March 2016

Alley-Oop Kids concludes a successful second project

We’ve been following young Menlo Park resident Shay Patel’s philanthropic activities for a couple of years now and reported on his effort to send foster kids who are being mentored through CASA of San Mateo to a sporting event in 2015. Shay emailed us the results of his most recent Alley-Oops Kids project: “Thanks to all […]

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Ropazi is a messaging-based personal shopper for tech-savvy, busy moms

Online shopping? So Gen X. The founders and advisor of early-stage start-up Ropazi are placing their bets on Millennials adopting text messaging to buy things, initially children’s clothing. “When I started looking ahead, I saw the Internet of things disrupting existing businesses and creating opportunities,” said Menlo Park resident Jennifer Gill Roberts (pictured right, above), whose initial […]

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Palo Alto Photography Forum hosts photojournalist Ed Kashi in its initial lecture

InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles recently got involved with the Palo Alto Photography Forum Lecture Series, started by Frederica Armstrong. The goal of the lecture series is to showcase prominent photojournalists, whose work, according to the organization’s website, “brings understanding to critical stories and promotes conversations and engagement on global and local issues.” “Being passionate about photography and […]

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Easter egg hunts in Menlo Park and Atherton planned for this Saturday

Hop on over to Burgess Park where the City of Menlo Park, the Menlo Park Firefighter’s Association, and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District will be holding their annual Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26. At 10:00 am, the crafts begin, the bounce houses open, jelly bean guessing competition begins, and the Bunny arrives. The egg hunts are scheduled […]

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March Madness Easter Baskets are fun mash up

March Madness is in full swing and Easter is this Sunday, what better way to combine the two than with Easter Basket-ball! This simple, silly Easter Basket is sure to be a slam dunk. A small toy hoop tied onto the handle is filled with bunny-eared, basketball eggs. [They were purchased at Michael’s; if out of stock there, […]

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Marine terraces of California is USGS evening lecture topic on March 24

USGS research hydrologist Marjorie Schulz will speak on Thursday, March 24, at 7:00 pm on the topic “Marine Terraces of California: Landscapes from the Waves” in the Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd. in Menlo Park. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Rain makes for happy Spring flowers

So after sputtering during the day yesterday — InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reported just .15″ as of 4:30 pm — the rain picked up in the evening and overnight. Bill found another .3″ in his gauge this morning, bringing the season-to-date to 18.9″. “Back in 2011, my total on March 21 was 17.55″. Strong rain […]

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Phillip Nicholas expands his photographic focus to pets

We first profiled photographer Phillip Nicholas when he’d just landed in Menlo Park after living outside of Yosemite. While there he’d honed his landscape photography skills. He was teaching — another passion — at the Aperture Academy, which he continues to do. But some days he has open hours. Inspired by his next-door neighbor, a dog […]

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13th annual M-A Dance Team show and fundraiser set for March 26

Once a year, the M-A Dance Team puts on a special performance that serves as a fundraiser. This year will it will be on Saturday, March 26, at 6:00 pm at the school’s Performing Arts Center. Admission is $15 for adults; $8 students. Tickets may be available at the door but often sell out before the […]

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Rotary Club of Menlo Park hosts Rotary Means Business on March 24

The Rotary Club of Menlo Park is hosting Rotary Means Business on Thursday, March 24, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center “Oak Room”, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park. The business community is invited to attend and connect with other professionals and Rotary members in Menlo Park as well as members from […]

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Earth Hour commemorated at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park

In an effort to shine a light on the negative effects of climate change, Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park dimmed its lights for the 10th annual Earth Hour tonight for over an hour, illuminating its Madera restaurant and Sense spa by candlelight. “This was the second year we took part in Earth Hour,” said Gabor Vida, Rosewood’s […]

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