Summer 2015

Menlo Park celebrates 4th of July with parade and festivities at Burgess Park

Here’s some scenes from the parade in downtown Menlo Park and festivities at Burgess Park held earlier today. The latter featured something for everyone. Good band rocking classic sounds, variety of food trucks provided by Off the Grid, jumpy houses and slides, laser tag, and crafts for kids who got tired of running around.   […]

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City of Menlo Park hosts 4th of July parade and celebration

The parade starts at 11:45 a.m. at the Well Fargo parking lot on Santa Cruz Avenue and Chestnut Street. Come dressed in red, white, and blue and decorate your bike or wagon. Please note, this parade is pedestrian-only and motor vehicles are not permitted. The celebration is at Burgess Park starting directly after the parade from 12:00-2:30 […]

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Fireworks not allowed in the city of Menlo Park; view fireworks at Port of Redwood City

The Menlo Park Police Department reminds local residents and visitors that all forms of fireworks and gunfire are strictly prohibited in Menlo Park. This includes “safe & sane” fireworks as the potential for fires is extremely high due to hotter temperatures and dryness of grass and brush. It only takes one spark to start a […]

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Spotted: Kids learning computer science during summer

Kids taking part in Embark Labs summer program in Menlo Park learn about computer science concepts through a series of unplugged activities. The programs continue through July; scholarships are available.

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Local bicyclists view coastal farms on 20-mile POST organized ride

On Saturday morning (6/27), over 75 bicyclists of all ages and skills — many from Menlo Park —participated in the first Bike the Coast with POST (Peninsula Open Space Trust). The 20-mile loop began on Cloverdale Road just outside of Pescadero. Riding south, the first stop was at the Root Down Farm , a new organic […]

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Menlo College hosts free summer concerts starting Friday, June 26

Five bands ranging from pop to rock to improvisational Latin jazz to a cappella will be featured at Menlo College during a series of free summer concerts. The NASDAQ Private Summer Concert Series at Menlo College will include a mixture of live music, food, and fun. Each concert will also include a celebrity MC, food […]

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Classic cars take center stage at Downtown Menlo Park Block Party held last night

Hats off to the person from the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce who had the good idea of adding classic cars to the annual Downtown Menlo Park Block Party held last night on Santa Cruz Avenue. In our opinion, they’re a hit — lots to look and see covering decades of automotive history, with people respectful of the “look […]

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Menlo Oaks holds annual neighborhood picnic with many time residents in attendance

Approximately 100 children and adults attended Menlo Oaks annual neighborhood picnic yesterday (6/14) sponsored by the Menlo Oaks District Association. Rich Collyer (pictured top), who grew up in Menlo Oaks, was head chef, spending four hours, prepping the fire and grilling chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers and vegi burgers. Neighbors pitched in with salads and desserts. Children spent […]

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Star and stripes out in Menlo Park on Flag Day

If you’re looking for an afternoon stroll, you could go on a flag counting stroll through west Menlo Park. We counted a dozen or so spread out over a couple mile radius. Most are standard size flags hung from poles attached to porch or driveway. But in the case of Bill Russ’s house on Cotton, […]

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Diaper Derby and classic cars are featured at summer block party on June 17

Get your little crawler hydrated and ready to race! The “Diaper Derby” is returning this year to the 9th Annual Summer Block Party on June 17. Sponsored by Cheeky Monkey and West Bay Sanitation, the “Diaper Derby” is a fun competition for children under age one. Little crawlers race across the giant rainbow mats into the arms […]

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Webb Ranch U-pick berries opens tomorrow, June 10

The first of Webb Ranch’s first U-pick berries session will be tomorrow, June 10 and Saturday, June 13  from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Bring the family and enjoy picking berries and eating in the lawn area. As of now, additional sessions will be held the four next Wednesdays and Saturdays, ending July 11. • All berries are […]

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