March 2019

A small group that included the Raging Grannies gathered near the corner of El Camino and Ravenswood today to protest the removal of seven Redwood trees in that area. They passed out flyers to inform fellow residents what they can do to help save the trees.

Another protest is planned for tomorrow, March 24, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

You can find out more about the trees, including a slide show that the City of Menlo Park presented about why the trees need to be removed, at the Save 7 Trees website.

Photos by Robb Most (c) 2019

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Author of “The Little Exile” to speak at Menlo Park Library on March 27

Jeanette Arakawa, imprisoned for four years as a child during World War II in an Arkansas “relocation center” for Japanese-Americans, will at the Menlo Park Library on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm about life as an internee, and life after the “camps.” Arakawa is the author of the book “The Little Exile,” relating a […]

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Rain overnight gives way to sun after dawn

Lots of rain overnight yielded to scattered clouds and sunny skies Saturday morning. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Whoopee! While we were sleeping .6” of rain fell into my gauge. That is 20.85” season to date. This is a welcome surprise to me!” Jogging up the Dish trail from Alpine we captured the atmospheric […]

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Shalini Bitzer combines creativity and international influences in designing luxurious fabrics

Beautifully patterned fabrics made of silk, linen and cotton adorn every inch of wall space of Shalini Bitzer’s shop tucked into a rear corner of the Allied Arts Guild. They are designed by Shalini who says she often gets her ideas from old books or movies. “Sometimes I draw the image, other times I photograph […]

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Lots of sputtering, not much rain today in Menlo Park

The skies stayed grey enough today just to fool people into thinking the rain was coming, but not much fell. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “I am reporting .1” for the day of rainfallA disappointment for me. Still 20.25” season to date. Heck, I have put away my winter and rain banners!” Per usual […]

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Applications to serve on a Menlo Park Commission/Committee due April 5

The City of Menlo Park welcomes and encourages residents’ active participation through serving on a City-appointed commission or committee. Commissions examine issues of community interest and make recommendations to the City Council on policy matters. Each commission reviews specific subjects and carries out assignments as directed by the City Council or as prescribed by law. […]

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M-A math teacher Gregg Whitnah keeps on running

What is a math teacher’s favorite number? For Gregg Whitnah, it very well may be 26.2, the number of miles in a marathon. Whitnah has been teaching math for 48 years, and has been a familiar face at Menlo-Atherton High School for 25. Outside of the classroom, Whitnah spends his time running countless marathons alongside […]

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City Council study session on ConnectMenlo General Plan set for March 26

The Menlo Park City Council will hold a study session on the ConnectMenlo General Plan progress since its adoption in 2016. The meeting takes place at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, March 26, in the City Council Chambers. The meeting agenda will be published the evening of Thursday, March 21, 2019. This is part of the General […]

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Kids invited to make a Fabergé egg on March 23 at Menlo Park Library

Take a virtual trip to Russia! Learn about the famous Fabergé eggs, and create one of your own to take home. For ages 6-11, registration required. This free event is funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.  

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Pioneering Stanford transplant surgeon and Menlo Park resident Oscar Salvatierra dies at 83

Menlo Park resident Oscar Salvatierra Jr., MD, professor emeritus of surgery and of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a leader in the effort to enact national legislation regulating organ donation, died March 16 at his home in Menlo Park. He was 83. The cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease. A funeral […]

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Respite from rain ends the first day of spring

The lack of rain over the past week or so ended overnight, but the all day rain predicted for today turned into scattered showers, a few of them heavy. Report InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ:  “.15” for the day and 20.15” season to date.” The photo of the rainbow over the Menlo train station that […]

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