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Rishan Patel gets involved with Alley Oop Kids by raising money for Ecumenical Hunger Program

Over the years, we’e covered the activities of Menlo Park teen Shay Patel and his Alley Oop Kids organization. Now his 11-year-old brother, Rishan, is getting involved. He assembled a group of third to sixth graders and raised $3,600 this past month to donate to Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto. Emails the boys’ mother Supna: […]

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Eboo Patel speaks about his work as founder of Interfaith Youth Core

Social entrepreneur and founder of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), Eboo Patel (pictured right) was in Menlo Park earlier this week appearing at a couple of events sponsored by Christ Church in Portola Valley. “IFYC was founded on a simple premise that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division,” he […]

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Menlo School holding benefit to purchase instruments for North Bay fire victims

There are about 100 students in the Rincon Valley Unified School District in Santa Rosa, who have lost their homes and all their belongings. The students can no longer play music because they have lost their instruments in the fires as well. Menlo School’s musicians are collecting funds to help these students purchase beginner level […]

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Hillview Middle School’s Service team raises money for North Bay fire victims

Editor’s notes: This article was contributed by Hillview students Claire Auslander & Margot Gibbons On October 24, 2017, Menlo Park’s Hillview Middle School Service Team hosted an event to benefit the victims of the North Bay fires. Students enjoyed the company of guest speakers, including Menlo Park Police Department’s Officer Ferguson and Muhi Khwaja from […]

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Spotted: Leo teens delivering needed supplies to North Bay fire victims

The Leo District 4-C4 Board (part of the Lions Clubs International) teens banded together to assist the Northern California fire victims. On Saturday, October 28, the Leos drove three minivans stuffed full of physical supplies and more than $1,000 to Santa Rosa. In two weeks, the Leo District 4-C4 Board’s Northern CA Fire Aid Drive […]

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Annual M-A canned food drive kicks off November 1

Beginning November 1, local grocery shoppers will see Menlo-Atherton High School students accepting food donations for the school’s annual Canned Food Drive. Thanks to the generosity of the local community, last year the M-A Canned Food Drive donated over 100,000 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank and distributed food to more than 500 […]

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Supplies are plentiful – what’s needed now are drivers to get them to the North Bay for fire victims

Editor’s note: Celeste reported around noon that she and her husband were on the way up to the North Bay with supplies. Please call Seaport Storage – (650) 249-4843 – to see if drivers are still needed. Celeste emailed that they are not currently collecting more donations. Menlo Park resident Celeste Wiberg was one of the […]

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Melody for Charities to put on benefit concert for Warrior Canine Connection on Oct. 21

Menlo Atherton High School students, Café Zoë and Purpose Clothing Store will host a concert to raise money for an organization that partners veterans with service dogs. Warrior Canine Connection’s mission is to help veterans recover from the traumas of war and reconnect with their families and communities by partnering them with a service dog. […]

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Where to donate – and what’s needed – for victims of North Bay fires

Seaport Storage, just off of Woodside Road and Highway 101, has arranged to deliver needed items for fire victims to its facility in the North Bay. A complete list is below. Justin Wethington, manager of Seaport Storage, is in direct communication and cooperation with the shelters in the wine country. The list was sent to […]

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More local fire personnel and equipment headed to North Bay

Fire Agencies from throughout San Mateo County have stepped up to send any available additional personnel and apparatus to fires in the North Bay and northern California. Early Thursday morning, four more Engines from Belmont and Central County Fire Departments along with the Menlo Park and Woodside Fire Protection Districts combined with a Fire Crew […]

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Steve Westly focuses on clean technology while continuing to eye another run for elective office

If you want to know what Atherton resident Steve Westly thinks about various issues of the day, his thoughts are easy to find online — both through his Menlo Park-based venture capital firm, which focuses on clean technology, and elsewhere. You can even hear him in person this coming Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 pm […]

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