May 2017

Kites fly high in the sky at Bedwell Bayfront Park

Yesterday was Kite Day in Menlo Park and families gathered at Bedwell Bayfront Park to test their kite flying skills. The annual event was co-sponsored by the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club and Streets Alive! Parks Alive!. City of Menlo Park staff were on hand to help kids assemble their kites and get them in the air. […]

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First Sunday in May brings new seasonal treats to Menlo Park Farmers Market

A sunny Sunday morning brought some new choices to the Menlo Park Farmers Market. The opening of commercial salmon season at Pigeon Point meant Pietro Parravano had a good selection of the tasty fish at the hefty price of $29.95 a pound, reflecting the economics of supply and demand. “We’re not looking at a long […]

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Photographer Stuart Jacobson in taking part in Silicon Valley Open Studios this weekend

By his own account, Menlo Park resident Stuart Jacobson loves taking photos of wildlife and making big prints. “But my landscapes are probably more successful as not too many people want big photos of animals over their sofa,” he told us when we stopped by today to see his photographs, part of the 2017 Silicon […]

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M-A’s buildOn team is raising money to build a school in Haiti

Three members of Menlo-Atherton High School’s buildOn team — (left to right, Claire Lange-McPherson, Megan McDonnell and Makayla Gage — were selling baked goods near  Draeger’s this morning to raise money for their trip to Haiti this summer where they will help build a school. They are close to their goal of $35,000, and, in fact, […]

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Spotted: Clint Baker All Stars at Cafe Borrone

Do Menlo Park residents know that they can hear New Orleans style jazz at Cafe Borrone during the spring and summer months? And that it’s free? We’ve interviewed bandleader Clint Baker who brings his All Stars to the cafe on Friday nights. But we hadn’t stopped in to hear the band recently. Tonight turned out to be a […]

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Atherton shed fire quickly extinguished, causes estimated $6,000 damage

Menlo Park Fire District personnel responded to a reported explosion and building fire at 3.50 am on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. on Holbrook Lane in the Town of Atherton. Fire Captain Roy Trester on Menlo Engine 5 arrived on-scene at 3:53 am and reported a detached shed fire that was located behind the home’s garage. The 10 foot […]

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Dr. Don Williams brings expertise on teens to M-A parent education talk on “college arms race”

Part prescription/part mantra, it goes like this: “Do great in high school. Go to a great college. Enjoy a great life.” Do teens and parents really believe that? What about the rest of us? Menlo Park resident Dr. Don Williams, a psychologist whose practice focuses on children and adolescents, is one who does not. He’ll be […]

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Spotted: Warlocks’ first gig at Magoo’s 52 years ago today

Scott Fortlage posted this photo on Do You Remember the Old Menlo Park today, noting that the Warlocks (which became the Grateful Dead) played their first gig on May 5, 1965 at Magoo’s Pizza Parlor in downtown Menlo Park. Wow, over 50 years ago…

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Menlo Fire and Facebook partner to host inaugural 5K run on May 13

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the Menlo Park Firefighters Association are partnering with Facebook Festivals to hold its first Menlo Fire 5K on May 13. Proceeds from the event will go to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF). AARBF is a California based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing burns and fires and providing […]

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Photographer Frances Freyberg cast her lens on Hawaii

Menlo Park photographer Frances Freyberg, a frequent contributor to InMenlo, is the featured artist at the Portola Art Gallery this May. You can meet her in person at a reception on Saturday, May 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The exhibit, titled “The Colors of Hawaii,” features landscapes and seascapes, as well as floral and wildlife […]

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Menlo Park tops population growth chart among Bay Area cities

Menlo Park grew more than any other city in the Bay Area, according to a report issued by the state Department of Finance. Its population went from 33,807 in January 2016 to 35,670 in January 2017. The 5.5% increase resulted from multi-family housing development, the report said. Pictured is a Elan Menlo Park, a 146-unit apartment […]

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