The Members strike a British pose this Halloween

The Members were in fine form, as always, at their annual Halloween appearance on the corner of White Oak and Lemon. Emails Allen Weiner:  “About half adopted a British theme this year. Jeff, our lead singer, was Ed Sheeran, and Rich, our bass player, was Boris Johnson. I wore a sash with my cow suit […]

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M-A students don costumes for Halloween

InMenlo contributing photographer Lena Kalotihos — an M-A senior — captured some of the fun costumes students wore yesterday on Halloween. Pictured top is Kate Dobson, Sam Radar, and Jenny Bridges (left to right, all juniors). The great looking witch (left) is Spanish teacher Nicole Barlow (known as Profesora Barlow) spanish teacher. Photos by Lena Kalotihos (c) […]

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It’s the annual Oak Knoll School Halloween parade!

This is always a neighborhood treat. So many fun costumes. Shout out to some particularly clever costumes from teachers and staff. Here are a few of our favorites — very hard to choose! Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2019

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Halloween pirate skeletons rule at Dragon Vane Cove in Menlo Park

For the 10th year in a row, Dragon Vane Cove will welcome visitors this Halloween at 307 Lexington Drive in Menlo Park. We stopped by for a preview last night and found a front yard chock-a-block full of pirates (some friendly, some fierce), skeletons, dragons, a graveyard, and treasures. There’s also photo booth — that’s […]

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Artist Ian Ruhter brings his Color Field project to Art Ventures Gallery

Ian Ruhter’s Color Field project, now on display at Art Ventures Gallery takes viewers on a visual and emotional excursion accessing subconscious memories and thoughts. Ruhter’s unique technique combining the visualization of the negative state of the image with the subtractive color process alters the way the brain sees and interprets these images, relying on […]

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Menlo School Drama present Tony Award-winning musical “Cabaret”

Kicking off Menlo School’s 2019-20 drama season, eight time Tony Award-winning Cabaret serves up musical standards, energetic high-heeled dance numbers, and much food for thought, cleverly staged in a theater-turned-nightclub reminiscent of a bygone era. Performances run Thursday, October 31, through Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, November 2 at 2:00 pm, and Sunday, November […]

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University Park neighborhood holds its annual Halloween party

Menlo Park’s University Park neighborhood has a long standing tradition of holding an annual Halloween party for carving pumpkins, pressing apples, and parading up and down streets. This year it took a slightly different form, starting in the afternoon and featuring a potluck. And it was  under new leadership with long-time organizer Ron Snow stepping […]

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Huge tree falls on Menlo Park house, family unharmed

A part of a large, 100-foot tree fell into a house on Woodland Ave. in Menlo Park on Sunday, narrowly missing the occupants. Part of the tree shattered the windows in a cathedral style glass ceiling, showering safety glass down on an infant and her two parents. The family was shaken but uninjured. The home had […]

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Kids and parents take to the streets to celebrate Halloween in downtown Menlo Park

The City of Menlo Park held its annual Halloween Hoopla parade along Santa Cruz Avenue this morning, a tradition clearly embraced by kids and adults alike, what with so many family members dressed in similar themes, like the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band — and hippie groupie! — shown above. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb […]

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Local high school students attend 1Bay youth action summit at Menlo School

Rather than attending their regular high school classes on Wednesday, October 23, an eclectic group of students gathered at the Menlo School campus for the 1Bay youth action summit. Joined by teachers and parent volunteers, the event focused on inspiring change and making “real plans for real action for real impacts on whatever issue matters […]

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Arts patron and philanthropist Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson passes away at age 92

Mary Margaret “Moo” Ransford Anderson, born on November 1, 1926 in Boston, MA., died peacefully at her Atherton home on October 22, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones. The family has planned a private memorial Mass in her honor. Originally an East Coast gal, Moo (then nicknamed “Murma”) attended D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY and […]

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