March 2019

The Atherton Arts Foundation is hosting artists from the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park next weekend at the Jennings Pavillion at Holbrook Palmer Park (150 Watkins Rd. Atherton). There will be a reception for the artists on Friday, April 5, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm featuring art, wine, food and music.

The art show is open Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Participating Portola Art Gallery artists are Larry Calof, Inna Cherneykina, Marsha Heimbecker, Misako Kambe, Terry McMahon, Yvonne Newhouse, Jerry Peters, Jan Prisco, Linda Salter, Teresa Silvestri and Mary Stahl.

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Spotted: Humongous artichokes at Menlo Park Farmers Market

The artichokes that Northridge Farms brought to the Menlo Park Farmers Market today were so big it was impossible to pass by without snapping a photo. Luckily, they were next to some regularly-sized strawberries just to give them something to compare to. Northridge is a family farm located in Monterrey County. More on its history […]

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2019 Commuter Challenge runs from April 1 to May 31

Commute.org announced the 2019 Commuter Challenge for people who commute to, from or through San Mateo County. Between April 1 and May 3t, people who join the challenge and use alternative modes of transportation will be eligible to win great prizes. The Commuter Challenge promotes using alternative methods of transportation such as bicycling, walking, carpooling, […]

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Hidden delights of Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park

One of the more enjoyable aspects of publishing InMenlo, is getting to dive deep into some of Menlo Park’s more hidden treasures. Such was the case when we toured Vallombrosa Center with Public Events and Marketing Coordinator David Leech accompanied by contributing photographer Scott Kline. Tucked behind a wall on Oak Grove Avenue between the […]

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Audie Murphy as performed by Duffy Hudson comes to Menlo Park on April 6

Meet the most-decorated U.S. soldier of World War II, Audie Murphy, who after returning home went on to a 21-year acting career, even while suffering from PTSD. Audie Murphy will be portrayed by Broadway-trained actor Duffy Hudson, the performer voted “Best One-Man Show in Los Angeles.” The performance will take place on Saturday, April 6, […]

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Measurement and Me is fun class for young kids on April 6

In this program from the Bay Area Discovery Museum, young mathematicians compare, contrast, count, and measure as they investigate how tall, long, wide, and heavy things are in the world around them. For ages 3-6, registration required. The event takes place on Saturday, April 6, from 10:30 to 11:30 am. This free event is funded […]

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Chef Jason Dalling heads the kitchen at new Menlo Tavern

A new restaurant, Menlo Tavern, overseen by a new chef, Jason Dalling, opened on March 11 at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park. The interior space of the former restaurant has been totally redesigned, offering homage to Stanford Eating Clubs. Booths now line one side of the space, and a book case filled with […]

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First Tuesday Poets Night comes to Cafe Zoë on April 2

Emails Menlo Park resident Lisa Rosenberg: “We’re excited to resume our community poetry evening this Tuesday evening (April 2) at the wonderful Cafe Zoë in Menlo Park. We have a new night, and a slightly new name, “First Tuesday Poets Night.” Kalamu Chaché and I are delighted to restart this series during National Poetry Month, […]

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Pre-dawn shower adds to Menlo Park rainfall

Maybe we weren’t the only ones to sigh when hearing rain pounding the rooftop around 5:00 am. But it yielded to sunshine by the time the morning commute had started. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “An additional .1” in my gauges this morning. Now at 21.65”. Maybe more to fall and collect today. My […]

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Spotted: Sugar the Golden Retriever visiting the Pet Place

We were lucky enough to run into high school chum Cynthia Lovewell at the Pet Place in downtown Menlo Park. She was there with her new puppy, a 12-week-old Golden Retriever named Sugar “because she’s so sweet!” Pet Place owner Lynn Macy made her feel very welcome, natch. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2019

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Mix of sun and rain today in Menlo Park

People in Menlo Park were kept busy today putting their umbrellas up and down, with the sun peeking through between the showers. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: ” .3” to pass onto you. This brings my season to date total to 21.55″. A year ago my total was 11.9”.” The sunshine makes for happy […]

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