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Marchers that numbered in the ten thousands across a variety of Bay Area locations took part in the Women’s March today, a year after the inaugural event. The issue remained the same: opposition to Trump and his policies. But did the fact that sun greeted marchers rather than the rain of last year mean good things to come?

Did you participate? If so, please send photos to tips[a]inmenlo.com and we’ll try our best to add them. [Note: we are stationed half a world away and thank all of the InMenlo fans for helping us report this event.]

To begin, we spotlight some of the Menlo Park and Atherton women who participated: above – Kay Melchor (far right) and friends, above right – mother/daughter duo (in the middle) of Leah Worthington and Robin Tobias, immediately below – Chris Rivera (far right) and friends.

Other include:

Dorothy Fadiman (left) and daughter Renee at Stanford march:

Laura Pitchford (far right) with friends in San Francisco:

 

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