June 2018

“California Listens: Menlo Park Stories” is new workshop offered by Menlo Park Library

The Menlo Park Library is joining the California State Library and StoryCenter to invite you to share your story about life in California. Apply today to be considered for the workshop; the deadline for applications is July 7. On July 21-22, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day, StoryCenter’s staff will conduct a free […]

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Menlo Fire Station 6 opens – Chief’s contract renewed for three years

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District’s new downtown fire station, located at 700 Oak Grove Avenue, is open. “Some people say it’s one of the most attractive fire stations they have ever seen, and neighbors are already enjoying the outside doggie drinking fountain and wood bench. We plan to get 70 years of service out of […]

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Spotted: Bread at the Menlo Park Farmers Market

If you’re familiar with farmers markets in Europe, there are always at least one bread vendor, and, at the larger markets, three or four. Finally, Menlo Park’s farmers market has bread for sale, and we heard rave reviews about Little Sky Bakery, which is based right here in town. Only time for a quick snapshot […]

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Opinion: Build restrooms at Menlo Park city-managed parks – or bring in portables

With summer arriving, many Menlo Park residents will travel to Fremont Park for the Summer Concert Series on Wednesday evenings. This event is popular, and my wife and I thoroughly enjoy attending. But I have a major concern about Fremont Park and other popular parks in the city. The issue: Numerous parks have no public […]

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Middle schoolers participate in the Greene Scholars Program Summer Science Institute at SLAC

The California Alliance of African American Educators Greene Scholars Program Summer Science Institute at SLAC began three years ago. The annual program was organized by an employee resource group known as CORE (Committee for Outreach, Recruitment & Engagement of Ethnic Minorities) in collaboration with Stanford University. While the program has welcomed high school students for […]

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Cool crafts for kids K-5! Brilliant beading on June 26

Tuesdays for grade schoolers: Craft Day features beading on June 26 from 2:00 to 5:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library. Kids grades K-5 can make some bling for their summer outfits. Beads and stringing materials will be provided. Craft a necklace or a bracelet for yourself or a friend. Drop-in, while materials last. Children under […]

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Windrider Bay Area Film Forum returns to the M-A Performing Arts Center for its 9th year

The Windrider Bay Area Film Forum returns to the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center for its 9th year June 28-30 with screenings at 7:00 pm. As in the past, it will be a mixture of feature films, short films and interactive discussion. Tickets are available online. We visited with two of the Film Forum’s board members, […]

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“Cetaceans of the Coast” is topic at Menlo Park Library on June 25

Meet the whales off our coast and in our bay, with research biologist Izzy Szczepaniak of Golden Gate Cetacean Research (GGCR) on Monday, June 25, at 6:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library. Did you know that harbor porpoises only recently returned to San Francisco Bay, after an absence of approximately 65 years? Learn more […]

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Menlo Park family takes action on immigration policy with fundraising campaign

Update: The Willners have now raised over $20 million of a end of June. It was the photo of a young girl at the border about to be separated from her mother that caught Menlo Park resident Charlotte Willner’s attention. She decided to take action, and along with her husband Dave and friend Malorie McGee, […]

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Café Zoë is celebrates its 10th anniversary today

Café Zoë is celebrating its 10th anniversary today, Tuesday, June 19, and the InMenlo team swung by in time for a champagne toast. The Café — its people and events — has been featured at least four dozen times over the years on InMenlo, which launched just a year later in the summer of 2009. […]

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Friends of the Library summer book sale set for June 23 & 24

The Friends of the Library book sale is back! Stop by and save money on some wonderful books, all while supporting the library. DVDs and music CDs will also be featured. Prices start at $0.50 for mass market paperbacks and $1 for trade and hardcover titles. This two-day sale will run Saturday, from 10:00 am […]

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