August 2019

Dining in downtown Menlo Park last night, we spotted a man wearing a fun, Hawaiian themed shirt with the initials “M-A.” Turns out he is first year math teacher Roger Migdow. The Bears Athletic Booster Club is selling the shirt along with a lot of other Bear Wear.

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Weekend Wayfarer: Sam McDonald County Park

In one respect, Sam McDonald County Park is empty. On a Sunday afternoon, on a five-mile loop, I ran into a total of zero people. In the place of people is some of the most impressive old-growth redwood forest on the western side of the Santa Cruz mountains, as well as a silence most conducive […]

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An appreciation of Jesse Cool and Flea Street Cafe on its 39th anniversary

I’m a long time fan of Flea Street Cafe, which owner Jesse Cool has shepherded through good times and bad before celebrating its 39th anniversary yesterday. “I really don’t know how I did,” is how she succinctly summed up the accomplishment. I first dined there in the early ’80s when visiting my Menlo Park parents, […]

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Mathitude programs continue to expand with new Math Engagement Clubs

Emails Paula Hamilton who started Mathitude in 2013 to further math engagement for children and teens: “We finished our Math Summer Refresh classes at Ladera Rec earlier this month, and we now have a suite of seven enrichment books available for rising second grade through rising Algebra students. These books are full-color and packed with games, […]

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Debra Meyerson chronicles how she discovered her new self following a stroke

As an academic, Stanford professor Debra Meyerson spent a career creating and sharing knowledge. Now following a severe stroke in 2010, she’s not only continuing to share knowledge but the book she co-authored with her son, Danny Zuckerman, Identity Theft: Rediscovering Ourselves After Stroke, also served as part of her therapy, particularly from an emotional standpoint. […]

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Kids invited to listen to books read by Menlo Park police officers on Aug. 30

Children and families are invited to meet their neighborhood police officers, eat pizza and bond over books on Friday, Aug. 30 from 6:30 to 7:45 pm outside Burgess pool in Burgess Park • Listen to books read by police officers • Receive a free children’s book • Meet officers and get their autographs • Pizza […]

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DUI/Driver’s license checkpoint planned for Aug. 31 in Menlo Park

The Menlo Park Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 pm and 3:00 am. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing. Menlo Park police […]

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Ice Bucket Challenge comes to Menlo-Atherton High School in support of parent who has ALS

M-A parent Kevin Heller was recently diagnosed with ALS. His son, Michael, is a junior on the Varsity water polo team, which took the the Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday before practice. It coincided with  the 5th anniversary of the initial Ice Bucket Challenge. There is talk of another ice bucket challenge on Saturday when M-A […]

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Spotted: NASA hosts Anna Eshoo and Nancy Pelosi at Women’s Equality Day event

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, astronaut Megan McArthur and several special guests, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, took part in a Women’s Equality Day event yesterday (Aug. 26) at NASA’s Ames Research Center. Call to Leadership: A Celebration of Women Leaders was organized by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.  Bridenstine […]

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How San Mateo County is moving towards opening more parks to dogs

Compared to other counties in the Bay Area, San Mateo is very restrictive when it comes to welcoming dogs to parks and open spaces. That is the result of an ordinance that goes back 100 years and was only recently amended, explained Carla Schoof, a communications specialist with the Parks Department. The Parks Department had […]

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“Book-ish” Trivia Night comes to Menlo Park Library on Aug. 29

On Thursday, August 29, the Menlo Park Library is hosting a special, after-hours event just for adults 21 and over from 6:30 to 8:00 pm To celebrate the end of our Adult Summer Learning Challenge, we’re holding a “Book-ish” Trivia Night! Join us for: – Light refreshments and (adult) beverages – Trivia game and prizes – Adult […]

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