March 2018

Portola Valley School District to host 2nd annual school maker faire on March 30

Portola Valley School District’s School Maker Faire is a 1-day event being held on Friday, March 30th, from Noon to 4:00 pm at Corte Madera School, Portola Valley. This event, open to the public, will showcase Kindergarten through 8th grade projects created by inventors, tech enthusiasts, hobbyists, crafters, artists and DIYers of all kinds, many […]

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Long time Menlo Park resident Arthur Flegel passes away at age 100 years, seven months

Arthur E. Flegel, who brought furniture to downtown Menlo Park with the opening of Flegel’s Home Furnishings on Santa Cruz Avenue in 1954, passed away in his sleep on March 16. The longtime Menlo Park resident was 100 years, seven months old. There will be a memorial service for Mr. Flegel on May 4, 2018, […]

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Oak Knoll School Principal Kristen Gracia inducted into Skyline College Hall of Fame

On Saturday, Oak Knoll School Principal, Kristen Gracia, was inducted into the Skyline College Hall of Fame to honor her time there as a two-sport star, twice named MVP in softball, along with being the MVP in Cross Country. As a student at Skyline College, Kristen was awarded the Garlington Award for her athletic accomplishments […]

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More photos from yesterday’s march against gun violence in Menlo Park

We were introduced to Menlo-Atherton High School student Lena Kalotihos when she covered the walk out by M-A students and other nearby schools on March 14. She is just learning the craft of digital photography, and we applaud her efforts. Yesterday, she chronicled the Walk for Our Lives along Santa Cruz Avenue, and we present […]

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Skies squeeze out a bit more rain this morning in Menlo Park

Anyone walking around Menlo Park around 9:00 this morning would have gotten wet – just like the did Saturday morning. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ checked his gauges shortly before 11:00 am: “Found .1” in my gauge, now 11.9” season-to-date. Maybe we can creep to a decent 15”. Rain  reports are always welcome not because […]

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Menlo Park residents take to the streets calling for an end to gun violence

In homage to the many March for Our Lives events happening around the country today, around 200 kids from nine to 92 joined together for a walk along Santa Cruz Avenue early Saturday afternoon in support of stronger gun laws. Billed “Walk for Our Lives,” it was organized by Menlo Park mom (three children in […]

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Spotted: Menlo Park teen being interviewed at San Francisco March for Our Lives event

Photographer Doug Kaye caught the action when 15-year-old Menlo Park resident Maya Segel was being interviewed today in San Francisco at the March for Out Lives event she helped organize. Gun violence, she said, “is not normal. It’s not natural. It shouldn’t be happening. And we’re sick of being afraid.”

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The door slams shut one last time on the Oasis

The booths and tables at the Oasis Beer Garden in Menlo Park are as lonely the sole pint of beer pictured right, and unlikely to be filled again. We learned today that Dan Beltramo, the building’s property owner, does not intend to bring back the Oasis in the near future. Emails Menlo Park City Councilman […]

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Misting of overnight rain and one big deluge in the morning

Menlo Park residents may have heard raindrops on the roofs of their homes. And if they were out and about around 9:15 am they got caught in one serious deluge. Alas, it did little to add to the annual rainfall. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “I was driving up Middle this morning. Too bad […]

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Reminder: Walk for Our Lives event in Menlo Park on Saturday, March 24, organized by Katharina Powers

As we reported earlier this week, Menlo Park resident Katharina Powers (pictured) is organizing a walk on Saturday, March 24 in homage to the many marches being held around the country calling for stricter gun control legislation, joining forces with artist Lin Evola who creates sculptures out of metal melted from guns. It will start […]

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Visit with Harry Houdini in Menlo Park on March 24

Actor Duffy Hudson returns to Menlo Park, this time with a one-man show featuring the great magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini. The show will take place on March 24 from 11:00 to noon at the City Council Chambers (701 Laurel St.) Hudson-as-Houdini will impart fascinating details of the star’s life and career, pull off […]

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