September 2009

Windy Tuesday

by Chris Gulker on September 29, 2009

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Sunday’s heat gave way first to a decidedly cooler Monday (70 vs. 90 degrees) and then to chilly winds today gusting to 22mph according to the Weather Channel. A new Lexus was spotted near Encinal School with a large Redwood limb adorning its shiny new roof, and this detached Liquid Amber branch was spotted near Hillview School. Tomorrow is predicted to be calmer, but not much warmer. One more stretch of Indian summer is sure to come.

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Look out for motorized scooters

Anyone darting around Menlo on a motorized scooter – beware – or at least be lawful. Based on recent reports of unsafe operations of said scooters – defined as a  “a two-wheeled device that has handlebars and a floorboard designed to be stood on while riding and is powererd by an electric motor or other […]

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Preparing men to be priests for over 100 years

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“On September 20, 1898, five Sulpician priests and 34 young men gathered at the somewhat remote location of Menlo Park to inaugurate what was to become the preeminent seminary on the West Coast – St. Patrick’s Seminary,” writes Jeffrey M. Burns in his history of the seminary.  “At the time of its inception, St. Patrick’s […]

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Felines Hoping for Adoption

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If you’re looking for a kitten or cat to adopt, the Pet Place in downtown Menlo Park  is the place to be today until 3:00 pm. As it is on many Saturday,  Peninsula Cat Works, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of cats or kittens in need, will be there […]

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Faces of Menlo: Sunset’s Elaine Johnson

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It was a big treat for InMenlo to check in this week with Sunset associate food editor Elaine Johnson at the magazine’s offices in Menlo Park. She showed off  Sunset’s test kitchen (left) and took the visitor on a tour of the herb garden. Not many suburban towns have a magazine with the national – […]

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Hidden Menlo: Where is this Secret Fountain?

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A French fountain, in full working order, right here in Menlo? We’re betting few know that it exists – and admit it was a bit surprising to come across on a recent morning outing. Where it is will remain a mystery for now, although we encourage all to set the record straight. Here’s the one […]

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Fall and holiday fashions land in Menlo

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Menlo resident Mary Rollins has represented the Carlisle clothing line for the past 20 years and consistently finds herself one of the top 10 reps in the country. Five years ago she added the Per Se line, which she describes as “younger and edgier – and more piece driven.” The fall and holiday collection is […]

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KNBR morning crew’s “day job” at Amici’s

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KNBR sports radio hosts Mac (Paul McCaffrey, left, above) and Murph (Brian Murphy) wait tables while sports/traffic anchor Dan Dibley (left) delivers a pizza at Amici’s in downtown Menlo today. The occasion, a benefit for the Second Harvest Food Bank, saw the radio personalities chatting more with patrons than busing tables, but few seemed to […]

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Faces of Menlo: Lynn Macy of Pet Place

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Some retail stores are an instant hit. Such was the case with The Pet Place, opened by Lynn (pictured) and husband Marc Macy 17 years ago on Santa Cruz Avenue. Ask almost anyone within a five mile radius (and sometimes farther afield) where they get pet supplies and the answer is usually “Pet Place.” No […]

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A Late Summer Sunday at Burgess Park

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On a warm late summer Sunday afternoon in Menlo Park, Lily and I found lots of activity at Menlo Park’s Burgess Park – including out on the Tom Harrison Baseball Field. Burgess Park underwent a major re-do five years ago – thanks to Measure T including “renovated turf and irrigation, renovated baseball fields, renovated soccer […]

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Performing Arts Center at Menlo-Atherton High School – opening this weekend

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Update: Local newspaper Almanac New has a great cover story on  this weekend’s opening of MAPAC. Originally posted on 9/20/09: Finishing touches are underway in advance of the opening of the new Performing Arts Center at Menlo-Atherton High School the second weekend in October, highlighted by a performance by Music@Menlo’s Artistic Directors, cellist David Finckel […]

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