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Emails Steve Golden: “Great nostalgia in your piece on A&W [in Menlo Park].

“I showed it to a friend, Jeff Gaffney, who grew up in Atherton. Not only did he remember fondly, but he worked there. As the bear mascot, e.g. the A&W Root Bear!

“He said Ray Bartles was on his paper route, and eventually gave him the job at A&W.”

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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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Anthony Arya performing live in Menlo Park on May 11

The Season 15 “Team Adam” contestant of the Voice will perform at Café Zoë (1929 Menalto Ave,) on Saturday, May 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Anthony will be sharing his original tunes from his newly released album, Going to California. He will also be playing songs from his Voice […]

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First Tuesday Poets Night comes to Cafe Zoë on April 2

Emails Menlo Park resident Lisa Rosenberg: “We’re excited to resume our community poetry evening this Tuesday evening (April 2) at the wonderful Cafe Zoë in Menlo Park. We have a new night, and a slightly new name, “First Tuesday Poets Night.” Kalamu Chaché and I are delighted to restart this series during National Poetry Month, […]

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Alas, the Oasis has been gone a year

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 […]

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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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