April 2017

Juan L. Sánchez: Spanish Poetry in Song – May 6
Musician Juan L. Sánchez (pictured above) will recite and sing poetry by famed 20th Centry Spanish poets. The event is free, thanks to the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, and it will take place at 11:00 am in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, located at 701 Laurel Street.

Movie Night: Lucky – May 9
Lucky, the South African drama about an orphaned 10-year-old who leaves the security of his remote Zulu village for the big city, will screen at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 9, in the main library at 800 Alma Street. The movie is in Zulu, Hindi, and English, with English subtitles.

Menlo Park Library Comic Con – May 13
Comic Con, featuring live music, artists, vendors, film screenings, a family game zone, a free photo booth, and much more, including visits from Star Wars characters, will take place from 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 13, at the main library at 800 Alma Street.

Movie Night: Welcome – May 23
Welcome, the award-winning French drama about a young Kurdish refugee who plans to swim across the English Channel to be with his girlfriend, will screen at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, in the main library at 800 Alma Street. The movie is in French, Turkish, and English, with English subtitles.

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Community invited to hear proposed bike-pedestrian crossing at new Middle Plaza on May 4

There will be a community meeting on Thursday, May 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm to discuss a proposed pedestrian and bike crossing either under or other the Caltrain tracks as part of Stanford’s Middle Plaza development. The meeting will take place at Menlo Church Social Hall at 700B Chestnut St. in downtown Menlo. The […]

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No longer forlorn, Foster’s bites the dust

Ever since its closing Foster’s has looked forlorn. Then when the fence went up around it and adjoining buildings, it looked just sad. Now it’s gone along with lost-in-memory places such as Mumfords, Wo Sing, Menlo French Laundry, and, of course the infamous Johnny’s Smoke Shop, the best place to buy comics back in the day. But […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announces speaker line up for May – visitors are welcome!

Menlo Park Kiwanis Club meets Tuesdays from noon to 1:15 pm at the Allied Arts Guild, presenting a variety of programs and speakers at its luncheons each month. On May 23rd, the Club will award its annual scholarships to Menlo-Atherton High School’s graduating seniors. Here are the programs for May. Visitors are invited to attend. May 2—Andy […]

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Annual Kite Day in Menlo Park is May 6 at Bedwell Bayfront Park

Enjoy a nice breezy day at Bedwell-Bayfront Park for Menlo Park’s annual Kite Day on May 6, 2017 from Noon to 3:00 pm. Bring the family and watch hundreds of kites fill the Menlo Park sky with gorgeous views of the San Francisco Bay. Kite Day is free to the public, but you may purchase a kite […]

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Oak Knoll School hosts STEAM event with all kinds of hands-on projects

Last Wednesday evening (April 26th), it was STEAM on the Knoll at Oak Knoll Elementray School in Menlo Park, an event that provided hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math projects for the whole family. Emails Alicia Payton-Miyazaki, the Menlo Park City School District’s science and math teacher on special assignment serving as an in-house professional developer and curriculum lead: […]

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Transient male taken into custody on battery charges after incident at Alto International School

On 4-28-17 at about 11:07 am, a male subject was observed by a Menlo Park Police Officer walking onto the campus of the Alto International School located in the 400 block of Pope Street. At that time school was in session and there were children present in the playground. The male subject was acting erratically […]

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Two iron workers injured at construction site of Facebook’s Building 21

At approximately 5:25 pm yesterday (April 26), four beams dislodged from the steel supports during steel erection at the construction site of Facebook’s new building 21 in Menlo Park. Two iron workers erecting the steel fell approximately 30 feet resulting in injuries. They were transported to Stanford Hospital. Both workers were wearing required fall protection […]

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Rotary Connects presents talk on water supply and the drought on May 3

“Water supply and the drought: where we are going” is the topic of a talk as part of the Rotary Club of Menlo Park’s Rotary Connects program. It will take place on Wednesday, May 3, 5:00 to 7:30 pm at the Pacific Union Real Estate, 1706 El Camino Real, Suite 220, Menlo Park. The community is invited to […]

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Author and consultant Robbie Kellman Baxter talks about “the membership economy”

Growing up first in the Allied Arts neighborhood of Menlo Park and then in Atherton, Robbie Kellman Baxter couldn’t envision working here. “I wasn’t technical, so I didn’t see a future for myself,” she recalls thinking. But by the time she graduated from Stanford Business School, that had all changed. After working for a succession […]

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Atherton celebrates Arbor Day on April 28

The town of Atherton is celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 28, at 10:00 am by planting trees in Holbrook-Palmer Park. Attendees are encouraged to wear clothes that can get dirty. Gloves provided. Contact Sally Bentz, Town Arborist, at (650) 752-0526 or [email protected] for more information.

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