October 2013

Menlo Park residents are invited to pick up free compost at Bedwell Bayfront Park on Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at 7:00 am while supply lasts. Compost is available for Menlo Park residents only, and not for commercial use.

Residents should bring proof of residency, shovels, containers, and be prepared to help themselves to the large pile of compost just inside the entrance to Bedwell Bayfront Park, located near the intersection of Bayfront Expressway and Marsh Road.

Residents may collect up to 1 cubic yard of compost (about six full garbage cans). Filling truck beds is prohibited. The material comes from residential recycling of organic material through the curbside collection program. Event may be cancelled due to rainy weather.

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Halloween means it’s time for The Members band to play annual neighborhood gig

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What’s become a west Menlo Park Halloween tradition is happening again tonight, the annual band jam by local dads group, The Members. Emails band member Allen Weiner: ” … the Members are playing our 7th annual Halloween block party show on October 31 at Lemon and Oakdell. The line-up of the band — Roger Inman, Scott Wachhorst, […]

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Spotted: Security in place at this trick or treat house!

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This tongue-in-check Halloween candy display was spotted in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park.

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Free document destruction and e-waste recycling event for Menlo Park residents/businesses on Nov. 2

Menlo Park residents and businesses are invited to bring confidential files to shred and unwanted electronics for recycling to the City’s Corporation Yard located at 333 Burgess Drive on Saturday, November 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is a free event for Menlo Park residents and business owners. Residents will need to bring proof […]

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Princesses, pumpkins – and more – all on display at University Park’s annual Halloween party

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A decades long tradition in the University Park neighborhood of Menlo Park is the annual Halloween party, which was held last Sunday. As has been the custom the last three or four years, families bring apples to make cider. The kids take turn tossing in the apples and turning the press. Everyone gets to sample […]

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Local teens and dads work on community service project together at Foothills Park

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The National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) Mid-Peninsula chapter held its annual Father Daughter Event on Sunday, October 27th, at beautiful Foothills Park in Palo Alto. The event is designed to offer dads an opportunity to perform community service work with their daughters. This year, over 50 fathers and daughters – many from Menlo Park […]

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Spotted: Spooky front yard in Atherton’s Lindenwood

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We admit we haven’t combed every street in Menlo Park and Atherton, and we are well aware that Sherman Avenue in Menlo ranks as one of the most decked out and popular go-to Halloween destinations. That Sherman is just around the corner from Al Stahler’s annual extravaganza – last year he vowed would be his […]

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DUI saturation patrols slated for Halloween in Menlo Park

Officers from the Menlo Park Police Department, San Carlos Bureau of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, and Burlingame Police Department DUI Enforcement Teams are being deployed to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers as part of the San Mateo County STEP program’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. This will include DUI Saturation Patrols on Halloween […]

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Menlo Park Library’s John Weaver spins tales for school-age kids every Thursday afternoon

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There’s something new for school age kids to do after school on Thursdays at the Menlo Park library. Resident tale spinner John Weaver will be holding forth every Thursday afternoon at 4:00 pm beginning October 31. And yes, the theme will be Halloween at that first story telling session. John tells spellbinding tales— all told […]

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Rosener House Adult Day Services in Menlo Park is holding open house on Nov. 2

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“Brain Games and Whole Person Wellness” will be the featured presentation by Dao Do, Rosener House Program Manager and Recreation Therapist, at a special Open House on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Rosener House Adult Day Services, 500 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. The Open House will be 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event is […]

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Menlo Park resident’s photograph honored in Los Angeles Times photo contest

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Menlo Park resident Lyndon W. Wong was recognized recently in a Los Angeles Times travel photography contest for an image of his young daughter running along an Oregon beach. Of over 1,500 photographs submitted, his was one of 13 selected for publication in a special Sunday print edition of the paper. Explaining the basis for […]

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