Faces of Menlo

Menlo Park teen plays lead role in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Kicking off its summer season of Broadway musicals, Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT) presents the acclaimed film-turned musical comedy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Menlo Park-based 10th grader Ria Cuellar-Koh (pictured left, above)  is playing the lead comedic role in this funny and irreverent production that is playing at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts July […]

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Menlo Park claims two players on the winning Women’s World Cup soccer team

Abby Dahlkemper (shown above participating in FIFA portrait day) and Tierna Davidson (below, right) are Menlo Park’s brightest stars today as members of the USA soccer team that defeated the Netherlands 2-0 for the Women’s World Cup victory. The two defenders both grew up in Menlo Park, attended Oak Knoll School and graduated from Sacred […]

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Linda Boroff wins award for her memoir but writing screenplays is her passion

We had reached out to Menlo Park resident Linda Boroff after learning she’d won first prize in the Ageless Authors competition for her memoir, What’s So Funny? A Love Story. The judges noted she used “an extensive vocabulary and attention to detail to chart a family’s humorous descent out of the middle class.” “I never expected to […]

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Artist Tara de la Garza creates “Monuments to the Plastocene”

Let’s just say artist Tara de la Garza is a bit trash obsessed. “As a child, a trip to the ‘tip’ (dump) was always an adventure,” said the Menlo Park resident who is of Irish descent but grew up in Australia. “Furniture, electronics, bicycles, all sorts of treasures could be found.” Later as an adult […]

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Long time Menlo Park resident Jym Clendenin celebrates milestone birthday

If you are regularly out and about in Menlo Park, you’re likely to have crossed paths with long time Menlo Park resident — and InMenlo contributor — Jym Clendenin. That’s because he’s a perpetual motion machine, whether it be walking, running, hiking or cycling. Today the retired SLAC physicist is celebrating his 80th birthday. His […]

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Sofia Preston takes the stage at Nativity Carnival

Menlo Park resident Sofia Preston took the stage at the 39th Annual Nativity Carnival this weekend. Sofia sang  R&B/Pop songs on Saturday, June 8, flanked by two back-up dancers and great friends, Melanie Anderson (yellow top) and Annika Kaval. Sofia is opening the Carnival today (June 9) by singing the National Anthem. The Nativity Carnival is […]

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Bell Choir celebrates with a 21st anniversary concert

The Bell Choir at Trinity Church in Menlo Park is celebrating its 21st anniversary with a concert on Sunday, June 9, at 7:00 pm featuring a selection of classical, popular and sacred music — a range to please most everyone according to founding — and longest tenured members — Shirley Hagey (left in photo) and […]

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Vikram Seshadri works with local government as member of the San Mateo County Youth Commission

Two Thursdays every month, 25 youth ages 13-21 gather at the County Center in Redwood City to discuss important issues affecting youth in San Mateo County — and work with County government to solve them. They are part of the San Mateo County Youth Commission, a civic engagement program for youth. The issues range from […]

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Willow Oaks 4th graders team with Quinteto Latino for end of year concert

Fourth graders from Willow Oaks School took to the streets on Wednesday, May 29, walking together to Café Zoë where they performed compositions they’d written with members of Quinteto Latino. Classical musician, Quinteto Latino founder, and Menlo Park resident Armando Castellano has been working with the school children and their music teacher for the past […]

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M-A student Audrey Ha wins first place in California Science and Engineering Fair

Menlo-Atherton High School student Audrey Ha capped off her Freshman year by taking first place in the California Science and Engineering Fair in the behavioral science category among a field of 800 middle and high school students. This followed wins at the county and regional level. Audrey’s topic was titled “Fostering Racial Tolerance in High […]

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Poet Lisa Rosenberg has two upcoming events

Lisa Rosenberg, Menlo Park resident and Poet Laureate Emerita of San Mateo County, has two upcoming events in May. SHAKESPEARE WROTE SOURCE CODE How is a sonnet like a satellite? Find out in this discipline-bending talk and reading by Lisa, who is the author of A Different Physics. Friday, May 17, 7:00 PM Chabot Space […]

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