind, Modern Parent Coach @ The Connected Family: Raising Great Parents. Learn basic tenets of brain science, practice mindful listening and self awareness exercises, and begin using connected parenting tools right away with your child of any age, including keeping your relationship strong in […]

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Photographer John Todd is comfortable on the sports field – and the outdoors

John Todd (pictured, right) is a photographer who refuses to get pigeon- holed, being passionate about both landscape and sports photography. An exhibit of his work, currently on view at Freewheel Brewing Company in Marsh Manor, is testament to that fact. All available for purchase, they are, says John, “some of my favorite images from over the years. […]

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Spotted: Fun in the creek following the rain

PM update: Another .1″ brought Bill’s total to 11.75″. The sun and rain played “tag, you’re it” this morning with periods of both showers and bright sunlight. A number of families were taking advantage of the mild temperature to enjoy frolicking in San Francisquito Creek near the Allied Arts. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ’s overnight […]

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Best-selling author Barry Eisler talks about his new book, The God’s Eye View, at Kepler’s on Feb. 2

Menlo Park-based best-selling author Barry Eisler’s 11th book is about to be published, and it doesn’t feature either John Rain or Ben Treven, his two well-known characters. Instead, The God’s Eye View introduces readers to Evelyn Gallager, who works for the NSA and learns that the agency’s director is intent on “capturing every phone call, email, and […]

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Critical need for O-Negative, AB-Negative and B-Negative blood donations at Stanford Blood Center

Due to a sudden shortage of blood types O-Negative, AB-Negative and B-Negative, local residents are being asked to donate at Stanford Blood Center as soon as possible to ensure local patient needs are met. The Menlo Park location of the Center is at 445 Burgess Drive, Suite 100. It is open six days a week, including […]

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Today’s rain is of the weeping kind

We heard from InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ early this morning when he reported another .1″ of rain, which he described as “more a weeping than a rain.” It brings his total year-to-date to 11.55″. A group of egrets spotted at Bedwell Bayfront Park at the foot of Menlo Park didn’t seem to be disturbed […]

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Learn about becoming a Project Read-Menlo Park tutor

Project Read-Menlo Park is a literacy program dedicated to improving the reading and writing skills of adult learners. Volunteers are trained by Project Read and work one-to-one with adults. A tutor informational meeting and orientation will be held on Saturday, January 30, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. For more information or to register, please call […]

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Vocalist and performer Lucas Loaiza inspired the launch of two popular glee clubs at Menlo School

With more than decade of singing experience, Menlo School senior Lucas Loaiza was motivated by a friend to launch The Menlodies (Men of Menlo + Melodies) men’s a cappella group. Striving for an elite level of quality, he invited 10 singers and a beatboxer to comprise the inaugural ensemble. “We’ve already had a ton of […]

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Filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman plans one last large film screening

Emailed Menlo Park-based filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman: “After 40 years of filmmaking, I am hosting what will probably be my last large film screening on January 31 in Palo Alto.  The event – MEETING CHALLENGES – celebrates the accomplishments of people who surpass expectations.” The event, co-hosted by Abilities United, will include a premiere, plus three […]

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The Konevets Quartet at St. Bede’s on January 24

The Arts at St. Bede’s is presenting the Konevets Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia. This is a rare chance to experience the harmonic brilliance and unique sound of Russian choral music sung by a male chamber choir. Founded in 1992 by graduates of the St. Petersburg Music Conservatoire – Glinka Choral Academy, they share the […]

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It’s all about girl power when iSing takes the stage at M-A Performing Arts Center

Showcasing the voices of 250 girl singers, iSing Silicon Valley is putting on a benefit concert at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on January 23. The program will feature an evening of jazz with singer and bassist, Kate Davis. “Jazz was born here in America and has given rise to incredible female talent: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, […]

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