Nonprofit organizations

Gamble Garden Spring Tour 2019 invites visitors to “Enter the Garden”

That Joan Sanders is President of the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden in Palo Alto should surprise no one who knows her — particularly those who have admired the garden at her Atherton home. She fancies herself a kind of garden whisperer, or more accurately, a person who believes gardens should […]

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Menlo Park-specific bike safety classes will be offered for kids and their parents

Is your child planning to bike to middle school in the fall? Wheel Kids, together with the City of Menlo Park, have created a Menlo Park-specific Middle School Bike Skills parent/child class. The weekend morning class has three parts: in class instruction, blacktop practice and on the road cycling. Kids (and their parent — participation […]

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Hidden delights of Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park

One of the more enjoyable aspects of publishing InMenlo, is getting to dive deep into some of Menlo Park’s more hidden treasures. Such was the case when we toured Vallombrosa Center with Public Events and Marketing Coordinator David Leech accompanied by contributing photographer Scott Kline. Tucked behind a wall on Oak Grove Avenue between the […]

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New SafeSpace workshop and support line app

The SafeSpace Youth Action Board in coordination with local mental health professionals is presenting a 90-minute workshop on how to help a friend struggling with their mental health, handle and defuse crisis situations, encourage help-seeking behaviors, and discuss difficult topics. This Affects Us All: Helping a Friend in Crisis March 28 and April 18, 6:30-8:00 […]

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Charles Schmuck, founder of Peninsula College Fund, is recipient of Santa Clara University’s Ignition Award

Menlo Park resident Charles Schmuck is this year’s recipient of  Santa Clara University’s Ignatian Award which “publicly recognizes those Santa Clara University alumni who live the SCU ideals of competence, conscience, and compassion, and have been a credit to the Alumni Association and the University through outstanding achievement in their service to humanity” Charles is […]

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Local non-profit takes on “Oily Wells” with a planned March for Fossil Fuel Freedom

Menlo Park resident Nicole Kemeny has a long history as an activist/advocate, initially around affordable housing and lending discrimination when she lived in Chicago. Now as president of 350 Silicon Valley, she is taking on “Oily Wells” in an effort to have Wells Fargo Bank be the first major bank in the U.S. to go […]

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M-A Foundation for the Future auction is live online

Menlo-Atherton High School’s annual auction which raises funds for M-A Foundation for the Future is live online from March 10-17, 2019. The local high school has  a student population of 3,000 and some of the most rigorous and in-depth advanced placement (AP) and elective courses in the area, along with award-winning music, drama, debate, robotics […]

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Spotted: Hungry diners at Boy Scout Troop 206 pancake breakfast

We stopped by Boy Scout Troop 206’s annual pancake breakfast soon after it opened this morning at 8:00 am. There’s still time to eat well and support the troop’s activities. Breakfast will be served until noon at Trinity Hall/Trinity Church (330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park). Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2019

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Organizers of Community Equity Collaborative seek to increase educational equity

Editor’s note: We can’t think of a better way of commemorating International Women’s Day than highlighting the important work being done by three Menlo Park women. Through school involvement and other community work, Menlo Park residents Timi Most, Dayna Chung (both pictured above) along with Heather Hopkins began to realize that there were a number of […]

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Safari Encounters: South America comes to Belle Haven branch of Menlo Park Library on March 10

Meet animals from South America, including an anteater, a water opossum, a sloth, and an ocelot, and learn about their habits and habitats on Saturday, March 10, from 2:00 to 2:50 pm at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library ( 413 Ivy Drive). This free event, which is funded by the Friend […]

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Ravenswood Education Foundation funds important programs for Ravenswood school students – here’s how you can help

Last year, the Ravenwood Education Foundation launched the literacy intervention program in the Ravenwood School District, which identifies third to fifth grade students reading 1-1.5 years below grade level and provides them with intensive support.  Groups of four students cycle through six weeks of four-times-per-week instruction with a literacy Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA). As […]

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