September 2016

LifeMoves hosts annual “Move it Forward” breakfast on October 6

Menlo Park-based LifeMoves (formerly InnVision Shelter Network), the leading provider of homeless services in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, will host its annual ‘Move it Forward’ benefit breakfast on Thursday, October 6, from 7:30 am to 9:00 am, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Burlingame. Admission for attendees is complimentary. The event promotes awareness […]

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Atherton hosts Family Faire and Farmers’ Market on a hot autumn day

Atherton hosted an inaugural Family Faire and Farmers’ Market today across from its historic train station, an event underwritten by an anonymous Atherton family. There were games for kids; meat, flowers and produce for sale; a food truck for ready-to-eat snacks with picnic tables nearby; and an informational booth about Atherton’s proposed new Town Center. […]

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“A Material World: a Renaissance at the Atomic Scale” is topic of SLAC public lecture

Rob Moore will be speaking on A Material World: a Renaissance at the Atomic Scale at a free public lecture at SLAC’s Panofsky Auditorium on Tuesday Sept. 27, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. It would have been hard to predict Google, Facebook and Twitter as results of the creation of the first transistor out of a chunk of […]

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Clark Atkinson, native son of Menlo Park and man of many talents, dies at age 72

Robert “Clark” Atkinson III died unexpectedly on September 15 while tending his prize-winning fuchsias in Woodside. The cause was a heart attack; he was 72. He is survived by sister Mary Jane Atkinson and brother Bill Atkinson as well as numerous nieces and nephews, both related and “adopted.” A celebration of his life is planned for […]

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“Finding a better way” fuels educator Marja Brandon, the new head of Woodland School

As the new head of Woodland School, an independent day school in Ladera, Marja Brandon explains, “My brain didn’t always work the way other people’s brains worked.” That led to having a difficult time in school and her brothers accusing her of “being dropped from another planet.” She was ultimately diagnosed with three different learning […]

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Spotted: Dawn sights at Bedwell Bayfront Park

With the sun not rising until just minutes before 7:00 am, a lot of the regular early morning folk who walk, jog or cycle at Bedwell Bayfront Park are finding themselves starting out in semi-darkness this morning. But it was light enough on the east/bay side of the Park to spot a “Florida swamp” water vehicle […]

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Golden Acorn Awards recognizes Menlo Park community leaders and organizations

It was a celebration of two kinds at this year’s Golden Acorn Awards on Tuesday night at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park. The Awards celebrated its 40th year and recognized Menlo Park leaders in four areas: ● Public Service: Menlo Park Police Chief Robert Jonsen ● Community Service: Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation, which raises […]

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Friends of Menlo Park Library book sale set for September 24 and 25

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will be hosting a book sale on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Sunday, September 25th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Great books for the entire family will be available so come early and stock up for Fall! The sale will be located in […]

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Extra traffic enforcement in Atherton and Menlo Park on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, twenty-four traffic officers from various law enforcement agencies throughout San Mateo County will be participating in the San Mateo County Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). The STEP program is a collaborative effort to increase traffic safety and awareness in known trouble spots throughout San Mateo County. Tomorrow’s deployment will occur […]

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Cause of structure fire on Grayson Court remains illusive, damage to home is extensive

The cause of a structure fire early Sunday evening that caused $300,000 in damage to a home and day care center on Grayson Court in Menlo Park is still undetermined. When Menlo Park Fire arrived, they found that a covered patio was fully engulfed, and the fire was spreading into the house. No one was home […]

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Menlo Park resident and Freewheel Brewing Company owner Malcolm McGinnis dies at age 57

Malcolm McGinnis, known most recently as head brewer and co-owner of Freewheel Brewing Company, passed away on Tuesday, September 13,  surrounded by family and friends. The cause was pancreatic cancer. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on April 17, 1959, Malcolm came to the U.S. in 1977 to study at Johns Hopkins University, from which he received […]

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