Neighborhoods

“The Color of Law, Menlo Park Edition: The Hidden History Shaping Our Menlo Park Neighborhoods Today” is the topic of a talk scheduled for Sunday, November 17, from 5:00-6:30 pm at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, Sequoia Room, 700 Alma St. Menlo Park.

How public policies that segregated America have affected Menlo Park will be discussed, along with how to move toward a more equitable future.

Sign up online for this free talk.

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Spotted: Victoria Manor neighbors continuing a 20+ year Halloween tradition

Jan Mackenzie emailed InMenlo a couple of photos from the long standing Victoria Manor tradition of celebrating Halloween with neighbors on Victoria Drive, Leon Drive and Douglas Way. Pictured here are Andrea Luskin, Dana Shelley, Donna Wada, and Chris Brosterhous.

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Funding for new Belle Haven library and community center proposed by Facebook

During a meeting of the Belle Haven Neighborhood Association on October 2, Facebook  offered to fund and build a new multigenerational community center in partnership with the Neighborhood Association, which will include new facilities for seniors, youth, and a new library. “This facility will enhance the accessibility, and quality of recreational and gatherings spaces available to […]

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Kids make the most of inaugural We Art the Willows

The inaugural We Art the Willows event, taking place at the corner of Menalto and Gilbert in Menlo Park’s Willow neighborhood today, promised “fun activities for the kids,” and the verdict of some youthful attendees was thumbs up! One group of young people was selling used books to raise funds for future events. The art […]

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“We Art the Willows” is inaugural neighorbood fair set for this Saturday

“We Art the Willows” may be taking place in the Willows at the corner of Gilbert and Menalto on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, but all of Menlo Park is invited to attend this inaugural neighborhood fair. Willows resident Ann Ryals, who paints and also does ceramics, is one of the […]

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Spotted: Old friends meeting at Menlo Oaks yard sale

Old friends Alice Newton (left) and Dorothy Fadiman met up at the Menlo Oaks Yard Sale on Saturday. Alice was looking for items that could be repurposed for the International Table at the upcoming Harvest Festival in Palo Alto on September 28. Dorothy was trying to find new homes for the many things she’d collected […]

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announces opening of grant applications for 2020

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced the opening of the 2020 CZI Community Fund, a funding opportunity for Bay Area organizations addressing the most critical needs in their communities. Organizations must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, have a valid fiscal agent or sponsor that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) […]

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Maria Fadiman returns to her roots with a story telling performance

Maria Fadiman is returning to her Menlo Park roots in a story telling performance set for August 3. “It’s about about my experience of being a National Geographic Explorer, researching around the world and being a self-proclaimed cool tough person! “Then I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder (reaction to mold) and my world collapsed around […]

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Laderans get creative for the annual 4th of July themed bake-off

Long-time InMenlo contributing photographer Laura Hamilton captured some of the fun at the annual 4th of July bake off at the Ladera Recreation District yesterday. Among the winners was   Zoe Gostyla (right) and EB Hoffman’s BBQ baked goods (below). Entries are judged in a variety of age and family categories along with special prizes for […]

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Old Glory still flies on Bay Laurel thanks to Bill McClure

You may recognize the name “William L. McClure” as in “Menlo Park city attorney.” But he’s also Bill McClure, Menlo Park native son. “I grew up on San Mateo Drive and went to Oak Knoll with the Notthoff kids,” said Bill. “Their house was on Bay Laurel where Hermosa comes in. The first thing you […]

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Good fun at the Menlo Oaks [almost] summer picnic

The Menlo Oaks District Association (MODA) kicked off summer with its 63rd annual picnic at Peninsula School, Sunday, June 2nd. More than 200 children and adults attended this year’s picnic. Families brought salads and deserts, and Rich Collyer served up grilled chicken, hamburgers, vegi-burgers, and hotdogs. Entertainment included lots of conversation, face painting, badminton, and […]

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