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Menlo-Atherton High School’s football team will take part in the Levi’s® Stadium High School Football Series presented by U.S. Bank on Friday, Sept. 6.

The sixth annual installment features a double-header with San Benito (CA) vs. Wilcox (CA) at 5:00 p.m. followed by Menlo-Atherton (CA) vs. Serra (San Mateo) at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets in the lower bowl of Levi’s Stadium will go on sale on for $25 at a later date.

The 49ers Foundation works to support youth football instruction and provide leadership skills to kids throughout the Bay Area and beyond. In 2018, 49ers PREP launched brand new flag football leagues in partnership with local community partners, presented by Mountain Mike’s Pizza, that saw over 500 Bay Area boys and girls participate in its first year. Now in season two, the 49ers PREP Flag Football Program has grown to more than 3,000 participants with over 35 leagues spanning the Central Valley, Northern California and Hawaii.

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Urgent need for blood donations at Stanford Blood Center

Local residents are being asked to donate all blood types at Stanford Blood Center (SBC) to meet the immediate and ongoing going needs of local hospitals. “Because of a drop in donations over the summer and higher than normal blood usage, we have a critically low inventory of blood products and need to replenish the […]

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Reminder to drive safely and cautiously with schools opening

Menlo-Atherton High School starts this Wednesday, Aug. 14, followed by the Las Lomitas Elementary School District, the Woodside School District, the Portola Valley School District, and the Ravenswood School District  on Wednesday, Aug. 21, and the Menlo Park City School District on Thursday, Aug. 22. The Atherton Police Department sent out a list of reminders for […]

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Knife wielding Safeway shoplifter arrested by Menlo Park police

On August 11, 2019, at approximately 11:35 p.m., the Menlo Park Police Department dispatch center received a 9-1-1 call reporting a shoplifting in progress at the Safeway located at 525 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. It was reported that during the commission of the theft, store employees confronted the suspect who then threatened them […]

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John French and Center Court are winners at Menlo Charity Horse Show

John French riding Center Court led the victory gallop in the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Dr. Daryl K. Hoffman at the Menlo Charity Horse Show on Thursday, Aug. 8. This year’s Grass Hunter Field transformation included a beautiful burgundy, gold and black trimmed carriage as centerpiece. The hunt country inspired fences were […]

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City Manager announces leadership plan for land use/development functions and public engagement

Menlo Park City Manager Starla Jerome-Robinson announced several appointments to provide continuity and leadership, ensuring the organization’s ability to meet community needs and maintain progress on the City Council’s 2019-20 work plan goals. Deanna Chow will assume the role of interim community development director overseeing short and long-range planning, land use entitlements, building inspections and […]

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Portion of perimeter trail at Bedwell Bayfront Park closed for repairs

Starting Wednesday, July 31, part of the Bedwell Bayfront Park perimeter trail will be closed for repairs for up to two weeks. The affected area is a small part of the 2.3-mile trail around the park’s edge, which is also part of the San Francisco Bay Trail. Repairs involve the leachate collection system that pumps […]

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School board member Caroline Lucas switches hats to become part-time teacher

Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Erik Burmeister announced this week the hiring of School Board Member Caroline Lucas as a part-time Spanish teacher.  As California law prohibits district employees from simultaneously serving on the School Board, Lucas, who is vice president of the Board, has resigned from her Board position effective August 1, 2019. […]

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City of Menlo Park announces grant opportunity for local human services organizations

The City of Menlo Park invites organizations to submit proposals for the FY2019-20 Community Funding Grant Program. The purpose is to provide financial support to local nonprofit agencies whose programs respond to the human service needs of Menlo Park residents. This funding intent is to subsidize the recipient agency, not be the sole support of […]

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Moon landing scavenger hunt sponsored by Portola Valley Library

Starting today, July 20, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and extending over the next two weeks, stop by the Portola Valley Library for a Moon Landing-themed edition of the library’s Summer Scavenger Hunts. Track down clues and get a prize! The library is open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Mondays […]

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How 100 year plus of Sunset magazines and books was saved from the dumpster

For long-time Menlo Park residents who remember the years that Sunset Publishing was very much part of our community, we recommend an interesting article in this month’s Stanford magazine about how staff members managed to save the archive of magazines and books following the sale of the buildings on Willow Road. Author Michael Shapiro sets […]

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