August 2017

Spotted: Cozzolino pumpkins at Menlo Park Farmers Market

Tony Cozzolino  brought a sampling of what are always great pumpkins from his family’s Half Moon Bay farm to the Menlo Park Farmers Market. He said they are already shipping wholesale pumpkins to various outlets and believes the peak harvest will be week after next. A sure sign that Fall is on the way. Photo […]

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“Roving on Mars” is next USGS lecture on Aug. 30

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Historical photos of Menlo Park available for all to enjoy thanks to Planning Division efforts

As part of the recent City Hall Renovation Project, the Planning Division uncovered a number of older photos that were worthy of preservation. After having them professionally scanned, staff has done some basic sorting/labeling and posted them to a public Flickr account for all to enjoy! Photos of interest include: 1968 Downtown Building Survey: This […]

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Drive to Adopt a Teacher in the Ravenswood School District is underway

Menlo Park resident Carolyn Bowsher, who has been active as a volunteer for the Menlo Park city schools and the MPAEF, emailed InMenlo: “Now that my kids are teenagers, I am volunteering for the Menlo Park schools on the other side of town in the Ravenswood City School District. The need is great for volunteers […]

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LifeMoves will host fourth-annual Ride to End Homelessness on Sept. 9

Menlo Park-based LifeMoves, the largest nonprofit homeless organization in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, is hosting the fourth-annual Ride to End Homelessness on September 9. Cyclists will be raising funds to support critical, life-changing services provided by LifeMoves. The ride, organized by the LifeMoves NextGen Board, will begin in Packard Grove on the HP […]

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Backpacking the Sierras continues as a favorite pursuit, this year marked by water – and mosquitos

Editor’s note: Jym Clendenin, a long-time Menlo Park resident and occasional contributor to InMenlo, recently spent a week with six others backpacking in the Sierra Nevadas. His report follows, part of our continuing coverage of how people spent their summer vacation. If you had an interesting adventure, let us know: tips[a]inmenlo.com. We started our adventure […]

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Learn about Filipino cooking, vegan style, at Menlo Park Library on August 26

Can Filipino cuisine be vegan, healthy, and delicious – without losing its soul? Chef RG Enriquez says yes! Enriquez, a self-styled “passionate purveyor of vegan Filipino recipes,” will take us along step-by-step as she prepares her own take on the classic Filipino soup called Nilaga at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, August 26 from […]

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Menlo Park firefighters are flying history-making drones at South Fork fire

Two members of the Menlo Park Fire District’s UAS/Drone Team, Battalion Chief Tom Calvert and Captain Tony Eggimann, have been flying drones in Yosemite National Park since Saturday, August 19, working directly with the South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team that is assigned to the “South Fork” fire. “History was recorded during the South Fork incident in Yosemite […]

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10 Books A Home graduates 55 young learners who received Kindergarten Readiness Degrees

On August 5th, 10 Books A Home (10BH) celebrated its fifth learners’ graduation on a morning full of smiles and festive high-fives. The event was a significant milestone for the early education nonprofit founded by East Palo Alto resident Paul Thiebaut III. ​Paul was a high school dropout and homeless when he stumbled upon his […]

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New restaurant – Starfish Menlo Park – coming to space that was Bradley’s Fine Diner

A new restaurant, Starfish Menlo Park, has applied for a building permit to renovate and occupy the existing commercial building at 1165 Merrill Street. The structure is currently vacant, but was recently occupied by the restaurants Bradley’s Fine Diner and Bradley’s Funky Franks. Starfish is proposing to comprehensively update the tenant space, with most of […]

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Kató Mendelssohn Reis passes away at age 98

Kató Mendelssohn Reis, the great-great granddaughter of composer Felix Mendelssohn, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2017, surrounded by family and the sounds of her own piano recordings of the music of Chopin, Liszt, and of course Mendelssohn. Born in Budapest, Hungary, on January 29, 1919, to Gabor and Klari Mendelssohn Székely, Kató demonstrated her […]

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