December 2011

Come to Kepler’s on New Year’s Day – for the big sale! 20% off regular prices storewide and 50% off select merchandise (holiday gifts, scarves, boxed cards, calendars, etc.). Plus mimosas!

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In tribute to community members we lost in 2011

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Among those community members who passed on in 2011 were four individuals who deeply touched other people’s lives. Silicon Valley entrepreneur M. Kenneth Oshman, (pictured) who along with three others founded ROLM Corporation in 1969,  died at age 71 on August 6. An executive with Echelon Corporation for the past two decades, a member of […]

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InMenlo’s most read 2011 posts: #11 to 20

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As we did last year, we thought it would be fun to look at what attracted the most attention on InMenlo during the last 12 months. We begin with #11 to 20 today and will kick off the new year with #1 to 10 tomorrow. The subject matter runs the gamut, from topical (Facebook’s move […]

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Only a sputter, not measureable rainfall

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I turned both of my gauges upside down this morning and shook them and not a single drop fell out, even though the streets — and a giraffe disguised as a reindeer in a nearby front yard — were damp. A year ago on Dec. 29, 1.4″ of rain fell bringing that season total-to-date to 9.25″. We […]

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A little black dress (cake!) for New Year’s Eve

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Editor’s note: Rachel Candelaria has long had an interest in food and photography, showcased on her blog, Not Just Sweets, which she describes “as a chronicle of my culinary adventures in the kitchen”. She’s given InMenlo permission to highlight some of her musings and photos from time to time. I may not have found a […]

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Volunteer for creekside planting on January 7

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You can work to improve the habitat for native insects, birds (snowy egret pictured), fish and other animals by joining Acterra to plant native plants on the banks of San Francisquito Creek on Saturday, Jan. 7 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers of all ages are welcome; minors under 18 require a signed waiver, and children under […]

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Carpaccio bartenders assure that everybody knows your name – and your drink

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Here’s the challenge: If there is a bar in Menlo Park that’s more like the Cheers’ “everybody-knows-your-name” bar than Carpaccio, a mainstay on Crane Street, do let us know. And according to bartender Roberto Ocegueda (pictured right) the one drink that spans generations is the Martini. “Because I said ‘Martini’ I mean gin,” he said […]

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Spotted: Mushrooms with a splash of seasonal holly

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It seems to be the time of year for mushrooms, and we love getting photos! Emails Louise DeDera of Menlo Park: “Discovered this huge mushroom this morning on our property line.”  

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Is Menlo Park shrinking or expanding? USGS documentary tells all

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Menlo Park’s eastern boundary is in the middle of San Francisco Bay, a dynamic estuary where seawater entering through the Golden Gate mixes with freshwater from the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers and numerous local streams. Fringing the Bay are tidal marshes that play an important role in bay ecosystems. But is Menlo shrinking or […]

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Blockbuster on the Alameda is closing!

Connie Sutton writes: “Boo hoo hoo. Blockbuster on the Alameda is closing. We went to return a DVD today and there are closing signs in the window. DVDs are all on sale, though we couldn’t find any deals. Boo hoo hoo. It always seemed busy. No more browsing for movies…” Another sign of these increasingly […]

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Spotted: Car vs. Street Lamp on Santa Cruz Avenue

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Bruce Good of Oriental Carpet on Santa Cruz Avenue writes: “Someone just tried to drive thru the front of my store!”

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