August 2016

Menlo School grad wins bronze as part of U.S. Junior Men’s Squash team

The Olympics aren’t the only world sporting event taking place this August. The World Junior Squash Championships just concluded in Poland, and Menlo School graduate Gabriel Morgan (third from right) will head to Princeton on the heels of winning a bronze medal with the U.S. Junior Men’s Squash team at the event. Morgan, a four-year varsity […]

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Bank of America Student Leaders are summer interns at LifeMoves in Menlo Park

Two Bank of America Student Leaders have been both working on a myriad of different things at LifeMoves in Menlo Park, rotating throughout the organization to best experience the services it provides. Lauren Hayat (picture right) kicked off her internship helping the ACES (Achieving Career and Education Success) Programs Team craft an “Eager Leaders” curriculum. Eager Leaders, […]

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New Hawk Beacon traffic signal debuts in Atherton at El Camino Real and Almendral Avenue

To improve pedestrian and cyclist safety when crossing El Camino Real from Almendral Avenue,  the HAWK Beacon traffic signal debuted today in Atherton. The Town of Atherton was the lead agency for the planning, design, and construction. Since El Camino Real is a State Highway, Caltrans District 4 was an important partner in developing and approving the […]

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Off the Grid a Menlo Park fixture after two years

The gathering of Off the Grid food trucks on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 9:00 pm (8:00 pm in winter) near the Menlo Park train station has become a popular destination for families, friends, and dates. The food trucks offer a casual setting for live music and community. Brian Malmstrom (pictured top) has worked with Off the Grid for two years and describes […]

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Squirrel knocks out power to 1,700 customers in Menlo Park trapping two people in elevators

An explosion and a fire alarm Tuesday evening at 1275 Crane Street was followed by a broader power outage, with people calling out that they were trapped in an elevator. Local residents on Crane Street told Fire Captain Seth Johnson that they heard a loud explosion, the power immediately went out in the area, and they found a […]

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Menlo School student and Eastside College Prep teacher travel to refugee camps in Greece

We sat down with Stacy Ishigaki, who teaches at Eastside College Preparatory School, and Menlo School student Lauren Chan. This summer the pair volunteered in Greece for five weeks where they worked with Syrian and other refugees.. InMenlo: So how did this trip come about Lauren? Lauren: Through a school research grant, from my school [and the HAND […]

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Skin care products that promise organic and natural are “brewed” by start up, Fresh+You

We first encountered “the soap ladies” at Cafe Zoe and were surprised to learn they were making soap just a few doors down at Studio Cake. That seemed strange to us, but we discovered it’s only so on the surface. “Well, you’ve heard of soap cakes!” quipped Fiona Plows, founder of the just-launched skincare products […]

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Tour de Menlo, benefiting high school students and local non-profits, takes place on Saturday, August 20

There’s still time to join the Tour de Menlo bike ride (not race!) that takes place on Saturday, August 20. Event information is available online. This year’s Tour is expected to be one of the largest  in the 12-year history of the event, which last year attracted 532 riders. The start/finish is at Menlo-Atherton High School in […]

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Spotted: Can of Pabst Blue Ribbon at Dutch Goose

We are evidently late to the game in discovering Pabst Blue Ribbon as a hipster beer.  The watery brew was the beer of choice of 50s-era Menlo Park dads doing chores around the house on weekends, but sales had plummeted in decades since. That the brand had a resurgence in 2009 we missed, so we […]

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Atherton hosts community meeting on airport noise on Aug. 16

The Town of Atherton will host a community meeting to discuss aircraft noise on Tuesday, Aug. 16 in the Pavilion at Holbrook Palmer Park (150 Watkins Avenue) from 6:00 pm-8:00pm. County Supervisors Don Horsley and Warren Slocum will be on hand to listen to your input on aircraft disturbances in your neighborhood from the San Carlos Airport. The […]

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Big Dish area will be closed for five days in August

The popular walking destination for Menlo Park residents, Stanford’s Big Dish area, will be closed Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19. We’re using that announcement to showcase some of InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles photos of the area’s creatures. The closure will allow for coordinated maintenance activities in and around the area. According to a […]

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