Milestones

We’re sure we aren’t the only ones in Menlo Park who feel so lucky to have two great Menlo Park “institutions” side by side — Kepler’s and Cafe Borrone The latter is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

“We originated in Redwood City in 1979,” emails Marina Borrone, “and opened in December of ‘89 in Menlo Park. We have guests from 40 years ago who still have their favorites!

“I was 18 when we opened in Menlo Park and was always involved but took over at 23 when I graduated  from college. So it’s been under my leadership, vision etc. for 25 years.

“The photo shows (from left to right) Jake Ratto, me, Felipe Colina and general manager Kayla Larios.

“It doesn’t include some of our main people. It was a snap shot we took the day I returned from a trip to Italy. I missed our food!”

We recall the same sentiment about “missing the food” after our recent international travel!

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Two local teens from Troop 206 earn Eagle Scout status

Two local scouts — Kevin Box (above right) and Hazen Stribling (left) — received their Eagle award from Troop 206 at a Court of Honor held January 12, 2020 at Trinity Church in Menlo Park. Troop 206, first chartered by Trinity Episcopal Church in Menlo Park in 1958, has advanced 187 scouts to Eagle rank in […]

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Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band celebrates 60th anniversary on Jan. 1, 2020

In 1960, two Stanford University roommates, Jim Harvey (pictured fourth from right above) and Don Nelson, assembled a loose cadre of friends interested in playing music and drinking beer and created what would become known as the Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band (LTWCMB). Band members and their invited guests will be celebrating the occasion […]

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Invitation to send Happy 100th Birthday to World War II vet living in Menlo Park

On August 18, World War II veteran Tom Dimperior, who resides at the Menlo Park VA facility, will turn 100. A longtime a resident of Modesto, his hometown Congressman, Josh Harder, is encouraging Americans to send birthday cards to Tom. Cards should be sent to Rep Harder’s Modesto office: 4701 Sisk Road, Suite 202, Modesto, CA 95356. Dimperio […]

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Sad day for community journalism 26 years ago

A personal note: My first published story was in the Palo Alto Times when I was in six grade. I contributed to the paper when I was in high school. Lots of guys I knew growing up here were paper boys delivery the afternoon paper to household in Menlo Park. I was lucky enough to […]

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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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Atherton resident Lou Matas celebrates his 105th birthday at Harry’s Hofbrau

Last night (Tuesday, January 29th) Atherton resident Louis (Lou) Matas [red cap] celebrated his 105th birthday at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City surrounded by family and long-time friends. Lou lives alone at the house he’s resided in for many years. A representative of the Carpenters Union #217 — where Lou has been a member the […]

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Left Bank Menlo Park is celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer

If you were in the area in the late ’90s, you’ll remember what an instant hit Left Bank was when it opened in downtown Menlo Park. Chef Roland Passot, who grew up in the culinary capital of France — the city of Lyon — opened the restaurant in the summer of 1998. Ten years earlier — […]

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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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4th of July tribute to Col. Joe F. Cotton in his birth town of Rushville, Indiana

Friends and family of Col. Joe F. Cotton, a longtime Atherton resident before his death in 2016, gathered in his birth town of Rushville, Indiana, yesterday to dedicate a bridge in his honor. Emails the Colonel’s daughter, Connie Jo Cotton: “There was a Cotton Alley for many years — we actually have the signs at [my […]

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Michele Daschbach Fast remembered on the fifth anniversary of her death in Seal Beach shooting

October 12th marked the fifth anniversary of the death of Michele Daschbach Fast, the Atherton native who was among eight victims of a shooting at the Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, California. Friends and family celebrated Michele’s life with a Mass at St. Ann’s Catholic Church followed by a gathering at a Memorial dedicated to the lives […]

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