June 2017

The building of a Menlo Park family’s mini retreat featured on Tiny House Nation

Fellow Menlo Park residents can spot familiar faces this weekend when CJ and Christina and children JJ and baby Max are featured on Tiny House Nation. The show airs on FYI (772 on Comcast Bay Area) Saturday, June 24 at 6:00 pm PDT. [Note: It is the show’s policy not to use participants’ last names.] CJ is an attorney […]

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Spotted: Local youth on church mission trip visiting Anna Eshoo

Nine youth from Trinity Church in Menlo Park have been in Washington, DC, this past week on a mission trip that focused on homelessness. This morning they met with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo at her office on Capital Hill. The wrote on Facebook: “We appreciated your ear for our questions and concerns as well as providing us with […]

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Hillview Middle School fetes class of 2017 with performances, parties and pomp

Graduation festivities at Hillview Middle School kicked off earlier this month with the Decades Dance.  Eighth grade students are assigned to a decade and taught a dance that they perform at the end of the school year in front of family, friends and classmates.  The dance began with the roaring 20’s and this year ended with the […]

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Heat wave and Summer Solstice coincide in Menlo Park

In Menlo Park — and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere — the Summer Solstice arrives this evening at 9:24 pm. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “[This is] when the sun is the farthest from the equator. Days are not ‘longer,’ they simply have more daylight.” The sun rose this morning at 5:47 am and […]

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Menlo Park resident says goodbye to trees many locals may have taken for granted

You may have seen something sad happening at the Willow Road/101 interchange: All the oaks and redwoods are being cut down. As of Saturday morning (June 17), three of the four cloverleaf loops have been clear-cut. Well, not quite, there is still one tree standing in the northern loop – it might be a different species, but […]

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The Effects of Climate Change is topic of USGS evening lecture on June 22

USGS (Scientist Emeritus) Tom Suchanek will examine: – The frequency of extreme and unpredictable weather events is increasing. – What are the effects of an increase or decrease in carbon emissions? – What is scientific research projecting for the future of climate change? The free public lecture will take place on June 22, 2017, at 7:00 […]

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Spotted: M-A’s Wimberly and Snow at Cal Coaches banquet

We’ve profiled Pam Wimberly as well as Steven Kryger and Paul Snow prior to their being honored by the California Coaches Association. Here’s a photo of Pam and Paul at the banquet that took place last Saturday night, thanks to Betsy Sergeant Snow.

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POST continues its 40th anniversary celebration with two coastside rides

Continuing to mark its 40th anniversary, the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) held a “40 for 40” ride coastside today “to celebrate our donors, our accomplishments, and, most importantly, the beauty of the places we protect,” according to spokesperson Marti Tedesco.  “So many in our community are cyclists, we thought it would be great to do an […]

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Madeleine McGlynn takes the stage at Stanford Jazz Festival this summer

Menlo Park resident Madeleine McGlynn started singing about the time she started talking. “My Dad listened to jazz standards, and every day when he got home from work, I’d have him play whatever songs he wanted to introduce me to. That music has remained my era. I love Harlem Renaissance jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday.” Madeleine will […]

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Spotted: Young rockers at Portola Valley summer concert

The first on the dance floor at tonight’s Portola Valley summer concert were the young kids in the audience. That they had never heard the great rockabilly tunes played by session guitarist Jinx Jones  (far right) mattered little. The music got their groove on. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2017

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Indian food from the Fiji Islands showcased on June 17

Learn about the fresh, delicious flavors of Fiji’s Indian food — and even better, have a taste at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, June 17 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Chef Saras Rao will talk about the delicious Indian-influenced cuisine of Fiji, and will demonstrate how to make a pair of curries and […]

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