September 2017

“I Superstar” children’s talent competition set for Sunday, September 24

“I Superstar” Children’s Talent Competition is dedicated to providing a stage for young children in San Francisco Bay Area. The contestants will compete in the order of age group 6-9, age group 10-13, and age group 14-17. All the results will be announced at the very end of the finale. There will be a 1st […]

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Sociologist Cecilia Ridgeway studies status hierarchies and how they impact our lives

Menlo Park resident Cecilia Ridgeway grew up in a Los Angeles suburb that was a melting pot of sorts, “bringing people together from very different social worlds,” she explains. “My interest in sociology traces back to that experience. When I went to college, I was trying to figure out what to study, stumbled on sociology, […]

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Friends of the Library book sale set for September 23-24

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will hold a two-day book sale on September 23rd and 24th, featuring thousands of books. The event will take place from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, and from noon until 2:00 pm on Sunday. Shoppers on Sunday will be able to fill a bag with books […]

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Bay Area author Mark Coggins talks about his novel, Runoff, at Mystery Reader’s Club

The Mystery Reader’s Club invites the greater community to join them when they welcome local author Mark Coggins on Sept. 20 at 7:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library The crimes in his book Runoff take place in multiple spots throughout San Francisco and feature private investigator and jazz bass player August Riordan. Coggins’ work […]

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Filoli’s Autumn Festival will be held on September 23

 Filoli will hold its annual Autumn Festival on September 23, running from from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, followed by Autumn Afterglow (included) from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Some of the returning activities include the Filoli heirloom fruit tasting, Gentlemen’s Orchard Tours, Sequoia the Eagle and Friends, bubblesmith, SF Zoomobile, as well as autumn classics, […]

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The duck pond at the Menlo Park Civic Center will get cleaned this coming week

On Sept. 18, the Menlo Park Department of Public Works will begin cleaning the pond at the Civic Center in two stages. The upper section of the pond will be cleaned first, followed by the lower section. This method will provide water for the wildlife during all stages of the cleaning. No chemicals will be […]

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Spotted: Car ends up in front yard of Alameda de las Pulgas house

A resident who lives on the Alameda de las Pulgas captured the action this morning around 8:00 am when a driver lost control of a vehicle, plowed through a fence, and ended up in the front yard of 3134 Alameda. No one was hurt but not a way to start the day!

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Menlo Park residents participate in Coastal Cleanup Day along San Francisquito Creek

Menlo Park resident John Donald was among those who gathered Saturday morning for the annual Coastal Cleanup, focusing on San Francisquito Creek which empties into the Bay. He estimated that there were around 100 people at his Menlo location, one of thousands around the state. And look at some of the junk they prevented from […]

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Atherton focuses on Middlefield Road bicycle lane improvement project

The Town of Atherton’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan outlines priorities for bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the town over the next 10 to 15 years. The Middlefield Road Class II Bicycle Lanes is the major project for Fiscal Year 2017/18 with an estimated cost of $850,000. The focus of the project is the installation/improvement […]

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“Social Contagion: How to Catch Resilience” is topic of M-A Parent Education Series on Sept. 21

Authors Lee Daniel Kravetz and Julie Lythcott-Haims will address Social Contagion: How to Catch Resilience on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC) as part of the M-A Parent Education Series. Register: https://strangecontagion2017ma.eventbrite.com From social media to state-of-the art healthcare and education, Silicon Valley is uniquely good at making things […]

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College friendship serves Philein Wang and Michelle Beauchamp-Tai well as the Silicon Valley Dance Festival approaches

Philein Wang and Michelle Beauchamp-Tai bonded as dancers while studying at UCLA and are now teaming up in support of ZiRu Dance, where Philein serves as Artistic Director and Michelle as a member of the Advisory Board. We met in Michelle’s Menlo Park backyard to talk about what keeps their collaborative partnership going, and also […]

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