June 2017

Spotted: Happy M-A girl grads at commencement yesterday

Skies threatened but the rain stayed away as the class of 2017 graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School yesterday afternoon. What a fun tradition to creatively display where you’re headed to college on the top of your mortar hat! Lauren (right) gets a hug from big brother Duncan. Photos by Irene Searles and Susan Patrick

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Farewell to a Menlo Park treasure – the family who ran the Plantation Cafe

Yesterday was the last day for the Plantation Cafe on the Alameda, operated the last 15 years or so by Soo Shin, her mother, Maryann Kim, and brother Ji. They were much beloved by their regulars, including a generation of La Entrada school kids. Notes one regular: “The joy they brought to people is probably […]

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Meet Maggie Wilde: Master organizer and de-clutterer

Maggie Wilde is a master organizer and de-clutterer. What started as a “fun” side project helping friends is now a full-time business for the Woodside resident. “What I love about this job is the people,” she said standing amidst items to be sorted through at one of her client’s home. “No two days are alike. Some […]

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Noon downpour adds to seasonal rainfall in Menlo Park

Yep, that was the wet stuff falling from the sky around the noon hour in Menlo Park today, an event that lasted 30 minutes or so. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Recorded only .05″ in my gauge, bringing my season-to-date total to 34.45″. I realize some Menlo Park neighborhoods may have had more rain.” […]

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Nativity Carnival kicks off summer June 9-11

The annual Nativity Carnival comes to Menlo Park at Nativity School (1250 Laurel) this Friday, June 9 at 5:00 pm and concludes Sunday, June 11 at 6:00 pm. The carnival opens at noon on both Saturday and Sunday. Free admission; tickets for rides and games. File photo from 2010 carnival

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Talking earthquake preparedness with Atherton’s Peter Carpenter

Given his commitment to public service, it’s hard to find something long time Atherton resident Peter Carpenter hasn’t been involved with. But sitting in a corner of his living room on a recent afternoon we came upon a topic that both Peter and his interviewer believe needs more attention — earthquake preparedness. Last November this […]

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Sister Nancy Morris celebrates her 90th birthday surrounded by her multiple-generation “fan club”

Editor’s note: On the occasion of her 90th birthday, Sister Nancy Morris, profiled on InMenlo in 2011, was feted today with a Mass followed by a luncheon on the Sacred Heart Prep campus. A presence at both Sacred Heart Schools and St. Raymond School, Sister Nancy is much beloved by multiple generations of children, teens and parents, whose […]

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Spotted: Whole lotta cherries at Menlo Park farmers market

Cherries were abundantly on display today at the Menlo Park farmers market. Multiple vendors were selling both the more expensive Rainer variety as well as pretty red Bings.

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Perfect afternoon to walk downtown and sip wines from Santa Cruz Mountains

The third annual Taste of the Mountains arrived this afternoon on Santa Cruz Avenue. It’s an opportunity to taste wines from wineries just up the hill from Menlo Park and learn from winemakers. Nine local retailers played host to 11 Santa Cruz mountain wineries. The event is a great opportunity to visit with the winemakers […]

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Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith commits to honor and uphold Paris Agreement goals

On June 1, President Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement aimed at addressing climate change. The City of Menlo Park is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, with the low-lying Bayfront area potentially facing future flooding and extreme weather and drought affecting all of our neighborhoods, according to […]

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This spring Yosemite Valley is a watery wonderland reports Menlo Park residents Timi and Robb Most

For the past 40 years, Menlo Park residents Timi and Robb Most have been visiting Yosemite in the spring. But this year, they report, is unlike any other due to the amount of water, not just in the form of raging waterfalls but the flooded valley floor. (And no, the top photo is not upside […]

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