January 2018

Community meeting on landscaping near Marsh Road and Bayfront Expressway set for Jan. 25

The City on Menlo Park is hosting a community meeting on Jan. 25 from 7:00 to 8:30 am to discuss options for landscape improvements on public land near the Menlo Gateway development located near the intersection of Marsh Road and Bayfront Expressway. The City seeks public input on options for the scope and location of the […]

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg speaks to MPCSD community at Parent Speaker Series Event

The Menlo Park City School District’s Speaker Series welcomed Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In and Option B to the Hillview stage on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Ms. Sandberg engaged in an intimate, wide-ranging conversation with MPCSD Superintendent Erik Burmeister to a packed house of district parents, leadership, and invited guests including […]

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Badri Valian showcases her paintings and videos at Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park

“39, Silence” is the name of an exhibition of Menlo Park resident Badri Valian’s  Abstract expression artworks on display at Art Ventures Gallery at 888 Santa Cruz Avenue. She’ll be at the gallery tonight (Jan. 17) at 6:00 pm to talk about her paintings and videos. Badri, who we first profiled in 2016, was born […]

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Park in Menlo Park is renamed for war hero and Belle Haven activist Karl E. Clark

Congress person Anna Eshoo, State Senator Jerry Hill, Assemblymember Marc Berman Menlo Park City Council members Ray Mueller, Cat Carlton, Kirsten Keith and Peter Ohtaki, along with family and friends of the late Karl E. Clark, gathered on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 15, to dedicate a park named in Clark’s honor for his many […]

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Applications being accepted for Menlo Park Grant for the Arts

Applications are now available from the Menlo Park Community Services Department  for the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts (MPGA) for the 2018-19 year. Ten organizations will be awarded $500-$3,000 toward subsidizing the rental cost of the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (PAC) for performances from July 2018 to June 2019. The Performing Arts Center seats […]

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Menlo Fire reminds drivers to buckle up before driving

A male driver in his 50’s was not injured when he rolled his van onto its side on Coleman Avenue in Menlo Park late Sunday evening. He said that he was trying put on his seat belt while already driving the vehicle and swerved to avoid another vehicle. Firefighters on Menlo Truck 1 use supersorb […]

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Jim Rutter’s latest endeavor is all about sports – and you!

Sports have long been part of Menlo-Atherton High School grad Jim Rutter’s life. Growing up, he played Little League with former 49ers quarterback John Paye who later was a fraternity brother at Stanford. “I wasn’t a great athlete but participated in football, wrestling and baseball at M-A,” he said recently at the Dutch Goose, seated […]

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InMenlo on a bit of a hiatus

We’re headed to Thailand, part of an all raised-in-Menlo-Park team that includes husband Dennis and friends Sally and Michael. Activities and time difference may well mean less frequent publishing over the next two weeks.

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Kiwanis Club kicks off 2018 speaker luncheons with a wide variety of topics

The Menlo Park Kiwanis Club invites the public to their speaker luncheons every Tuesday at noon at the Allied Arts Guild. January 16: Lee Macklin — Helping You Understand DNA And Finding Your Ancestors So, you have taken a DNA test,  now what? Overwhelmed and confused about how to analyze your results? What are the key steps […]

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Moroccan stewed chickpeas with spinach makes the perfect winter meal

Let’s talk about chickpeas and how awesome they are. My older son eats them straight up, a habit he picked up from me. Also called garbanzo beans, these babies are not only delicious, they are packed with protein and vitamins. Although most people think of them as a vegetable, chickpeas are a legume with a […]

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Make mosaic boxes at Menlo Park Library on Jan. 23

Get in touch with your creative side at the Menlo Park Library on January 23 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Art facilitator Christie Inocencio provides all the materials you need to decorate your own mosaic box to take home and enjoy. No registration is required, but space is limited. Christie Inocencio is a teaching artist […]

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