Enjoying National Night Out festivities in Menlo Park

There were a number of National Night Out events in Menlo Park and Atherton last night. We stopped by the location on Menalto Avenue in front of Dancer Dejour and Cafe Zoë where the Bell Brothers were performing. Both officers from the Menlo Park Police Department and fire fighters from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District […]

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Equestrian Diann Lewis dons volunteer cap for 49th annual Menlo Charity Horse Show

For the past 10 years, Menlo Park resident Diann Lewis has volunteered at the Menlo Charity Horse Show, which starts today at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, overseeing food for the Sponsor Tent. “I rode with a couple people on the show committee, and my daughter Amy competed at the show,” she said, as […]

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Learning the “Language of Black and White” photography at a workshop in Santa Fe

I’m just back from a weeklong workshop titled “The Language of Black and White” held at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Taught by Cira Crowell, the week involved a deep dive into the key aspects of black and white photography — a genre that I’ve come to appreciate and enjoy very much. Cira (@ciracrowell) is […]

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National Night Out events planned for Menlo Park and Atherton with an appearance by the Bell Brothers a highlight

National Night Out is a nationwide, community-building campaign that promotes police-resident partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and crime prevention. This year’s National Night Out events will be held Tuesday, August 6. Police staff will attend each National Night Out registered neighborhood event to meet and mingle with residents and hand out  giveaways. A special treat for Willows neighborhood residents is […]

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Under Executive Chef Reylon Agustin, Madera restaurant in Menlo Park continues to shine

“Cooking chose me,” declares Reylon Agustin, the Executive Chef at Michelin-starred Madera restaurant located within the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park. “My parents wanted me to go to law school or be a doctor. But when I was 15 1/2 years old, I got a workers permit which led to a job peeling potatoes at Trader […]

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Is collecting baseball cards a good hobby for kids?

Editor’s note: David Klein’s summer baseball camps in Menlo Park are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year; they’ll be one more camp next week. For those of you whose kids have attended a Legends baseball camp, you probably recall your child returning home with a handful of faded, vintage baseball cards (primarily from the late […]

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How Menlo Park combats homelessness from a governmental and non-profit perspective

Editor’s note: As it has done in the past, InMenlo is participating in the S. F. Homeless Project  produced by the San Francisco Chronicle, which is again spotlighting the topic in its editorial coverage this week. Menlo Park is fortunate to have one of the of the lowest homelessness rates in San Mateo County. A […]

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Menlo Park dance studio, Captivating Dance by Nona, takes part in national dance competition

This year’s Kids Artistic Revue (KAR), held earlier this month in Anaheim, featured dancers from Menlo Park-based studio Captivating Dance By Nona. The studio walked away with a number of awards, including placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the Top Novice Small Group, first in Top Primary Solo 12-14, 1st in the Top Primary Large […]

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Exploring the art and the land at the Djerassi annual open house

Earlier this month, InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most took part in the one day of the year when the Djerassi Program’s Artists’ Barn and private grounds in Woodside are open to the general public. Those who journeyed to the  580-acre ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains were able to meet the current resident artists, walk the […]

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Take a look at this gorgeous orange Oldsmobile 88

We stumbled upon this stunning classic Oldsmobile 88 parked on Santa Cruz Avenue this morning. While the license plate stated “1947” a quick Wikipedia search revealed that the model wasn’t made until 1949. So we’re a bit confused so hoping so car aficionado – or even better the owner – can add some clarity. Here’s […]

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Kings Mountain Vineyards produces great tasting wines cultivated on Woodside estate

On a recent visit to Kings Mountain Vineyards in Woodside we saw the vines in their full leafy glory, stretching both to the sky and across rows to make contact with each other. The latter is intentional explained Kristi Bowers (picture right), the vineyard’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “We have one acre on quadrants. Each […]

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