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Contributed has written 2013 article(s) for InMenlo.


5th annual Congressional App Challenge for 18th District is underway

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) announced today the launch of the fifth annual Congressional App Challenge for the 18th Congressional District. Established by the Congresswoman and Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) in 2013, the competition is a bipartisan nationwide event that invites high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their […]

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Watch Tommy’s Pirate Adventure on Belle Haven branch of library on July 14

Puppet Art Theater brings some high-seas fun to Menlo Park Library’s  Summer Puppetry Festival. Tommy and his dog Fifi are enjoying living on Alligator Island, at least until the pirates show up. Mixed-up treasure leads to confusion and fun, as Tommy ends up playing pirates for real! Enjoy: – Live, interactive puppetry – Laughs for […]

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Make a plant terrarium at Menlo Park Library on July 9

Learn about air plants so that you can  create a plant terrarium! Let your creativity fly at the Menlo Park Library on July 9 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.  Supplies provided. Registration required. Grades 5-12 are welcome.

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“Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives” is month long focus at Menlo Park Library

Activists and reformers in the United States have long recognized the harm of domestic violence and sought to improve the lives of women who were battered. The Menlo Park Library’s temporary exhibition, Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives, explores the developments during latter half of the 20th century, when nurses took up the call. Beginning in the […]

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Animal ambassadors visit Belle Haven branch of library on July 10

Some “animal ambassadors” are visiting the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library (413 Ivy Dr.) on Wednesday, July 10, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, courtesy of Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. Learn about different habitats such as deserts, grasslands, forests, and even the urban jungle! Meet some of the animals that call these […]

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Artist Michael Killen speaks on climate change at Menlo Spark event on July 9

Menlo Spark is hosting a program featuring climate change artist Michael Killen on Tuesday, July 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park. Attendees can learn about Menlo Park’s Fossil Free Buildings Campaign while view Killen’s new collection “Search for Climate Solutions.” A Menlo Park resident, Killen has displayed large paintings […]

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Create a light for your summer garden at the Menlo Park Library on July 2

Sign up to create your own beautiful garden light using a repurposed jar, some paint, and a creative boost from art facilitator Christie Inocencio! Extra “green” credit if you bring your own jar. Advance registration is required for this adults only event which will take place on Tuesday, July 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. […]

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San Mateo County to begin Santa Cruz Avenue lane closure pilot program

San Mateo County will be temporarily closing one lane of traffic in the northbound direction of Santa Cruz Avenue at the intersection of Santa Cruz Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas beginning July 2 through October 2, 2019. The lane closure is anticipated to be in place for three months. San Mateo County has worked […]

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Artist Naomi Mendel is featured at Art Ventures Gallery in downtown Menlo Park

Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park is exhibiting the work of Israel-based artist Naomi Mendel through August 2nd. She participated in the Gallery’s Artist Residency in Half Moon Bay this past February and March. “My work explores the moment in visual perception that precedes interpretation — the moment when the world overwhelms the gaze with a […]

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Bicycle safety improvements in downtown Menlo Park completed

Work on permanent treatments for the bicycle facilities along Oak Grove Avenue, Crane Street, Live Oak Avenue and University Drive in Menlo Park are now complete. Final construction of the project began in May 2019 and consisted of refreshing the faded painted lines from the pilot project with reflective thermoplastic striping. Between El Camino Real […]

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Celebrate 4th of July with parade and fun activities in Menlo Park

Kids are invited to decorate their bikes, tricycles, or wagons and parade down Santa Cruz Avenue from downtown (corner of Chestnut Street and Santa Cruz Avenue) to Burgess Park. The Parade starts promptly at 11:45 a.m. Once at Burgess Park, enjoy live music, bounce houses, rock walls, face painting, crafts, games and food. This year’s […]

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