Faces of Woodside

Margaret and Jamis MacNiven honored for their many years of service to Woodside community

An abundance of laughter and silliness filled the  Woodside High School Performing Arts Center last night. It was a fitting way to salute two people who’ve provided their community with a steady dose of both over the years, as well as many charitable good deeds Margaret and Jamis MacNiven (pictured with their family), owners of Buck’s of Woodside, […]

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Small and reusable, Urban Market Bags come to market again

While being first to market is typically an advantage in Silicon Valley, Kerri Stenson (pictured left) of Woodside learned firsthand the pitfalls of being too early. Back in 2007, motivated by an entrepreneurial drive with an environmental bent, Kerri and a friend came up with the idea of packaging multiple reusable bags in a sack. […]

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Danny Goldberg uses sound therapy to guide people into deep meditative state

Want to take a guided hike in the the hills above Menlo Park? Or maybe you’re interested in taking some art classes, whether it be in a studio or outdoors. Or enter a deep meditative state through sound healing therapy. All — and more — are offerings of Danny Goldberg, whom we’d come to talk to on a […]

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From Kerri Stenson’s Woodside farm, Edible Silicon Valley makes local food connections

Plenty of clues point to Kerri Stenson’s latest endeavor. Kerri’s gold SUV sports a “Cal Ag” personalized license plate. And then there’s that slightly perplexing acronym:  EDBL SV. All is revealed when she pulls into the driveway of her Woodside home and opens the garage. Inside, there are boxes. Lots of magazine-stuffed boxes, labeled “Edible… […]

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Menlo School classmates create public service video on water conservation that’s screened at film festival

The Public Service Announcement (PSA) on water conservation that Menlo School seniors Alec Oswald and Jeremy Stern produced and directed  last summer was selected to be screened at the 2nd Annual Social Change Film Festival & Institute (SCFFI) held recently in New Orleans. The students, both Woodside residents, worked on the project for their Senior Community […]

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Stacey Keare advocates for those in need of legal assistance in volunteer role with Legal Aid Society

It’s a fact that’s often overlooked — more people living in the Menlo Park area than one might expect need some kind of legal assistance or advocacy help. “People don’t realize the extend of the situation or the issues that need addressing,” said Stacey Keare, who was recently elected President of the Board of Directors of […]

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Budweiser Clydesdales get a taste of Woodside but, alas, make no public appearances

For the past two weeks, equestrians at The Horse Park in Woodside have had the pleasure of watching some of the best-known advertising icons in the world, the Budweiser Clydesdales, frolicking and basking in the sun in the paddocks at the facility which is located at the corner of Sand Hill and Whiskey Hill Roads. […]

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Baseball player turned researcher, Jack Mosbacher believes it’s his generation’s turn to change the world

Graduate from Stanford with honors in June  — check. Get a job that comes with a 12th floor office in Hoover Tower — check. It’s no wonder that Jack Mosbacher is smiling. The Menlo School grad grew up in Woodside with Stanford Cardinal blood in his veins. Granddad Jack Ditz started the Buck Cardinal Club. Mom, […]

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Nan Chapman discovered horses as a child — and they’re still an important part of her life

Nan Chapman rode her first horse when she was seven. His name was Ranger, and he was housed at an Atherton home near the corner of Atherton Ave. and El Camino Real, often referred to as the “Dupont House.” “My mother said the most expensive mistake she ever made was buying me my first riding […]

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