December 2017

Ken MacKenzie brings fresh and flavorful cocktail mixers to market

If there’s a thread to Ken MacKenzie’s professional life, it’s liquid in a bottle. The Atherton native who attended Oak Knoll, Hillview and Menlo-Atherton, found himself in Guadalajara after college where he got married and searched for a reason to stay. The answer was 100% Agave Tequila, a product that in the late ’90s had […]

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Create a Fabulous Flexagon on Jan. 6 at the Menlo Park Library

Kids are invited to create and decorate a Fabulous Flexagon Collage Calendar on January 6, 2018, from 10:15 am to noon at the Menlo Park Library Learn the secret to folding and flexing a single piece of paper to reveal 12 months. Design and personalize each month. For grades 2-6; the project is not suitable […]

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Overnight parking enforcement deferred through Jan. 2

The City of Menlo Park is aware that many residents host out of town guests during the holiday season. As a courtesy, the overnight parking ordinance will not be enforced from Friday morning, Dec. 22, 2017, through Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, 2018. Overnight parking enforcement will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at 2:00 am. If […]

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Afternoon of gaming and snacks on January 2 at the library – for teens only!

Teens, here’s something fun to do over Winter Break! Illusive Comics & Games and Isle of Gamers in Santa Clara will be running gaming for kids 13+  on January 2, 2018, from 2:30-4:30 at the Menlo Park Library. Get free demo decks and learn magic! Learn how to play a role playing game and have fun […]

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Rishan Patel gets involved with Alley Oop Kids by raising money for Ecumenical Hunger Program

Over the years, we’e covered the activities of Menlo Park teen Shay Patel and his Alley Oop Kids organization. Now his 11-year-old brother, Rishan, is getting involved. He assembled a group of third to sixth graders and raised $3,600 this past month to donate to Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto. Emails the boys’ mother Supna: […]

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Spotted: Pretty good tee-pee job on Cotton

On our chilly morning walk, we came across a house on Cotton St. that had gotten tee-peed. Glad to see this silly nuisance of a prank continues in Menlo Park. And this one doesn’t look too hard to clean up. Back in the day, when one of our friend’s house got teepeed, we’d have to […]

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Menlo Park Police Commander David Bertini named Interim Police Chief

City Manager Alex McIntyre announced that Menlo Park Police Commander David Bertini has been named as Interim Police Chief, effective Saturday, January 6, 2018. Commander Bertini will lead the Menlo Park Police Department on an interim basis until a permanent chief is named. The announcement comes after Menlo Park Police Chief Robert Jonsen accepted the […]

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Cranberry-Orange Pistachio Biscotti that I have been making for years

Traditional biscotti, also known also at “Cantucci or Cantucci di Prato,” are Italian almond biscuits, or cookies. The English translation means “twice-baked.” The name is not meant to be clever: You actually bake this well-known Italian favorite twice. A double bake allows you to get the lovely golden hue and crispy texture that goes so […]

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Menlo Park police and fire team up with American Red Cross to donate blood

Members of the Menlo Park community are invited to roll up their sleeves and join their local police and fire fighters in helping to ensure hospitals and patients have the lifesaving blood they need. Menlo Park firefighters and law enforcement personnel are teaming up with the American Red Cross for their first-ever Battle of the […]

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Visiting the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula at Belle Haven School in Menlo Park

To close the opportunity gap for students in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park, the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula (BGCP) expanded learning time programs in close partnership with Belle Haven School and Ravenswood City School District, sharing facilities, curricula, data, and staff training to deliver academic and social interventions. The BGCP program […]

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Dry December a little less so thanks to overnight rain

Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ this morning: “A surprise rain during the night. I found .1” in my gauge bringing ,my season-to-date total to 3.35”. Our first rain since December 3rd.” Clouds lingered until shortly after dawn when the a very bright, but low in the sky, sun came out, casting long shadows. Photo […]

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