May 2017

FedEx contract employee arrested for three residential burglaries in Menlo Park and Atherton

The Menlo Park Police Department today (5/23) arrested 57-year-old Hayward resident, Kevin Baker, as a suspect in residential burglaries at one residence in Menlo Park and two in Atherton. Baker was booked into the San Mateo County jail on three counts of residential burglary. This arrest was the direct result of a collaborative investigative effort by […]

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A second peek at Kathy Brenzel’s rose-filled Menlo Park backyard

Editor’s note: Along with InMenlo contributing photographer Frances Freyberg, we visited Kathy Brenzel’s Menlo Park backyard, which is ablaze with roses. This is the second report about what we saw; part one is here. Kathy has a special place in her heart for the roses that Frances captured sitting in a little vase. “It’s an […]

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Spotted: Warriors Steph Curry t-shirt in a most unusual place

Imagine our surprise when we looked across the seating area of a restaurant name Marcela located near the middle of nowhere in Croatia and spied a #30 Steph Curry Warriors t-shirt. We figured it was an American tourist given that the restaurant was a popular stop on the way to one of Croatia’s major attractions, […]

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Help us solve this mystery about the sculpture horse at former Sunset headquarters

Update: Wouldn’t you know that this mystery was solved, at least in part, just 30 minutes after this was posted. We heard from InMenlo copy editor Pat Guyer, who should know about sculptors given that she’s married to sculptor Terry Guyer. Pat emailed: “That horse is by Deborah Butterfield. She has one at the Cantor. She is […]

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USGS evening public lecture on May 25 focuses on Hayward Fault Zone

USGS research geophysicist Janet Watt will give a talk titled Underwater Secrets of the Hayward Fault Zone on Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 pm. The free and open to the pubic lecture will be given at Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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Two Menlo-Atherton High School students are “climate heroes”

Emails Diane Bailey of Menlo Spark: “Two students at Menlo-Atherton High School, Tyler Lewis (pictured) and Henry Marks, have shown how youth can lead the way to a more sustainable future, winning the Menlo Green Challenge this Spring. We are delighted to award them Eco Reco electric scooters for their climate action efforts! The Menlo […]

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Stanford Park Hotel launches “Music on the Patio”

“Music on the Patio” features free, live, al fresco music at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 to 9:00 pm with a variety of entertainment. Local artists like Jimmy Ashley (pictured), Tom Duarte (Father’s Day), Lily Holbrook, Dave […]

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Jim Plunkett is keynote speaker at Rotary Club lunch on May 22

Jim Plunkett former professional quarterback and two time Super Bowl winner will be the keynote speaker at the May 22, 2017 Rotary Club of Menlo Park’s annual Scholastic Awards Ceremony. Approximately 120 high school students from four high schools (Menlo Atherton, Eastside College Prep, Sacred Heart and Menlo) will be acknowledged for excellence in a […]

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Exploring San Francisco’s Embarcadero with my iPhone

I often meet up with my friend Doug Kaye for a couple of hours of street photography in San Francisco. We often meet  at San Francisco’s Ferry Building and head out from there along San Francisco’s Embarcadero towards Pier 24 (which is directly under where the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge heads out over the Bay). […]

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Menlo Park Mayor to host community meeting on immigration related topics on May 24

Community members are invited to listen to a panel discussion on recent developments related to immigration, ICE, and how the nation is handling detainees in the County jail. The panel discussion will be moderated by Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith. Panelists include: Carlos Bolanos, Sheriff of San Mateo County; Paul Kunkel, Captain – San Mateo County […]

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Three graduating seniors awarded Atherton Police Activities League scholarships

The Atherton Police Activities League (PAL) is a charitable organization (501(c)(3) in Atherton that builds partnerships amongst the community, youth, and the police through support of educational opportunities (scholarships), recreational activities and outreach programs. The PAL works in partnership with the Police Department each year to identify local students that are eligible to apply as […]

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