October 2010

family trick or treating in Menlo Park

Continuing a trend first spotted at yesterday’s Menlo Park Halloween parade is themed family costumes. Where parents once waited patiently at the end of a walkway, they’re now dressing up to go out with their kids – often in imaginative ways. One family spotted in a west Menlo neighborhood featured two quack doctors trying to put an end, once and for all, to a couple of pests that seem to crop up repeatedly – even in Menlo.

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Final Halloween preparations on Sherman Ave.

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Late this morning, many of the residents along Sherman Ave. just off of Santa Cruz Ave. were putting the finishing touches on the over-the-top Halloween decorations the west Menlo street has become known for over the past decade or so. In many respects, ground zero is the home of Arthur and Susan Chait. When the […]

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Menlo’s Halloween Hoopla delights even the tiniest trick or treater

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Hundreds of youngsters – and their adoring parents – took part in Menlo Park’s Halloween Parade that started in Burgess Park and finished at Fremont Park where there was entertainment and crafts activities. The consensus of the InMenlo team viewing the proceedings was that there was a preponderance of super heroes – including many girls. […]

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Spotted: Giants orange on Santa Cruz Ave

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There was more than ghosts and goblins on Santa Cruz Avenue this afternoon following the Halloween parade. Fleet Feet Sports was handing out mini Go Giants cupcakes, along with a host of other goodies. One was grabbed, appropriately enough, be a woman in a bright orange jacket. Photo by Julie Getze

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Celebrate Halloween Russian style at the BBC tonight (10/30):http://bit.ly/9oPZx…

Celebrate Halloween Russian style at the BBC tonight (10/30):http://bit.ly/9oPZx4

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Halloween weekend rainfall update

Where is all the rain that was forecast? I have .1″ in my gauge this morning. This brings my total to .5″. One year ago we were at 4″, but most of that fell in mid-October in one storm. No additional rain fell, last year, until November 21st. Incidentally, San Francisquito Creek at the San […]

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Hannibal Lector ready to greet Menlo’s trick or treaters

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The costumes get another try out this morning in Menlo Park with a Halloween parade from Burgess Park to downtown that begins at 11:45 am. Last night’s rain is expected to turn into early morning showers with dry conditions by parade start. Residents continue to put out the welcome mat for trick or treaters – […]

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Allied Arts holds Harvest Fest today (10/30)

The Allied Arts Guild and Friends of Allied Arts is hosting Harvest Fest 2010 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm today (10/30). There will be a beer tasting from local micro breweries, food and live entertainment and activities for the entire family. Admission is  $25 for adults and $5 for children.

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Halloween weekend hoopla begins in Menlo Park

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Kids got to try out their costumes this morning at Menlo Park elementary school, including this witch, vampire and ghoul. (PC folks note: the young lady specifically said “vampire” not “vampiress.”) Tomorrow the city of Menlo Park hosts activities beginning with a parade at 11:45 a.m. at the Burgess Recreation Center. Trick or treating begins […]

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In conversation with Harold McGee on the science of food and cooking

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As the author of the classic On Food and Cooking and a wonderfully lucid, extremely entertaining, monthly column in the New York Times called “The Curious Cook,” Harold McGee has introduced many readers to the joys, both practical and entertaining, of understanding the science behind what we eat and how we cook. McGee will be […]

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Menlo Park native and music critic Greil Marcus answers 20 quetions – fun read! …

Menlo Park native and music critic Greil Marcus answers 20 quetions – fun read! http://bit.ly/cGvMku

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