Nak’s Market owner Sam Kurose passes away

Editor’s note: Beloved Nak’s Market owner Sam Kurose passed away at the end of January. The following remembrance is provided by his daughter Tamami Hansen. Seikichi (“Sam”) Kurose was born in Tokyo, Japan, the eldest of four children. He was no stranger to hard work, and from an early age, he worked several jobs while […]

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Spend Valentines at a winter lodge – right here in Menlo Park

The Winter Lodge pop up debuted at the Rosewood Sand Hill before the holidays, and we stopped by recently to check it out. The outdoor Lounge Terrace now has a decidedly indoor feeling with lots to look at on the walls and cozy chairs to sink into. There’s a seasonal cocktail menu along with an assortment of […]

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M-A grad Reggie Turner screens his documentary “Before They Die” at his alma mater

Menlo-Atherton alumnus Reggie Turner will be returning to the high school on Feb. 6 screening his documentary Before They Die —and talking a bit about the race riots that occurred the fall of his freshman year. Initially released in 2008, Before They Die chronicles the survivors of the Tulsa Race Riot and their quest for […]

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New paintings by artist Mitchell Johnson on display in Menlo Park in February

Forty two, relatively new paintings by Menlo Park-based artist Mitchell Johnson will be on exhibit in downtown Menlo Park from Feb. 7  to 24. The show takes place daily at 883-1 Santa Cruz Avenue  from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. “This is a chance for people to view the artwork in person and talk to me […]

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Thomas Chester Stapleton: Father, businessman, WWII veteran, and deep-sea sailor passes away at age 100

Former Atherton resident Thomas Chester Stapleton passed away on January 5, 2020, at the ago of 100 in San Rafael. A member of the Greatest Generation, he was born on November 22, 1919 in New York City to the late Thomas Chester Stapleton and Louise Vadala née MacPherson. He was preceded in death by his wife […]

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Resolution Reboot 2020 attendees kick off a healthy new decade

With an eye to the new decade, Resolution Reboot took place for its second year on Friday, January 31, at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. Planned and organized by health and nutrition coach Michelle DeWolf of The Festive Table (pictured above, left)  more than 20 local organizations and service providers participated, each presenting various […]

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Stephanie Ekoniak gets inspiration from Thread jewelry makers around the globe

In the ’90s, Menlo Park resident Stephanie Ekoniak was in the Peace Corps and later worked in business development in Eastern Europe. But, as she explains, she “drifted from that path, went to business school and worked in high tech.” “So when I found out about Threads,” she continues, “I connected with it right away. […]

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Yet another band with local roots – R. J. Toast was the name

This saga begins with Tim Johnston posting the photo above in the Do You Remember the Old Menlo Park Facebook group. He thought that it may have been taken at M-A. To which Robert Gunderson responded: “I don’t know where you found the photo, Tim, but it’s from 1972 or ’73 at the Menlo College […]

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Menlo Park teen Sarah Pistorino selected for San Mateo County Hall of Fame

Teen advocate and volunteer Sarah Pistorino, a senior at Lydian Academy, will be inducted into the San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame on March 7 following RISE 2020, the Women’s Leadership Conference, along with three others. The award ceremony will be held at 4:15 p.m. March 7 at Skyline College, 3300 College Drive in San […]

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Menlo Park Police Department releases 2019 crime statistics and complaint data

The Menlo Park Police Department released its annual crime statistics and complaint data on its website and the city’s open data portal. Police officers contact the public in several ways, including response to calls received by the dispatch center, flag downs or requests made in public, along with officer initiated activities (which range from traffic […]

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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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