July 2016

Menlo Park Fire locates body of man who jumped to his death from Dumbarton Bridge

Menlo Park Firefighters suspended search efforts around noon yesterday (7/21) when they located a male body just south of Cooley Landing in the waters of the San Francisco Bay. Firefighters first responded to the reports of an individual who had abandoned his vehicle on the center span of the Dumbarton Bridge on Saturday, July 16, at 6.56 pm. Witnesses stated they had […]

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Greene Scholars explore science and engineering at SLAC in Menlo Park

Jaden Morgan, a 13-year-old rising freshman who will attend Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose this fall, had heard about SLAC’s legendary two-mile-long accelerator but had never been to the lab. This summer he had the chance to see the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory facilities in Menlo Park up close and hear […]

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Hundreds of sunflowers bloom in Robin Tobias’ Menlo Park backyard

Feeling a bit lonely when her daughter, Leah, left for a year-long stay in Africa last year, Menlo Park resident and physical therapist Robin Tobias planted some sunflowers. She found them to be a cheery addition to her garden. This year, she doubled down, which is a bit of an understatement. “I planted seeds in a little tray, […]

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Get a taste of summer at Borrone MarketBar pop up this weekend

As they did around the holidays, the folks behind Borrone MarketBar are having a summer pop-up, perfect for those planning picnics, big or small celebrations, or just missing Chef Josh’s prepared favorites. There will be a variety of foccacia bread, pastas and sauces, chicken, fish, sides and ready-to-grill sausage and smoked ribs. The pop-up hours are […]

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Peter Olson named CEO of Peninsula Volunteers

Peter Olson is the new Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. He’s served as PVI’s Director of Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, since 2010. As CEO Peter will oversee Peninsula Volunteers‘ four major programs: 1) Meals on Wheels providing over 78,000 hot, nutritious meals yearly to home-bound older adults in San Mateo County; […]

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DeBraun Thomas brings his music back home with an appearance at Cafe Zoë’s 8-year anniversary party

One locally-raised musician now finding success with a band in Lexington, Kentucky, is making good on his promise to put on a show where his career first got started here in Menlo Park. Explains Kathleen Daly, owner of Cafe Zoë: “DeBraun Thomas grew up in the area, attended Menlo-Atherton High School and was the first musician to ever play […]

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French wine is half off at Left Bank Menlo Park

From now through August 18th, Left Bank Brasserie in Menlo Park is offering the restaurant’s full selection of French wines by the bottle at half price. Comments General Manager Jennifer Hancox: “I think that this is a great way for us to celebrate our 18th anniversary. With every bottle of French wine half priced, it’s fun and […]

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Beautiful little girl dresses – perfect for summer – spring from women’s shelter in Bangkok

From a women’s shelter in Bangkok comes beautiful dresses for little girls sold by Menlo Park-based Kasumisou Gallery. “The dresses are machine made, but the smocking and embroidery are done by hand,” explains Gallery co-owner Mark Rosasco.  “An order of nuns, the Good Shepherd Sisters, operate the center where the dresses are worked on by disadvantaged girls […]

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Sampling Menlo Park’s new Summerfest street festival

This year’s annual street festival held on Santa Cruz Avenue each July promised a new look and sported a new name — Menlo Summerfest,  replacing Connoisseurs’ Marketplace, the downtown festival organized by the Chamber of Commerce for 29 years. There did appear to be expanded opportunities for kiddie fun in both the area of arts and […]

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City Attorney Bill McClure is Menlo Park through and through, thanks to living most of his life here

You can’t be much more “Menlo Park” than city attorney Bill McClure. He grew up on San Mateo Drive, attending Oak Knoll (when it was a K-8) and then Menlo-Atherton High School. And he’s spent his entire career at Menlo Park’s law firm, Jorgenson, Siegel, McClure & Flegel. “I’m the fifth city attorney in the history of […]

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Photographer Ron Herman talks about the changing face of Cuba on July 20

On July 20, the Menlo Park Main Library invites people to get a feel for the changing face of Cuba, during a special lecture and slide show by Foothill College photography professor and seasoned Cuba traveler Ron Herman. The island nation of Cuba, with its Spanish colonial architecture and cobblestone streets filled with classic American cars, has appeared […]

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