Summer 2012

Girls and boys take to the pool to raise money for non-profit My New Red Shoes

Dozens of boys and girls jumped into the Upper Pool at Ladera Oaks Friday afternoon, swimming laps to raise money for My New Red Shoes. The kids secured pledges for each lap swum or by flat donations for participating in the event, according to MNRS philanthropic advisor Sue Sutherland. “The goal is for each child […]

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Local dogs enjoy summer yogurt treat at Pet Place in downtown Menlo Park

If you were a local dog whose owners were staying home over the long holiday week and happened to be in downtown Menlo Park today, you were one lucky dog. Lynn Macy, owner of The Pet Place, was dispensing frozen yogurt, a perfect summer treat for hot dogs. The Australian Shepherd Winston slurpped his Yoghund […]

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The Groove Kings perform at Holbrook Palmer Park on June 28

The Groove Kings are appearing at Holbrook-Palmser Park in Atherton on Thursday, June 28 from 6:00 to 8:00, performing popular rock n’ roll and classic R&B. The family-friendly concert is free, and attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on and picnic dinner to eat.

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Menlo Park Library teen book club starts June 28

Our popular Book Club program for grades 7-12 returns for its summer. Vote for the book the Club reads and then meet again to talk about it over pizza. The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will provide free books and snacks to participants. The meeting dates are Thursday, June 28 from 3:00-5:00 pm and Thursday, July […]

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Local teens travel to New Orleans on service trip to build/repair homes

Editor’s note: This is a first in the series highlighting what local teens are doing this summer. Contributor Annalise Deal will be a junior at Menlo-Atherton High School in the fall, where she’s involved in the journalism program. If you know about local teens involved in interesting events or activities, please let us know at […]

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Menlo Park downtown block party ushers in the first day of summer 2012

The first day of summer started officially just after 4:00 pm PDT yesterday, and the celebration began just an hour later at the downtown Menlo Park block party organized by the local Chamber of Commerce. Temperatures were in the balmy 80s, and after a walk up and down Santa Cruz Avenue from University to El […]

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Downtown Menlo Park Block Party is June 20 featuring music, food and Bark Parade

The sixth annual Menlo Park Block Party sponsored by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce takes place on Wednesday, June 20, from 5:00 to 9:oo pm.  Downtown Santa Cruz Avenue will be closed to traffic to create ample pedestrian space. The Block Party is an event that attracts many families to downtown Menlo Park and […]

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Bud Spangler tells the sweet tale of how summer jazz concerts came to Filoli

Jazz has been a part of Bud Spangler’s life since he took up drumming in 7th grade, despite having had polio. “Maybe not the best choice of instrument,” he says now, looking back. To Bay Area radio audiences, Bud’s voice became familiar as host of  See’s Sunday night jazz show on KJZZ and then Sunday […]

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Spotted: Jr. lifeguards with mustaches at Burgess Pool

Kids attending Camp Menlo take turns practicing their junior lifeguard skills at the Burgess Park baby pool. Today, three of them — all sporting mustaches — were spotted helping out. Photo by Laura Hamilton

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U-pick opens at Webb Ranch berry fields

The Webb Ranch u-pick fields are open with olallieberries being the first of the season’s berries to be ripe and ready for picking. Webb Ranch produce stand manager Deano Lovecchio was out in the field yesterday morning welcoming the first group of pickers that included one Burlingame family. “We come every year,” said mom Courtney, who has […]

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Spotted: Snow cones at Menlo orthodontist’s office

As his patients know, Dr. Scott Kaloust loves Hawaii. During the summer, the Menlo Park orthodontist’s office sports Hawaiian decor. And on many days, one of his young patients is stationed outside serving the California version of shaved ice — snow cones. Yesterday, it was 11-year-old Meghan taking a turn dispensing the summer treat. The office […]

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