January 2017

Encinal School students get involved with engineering at a Build It Festival

Students in grades second through fifth  at Encinal School in Atherton had an engineering event on Monday, with a Build It Festival from the Lawrence Hall of Sciences and an animation studio. Students constructed towers, bridges, and support structures, using their creativity, design skills, and spacial reasoning to build in both two and three dimensions. Students worked in […]

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“The Orchid Whisperer” author, Bruce Rogers, will expand your orchid knowledge on Jan. 31

Whether you are considering growing orchids, are having trouble with the orchids you are already trying to grow, or think you could never possibly grow orchids, Bruce Rogers can give you some advice. The author of The Orchid Whisperer will share his expert tips from more than three decades of breeding and growing orchids at […]

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Menlo Park parent Jen Wolosin launches initiative to make school routes safer for kids

When Jen Wolosin moved from San Mateo  to Menlo Park four years ago, one of the things she was practically excited about was how close her new home was to Laurel School where her daughter would be attending. Then she encountered Coleman Avenue. “I got one of those tandem bikes with the child-size bike in […]

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High school students invited to serve as county elections officers in March special election

High school students in the Menlo Park and Atherton area are invited to participate in San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division’s student election officer program for the March 7, 2017, Menlo Park City Elementary School District Special Election. “Student Election Officers are valuable members of the Election Day team and this is an exciting […]

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Madeline Jhawar helps clients discover “Italy beyond the obvious”

For Canadian-born Madeline Jhawar, it seems all roads lead to Italy. She spent a year there in high school as an AFS student, later lived there for five years, and worked for Butterfield & Robinson as a hiking and biking guide. For awhile she abandoned Italy for the semiconductor industry, doing the job but not loving it. […]

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All this rain brings out the green in Menlo Park

Menlo Park has deep Irish roots, so it’s highly fitting that all the rain has brought out the green around town, with moss on fences and trees. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “An even .1″ in my gauge this morning. So, I am now 19.8″ season-to-date. Its cold and clear right now, but recently the days […]

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Menlo Park-based artist Mitchell Johnson’s painting is included in Palo Alto Art Center exhibition

Forty-five years ago, the Palo Alto Art Center opened its doors with an exhibition exploring the conceptual use of color by Bay Area artists. On Friday, January 27 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, the center will be celebrating the occasion with a reception for the current group exhibition, Spectral Hues: artists + color. A painting by Menlo Park-based artist […]

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Bad car damage, thankfully little human damage, following head-on collision in Menlo Park today

There was a head-on collision today shortly after 1:00 pm on Chilco Street near Fire Station 77 in Menlo Park. Both occupants of the automobiles survived the crash. Captain Jeff Schreiber and the crew of Menlo Engine 77 arrived on-scene at 1.06 pm and found that a Volkswagen Sedan and BMW 325 Sedan had collided head-on […]

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Lifelong Menlo Park girlfriends double down on the Women’s March, walking in Oakland and The City

One was not enough for a group of friends who grew up in Menlo Park and all graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School. Julia Sommer, Rebecca Strehlow, Rachel Fox, and Leah Worthington (pictured above, left to right, at Oakland Women’s March on Saturday) crossed the Bay Bridge to also participate in the San Francisco March. There they were joined […]

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Free USGS public lecture examines tsunamis on January 26

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Rainfall edges close to 20 inches in Menlo Park

PM update from Bill: “At 3:10 pm,  with the sun shining brightly. Another .1″ since my earlier report. That is .2″ for the day and 19.7″ season-to-date.” It looks like we’re in for another day of alternating blue skies and showers in Menlo Park. Just after 7:00 am, InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reported: “.1″ […]

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