Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announces 2020 CZI Community Fund recipients

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced nearly $3.5 million in grants to Bay Area organizations* working on the most critical issues facing local communities. A number of the 40 organizations are based in Menlo Park and almost all offer services in the city’s Belle Haven neighborhood. Organizations in East Palo Alto, unincorporated North Fair Oaks, […]

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Cafe Borrone celebrates 30 years in Menlo Park

We’re sure we aren’t the only ones in Menlo Park who feel so lucky to have two great Menlo Park “institutions” side by side — Kepler’s and Cafe Borrone The latter is celebrating its 30th anniversary. “We originated in Redwood City in 1979,” emails Marina Borrone, “and opened in December of ‘89 in Menlo Park. […]

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Two local teens from Troop 206 earn Eagle Scout status

Two local scouts — Kevin Box (above right) and Hazen Stribling (left) — received their Eagle award from Troop 206 at a Court of Honor held January 12, 2020 at Trinity Church in Menlo Park. Troop 206, first chartered by Trinity Episcopal Church in Menlo Park in 1958, has advanced 187 scouts to Eagle rank in […]

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Hear from the candidates for Senate District 13 at a Climate and Environment Forum

A non-partisan forum featuring candidates for the California District 13 State Senate race will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Menlo-Atherton High School Performing Arts Center (555 Middlefield Ave). It will include six of the District’s registered candidates: Josh Becker, Michael Brownrigg, Alex Glew, Sally Lieber, Shelly Masur, and Annie Oliva. They are running for […]

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“The Square Show” is featured at the Portola Art Gallery in January and February

In January and February 2020, the Portola Art Gallery presents The Square Show – a group exhibition of 6×6″ works. Shown here  are four watercolor paintings by artist Steve Curl. The diminutive original paintings and fine art photographs make owning an original piece of art easier for the first time buyer and make wonderful gifts. A […]

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Raging Grannies join other groups in protesting Facebook’s political ad policy

Local members of the Raging Grannies Action League (left in photo) joined with representatives from Media Alliance and Global Exchange in a protest in front of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park yesterday to call attention to the social media company’s practice of accepting political ads even if they have demonstrably false information in them. “As culture […]

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Five military veterans devotion to Spam leads to initiative to establish “honor tables” in restaurants

It all started with the following email: “To: Media Inbox, Hormel Corporation “Dear Sir or Madam, “The attached photo [shown above] is of five men, each of whom served in a different branch of the U.S. Military. Left to right are members of the Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and Navy. “Serendipity brought the […]

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MyNabes is designed to help build strong, friendly neighborhoods

Last fall, Menlo Oaks resident Elodie Bottine (pictured left in photo) teamed up with her friend Raluca Perkins to launch a mobile app called My Nabes. “It promotes mutual-aid between neighbors — a way to share services or items, help one another and get to know each other better,” explains Elodie. With MyNabes you can […]

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Senator Jerry Hill launches annual “There Oughta Be a Law…Or Not” contest

State Senator Jerry Hill , who represents Senate District 13 which includes Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside along with other Peninsula cities, has launched his annual “There Oughta Be a Law…Or Not” contest for constituents. It allows residents to submit their ideas for improving the quality of life in their community and/or the state […]

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Robert Jones is the new Board President of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District

East Palo Alto resident Robert Jones is the new Board President of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, following a unanimous vote by fellow Board members. Director Jones has a background in real estate and was a founder of EPA CAN DO, whose mission is to create affordable housing and to promote community and economic […]

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Two Sacred Heart Prep grads named among the 15 best athletes in past decade

Sacred Heart Prep grads Tierna Davidson and Ben Burr-Kirven were selected by MaxPreps senior writer Mitch Stephens as among the 15 “best of the decade” to compete in Bay Area prep sports. Tierna was ranked #7 and Ben #10, based 75% on high school performance and 25% on post-prep credentials. Both grew up in Menlo Park. In […]

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