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Connect with local resources, enjoy food and local entertainment and meet representatives from every city department at the Belle Haven Spring Fair.

Enjoy:
– Fun activities for children and the whole family
– Festive music
– Free food
– Free raffle for prizes

The event takes place on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm; 410 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park.

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Mailboxes in Ladera are sure signs of Spring!

Long-time Ladera resident Linda Schuck works on the neighborhood newsletter, Ladera Crier. As a way to say hello to spring, she drove around taking photos of mailboxes sporting a floral theme.  We agree they shout, “Spring!” Linda also photographed mailboxes that she thought whimsical and those that are elegantly architectural. “I feel so lucky to […]

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Belle Haven residents invited to meet Police Chief Bertini on Feb. 25

Come meet Menlo Park’s Police Chief Dave Bertini on Feb. 25 at the Neighborhood Service Center (871 Hamilton Ave.) from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. The Chief and staff will meet and greet the community and discuss traffic, crime, code enforcement and other neighborhood concerns specific to the Belle Haven community. What to expect: – Community […]

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Menlo Park to host 19th annual Black History Month celebration on Feb. 22

The City of Menlo Park is planning its 19th annual Black History Month Luncheon and Gospel Fest for February 22 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. The event will start with a welcoming speech by Mayor Pro Tem Cecilia Taylor, followed by a poetry reading from local poet Kalamu Chache, and a dance performance by […]

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When a dairy farm existed in Menlo Park close to where Avy is today

Editor’s note: With the new year, we’ll be looking at some of the historical roots of Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside and Portola Valley. This post originally ran in 2012. John Murray and his wife Mary were both Irish immigrants who came to New York City in 1848 or ’49 and met and married there. Mary […]

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Ravenswood students and families celebrate early holiday thanks to huge community response

A few weeks ago we reported on the urgent need for donations to the annual holiday party held for students of the Ravenswood City School District and their families. The Willows neighborhood group spearheading the effort had less than a week to recruit volunteers and collect toys, gift cards, and blankets to serve the more […]

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Spotted: “Oak Faithful” on White Oak Drive in Menlo Park

Kathy Oppenheimer was walking in her neighborhood this morning and came upon this geyser. “I remarked to the Cal Water worker, ‘Have a nice day,’ to which he replied: ‘Not so far!’” Photo by Kathy Wright

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Spotted: Cheery, hand painted rocks on Altschul Ave

A couple of folks gave us a heads up about the hand painted rocks with encouraging messages that were evidently placed on Altschul Avenue in the University Heights neighborhood of Menlo Park by a couple of teenage girls. Cindy Tipton was good enough to send us some photos.

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Willows neighbors embark on ambitious toy drive for 2,500 kids in the Ravenswood school district

10 days. 400 blankets for homeless families. 2,500 gifts for low-income kids. And 100 volunteers to pull it all off. That’s what’s top of mind for Willows resident Dana Shields and her neighbors. The children in the Ravenswood City School District (RCSD) are close to her heart. For six years, Dana has volunteered in RCSD […]

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13th annual Turkey Trot held in the Suburban Park neighborhood of Menlo Park today

Emails Suburban Park resident Christina Foley: “Here are some photos from this morning’s Turkey Trot in the Suburban Park neighborhood by the Arrington and Foley families. “Another neighbor in Menlo Park who owns Krefeld’s Awards in Redwood City donates the trophy’s each year to the event which the children collect. “It’s a short 1.2 mile […]

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Opinion: What Atherton needs to do to avoid a fire disaster

When Atherton approved, many years ago, the subdivision of the Flood Estate into the individual properties that now constitute Lindenwood a serious error was made. That subdivision approval did not include any emergency egress or access on either the North side or the East side of Lindenwood.  In the intervening years the fuel load, the […]

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