July 2016

Menlo Park gates to live again – if enough money can be raised

“Portals of Early Days’ at Menlo Park Laid Low; Landmark of 1854 Falls.” Thus headlined an article in the July 7, 1922, Palo Alto Times. “The landmark…was struck early this morning by two automobiles, filled with singing passengers, which careened down the highway and crashed into the old arch…” The wood “…was rotted and scarcely […]

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Google and McDonald’s team up for a free meal at McDonald’s this weekend

From Friday through Sunday, you can get a complimentary meal (worth $9.00) at the McDonald’s in Menlo Park (1100 El Camino) by paying with Hands Free by Google, part of a wider Google promotion covering the fast food franchise’s locations in the South Bay. You’ll need to say “I’ll pay with Google” when you are at the […]

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Dancers and hip hop artists team up for EPA creative expression

It was a year ago that Menlo Park teenagers Olivia Bloom and Julia Nicholls, dancers who’ve known each other since they were little girls, formed Get Human Inc. “because so many of us are drowning in information, but not taking action or thinking deeply about making lasting change.” Earlier this year they formed a partnership with […]

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Suburban Park residents gather for summer cocktail party, one of a series of yearlong events

With the jingle of bike bells mixing with children’s yells, around 50 Suburban Park residents gathered in Jill Olson’s driveway for a neighborhood summer cocktail party last Saturday night. As the adults mingled amidmidst a multitude appetizers and drinks contributed by attendees, the youth played in the street and eventually broke out the water balloons provide by Susan […]

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Retired NFL player Jonathan Martin talks to Peninsula Bridge kids at Menlo School

When former NFL offensive tackle Jonathan Martin attended Stanford, he acted as “Andrew Luck’s bodyguard” on the field. Though Jonathan has since retired from football, he still continues to provide support to others by discussing his struggles with bullying and mental illness. Last week he spoke to the sixth graders in the Peninsula Bridge program at […]

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Spotted: Sun rising behind Hoover Tower

InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles took this spectacular photo of the sun as it rose behind Hoover Tower on the Stanford campus during her early morning boot camp. She was perched on top of the McMurtry building patio.

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Exploring artistic microclimates around the Bay Area

Editor’s note: Menlo-Atherton High School junior Holly Newman recently participated in Newsroom by the Bay, which originally published this article. Holly will be a staff writer for M-A Chronicle in the coming school year. Art is often a mysterious thing to those viewing it. How can an artist start with a blank canvas and produce a masterpiece? […]

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“Getting Organized for the Inevitable” is topic of talk at Menlo Park Library on July 16

On July 16 at 1:00 pm, the Menlo Park Library will present “You Can’t Take it with You: Getting Organized for the Inevitable,” a talk by estate organization expert Jeanne Smith. Smith’s presentation will focus on the importance of getting one’s practical affairs in order prior to an incapacity or death. She will delve into the […]

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Spotted: Menlo Bike Club at Tour de Menlo training ride

There was a lot of Menlo Park at the first training ride for the Tour de Menlo, which was held today and offered three ride options. Participants included about 50 members of the Menlo Bike Club, most of whom joined Fast Freddie Rodriguez on the advanced ride. We can report that at least the intermediate […]

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New wine from the Fogarty family tasted at winemaker dinner at LB Steak

Hard to be local and not know and appreciate the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines produced by Thomas Fogarty Winery at its location along Skyline Blvd. in Woodside. But last night at a winemaker dinner at LB Steak in Menlo Park, we were introduced to the family’s newest wine, a 2011 Lexington Cabernet Sauvignon (Gist Ranch […]

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Dead crow found in Atherton tested positive for West Nile virus

Two dead American crows, one collected from Atherton and another collected from Redwood City, tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) on July 6th. This is the first indication of the presence of WNV in San Mateo County in 2016. While the risk of human West Nile virus infection in San Mateo County remains low, […]

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