Artist Mitchell Johnson’s paintings on display in downtown Menlo Park

Menlo Park-based artist Mitchell Johnson is having his first gallery show in seven years. Titled Far Away, So Close: Selected Paintings 1988-2018, the collection includes 10 paintings that are headed to museums around the country and newer paintings that are for sale. “It’s a chance for people to understand how I got to this point,” […]

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Mission Hospice celebrates 40th anniversary and names Lisa Deal new CEO

Yesterday, more than 200 people gathered at the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park to celebrate Mission Hospice & Home Care’s 40 years of caring for the local community. The nonprofit organization also introduced Atherton resident Lisa Deal as its new CEO, and honored outgoing CEO Dwight Wilson for his decade of […]

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Menlo Park City Council seeks public input for Feb. 2 goal setting session

The City of Menlo Park invites residents and stakeholders to share their thoughts and suggestions for this year’s City Council goals. The annual goal setting session takes place Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 701 Laurel St. Comments and suggestions are welcome in person that […]

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Daniel Engels is third generation involved with Gray’s Paints in Menlo Park

Daniel Engels has been the manager at Gray’s Paint in downtown Menlo Park for two years now. But that just scratches the surface of his involvement with the store. “I’m the third generation of my family to be part of this business,” he explained. “My grandfather, Bob Gray, opened the first store in Redwood City […]

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M-A Girls Wrestling Team ranked #1 in CCS – and boasts two nationally ranked wrestlers

The Menlo-Atherton High School Girls Wrestling Team is having another great season. The team is ranked #1 in the Central Coast Section and has two U.S. nationally-ranked wrestlers in the National Girls High School rankings – senior Fola Akinola is ranked 7th and team captain Lauren McDonnell is ranked 17th. These rankings are created by […]

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In conversation with Karen Offen about women’s history and feminism

It was the introductory sentence to Karen Offen’s First Friday talk in Woodside that got our attention: “How did a country girl from Idaho become one of the world’s foremost authorities on feminist thought and activism?” We wanted to learn how, so visited with her at her Woodside home. The first step, she told us, […]

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Remembering Menlo Park’s hippie past – and the Whole Earth Truck Store

Have you heard about the famed counter culture publication from the 60s and 70s called the Whole Earth Catalog? The Whole Earth Truck Store (WETS) was a 1963 Dodge truck that was not simply a store on wheels but also an alternative lending library with a mobile micro-education service. A catalog was developed to explain […]

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Oros oversees Ace Hardware in Menlo Park – and its 45,000 products

What Menlo Park residents could always count on was a hardware store on Santa Cruz Avenue, that is until 2001, when Menlo Hardware closed. Four years later it was reborn, thanks to Vasily Oros, a Romanian immigrant who also operates Handy Handyman in San Francisco. “I was a handyman myself,” explained Oros, who is known […]

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Girls from La Entrada School in Menlo Park take part in Women’s March

A group of girls from La Entrada School in Menlo Park (and their moms) participated in the Women’s March that took place in San Francisco yesterday. Reports InMenlo contributing photographer — and Ladera resident — Laura Hamilton: “Zoe Gostyla, a sixth grader at La Entrada, did an art piece about ‘heroes’ and included the women’s […]

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M-A students Claire Bozdog and Elise Kratzer receive Girl Scout Gold Awards

On January 12, Claire Bozdog and Elise Kratzer of Menlo-Atherton High School were honored at the Girl Scout Award Ceremony for earning their Gold Awards, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Anna Eshoo, U.S. Representative from California’s 18th Congressional District, gave an inspiring speech about women leaders and citizenship. Claire and Elise were […]

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Cartoon artist Daniel Heimbinder defines “Life as a Trophy”

Daniel Heimbinder’s body of work is an expression of the difference between truth and narrative. His work seeks to explore the way we as a society isolate ourselves. Stacked with symbolic contradictions, he mashes up memories of literature, follies, and fables in way that undermine and frustrate each other exposing the contradictions of our culture’s own […]

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