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Last week, Menlo Park resident Henry Shane, who is a junior at Kehillah Jewish High School, championed a Global Climate Strike in San Francisco. With multiple police officers closing down the streets in front of the demonstration, Henry led an estimated 400 students down Howard & 2nd street, making their way from BlackRock Headquarters to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office.

“If you or your child wants to get involved within the climate movement or for information about future strikes, join these organizations: The Sunrise Movement or Extinction Rebellion,” said Henry.

Since the Parkland shooting, Henry has been moved to make a difference. As a freshman, in March of 2018, a month after the shooting, Henry organized the Kehillah students in the high school Walkout Against Gun Violence.

Since the walkout, he advanced to become Assistant Director of March For Our Lives Silicon Valley, began working on the Pete Buttigieg Presidential Campaign, and became a member of the leadership team for the Sunrise Bay Area Chapter.

Photos courtesy of Kehillah Jewish High School

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Cafe Zoë’s 4th annual Gingerbread House decorating competition set for Dec. 14

Cafe Zoë’s 4th Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Competition is back this Saturday, December 14. Here are the rules: – You must sign-up to arrive for one of two time slots: 2:00 pm or 3:45 pm – Sign-up via email [email protected] – Sign-ups end Friday, Dec 13th at 10:00 pm -$17 Entry fee (teams can be […]

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Kitka returns with Wintersongs to St. Bede’s on Dec. 8

Wintersongs is Kitka’s critically-acclaimed and  popular winter holiday program showcasing seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. The female vocal ensemble will perform at St. Bede’s Church (2650 Sand Hill Road) on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4:00 pm. Tickets are available in advance online. For countless centuries, people around […]

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“Twas the Night Before Christmas” on tap for two weekends in December

Dancer Repertory Theatre offers Twas the Night Before Christmas, a delightful dance/theatre production following the famous Clement C. Moore poem. With dancing Mice, Prancing Reindeer and a bag of toys that all come to life, it is guaranteed to bring the holiday spirit to all! This lively and colorful show with a cast of 85+ dancers […]

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Woodside Village Band holiday concert takes place Dec. 7

The Winter Concert 2019 with Yessica Gallagher conducting takes place on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 3:00 pm at the Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road. Free admission and parking; donations welcome. Works being rehearsed; their order may differ at the concert: America Forever March, James V. Colonna/J. C. Colonna; Carol of the Bells, Sean O’Loughlin; Christmas from the ’50s, Douglas Wagner; Elegy for the U.S.S. […]

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Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk slated for Dec. 7

The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association presents the Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, December 7, in Downtown Menlo Park from 1:00 to 4:30pm. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation. The cost is $49 per person. Enjoy wines from small, local boutique wineries of the […]

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Jerry Rice’s 25th Annual NFL Alumni Celebrity Toy Drive comes to downtown Menlo Park

Mayor Ray Mueller encourages residents u to support the Jerry Rice 25th Annual NFL Alumni Celebrity Toy Drive, now through December 14, between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm at 807 Santa Cruz Ave. (Santa Cruz Avenue and Crane Street). This year’s event is possible through a joint effort between local NFL alumni, Menlo Park Mayor […]

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First Friday program looks at Irish journey to Ellis Island on Dec. 6

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Holiday tree lighting in Fremont Park on Dec. 6

Begin the holiday season with the annual tree lighting in Fremont  Park on Friday, Dec. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. s. Watch live entertainment and sing along to winter classics with the musical entertainers! Enjoy a visit from Santa and his winter friends. Conclude the evening with a story reading from Santa and count […]

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Get around town using the City of Menlo Park’s free shuttle system

Did you know that the City of Menlo Park operates four free, publicly accessible shuttle lines? These shuttle lines are a great way to get around town to run errands, visit friends, get to home or work from Caltrain, and/or shop just in time for the holidays!  These shuttles are open to everyone, have a […]

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The Bugs of Pokémon examined on Sunday, Dec. 1

Attention K-8 students! Meet Beetlelady Stephanie Dole, Ph.D., and explore the place where fantasy meets reality on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Belle Haven branch (413 Ivy Dr.) of the Menlo Park Library. The creator of Pokémon, Satoshi Tajiri, spent his childhood collecting bugs in the Japanese countryside. His love […]

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