July 2017

Menlo Movie Series kicks on on Thursday, July 27

Menlo Movie Series features nine weeks of free movies, kicking off the season at the Onetta Harris Community Center Thursday, July 27, at 8:45 pm with Moana. Bring the family, a blanket, chairs and a snack to enjoy this adventure with Moana and her pot-bellied sidekick Pua. On Friday, August 4, movie night moves to Curtis Street […]

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Catching up with Tim Stannard with the opening of the Village Bakery in Woodside

If you assumed the new Bacchus Management Group restaurant in Woodside, the Village Bakery, is just a clone of its sister, Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto, one look at the interior dispels that idea. The palette is grays and blacks, making it feel a tad more formal, although clearly much less so than its […]

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Two community volunteers needed for Transportation committee

The City of Menlo Park is looking for two community volunteers to serve on the Transportation Master Plan Oversight and Outreach Committee. The 11-member, City Council appointed Committee will provide advisory input and recommendations to the project team regarding the outreach process and draft Master Plan materials and submittals . The committee members will also […]

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Facebook launches mobile farmers market in Menlo Park & East Palo Alto

Facebook, which has hosted farmers markets on its campus, is turning the tables and bringing produce directly to three nearby community sites — Onetta Harris Community Center in Menlo Park and St. Francis of Assisi Church and the East Palo Alto Senior Center, both in East Palo Alto. The new mobile market began today and will run […]

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Spotted: Kyosho Japanese Restaurant where Tokyo Subway used to be

Kyosho Japanese Restaurant, located at 607 Santa Cruz Avenue, taking over the lease after Tokyo Subway closed in December, is open for business. The owner, Thomas Wu, has operated the food truck, We Sushi, for the last 6 years. Wu told City of Menlo Park blogger Alex Collyer that while he has enjoyed manning the first […]

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SLAC and Stanford continue partnership that results in innovative research

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University will continue their partnership for another five years thanks to a five-year contract extension from the U.S. Department of Energy. Stanford has operated SLAC – originally known as the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center – since its founding in 1962. “At SLAC, we are very fortunate to combine the best of both […]

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Multi-media artist Mel Day previews Wall of Song, her video art installation project

Most recently, multi-media artist Mel Day‘s work is focused on collective singing and civic engagement. This will be front and center when, together with Michael Namkung, the Wall of Song project, a first-of-its-kind collaborative singing video work, is presented at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on July 25. Central to the project is a mass singing of Leonard […]

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Talking farm management (and sports!) with fourth generation Webb, Atlee Frechette

We’d driven out to Webb Ranch to talk with Atlee Frechette, a fourth generation Webb who earlier this year got involved in the farming side of the business — there is also a horse side — for the first time. Along the way we talked volleyball and baseball. About the latter, Atlee is indeed named […]

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Spotted: Young dancers showing their stuff when Freddy Clarke and Wobbly World play

At the beginning of the concert tonight at Fremont Park, Freddy Clark said, “I’m Freddy Clark from Menlo Park.” While we couldn’t confirm that Freddy is indeed a local, we did spot a pair of amazing young dancers at the concert tonight at Fremont Park. We think the pair has had dancing lessons but that […]

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Sneak peek of new Village Bakery through a photographer’s eye

Along with InMenlo contributing photographer Betsy Sergeant Snow, we were at the soon-to-be-opened Village Bakery last week to get a preview of this latest venture from Woodside resident Tim Stannard and his colleagues at Bacchus Management Group. Staff training was going on at both the bakery and cafe along with menu tasting, which, when complete, will […]

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Spotted: Trio at LifeMoves benefit raising funds for homeless vets

Nonprofit homeless agency LifeMoves, which is based in Menlo Park, hosted a fundraiser on July 18 to support its services for military veterans in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Over 20 percent of the adults LifeMoves serves are military veterans. Pictured (left to right) LifeMoves CEO Bruce Ives, Admiral Gary Roughead, USN (Ret.), and army veteran […]

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