March 2010

Your correspondents needed to get a quick meal in far west Menlo in advance of an assignment tonight. A burger at the Madera bar/lounge seemed to be a good solution. Their choice was ratified by none other than one of the Bay Area’s most famous chefs, Chef Chu (pictured middle, all in black and tieless) who, with one quick look said, “Now that’s a good burger!”

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Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: Another .15″ of rainfall overnight, b…

Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: Another .15″ of rainfall overnight, bringing this year’s total to 17.8″, almost at 18″ threshold!

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Flowering fruit trees at their showy spring best

These late-blooming fruit trees in front of 100 San Mateo Drive in Menlo Park are one of the highlights of spring for me. They started blooming a couple days ago, about one month after the city’s earliest-blooming fruit trees.

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50,000 kicks from 27 kids at Menlo’s Kuk Sool Won martial arts studio netted $7,…

50,000 kicks from 27 kids at Menlo’s Kuk Sool Won martial arts studio netted $7,000 for the Lucille Packard Childrens Hospital Foundation

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Scrappy introduces human anatomy to preschoolers

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There’s something about Scrappy. Maybe it’s his helmet skull or modified bird cage rib cage or salad bowl pelvis. Or the fact that you can inflate his heart and lungs with a hand pump or squeeze rubber balls through his inner tub intestines. Whatever it is, it’s gotten the attention of  preschoolers thanks to the […]

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Menlo Park hires high-speed-rail lobbyist – The Examiner http://bit.ly/alRmGX

Menlo Park hires high-speed-rail lobbyist – The Examiner http://bit.ly/alRmGX

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More about M-A’s new magazine

As Tweeted here last week, Menlo Atherton High School launched its first literary and arts magazine – The MArk – just prior to spring break. Print copies were distributed on campus and journalism teacher/adviser Betsy Snow hopes to place the remaining copies in some local stores and the Menlo Park Library when classes resume next […]

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After the rains, blue skies

Pretty clouds and blue skies rolled in over Menlo (as seen here along El Camino Real, near Middle) after this morning’s rain, which featured a couple of heavy downpours. Rain showers remain in the forecast for the next few days.

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Overnight and early morning rainfall update

InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reports: “Last night’s and this morning’s rain added .1″ to out season bringing the year to date total to 17.65”. Ths was the first measureable rain since March 10. This compares to 14.35″ at the same time in 2009. “I have revised my full year normal to 18″-19″. This is […]

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Grace – Aussie #3 – makes an exuberant debut

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OK, we know all pets are special. But nevertheless we’d  like to learn more about your special pet. Tell us your story – tips [at] inmenlo.com – and you may be featured on InMenlo. Thanks! If you’ve ever owned an Australian Shepherd – or gotten to know one more than casually – you know they’re […]

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Weather rolls in….

Weather rolled in over Menlo Park this afternoon about lunchtime as seen in this view snapped near Chestnut and Santa Cruz. Rain is forecast for tomorrow.

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