July 2018

Menlo Movies Series begins on July 27 – nine free movies to screen

Nine films will screen for free as part of the Menlo Movie Series, which resumes for its fourth season on July 27.  It provides an opportunity to bond with Menlo Park families as well as provide memorable experiences for all toddlers to grand parents. The weekly event features movies of varied genres including animated, adventure, sci-fi, […]

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Year Up Bay Area launches job training program at Facebook in Menlo Park

Year Up Bay Area (“YUBA”), a non-profit workforce development program for motivated and talented young adults, has launched a new Year Up site at Facebook in Menlo Park. The new site, which is Year Up’s first employer-based site on the West Coast, will serve 80 young adults in its first year, allowing the organization to […]

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Menlo Park tabbed for optimized traffic flow pilot project

Beginning this fall and continuing for the next 12-18 months, the Optimizing Urban Traffic (OUT) pilot project will be deployed in Menlo Park to optimize traffic flow along Marsh Road, Bayfront Expressway and Willow Road, east of U.S. 101. Specifically, the pilot will: – Implement proven technology to improve traffic flow; – Engage drivers of […]

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Families gather at welcome event in advance of new Menlo Park City School District preschool

Next month, the Menlo Park City School District is opening its long-planned preschool, offering full and part day programs for children ages 3-5. Jessica Mihaly, Director of the Early Learning Center, hosted a welcome event at Laurel School last weekend for enrolled students and families to meet each other and their new teachers, enjoy some […]

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Last tanks from Jacque Littlefield’s collection are readied for cross country journey

A strange and startling sight is currently ensconced in an asphalt area at the junction of Sand Hill Road and Whiskey Hill Road in Woodside, causing passing drivers to do a double take. The last of the late Jacque Littlefield’s tank collection is being readied for a journey to the Collings Foundation in Massachusetts. An […]

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Long-time M-A biology teacher and former swimming coach Rick Longyear passes away at age 57

Writes Menlo-Atherton High School  principal Simone Rick-Kennel in a special edition of the school newsletter, BearNotes: “It’s unusual to deliver sad news mid summer, however, with a heavy heart I want to let you know that beloved teacher and coach, Rick Longyear, who has been part of the M-A community for 36 years, passed away […]

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Capturing the sights of Summerfest 2018 in downtown Menlo Park

Summerfest returned to Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park this weekend, wrapping up its two-day run at 6:00 pm this evening. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most captured some of the action. Featured at top is artist Elizabeth Sullivan who  describes her slightly surreal acrylic paintings as “dreamscapes.”   “I’ve been drawing since before I can […]

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USGS public lecture focuses on Iron Mountain and acid mine drainage

USGS Research Chemist Charles Alpers will give a free public lecture on July 26 at 7:00 pm in Rambo Auditorium of the USGS Menlo Park campus, 345 Middlefield Road.

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Spotted: LB Steak sign coming down

We were in downtown Menlo Park early today and came upon a worker taking down the LB Steak sign. We asked, “When is the new sign going up?” as this is the site for the much anticipated Camper featuring  chef Greg Kuzia-Carmel. He answered, “Mid-August.” Footnote: we got the “L”.

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Nobel Prize-winning SLAC physicist Burton Richter dies at age 87

Burton Richter, the Paul Pigott Professor in the Physical Sciences, Emeritus, former director of the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, and winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in physics, died July 18 in Palo Alto. He was 87. Richter’s Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the J/psi subatomic particle, shared with MIT’s […]

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Local writer Rebecca Bloom co-authors “The Anti-Cook Book”

Menlo Park resident Rebecca Bloom is a lawyer turned writer. Her writing “partner-in-crime” and one-time college roommate, Shelly Onderdonk, is a veterinarian. It’s natural that the two, neither chef nor food critic, would combine for a new book, The Anti-Cook Book. And not to be mis-understood: They are not against cooks, meaning the people who […]

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