February 2018

Learn the differences between the minds of girls and boys at MPCSD talk on Feb. 28

The next MPCSD Parent Education Speaker Series, titled “The Minds of Boys and Girls”, will be on  Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 6:30 p.m., at the Hillview PAC.  In this inspirational, practical, and humorous presentation, renowned educator, family counselor, and New York Times bestselling author Michael Gurian focuses on helping boys and girls across the gender […]

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Pioneering SLAC physicist Richard Taylor, who won a Nobel Prize, passes away at age 88

Richard Edward Taylor, one of the pioneering particle physicists working at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, died at his Stanford campus home on February 22 at the age of 88. Taylor was an early user of the 2-mile-long linear accelerator at SLAC and carried out experiments that revealed subatomic particles called quarks […]

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Crime rate increases, citizen complaints level in Menlo Park during 2017

For the fifth year, the Menlo Park Police Department released its annual crime statistics and citizen complaint data. The 2017 crime statistics show an increase in reported violent crime (homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault); 54 incidents in 2017 over 30 reported in 2016. According to the department, this increase can be partially attributed to multiple […]

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Karen McCann turns political with new book, Women of the American Resistance

We met author Karen McCann in 2012 soon after her book, Dancing in the Fountain: How to Live Abroad was published. Given her emphasis on travel writing, we were surprised when the Menlo-Atherton High School alumni reached out to us about her latest project, Women of the American Resistance, which includes both a book and […]

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Spotted: Raising a pint for Malcolm on Freewheel Brewing Company’s 5th anniversary

Good vibes aplenty were on display at Freewheel Brewing Company last night when the community came out in memory of founder Malcolm McGinnis on the occasion of the pub’s 5th anniversary. Malcolm, who passed away in September 2016, founded Freewheel with Englishman Pete Krausa (pictured right with Irene Searles, Malcolm’s widow) along with fellow Menlo Park […]

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Albert Camarillo looks back on four decades teaching Mexican American history at Stanford

Growing up in Compton, California in the 50s and 60s, by his own admission Albert Camarillo was not a particularly good student. “But a light went on in sixth grade when I had my first male teacher,” he recalls, sitting in the living room of his Menlo Park home. “Another inspiration was my older brother […]

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Menlo Park Police looking for gray BMW X5 SUV in connection with hit and run

An apparent hit-and-run accident occurred on Feb. 20 around 10:25 pm involving a pedestrian on University Avenue just east of the rail road crossing. Several passing motorists said that when they arrived to render aid the car that struck the victim was no longer at the scene. Officers located debris from the suspect vehicle, which was […]

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More on The Oasis from author of the book on Camp Fremont

The building that houses The Oasis, which will close on March 7, has a history that predates its 60 years as a beer garden. Emails Barbara Wilcox, who wrote a book about Camp Fremont during World War I: “[The building] was one of several Camp Fremont YMCAs during the war. Every unit had its own YMCA. […]

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Menlo Park beer & burger institution, The Oasis, set to close March 7

The Tougas family, who operate The Oasis, announced via Facebook that the much beloved Menlo Park beer and burger spot will close on March 7. Here is their announcement: “To all of our loyal customers and to the greater Menlo Park community, “It is with heavy heart that we announce the closing of our beloved […]

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Pussyhat Project creator Krista Suh will be at Café Zoë on Feb. 25

Krista Suh, creator of the Pussyhat Project, will be at Café Zoë on Sunday, Feb. 25 at noon, signing her book, DIY Rules for a WTF World. Krista took her idea and engineered it into a grass roots worldwide movement in just two months. There will be a reading from her book, a Q & A session, […]

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Elephant seals strutting their stuff at Piedras Blancas captured by photographer Robb Most

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than to head to Piedras Blancas to see elephant seals, particularly since that day just happens to be the peak of the mating season, according to the Friends of the Elephant Seals website. If that wasn’t InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most’s exact thought, it’s close enough. Accompanied by […]

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