Hangouts

Menlo Park resident Tim Johnston reminded fellow members of “Do You Remember the Old Menlo Park” on Facebook that as of March 7 the Oasis has been gone for a year. Valiant efforts were made to save it, and locals lined up for blocks for a last beer and burger. Tim enhanced a photo using an app called Waterlogue to produce the image above.

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GB Gents present American Stories at Cafe Zoë on Feb. 9

Dr. Maurice Ghysels and his management company, Bright Night Entertainment, are present: GB Gents American Stories, a CD Release Party on Saturday, February 9th at Cafe Zoë at 6:00 pm. Greg Kennedy and Les Bloch — together known as GB Gents — write and perform pieces designed to provoke a visceral groove and thought-provoking experience, […]

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Here’s what captured the attention of InMenlo readers in 2018

We usually look back at a year with a top 20 list of most read posts. But reviewing both our webpage and Facebook stats, what quickly emerges is that a group of topics got people’s attention. High on reader’s interest list is news that revolved around restaurants and chefs, with the unsuccessful efforts to save […]

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Current exhibit at Cafe Zoë features artwork by ARTogether workshop participants

Through at least the first week of October, Cafe Zoë is hosting a special exhibition displaying works of art from ARTogether workshop participants and photos from the workshops themselves. We stopped by yesterday afternoon to visit with Menlo Park residents Alexandra Pettet (second from left) and her husband, Hossein Namazi (right), who serve on the […]

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Spotted: Cellist playing at Cafe Borrone and raising money for refugees

Folks who chose to have breakfast at Cafe Borrone this morning were greeted with lovely music provided by a cellist who’d taken up residence outside along the windows. His sign explained his purpose: “I’m Nicholas Loh, a rising high school senior. I’m deeply moved by the humanitarian situation in Syria. I have been in contact […]

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Revisiting Round Table Pizza just shy of its 60th anniversary

Two national businesses that our town of Menlo Park spawned are still alive and well. One was incorporated in 1998 and first set-up in a garage of a newly-purchased home at 232 Santa Margarita. Now headquartered in Mountain View, Google is part of everyday life. The other began in a California Water Service building on […]

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Poets Night Open Mic continues at Cafe Zoë on July 12

Another community poetry evening at  Cafe Zoë in Menlo Park featuring San Mateo County Poet Laureate Lisa Rosenberg and Kalamu Chaché is scheduled for  Thursday, July 12, 7:00-9:00 pm. Poets of all ages and styles are invited to share original work, or favorite poems by other poets, or just come to listen and enjoy the cafe’s […]

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Coffebar is a welcome addition on Chestnut St. in downtown Menlo Park

Editor’s note: We welcome a new InMenlo contributor, Bita Arabian. The Menlo Park resident is a health coach for Kurbo Health where she teaches kids, families, and teens to make good choices around food, and to plan out daily exercise. She also writes a  healthy recipes food blog called OvenHug.  In her free time she dances for exercise and […]

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Single buyer emerges victorious in Alpine Inn bidding war

Lucy Neely sent this email today with latest new of the who appears to be winning entry in efforts to buy the Alpine Inn aka Zott’s: “It is with both a light heart and great joy that I share good news: a single buyer has emerged victorious in the poker game, and Portola Valley Community […]

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Café Zoë is celebrates its 10th anniversary today

Café Zoë is celebrating its 10th anniversary today, Tuesday, June 19, and the InMenlo team swung by in time for a champagne toast. The Café — its people and events — has been featured at least four dozen times over the years on InMenlo, which launched just a year later in the summer of 2009. […]

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Cafe Zoë is inviting locals to wear orange on June 2

From Cafe Zoë: “This isn’t political. It’s for the kids. We will be wearing orange and decorating the cafe in orange (beyond the usual amount you see in the logo) to honor the lives lost to gun violence. We hope for a better tomorrow.” The Cafe will be open on Saturday, June 2, from 8:00 […]

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