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Nineteen senior student-athletes from Sacred Heart Prep’s 2020 class will continue their athletic and academic careers at the college level. The Class of 2020 includes 13 Division I athletes, two Division II athletes, four Division III athletes, coverings a wide offering of different athletic interests.

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Neighborhood walking: What is a photo of Pat Burrell doing on a porta potty?

Well, we’re pretty sure that’s Pat Burrell who takes up one side of a porta potty spotted on a neighborhood walk in The Oaks. Being a huge baseball fan, we have great memories of him when he played for the San Francisco Giants. For those who’ve forgotten: Burrell signed with the Giants during the  2010 season, […]

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Steph Curry to hold live Instagram Q&A with Dr. Anthony Fauci on March 26

Stephen Curry will hold a live Instagram Q&A with Dr. Anthony Fauci tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, at 10:00 am PDT. The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will join the Warriors’ star  – and Atherton resident – to answer questions regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Curry is currently accepting questions via […]

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Local organizations and businesses respond to coronavirus crisis – some with free offerings

Coincidentally this morning, I interviewed Atherton resident Robbie Kellman Baxter about her latest book, The Forever Transaction (coming April 6). Following her earlier book The Membership Economy, it details how businesses and organizations can build durable, long-term relationships with customers. Our conversation about the importance of organizations and service providers “doing the right thing in times […]

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Chris Saunders is new Menlo-Atherton High School football coach

Chris Saunders is the new head coach of the Menlo-Atherton High School varsity football team. The hiring was announced by M-A Athletic Directors Paul Snow and Steven Kryger on Tuesday, March 3. Saunders is a Bay Area native who has spent the last six years coaching in the West Catholic Athletic League primarily as an […]

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Takeaways for kids playing Little League baseball about Houston Astros cheating scandal

While watching ESPN the other day, I learned about a wave of Little Leagues who are banning the Houston Astros as being one of the teams in their Little League. If you haven’t yet heard, there has been an awful cheating scandal going on in Major League Baseball. A few months ago Mike Fiers, a […]

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Menlo-Atherton Bears athletics shine in girls wrestling and boys basketball

This past weekend the Menlo-Atherton High School Girls Wrestling team won the CCS Championship for the fourth year in a row with 162 team points and 23 team pins. The four CCS wins is a school record; it’s never been done before since M-A opened its doors in 1951. It surpasses a girls’ basketball team from […]

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Singers from two Atherton high schools will perform National Anthem at Warriors game

Singers from Sacred Heart Preparatory (SHP) and Menlo School will combine talents to perform the National Anthem before the February 23 Warriors game at Chase Center in San Francisco at 5:30 pm. SHP music teacher Clement Cano cinched the opportunity after submitting a video of his students and Menlo’s performing the anthem together before the […]

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“Signing Day” at M-A celebrates 16 college bound student athletes

Sixteen college bound student athletes were celebrated last week in Ayers Gym on the Menlo Atherton High School campus. They were introduced by Athletic Director Paul Snow, who cited their accomplishments (excerpted below). Audrey Koren, who is headed to Oberlin College, is a four-year varsity lacrosse starter for M-A. In both her sophomore and junior […]

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Remembering Kobe Bryant and his legacy — thoughts for talking to your kids

Not gonna lie. Along with many Bay Area sports fans, I am really shaken up about the passing of Kobe Bryant. Going to school at UC Santa Barbara, everyone from NorCal was always anti-Lakers so I always rooted against him. That said, his talent, leadership and commitment to greatness was undeniable. He was, without a […]

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Bob Budelli and crew cheer the 49ers on to victory over Green Bay

Long time Menlo Park resident Bob Budelli (second from right) was with his “crew” — Mike Budelli, Dick Budelli, Alex Ingram (former Niner punter) and No. 1 Son Bobby Budelli at Levi Stadium yesterday cheering  the 49ers on to victory over the Green Bay Packers. Bob emailed that he’s been a season ticket holder since […]

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