Health and fitness

Enjoy an hour of easy, fun, playful, and stress-reducing laughter and breathing exercises, followed by guided meditation on Thursday, July 9 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Register online.

No special clothing, shoes or equipment needed.

Laughter yoga is a modern exercise involving prolonged voluntary laughter. This type of yoga is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides similar physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. It is usually done in groups, with eye contact and lots of playfulness between participants.

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Spotted: Shadowy figure on Big Dish path the morning it re-opened

The parking spots along Stanford Avenue were almost all full when we arrived this morning around 6:30. It was fun to see some familiar faces, mostly walking solo as group gatherings are not allowed under the new rules. There is one counter clockwise direction, what we call “the hard way,” so that’s good. Snapped the […]

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Get ready for the new rules when Big Dish re-opens for walking and jogging on July 6

Stanford is reopening the Big Dish walking and jogging paths on Monday, July 6, with regular summer hours from 6:00 am to 7:30 pm. This welcome news comes many weeks after other local open spaces like MidPeninsula Regional and city and county parks re-opened to visitors. We got an advanced look at both the new […]

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Dr. Jo English: Serving local residents’ chiropractic needs since 1983

While not a native to the Bay Area, chiropractor Dr. Jo English has deep roots in Menlo Park.  “I am probably one of the longest owner-operated Menlo Park businesses, opening here in 1983 and in my current location since 1985,” she says. “My office has an interesting history, built by Dr. Foley in 1950 as […]

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Rep. Anna Eshoo speaks out on the importance of following public health guidance to combat COVID-19

Here is Congresswoman Eshoo’s statement issued on June 26: “I returned to Washington, D.C. this week to vote on several important bills. The House is following very strict physical distancing and public health guidelines to protect all Members and staff from COVID-19. All Members and staff are required to wear face coverings inside the Capitol […]

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Two teens are offering gluten free cooking camp for kids in July

Looking for something fun and socially distanced for kids ages 8 and up to do this summer? Menlo-Atherton High School rising sophomore Caroline Pecore (pictured top, left) and her friend Paloma Raffle (pictured right) are running a gluten-free cooking camp via Zoom the week of July 6-10 from 4:30-6:30 pm daily. It’s $50 for the […]

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Expanded openings as County shifts to focus on individual behavior rather business categories

With the completion of the variance process with the State of California, San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow has issued a new order on June 17 to align the county with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Resilience Roadmap. Businesses in San Mateo County will now follow the state’s schedule for reopening but must adhere to […]

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Tips for keeping walkers, joggers and cyclists safe on the road while exercising or running errands

Outdoor activities such as walks, runs, and biking are encouraged while in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. As more people choose walking and bicycling as primary modes of transportation to travel and exercise, creating a safe environment for all roadway users is increasingly important. Pedestrians, joggers and bicyclists should be mindful to keep at […]

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From Trauma to Triumph: Women Share Stories of Healing and Hope on May 26

How does one move forward in life, from a background of trauma? In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Menlo Park Library is presenting a live panel discussion on Tuesday, May 26, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Register to watch. Women working in the fields of recovery, mental health, and advocacy will share how they’ve […]

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Gaby Castro performs virtually on May 19

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! The Menlo Park Library is hosting Gaby Castro on May 19 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm who will discussher struggles with mental illness and how music and songwriting have helped. Her goal is to connect with audience members who feel they are alone in their struggles with mental health issues, […]

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San Mateo County will get updated shelter-in-place order on May 18 easing some restrictions

Breaking with the other five counties it has been working with to establish shelter-in-place orders, San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow announced on Wednesday, May 13, that he intends to issue a new shelter-in-pace order on May 18 that would bring the County in line with the early Phase 2 guidelines of Governor […]

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