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Holiday tree glimmers amidst the rain drops last night in Menlo Park

With a flip of the switch, Menlo Park Mayor Catherine Carlton set Fremont Park aglow amidst the raindrops last night with the lighting of the holiday tree. Don’t try to count the lights yourself — it’s purported to have 50,400! We talked to Hillview student, Sasha, who’d found a perfect perch one of the big branches […]

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Atherton man, Menlo Park woman arrested as suspects related to recent home burglaries and auto thefts

On August 2, 2014 at approximately 2:oo pm, Menlo Park police officers were conducting follow up investigation into recent burglaries that occurred in Menlo Park. Information led officers to the area of Avy Ave and Lucky Ave where a stolen iPad was giving off a signal. Officers, following other investigative leads, pulled into the area […]

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St. Patrick’s Seminary is hidden gem tucked behind open gates in Menlo Park

I have a feeling most Menlo Park residents drive right by St. Patrick’s Seminary on Middlefield Road without giving it a second thought. Maybe this photograph will make them turn up the driveway some day, go in the front door and ask to see the chapel —an awe-inspiring structure well worth the one block side trip. […]

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West Menlo Park home is on the Edible Landscaping tour on July 19

One of the reasons Kristin Kuntz-Duriseti and husband Ram bought their west Menlo Park home eight years ago was to have a bigger piece of land in order to start a suburban fruit and vegetable garden. “The fruit trees were the defining thing,” Kristen said. “And being sustainable was a huge value to us. “We planted 20 […]

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Encinal School adds science fair to family fun night

Last afternoon Friday (4/25) the rain stopped, the sun came out, and Encinal Elementary School’s Family Fun Night was underway. The PTO-sponsored SPINGO event includes science, pizza, and bingo. Singers and musicans from Menlo-AthertonHigh School, including some Encinal alumni, serenaded attendees, and Lawrence Hall of Science provided a hands-on interactive science session “Wizard’s Lab”. Some […]

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Global Gift Fair at MPPC both showcases – and benefits – artisans from 13 developing countries

Artisans from more than 13 developing countries will benefit from local shoppers at the Global Gift Fair at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, (950 Santa Cruz Avenue) on Saturday, November 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Because the church partners with Heavenly Treasures, a fair […]

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Menlo Park 4th of July fun continues at Burgess Park

Menlo Park’s 4th of July parade ended at Burgess Park where there were inflatable slides in four sizes, carnival games, crafts, a live band and contests like potato races. Lots of food to choose from, too, from all-American hot dogs cooked by the local Lions club to choices from around the world provided by food […]

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Singers raise their voices for literacy at fundraiser for Project Read Menlo Park at Cafe Zoe

A series of performers sung out for literacy today at a Project Read Menlo Park fundraiser held at Cafe Zoe this afternoon. Fifty percent of the proceeds from food and beverage sales at the Cafe were being donated to Project Read. Among the singers was Menlo Park resident Hannah Steuer (pictured above), a sixth grader […]

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Bart Charlow: Executive Director of the Peninsula Volunteers

At the helm of the Peninsula Volunteers for only about six months, Bart Charlow is determined to let the genie out of the bottle (so to speak). “My goal is to turn the Peninsula Volunteers from being the best kept little secret on the Peninsula into an organization that’s the best — and known for it,” he […]

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Tom Rigney’s fiddle playing gets everyone dancing

The usual pre-school/early grade school good-natured chaos that permeates Menlo Park’s weekly summer concerts in Fremont Park was tempered this evening by a musician with a point of view who brought out an older crowd who were not only eager to hear the music but to dance. That’s not to say it dampened the spirit […]

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