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In recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Menlo Park Library is screening a documentary about contemporary debates over cultural appropriation on Oct. 14 at 2:00pm.

“More Than a Word: A film about Native American-based sports mascots and the Washington R*dskins” analyzes the controversy over the Washington football team and its contentious name. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, the film presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the matter.

The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation. Directed by brothers John and Kenn Little, who are members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the film traces how the word “r*dskin” evolved from being a term of racist derision and slander to being embraced as the name of one of the NFL’s most beloved franchises. It also draws on the voices of Native American activists and scholars to place this controversy within the wider context of Native American history and racial stereotyping more generally.

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Jym Clendenin chronicles moments of the Tour de Menlo photographically

One might suggest that today’s just under 65-mile Tour de Menlo bike ride was easy-peasy for Menlo Park resident Jym Clendenin (pictured left above with fellow rider Bill Brownwell). We say that as Jym, who recently turned 80, celebrated that milestone with a “flat” 80-mile ride with friend Bo Crane that turned into a 90-mile […]

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Menlo-Atherton football will play at Levi’s® Stadium on Sept. 6

Menlo-Atherton High School’s football team will take part in the Levi’s® Stadium High School Football Series presented by U.S. Bank on Friday, Sept. 6. The sixth annual installment features a double-header with San Benito (CA) vs. Wilcox (CA) at 5:00 p.m. followed by Menlo-Atherton (CA) vs. Serra (San Mateo) at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets in […]

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John French and Center Court are winners at Menlo Charity Horse Show

John French riding Center Court led the victory gallop in the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Dr. Daryl K. Hoffman at the Menlo Charity Horse Show on Thursday, Aug. 8. This year’s Grass Hunter Field transformation included a beautiful burgundy, gold and black trimmed carriage as centerpiece. The hunt country inspired fences were […]

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Capturing the fun of the Horse and Hound event at Menlo Charity Horse Show

InMenlo Contributing photographer Jules Appleby captured the fun of the Horse and Hound event yesterday at the Menlo Charity Horse Show. Emails Jules: “The winning rider was Natalie Gerst riding Philadelphia (right) with her winning canine companion Bilbo Baggins pictured jumping with Michelle Louis the handler (second from bottom).” The bottom photo shows Bilbo Baggins […]

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Equestrian Diann Lewis dons volunteer cap for 49th annual Menlo Charity Horse Show

For the past 10 years, Menlo Park resident Diann Lewis has volunteered at the Menlo Charity Horse Show, which starts today at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, overseeing some of the food served at the Sponsor Tent. “I rode with a couple people on the show committee, and my daughter Amy competed at the […]

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Is collecting baseball cards a good hobby for kids?

Editor’s note: David Klein’s summer baseball camps in Menlo Park are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year; they’ll be one more camp next week. For those of you whose kids have attended a Legends baseball camp, you probably recall your child returning home with a handful of faded, vintage baseball cards (primarily from the late […]

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Menlo Park claims two players on the winning Women’s World Cup soccer team

Abby Dahlkemper (shown above participating in FIFA portrait day) and Tierna Davidson (below, right) are Menlo Park’s brightest stars today as members of the USA soccer team that defeated the Netherlands 2-0 for the Women’s World Cup victory. The two defenders both grew up in Menlo Park, attended Oak Knoll School and graduated from Sacred […]

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GranFondo bike race may disrupt traffic in Menlo Park on June 22

GranFondo bike racing event will take place this Saturday, June 22. Expect some traffic delays in the area of Middlefield Rd., Woodland Ave., and Sand Hill Rd. between 7:00 am to 8:00 pm and on Willow Rd. between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Visit the race site for more information.

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Menlo School grad Sophie Jones named Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year

Recent Menlo School grad Sophie Jones opened the door to Spieker Hall at the school this morning to be greeted by teammates, classmates, family, friends and a sea of media. She quickly learned that she’s been named the 2018-19 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year. “Wow!” she half muttered with a big smile, and […]

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Spotted: Oak Knoll students cheering on former Otters in winning World Cup match

Oak Knoll Otters spent their lunch recess Tuesday watching the USA/Thailand World Cup soccer match. Not one, but two Oak Knoll alumni, Abby Dahlkemper and Tierna Davidson, are on the world cup team. The current students had so much fun cheering on their fellow Otters! As the school says, “Once an Otter, always an Otter.” […]

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