Exploring Inverness on the Point Reyes Peninsula

Betsy Sergeant Snow, now a media specialist at Sequoia High School, was one of the first local photographers to contribute to InMenlo. We met when she was teaching photography at Menlo-Atherton High School. Recently, she went on a first “escape,” driving north to the area around Inverness on the Point Reyes Peninsula. Here are a […]

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Working with succulents keeps Stacy Bissell’s creative juices flowing

A private tutor by profession, Stacy Bissell describes herself as crafty and thrifty. “If I see something I love, I try to make it before I buy it,” the 20-year resident of Menlo Park says. Here interest in succulents was sparked when a friend gave her some Cinderella pumpkins filled with succulents, which gave her […]

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Come dance under the stars on Saturday nights in downtown Menlo Park beginning July 4

Bisto Vida owner Ali El Safy is bringing dancing to the streets of Menlo Park beginning Saturday, July 4, and continuing through August 29. DJ Quam will be at the turntable from 8:00 to 11:00 pm.  Beverages will be available. Do follow social distancing and mask mandates!

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Takeaway, outside dining, indoor dining: What’s best for you?

We’re been jotting down notes as we experienced some takeaway and outside dining options (indoor is not for us at this time) and have talked to a number of restauranteurs. Here are some of our experiences. The ideal dining situation we’ve experienced in the last month was not here on the Peninsula but rather at […]

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Portola Art Gallery reopens on July 1; former Menlo Park teacher Terry McMahon is featured artist

The Portola Art Gallery at the Allied Arts Guild (75 Arbor Rd., Menlo Park) will reopen on July 1. The gallery has been modified according to Covid-19 guidelines, and masks are required when you enter the gallery. Opening hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. The featured artist in July is […]

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Dr. Jo English: Serving local residents’ chiropractic needs since 1983

While not a native to the Bay Area, chiropractor Dr. Jo English has deep roots in Menlo Park.  “I am probably one of the longest owner-operated Menlo Park businesses, opening here in 1983 and in my current location since 1985,” she says. “My office has an interesting history, built by Dr. Foley in 1950 as […]

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Rep. Anna Eshoo speaks out on the importance of following public health guidance to combat COVID-19

Here is Congresswoman Eshoo’s statement issued on June 26: “I returned to Washington, D.C. this week to vote on several important bills. The House is following very strict physical distancing and public health guidelines to protect all Members and staff from COVID-19. All Members and staff are required to wear face coverings inside the Capitol […]

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Woodside artist and architect Jim Caldwell talks about John Singer Sargent and the scandal of Madame X

Artist and architect Jim Caldwell, who lives in Woodside, is giving a Pacific Art League (PAL) talk “John Singer Sargent and the scandal of Madame X” on Tuesday, June 30 at 5:00 pm via Zoom. The cost is $10, which supports PAL programs. Register online. John Singer Sargent is considered by many to be Art […]

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Application for temporary outdoor use permit for Menlo Park available online

On June 19, 2020, the Menlo Park City Council adopted an urgency ordinance to help support and reactivate local businesses by temporarily allowing expanded dining and retail options on the sidewalk, in on-street parking spaces, public parking plazas and/or privately-owned shopping areas and parking lots. The program is in effect for 90 days and will […]

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Updated heritage tree ordinance in Menlo Park goes into effect July 1

On November 19, 2019, the City Council approved a new heritage tree ordinance that is effective July 1. The City Council updated the ordinance to preserve the City’s tree canopy with the intention to plant and protect more replacement trees and to increase preservation of healthy heritage trees in development projects. The following sections describe […]

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Photos from LGBTQIA+ and Menlo Park in solidarity with Black Lives Matter rally and march

InMenlo contributing photographer Lena Kalotihos was on hand to cover the rally and march in support of Black Lives Matter in Menlo Park that drew support from the LGBTQIA+ community. Commented one of the organizers, Henry Shane: “I had this idea only about five days before the rally and protest. As an openly gay person […]

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