St. Raymond School in Menlo Park dominates Academic Decathlon

For the sixth year in a row, the team from St. Raymond School in Menlo Park was the overall winner in the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s Academic Decathlon competition. Students in grades 6-8 from 14 schools competed in the Academic Decathlon held last weekend at St. Pius School in Redwood City. St. Raymond’s Academic Decathlon […]

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Long-time Menlo Park resident Emmett “Mac” MacCorkle dies at age 77

Long-time Menlo Park resident Emmett W. “Mac” MacCorkle III died March 2, 2019, after being struck by a delivery truck while walking in the Casa Dorinda retirement community in Montecito where he had moved last year. He was 77. Mac was a larger-than-life figure, in spirit, personality, and physique. He bore a physical resemblance to […]

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Organizers of Community Equity Collaborative seek to increase educational equity

Editor’s note: We can’t think of a better way of commemorating International Women’s Day than highlighting the important work being done by three Menlo Park women. Through school involvement and other community work, Menlo Park residents Timi Most, Dayna Chung (both pictured above) along with Heather Hopkins began to realize that there were a number of […]

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Local 6th grade basketball team headed to national championship this weekend

Meet the National Junior Basketball League All Net 6th grade boys basketball team, 99% Menlo Park residents, including their coach, recent Menlo-Atherton High School basketball star Jhavante Hill. These boys have played an outstanding season and won their Northern California All Net 6th grade boys championship title! They are now off to play for all […]

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M-A wrestler Lauren McDonnell receives CIF Spirit of Sport Award

Menlo-Atherton High School senior Lauren McDonnell is the female recipient of the prestigious “2018-2019 Winter California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Spirit of Sport Award.”  The award, which recognizes student-athletes who have demonstrated the 16 principles of “Pursuing Victory with Honor” and exemplary sportsmanship, school and community service, and leadership, comes with a $1,000 scholarship. Lauren is […]

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Two local teens have leads in Shrek the Musical in Peninsula Youth Theatre production

Two local teens are cast in the upcoming Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT) production of Shrek the Musical, a multi-layered fairytale, playing at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts this month. Atherton resident Charlie Hammond plays Shrek and Menlo Park resident Samantha Belding plays Fiona as members of the Fairytale cast. “I’m 15 years […]

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Aida Dalati crafts beautiful brocade jackets in her Allied Arts boutique

It comes down to this for Aida Dalati: “I’m particularly interested in the last layer you put on before you leave the house. It’s the self you want to project.” So, it’s not surprising that her shop at the Allied Arts Guild is filled with what she describes as “wearable art jackets” made from French […]

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M-A baseball coach David Klein launches effort to reduce smart phone use among teens

When Menlo-Atherton High School grad David Klein became M-A’s baseball coach three years ago, he was immediately struck with how many kids were so “quiet and stressed out.” “They weren’t getting their driver’s licenses. There was this general blah feeling. I really didn’t understand it,” he recalled. David, who is well known for leading the […]

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10th annual Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District digital photo contest is underway

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s tenth-annual digital photo contest is open to photographers of all abilities who are encouraged to submit images taken in publicly accessible areas of Midpen’s preserves throughout the South Bay, Peninsula and San Mateo County coast. An aspiring photographers category was added last year to invite middle and high school […]

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Guy Kawasaki pens Wise Guy to share the wisdom he’s learned over the years

What’s more improbable: Growing up on Oahu and never surfing or taking the sport up for the first time when you’re 62? Well-known Silicon Valley marketeer  Guy Kawasaki lays claim to both. Then there’s the fact that the respected author of  15 books got a C+ in ninth grade English (although he did progress enough […]

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Magnolia blossoms rule the landscape in Menlo Park gardens in February

Walking around the streets of Menlo Park in February and it’s evident that the abundant magnolia blossoms are giving Menlo Park’s official tree, the oak, a run for its money. Luckily, InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was out and about with his camera before this week’s pounding rain. In fact, he found a nice sunny […]

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