June 2017

Street Code Academy hosts IM|Possible StreetCode Showcase at Facebook

Stanford grad Olatunde Sobomehin co-founded StreetCode Academy in East Palo Alto in response to a “lack of access to high-tech training for youth and young adults in communities of color, and consequently, a diversity deficit in the technology industry” with the mission of equipping them with “the skills to hack, hustle, and design the future.” What […]

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Menlo Park community emergency drill set for June 24 at Fremont Park

Would you like you and your family to be better prepared for an emergency? The City of Menlo Park, the Menlo Park Fire Department, the Menlo Park Police Department, and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) will be hosting an emergency drill on Saturday, June 24 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Fremont Park. The […]

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State Senator Jerry Hill hosts coffee and conversation on June 17

Join State Senator Jerry Hill for a cup of coffee and conversation at “Java with Jerry.” Bring your ideas, questions, and concerns about legislative issues affecting the community. Woodside Bakery & Cafe, Saturday, June 17th, 2017, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, 325 Sharon Park Road, Menlo Park. No RSVP or appointment necessary. Coffee will be provided at […]

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M-A’s Pam Wimberly gets new accolades as she’s poised to begin her 50th teaching year

When the Menlo-Atherton High School bell rings on August 16 for the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, physical education teacher Pam Wimberly will be there — just as she’s been for the past 50 years! She’ll be bringing with her yet another award. This Saturday, June 17, she is being inducted into the Hall […]

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Second meeting about Bedwell Bayfront Park set for June 17

Dog-friendly Bedwell Bayfront Park is a 160-acre park with hiking/biking trails, lovely vistas, and various bird habitats at the end of Marsh Road in Menlo Park. You can help shape this park’s future by attending a second meeting on June 17 to get community input on the Bedwell Bayfront Park Master Plan project. The meeting will take place from 10:00 am […]

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Country Corner’s beloved owner Bob passes away

More tears along the Alameda de las Pulgas with the news that the beloved owner of Country Corner, Bob Wehab, passed away on Friday. A steady stream of loyal customers have set up make shift memorial in front of the convenience store/deli, revered for its great sandwiches and super friendly service. A notice of visitation […]

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Spotted: Sean Spicer hiding in the bushes in Menlo Park

One Menlo Park homeowner on Altschul near Avy is having some fun with the Sean Spicer hiding-in-the-bushes story. To refresh: After President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the president’s press secretary hid in the bushes and only emerged to talk to journalists in the near dark. The Washington Post later clarified that Spicer was “huddled […]

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Members from Trinity Church in Menlo Park attend Unity Rally

Members of Trinity Church in Menlo Park along with its rector, the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett, participated in the Unity Rally this morning in Santa Clara. “We decided to co-host this rally in response to a rally that was sponsored by an organization recognized by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-Muslim hate group,” said Matthew […]

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“Solarthon” block party held in Menlo Park’s Belle Haven neighborhood today

With support from Facebook, GRID Alternatives, America’s largest nonprofit solar installer, led 125 volunteers, residents, and student trainees from the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula to provide no-cost rooftop solar arrays to nine low-income families during its annual Bay Area Solarthon block party today in Menlo Park’s Belle Haven neighborhood. These solar power installations represent […]

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Spotted: Camp Fremont exhibit at Menlo Park Library

Emails Menlo Park Historical Association board member Jim Lewis: “Long before Menlo Park became a city, the United States Government created Camp Fremont, increasing the area’s population from about 3,000 persons to over 40,000. Some of what was built then still exists today, per records from the Menlo Park Historical Association. You can learn more […]

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Fourth graders at Peninsula School rally and march for “peace, love and justice”

While some people may not believe that 9- and 10-year olds can make a difference, one Peninsula School teacher, Betty Achinstein, believes they are change agents. This morning, Betty’s 4th grade class at the school in Menlo Park organized a march for peace, love, and justice. The students first rallied at the school. Various students took turns coming to the microphone […]

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