Dr. Mary Streshly resigns as superintendent of Sequoia Union High School District

The Board of the Sequoia Union High School District announced today that Dr. Mary Streshly is resigning in order to fulfill critical care responsibilities with her family, while the Board begins the process of identifying a new Superintendent. “The Board and Dr. Streshly believe this transition is in their respective best interests as well as […]

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Complete your Census by September 30 so that #EveryoneCounts

When you complete your Census, your response means up to $10,000 for better healthcare, schools, community and more. Safely complete the census form by Wednesday, September 30th: Phone: (844) 330-2020 The Census is available in 12 languages, find the phone number for your language here Online Click to complete the Census! To learn more about […]

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Thousands of Joyblz spring from the creative mind of Joanne Nardone

From the creative mind of Joanne Nardone, spring thousands of Joyblz — 2,500 and counting to be exact. “They just pop out of my head,” says the Menlo Park resident who’s had a long and successful career in biotech. “I have no idea what they are going to look like. I think it’s some kind of […]

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Two Menlo School students create Threads 4 BLM to fight racial injustice

Two rising juniors at Menlo School, Alli McKenney (right) and Kami Israelski (left), are working together to fight for racial justice. They learned how to embroider and are coupling their newly-learned craft with a fund-raiser. They created Threads 4 BLM to sell sweatshirts with a Black Lives Matter power fist on the right arm and […]

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Yep – that was moisture (not ash!) falling from the sky early this morning

It may be blue (yes, very blue!) skies now but there was a steady drizzle early this morning, making the Dish pathways damp and the turkey feathers wet. (Side note: the youngsters are almost as big as their parents now!) Our new-fangled digital rain gauge recorded just 0.02 inches, so but a trace. The rain […]

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Lucile Spurlock is newest Menlo Park Hometown Hero for getting food to those in need

What does a local hero look like? In this case, she is a diminutive 88-year-old with a big heart. Today Lucile Spurlock was named the newest Hometown Hero by Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller. Lucile is a regular driver for “Trinity Tuesdays, Season of Gleaning.” On Tuesday mornings from 8:00 to noon, community members […]

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New book, The Parent Compass, helps guide parents toward healthier relationships with their teens

When the Operation Varsity Blues scandal erupted in 2019, Menlo Park resident Cindy Muchnick‘s phone “started exploding,” she recalls. That wasn’t surprising given that she’s an expert in the college admission process, having run a private study skills and college counseling business for over 15 years in Southern California before moving north in 2018. Since closing her […]

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Hometown Hero Maria Tanaka organizes community to bring supplies to those in need

Today’s COVID-19 Hometown Hero nominee is Menlo Park resident Maria A. Tanaka. Maria has been using Nextdoor to bring together and organize community members to bring supplies and goods to those in need. Her work started in Menlo Park and then grew virally to other locations on the Peninsula. Her inspiring journey of kindness and […]

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Menlo Park City School District School Board votes to submit waiver application for in-person instruction for Kindergarten and 1st grade

At its meeting on September 10, the Menlo Park City School District School Board voted unanimously to submit a waiver to the San Mateo County Health Department requesting to open for in-person instruction for kindergarteners and first graders with a targeted opening date of September 28. Since delaying this vote at its September 3 meeting, […]

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Painterly portraits along the Skyline above Menlo Park on “Orange Wednesday”

Menlo Park resident Robb Most and Atherton resident Doug Klein both headed to the hilltops when the sky turned orange over the Peninsula yesterday afternoon. Doug’s photo (t0p) was taken at Russian Ridge Open Space mid-afternoon about the same time Robb was taking a photo of Windy Hill. Photos by Doug Klein and Robb Most […]

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Isaac wins Teen Video Contest sponsored by Menlo Park Library

  Congratulations to Isaac, the winner of our Teen Video Contest: “My Community During Quarantine!” We love his creativity and humor. Isaac will receive e-gift cards from stores in Menlo Park thanks to the Friends of the Library, and his video will be featured on local TV stations thanks to Midpen Media Center. Watch Isaac’s […]

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