June 2016

Spotted: M-A class of 1956 celebrating 60th reunion

Around 50 people turned out this afternoon at the Alpine Inn (Zott’s) for the 60th reunion of the Menlo-Atherton High School class of 1956. That was the second graduating class to start as freshman and complete their fourth year as seniors at M-A. Over the years, we’d met a couple of people from this graduating class and […]

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Construction continues on Marsh Road channel – here’s what it looks like

Work on the construction of a new channel along Marsh Road in Atherton continues. Resident Beverly Brown sent us some photos showing the preparation of the creek bed for anew foundation as well as arebar being installed for the concrete bottom of the new channel/creek feed. Emails Beverly: “Concrete has already been poured near Fair Oaks […]

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Spotted: Hells Angels MC member on Menlo Avenue

We pulled up behind a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club at the corner of Menlo Avenue and El Camino and got momentarily misty-eyed for the Sons of Anarchy TV show that portrayed a Central Valley-based gang. That aside, we don’t think we’ve ever seen anyone in a motorcycle gang in downtown Menlo Park. As […]

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Menlo Green Challenge launches at Facebook to further goal of carbon neutrality in Menlo Park

M-A student Giselle Martinez managed to surprise a roomful of environmentally-conscious people last week at Facebook when she performed a beautiful song about greenhouse gas emissions that she had written. As one Menlo Spark board member said after her performance, it is not common to hear a song that includes the words “emissions” and “dot-org.” But perhaps […]

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Cafe Zoë adds wine to its mix of coffee and tasty treats

What’s that behind the coffee bar at Cafe Zoë? The bottles filled with red and yellow liquid? Yep, not only can you sip coffee at the popular Willows neighborhood cafe, but you can stop by for a glass of wine. The first glasses were poured last weekend at what owner Kathleen Daly termed a “soft opening.” […]

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John Paye’s 7th grade girls’ basketball team heads to AAU National Championship Tournament

John Paye’s 7th grade girls’ basketball team is heading back to the AAU National Championship Tournament for the third year in a row. After placing 9th last year in Virginia, Paye’s Undisputed TNT is hoping to go all the way to number one this year. The team is made up of top players from many local schools […]

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Friends of Menlo Park Library hosts book sale on June 25 & 26

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will be hosting a book sale on Saturday, June 25th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday, June 26th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Great books for the entire family will be available, so come early and stock up for summer! The sale will be located in the […]

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Closetclicks joins accelerator program to boost growth for its fashion platform

Last year, InMenlo featured Closetclicks, a fashion startup founded by M-A graduates Rich Branning (right) and Greg Kalin. Over the past year, Closetclicks’ presence as a fashion platform has grown, and will continue to grow, through the help of an accelerator program. In late spring, Closetclicks, along with several other startups, was chosen from about […]

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A rare Strawberry Moon coincides with the summer solstice

The moon we’ll see in tonight’s sky over Menlo Park is a Strawberry Moon, named by the Algonquin Indians when the full moon falls on the summer solstice. Last time this occurred was 1967 (or 70 years ago, depending sources). Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Some say this is ‘the longest day of the year’. What […]

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Menlo Park’s summer street fair will sport a new look

Menlo Summerfest in coming to Santa Cruz Avenue on July 16-17, replacing Connoisseurs’ Marketplace, the downtown festival organized by the Chamber of Commerce over a successful 29 year run. “We felt the time was right to rebrand and revitalize the festival, enliven and freshen up our offerings, and we’re all excited about the improvements and changes which reverberate […]

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Spotted: Dad’s Day dream car in downtown Menlo Park

Our hope is that a happy Dad is driving this vintage ’56 Corvette around downtown Menlo Park with a happy kid in the passenger seat.

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