Sophie’s Scholars at Sacred Heart School enjoy summer camp experience

The Sophie’s Scholars Program at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton serves students from underserved and underrepresented communities. In the summer after 5th grade, they spend six weeks in a rigorous academic program with the hope that they’ll enter the upper school as freshmen. Currently, there are 45 Sophie’s Scholars graduates at the high school and 45 […]

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Menlo Park Library hosts storytellers from across the country and around the globe

The Menlo Park Library’s 4th annual Storytelling Festival will bring together professional tellers from around the state, the country, and the globe, sharing their talents over the course of nine different events, all free to attend. The festival will kick off on September 7 at 11:00 am with “StoryFest,” featuring two hours of storytelling from […]

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“Mutt Strutt” Super Heroes Dog Show is coming to Menlo Park

The newly-formed Silicon Valley Friends of Muttville chapter is hosting a community event in Menlo Park to benefit Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, a nationally-recognized animal rescue organization. “Friends of Muttville was created to take the San Francisco-based organization into surrounding areas,” said Woodside resident and chapter President Mary Ancell (pictured far right with fellow board […]

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Camper in Menlo Park celebrates 1st anniversary and adds happy hour

Camper Restaurant in Menlo Park, is celebrating its first anniversary on September 4th and adding a happy hour. We stopped by on Friday night and thoroughly enjoyed a tasty salad featuring Webb Ranch tomatoes  followed by really yummy Brentwood corn agnolotti. “We continue to be blown away by how much kindness, encouragement and support the […]

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Celebrating 60 with 40 — or is it 400? — shades of green in Ireland

Editor’s note: With summer winding down, we’re highlighting some adventures enjoyed by local residents over the past few months, starting with this post by Atherton resident — and InMenlo contributing photographer — Laura Pitchford. This is a big year for my husband, Pitch, and me. Being born in 1959, we both turn 60 at some […]

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Weekend Wayfarer: Sam McDonald County Park

In one respect, Sam McDonald County Park is empty. On a Sunday afternoon, on a five-mile loop, I ran into a total of zero people. In the place of people is some of the most impressive old-growth redwood forest on the western side of the Santa Cruz mountains, as well as a silence most conducive […]

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An appreciation of Jesse Cool and Flea Street Cafe on its 39th anniversary

I’m a long time fan of Flea Street Cafe, which owner Jesse Cool has shepherded through good times and bad before celebrating its 39th anniversary yesterday. “I really don’t know how I did,” is how she succinctly summed up the accomplishment. I first dined there in the early ’80s when visiting my Menlo Park parents, […]

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Debra Meyerson chronicles how she discovered her new self following a stroke

As an academic, Stanford professor Debra Meyerson spent a career creating and sharing knowledge. Now following a severe stroke in 2010, she’s not only continuing to share knowledge but the book she co-authored with her son, Danny Zuckerman, Identity Theft: Rediscovering Ourselves After Stroke, also served as part of her therapy, particularly from an emotional standpoint. […]

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Ice Bucket Challenge comes to Menlo-Atherton High School in support of parent who has ALS

M-A parent Kevin Heller was recently diagnosed with ALS. His son, Michael, is a junior on the Varsity water polo team, which took the the Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday before practice. It coincided with  the 5th anniversary of the initial Ice Bucket Challenge. There is talk of another ice bucket challenge on Saturday when M-A […]

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How San Mateo County is moving towards opening more parks to dogs

Compared to other counties in the Bay Area, San Mateo is very restrictive when it comes to welcoming dogs to parks and open spaces. That is the result of an ordinance that goes back 100 years and was only recently amended, explained Carla Schoof, a communications specialist with the Parks Department. The Parks Department had […]

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Taiwanese government officials visit Menlo Park Fire Station 6

Representatives from the Taiwan Government visited with Menlo Park Firefighters at Fire Station 6 this past week, prompted by a long standing relationship the Fire District has with Stanford’s Center for Professional Development. For the last five years, Stanford’s Executive Leadership Program for local governmental officials has annually held an educational dinner in one of the […]

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