Aidan Wong collects toiletries for homeless shelters with major drive this weekend in Menlo Park

Thirteen-year-old Aidan Wong, who attends Menlo School, continues to collect toiletries for homeless shelters, and this weekend will be hosting a major drive on Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and  May 24.  Drop off toiletries from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm in a bin on the front porch of 16 University Drive, Menlo Park (with […]

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19 Sacred Heart Prep 2020 grads to continue athletic pursuits in college

Nineteen senior student-athletes from Sacred Heart Prep’s 2020 class will continue their athletic and academic careers at the college level. The Class of 2020 includes 13 Division I athletes, two Division II athletes, four Division III athletes, coverings a wide offering of different athletic interests.

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Local parks and trails get boost from Stanford Recreation Mitigation Fund

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously (5-0) on May 12 to fund seven projects in six San Mateo County communities — including Menlo Park, Atherton and Portola Valley — using funds stemming from the 2000 Stanford University General Use Permit approval. This is a collaborative effort with San Mateo County to increase […]

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Update on what’s opened, re-opening, and – sadly – closing as we head towards Memorial Day weekend

From Jeffrey Adair (right in photo) and Craig Kozlowski, owners of J Floral Art: “It is with mixed emotions that we announce the closure of J Floral Art in Menlo Park effective June 27, 2020. After 30 years in the city, we have decided to move on to the next phase of our lives. “We’ve been […]

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COVID-19 testing expands in San Mateo County and through Stanford Health Care

  San Mateo County will begin providing free COVID-19 testing for anyone who wants to be tested, by appointment, starting Monday, May 18. San Mateo County will also expand its testing services to Daly City and East Palo Alto, in addition to the current site at the San Mateo County Event Center. Each site will […]

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The show must go on: Teaching online Kindergarten at Oak Knoll School in Menlo Park

Oak Knoll School kindergarten teacher Trish Stella says she loves when a student performs a play about King Tut, or when they finally get to watch silk worm larvae hatch — but it certainly hits differently through a screen. Like all schools in the Bay Area, Oak Knoll closed its doors on March 16 amidst the […]

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Filoli gardens are once again welcoming visitors

Filoli is once again open to visitors and InMenlo contributing photographerRobb Most roamed the gardens with camera in hand last Friday. Note: The Garden is open with certain restrictions to maintain social distancing. The House remains closed until such time that indoor spaces are allowed to reopen. “We anticipate that after being cooped up for so long, people will be […]

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M-A student Audrey Ha is USAID Science Champion

We featured Audrey Ha during the last school year (2018-2019), when she conducted a behavioral science research project on fostering racial tolerance in U.S. high schools and won first place at the California Science and Engineering Fair. This school year (2019-2020) she conducted Phase 2, which was an international study examining how racial biases change […]

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Amended shelter-in-place order allows additional businesses to reopen May 18

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow has amended the shelter-in-place health order allowing the reopening of additional businesses, effective at 12:01 a.m., Monday, May 18, 2020, and bringing the county into alignment with early Stage 2 of the statewide reopening plan. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the State of California Resilience Roadmap on May […]

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Updated local stats on COVID-19 plus new County orders and CDC re-opening guidelines

In its weekly update, the San Mateo County Health Department released the number of COVID-19 cases as of May 14. While there are 1,575 cases county-wide, the confirmed cases to date in InMenlo’s coverage area: -Menlo Park: 59, an increase of 4 from last week -Atherton: 12, the same as last week -Portola Valley: less […]

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New Community Church in Menlo Park hosting food drive on May 17

New Community Church will host a food drive on Sunday, May 17, from noon to 4:00 pm in its parking lot at 1100 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park. The church will collect non-perishable food, along with diapers and baby wipes, to help meet the unprecedented demands Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto is facing as […]

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