New Menlo Park City Council member Betsy Nash thinks possibilities for our city are “amazing”

In the last Menlo Park City Council election, Betsy Nash made the leap from Council watcher to Council member, winning a seat in District 4 with 55% of the vote. With that came a change in perspective. “When you’re not on the Council, it’s easy to take a deep dive on a single issue,” she […]

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Children’s Champions event at Menlo College benefits at-risk children in the Bay Area

The Wender Weis Foundation for Children (WWFC) is presenting the 6th annual Children’s Champions event on Saturday, May 18, from Noon to 2:00 pm at Menlo College in Atherton. This family-friendly fundraising event benefits at-risk children in the Bay Area. “The kids who attend Children’s Champions will be treated to an afternoon of fun experiences […]

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M-A’s Leos Club delivers clothes, cash and gift cards to Paradise fire victims

Last month, teens in the Leo District 4-C4 drove 30 huge bags of summer clothes plus over $1,600 in cash and gift cards to Paradise, CA, for the Paradise Elementary School students and families. The school burnt to the ground last November Elise Kratzer, current President of the Leo District 4-C4 Board, led the drive with […]

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Photographer Frances Freyberg is featured artist in May at Portola Art Gallery

Menlo Park-based photographer Frances Freyberg is the featured artist this May at the Portola Art Gallery. The theme is “Views from the Trail,” photographs from her favorite hikes. We feature four here, selected because they focus tightly on the subject matter. The Bay Checkerspot butterfly (top) was  photographed at Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve as was the […]

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Menlo Park siblings take the stage in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s Pirates of Penzance

Two local siblings will team up as fun-loving pirates in the upcoming Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT) production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s  musical classic, The Pirates of Penzance, playing at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts this May. The Menlo Park-based sister-and-brother duo, Isabel (12) and Ben (9) Zohar, will take the stage together […]

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Kites take to the sky over Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park

Families flocked to Bedwell Bayfront Park yesterday with the goal of hoisting kites into the air. Most were successful (unlike the Warriors last night, undoubtedly to one youngster’s dismay). This Menlo Park open space is well situated near the Bay so gets some gusty winds, especially at this time of the year. InMenlo contributing photographer […]

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Anyone at Magoo’s Pizza Parlor 54 years ago today?

On this date — May 5 — the Warlock’s made their first appearance at Magoo’s Pizza Parlor in Menlo Park. As we all know, the band changed its name to the Grateful Dead. It was 1965, 54 years ago. Get a full list of all the places in Menlo Park and Atherton where the Dead […]

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Local artists open their studios this weekend as part of Silicon Valley Open Studios

Artists from Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside are opening their studios May 4-5 as part of Silicon Valley Open Studios. Among them is poet turned painter Elaine McCreight (pictured), who we visited with last year. In response to how she prepares for the Open Studios tour, she said: “I prepare differently for opening […]

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Laurel Principal Linda Creighton honored as Principal of the Year at awards ceremony

Menlo Park City School District’s Linda Creighton (center), Principal of Laurel Elementary School, was honored for receiving the Association of California School Administrators’ (ACSA) Region 5 Principal of the Year Award at a ceremony on Thursday, April 30. ACSA Region 5 includes San Francisco and San Mateo counties, with over 300 schools and 158,000 students. […]

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Adriano Farano’s goal is to bring back “living bread’

Adriano Farano, a journalist by trade who came to California from Paris on a Knight Fellowship at Stanford, is on a mission to create what he calls “living bread.” “As a journalist, I try to question assumptions and dig  to find answers,” he said, sitting in the backyard of his Menlo Park home. “While there’s […]

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Menlo Drama presents the Tony Award-winning musical Bye Bye Birdie

Rounding out Menlo School’s 2018-19 drama season, ByeBye Birdie serves up musical standards, big colorful dance numbers and a heaping dose of nostalgia. Enjoy an outdoor performance beginning Friday, May 3, through Sunday, May 5, and Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, at 8:00 pm. The year is 1958, and songwriter Albert Peterson finds […]

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