Woodside artist and architect Jim Caldwell talks about John Singer Sargent and the scandal of Madame X

Artist and architect Jim Caldwell, who lives in Woodside, is giving a Pacific Art League (PAL) talk “John Singer Sargent and the scandal of Madame X” on Tuesday, June 30 at 5:00 pm via Zoom. The cost is $10, which supports PAL programs. Register online. John Singer Sargent is considered by many to be Art […]

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Application for temporary outdoor use permit for Menlo Park available online

On June 19, 2020, the Menlo Park City Council adopted an urgency ordinance to help support and reactivate local businesses by temporarily allowing expanded dining and retail options on the sidewalk, in on-street parking spaces, public parking plazas and/or privately-owned shopping areas and parking lots. The program is in effect for 90 days and will […]

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Updated heritage tree ordinance in Menlo Park goes into effect July 1

On November 19, 2019, the City Council approved a new heritage tree ordinance that is effective July 1. The City Council updated the ordinance to preserve the City’s tree canopy with the intention to plant and protect more replacement trees and to increase preservation of healthy heritage trees in development projects. The following sections describe […]

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Photos from LGBTQIA+ and Menlo Park in solidarity with Black Lives Matter rally and march

InMenlo contributing photographer Lena Kalotihos was on hand to cover the rally and march in support of Black Lives Matter in Menlo Park that drew support from the LGBTQIA+ community. Commented one of the organizers, Henry Shane: “I had this idea only about five days before the rally and protest. As an openly gay person […]

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Menlo Park reopens additional outdoor recreation facilities effective June 25

Effective Thursday, June 25, the City of Menlo Park will reopen additional outdoor recreation facilities with health and safety precautions designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and comply with state and county health orders. The new local order (Menlo Park Local Order No. 7) reopens the Skate Park, public tennis courts, public basketball courts […]

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Local teens organize LGBTQIA+ and Menlo Park in solidarity with Black Lives Matter march and rally

Local teens Henry Shane and Daniel Roman are at it again, this time organizing an “LGBTQIA+ and Menlo Park in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter Rally” today at Fremont Park followed by a march through downtown, which caught the attention of at least one local TV station. Daniel is a sophomore at Menlo-Atherton High School […]

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Community clothing drive in Menlo Park to support homeless shelters

New Community Church is hosting a clothing drive on Sunday, June 28, from Noon to 4:00 pm, for local shelters in Redwood City, Menlo Park, and Palo Alto. The church will collect specific articles of clothing to aid in relief for people in the Bay Area experiencing homelessness. Housing issues have been especially affected by […]

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All Students Matter volunteers pivot and find new ways to support local students

Families, schools, businesses and nonprofits have all adapted to recent changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. All Students Matter (ASM), a local volunteer organization supporting classrooms in the Ravenswood School District, is no exception. ASM and the Ravenswood Education Foundation (REF) reached out jointly to their volunteers and supporters and have assembled a cadre […]

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Two teens are offering gluten free cooking camp for kids in July

Looking for something fun and socially distanced for kids ages 8 and up to do this summer? Menlo-Atherton High School rising sophomore Caroline Pecore (pictured top, left) and her friend Paloma Raffle (pictured right) are running a gluten-free cooking camp via Zoom the week of July 6-10 from 4:30-6:30 pm daily. It’s $50 for the […]

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Masked men at Menlo Park Farmers Market

Jitze Couperus describes himself as “the market volunteer ‘face behind the curtain’ who looks after the Menlo Park Farmers Market’s Facebook presence… my wife was one of the group of ladies who got the market going around 28 years ago, and we’ve both been involved with it to some extent ever since. Lately he’s been […]

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Hundreds of families walk along the Alameda in support of Black Lives Matter

Hundreds of families turned out this morning along the Alameda in Menlo Park to support Black Lives Matter. Organized by Krista Todd, Erin Valdez and Laurel Sevier, who meet at Las Lomitas School last year when their children were first graders, planned the children-focused walk. Leading the way was M-A student Jahkim Hendrix, who was there […]

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