M-A alumni

Former M-A athletes gather for lunch at the “O” prior to Canada Athletic Hall of Fame dinner

A group of M-A grads who played baseball during high school and then at Canada College gathered at the Oasis before this year’s Canada Athletic Hall of Fame dinner. From left to right: Dick Budelli (a St. Francis interloper!), Rob Brassea, Tom Vignou, Lou Vanoli, Bob Budelli and Gary Cunningham. Of note: Menlo Park resident […]

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City Attorney Bill McClure is Menlo Park through and through, thanks to living most of his life here

You can’t be much more “Menlo Park” than city attorney Bill McClure. He grew up on San Mateo Drive, attending Oak Knoll (when it was a K-8) and then Menlo-Atherton High School. And he’s spent his entire career at Menlo Park’s law firm, Jorgenson, Siegel, McClure & Flegel. “I’m the fifth city attorney in the history of […]

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Menlo Park native Seth Weil headed to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Menlo Park native – and M-A grad – Seth Weil is heading to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which begins August 6 and runs through August 13 at the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. According to his bio on the U.S. Rowing website, “Seth grew up windsurfing and sailing in the San Francisco Bay. […]

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Author Kirby Wilkins turns to non-fiction in book Life with Jake

For much of his life, author Kirby Wilkins has lived on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park in the home his mother first moved into in 1947. He’s seen happiness there as well as what he describes as “trauma,” particularly after the birth of his son Jake in 1992 when he was 55 years old. At […]

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Spotted: M-A class of 1956 celebrating 60th reunion

Around 50 people turned out this afternoon at the Alpine Inn (Zott’s) for the 60th reunion of the Menlo-Atherton High School class of 1956. That was the second graduating class to start as freshman and complete their fourth year as seniors at M-A. Over the years, we’d met a couple of people from this graduating class and […]

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Closetclicks joins accelerator program to boost growth for its fashion platform

Last year, InMenlo featured Closetclicks, a fashion startup founded by M-A graduates Rich Branning (right) and Greg Kalin. Over the past year, Closetclicks’ presence as a fashion platform has grown, and will continue to grow, through the help of an accelerator program. In late spring, Closetclicks, along with several other startups, was chosen from about […]

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Terri Mainwaring authors first book of children’s fiction about a grumpy grandpa

Terri Harris Mainwaring’s grandfather was not even a touch grumpy. This writer can vouch for that as she remembers him coming to talk at Hillview School in the late 50s and early 60s about his days as an errand boy for Thomas A. Edison. So why did Terri, who went on to graduate from Menlo-Atherton High School […]

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Local author D’Anne Burwell wins Eric Hoffer Awards for memoir on her son’s drug addiction

Local author, D’Anne Burwell,  received three Eric Hoffer Awards for her memoir, Saving Jake: When Addiction Hits Home. D’Anne’s book was published last August and since her first appearance at Menlo-Atherton High School last fall, she has continued to speak frequently throughout the Bay Area telling her story — breaking the silence — about her […]

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Eric Wright is biking and building his way cross country this summer

This summer, Menlo Park resident Eric Wright is joining Bike & Build, a national nonprofit committed to raising money and awareness for affordable housing, to ride his bicycle across the country with a team of 30 other young adults from Connecticut to California. The journey will begin on May 30, when Eric will report to New […]

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Brian Tetrud draws on family granola recipe when founding Ladera Foods

Brian Tetrud is a Ladera born and raised guy who grew up eating his mother’s homemade granola. So it’s no surprise that he’s named his company Ladera Foods and the first product was granola based on her recipe, now called Almond Pecan Granola. “She still bakes her own granola,” he says. “I made it for roommates […]

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Game show contestant Patrick Reed tells what it was like to almost be a millionaire

Menlo-Atherton High School grad Patrick Reed didn’t walk away from his appearance on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire with millions but is happy to be $30,000 richer. As reported earlier on InMenlo, last weekend was momentous for Patrick, with the episode of Millionaire airing on Friday and graduating from American University on Saturday with a degree […]

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