February 2019

“The future of corporate leadership – How transparency is key to innovation” is panel topic on Feb. 27

Menlo Park Rotary Club, Impossible, and Menlo College have put together a panel to talk about how transparency in the workplace is on the rise and why it has never been more important to a successful business model. Several studies have shown that transparency is the number one factor determining workplace happiness which is directly […]

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New restrooms at Jack W. Lyle Park are now open

Permanent restrooms at Jack W. Lyle Park at the corner of Fremont St. and Middle Ave. are now open and operational for all park users. The new facilities replaced a portable toilet. The City of Menlo Park will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, March 2, from 9:00 9:30 am, which is also the […]

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Art Ventures series on climate change concludes Feb. 25 & 26

The Art Ventures Gallery Speaker Series: Stanford’s Climate-Energy Investment In Perspective: Art, Politics, and Science concludes this week with speakers on Monday and Tuesday. Feb. 25, 6:30 pm – Franklin (Lynn) Orr, Ph. D., (pictured right) Former US Dept. of Energy Under Secretary for Science and Energy & Professor Emeritus, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford […]

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Spotted: Dozens of bronzed baby shoes at Buck’s

If you’re of a certain age, it’s likely that your mother arranged to have your baby shoes bronzed. And some of us are lucky enough to have those shoes (or shoe) in our possession. Stop in at Buck’s in Woodside and you’ll get to see dozens of bronzed shoes, thanks to a call put out […]

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Starla Jerome-Robinson slated to become the next Menlo Park City Manager

Starla Jerome-Robinson, the current interim city manager and Menlo Park resident, has been identified by the Menlo Park City Council as its choice for the permanent city manager position. The City Council will formally consider the appointment at its February 26, 2019, meeting. Ms. Jerome-Robinson has overseen city operations on an interim basis since October […]

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Mark Fiore talks about the art of politics on Feb. 25

Febuary marks the Peninsula Libraries Comic Arts Fest. Libraries throughout San Mateo County will be offering a variety of special events including artist appearances, art classes, and film screenings. On Monday, Feb. 25, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park main library (800 Alma St.), Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore will talk […]

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Ravenswood Education Foundation funds important programs for Ravenswood school students – here’s how you can help

Last year, the Ravenwood Education Foundation launched the literacy intervention program in the Ravenwood School District, which identifies third to fifth grade students reading 1-1.5 years below grade level and provides them with intensive support.  Groups of four students cycle through six weeks of four-times-per-week instruction with a literacy Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA). As […]

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Belle Haven residents invited to meet Police Chief Bertini on Feb. 25

Come meet Menlo Park’s Police Chief Dave Bertini on Feb. 25 at the Neighborhood Service Center (871 Hamilton Ave.) from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. The Chief and staff will meet and greet the community and discuss traffic, crime, code enforcement and other neighborhood concerns specific to the Belle Haven community. What to expect: – Community […]

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Menlo-Atherton High School Girls Wrestling wins CCS Championship title for third year in a row

This past weekend, on February 15-16, the Menlo-Atherton High School Girls Wrestling team achieved a level of success that no other M-A sports team has reached in the last 25 years — a third consecutive Central Coast Section (CCS) Championship. Sixty-one girls teams from high schools throughout the Central Coast competed at the CCS Girls […]

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Mercy Beyond Borders to hold fundraiser in Menlo Park

“Our Song Rises” is the theme of Mercy Beyond Borders’ fundraiser on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Quadrus Center, in Menlo Park. The event includes an  evening of music, camaraderie, and fine dining along with a look at MBB’s work overseas. Highlights include a speaker from Haiti as well as recognition of Donor of […]

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Seeing double while exploring the Stanford campus

This photograph by InMenlo co-founder and skilled photographer Scott Loftesness was taken yesterday as he strolled around the Stanford campus. Scott explains: “It’s a tweaked photo, edited on my iPhone using Adobe’s excellent Photoshop Express app (which includes an easy to use reflection feature — along with a slew of other editing features). “The photo […]

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