October 2016

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dancer-at-members-band-1There was a light sprinkle while The Members played their 10th annual Halloween in the Lemon Street garage this Halloween night. That they are one good Dad’s/garage band is undisputed. We always wish we could hear them more often.

And that’s a wrap for InMenlo’s Halloween coverage..

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Spotted: Kids wandering along Ladera’s spooky path

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The Ladera neighborhood has long had fun with its scary walkway, photographed here by InMenlo contributing photographer Laura Hamilton. We know these kids had fun!  

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A salute to Menlo Park’s most Halloweeny house

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We got a tip from Bob Holmes aka The Walking Man about a colorfully painted Halloween house on his street, so we swung by to take a look. We were lucky enough to meet homeowner Brandee Barker, who emailed us details about how the paint job came about: “We moved to Hobart in early 2012 when […]

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Rain leaves lots of puddles for splashing in the sunshine

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InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ captured another. 3″ overnight, bringing his season-to-date rainfall total to 3.8″. Local school kids were able to parade this morning in sunshine, although showers could return this evening during trick or treat time. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016

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Clever pumpkins take center stage at University Park neighborhood Halloween gathering

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Cute kids in costumes. Fresh-pressed apple cider. They’re just two of the traditions at University Park’s annual Halloween gathering held yesterday. Special tip of the hat to the folks who carved truly original jack o’ lanterns. Great creativity! Thanks to Cindy Tipton for sending the photos.

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A wet October continues in Menlo Park

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InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reported another .2″ inches in his backyard gauge this morning, to add to .o5″ he found there yesterday morning. That brings the year-to-date total to 3.5″. This amount of rain is unusual for October, for whatever kind of forecasted rain year. Bill dug back into his data: “Rain year 2005-06 is […]

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Facebook Farmers Market wraps up this year with a Halloween-themed celebration

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Skeletons and goblins reigned supreme today at the popular Farmers Market held at Facebook on Saturdays. The final market for the year had a Halloween theme — natch — and kids could select a free pumpkins as well as get their faces painted and grab a balloon twist. Scattered through out the market were various spooky posing places along with […]

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Spotted: Farm animals showing off their Halloween finery at Jasper Ridge Farm

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Jasper Ridge Farms, which moved last summer to a new home on Webb Ranch, held a Halloween open house this afternoon. Many of the animals were decked out in Halloween finery, but not so much that it would prevent them from being the animals they are! Jasper Ridge is a non-profit that provides children in need with […]

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Blue skies and warm temps make for fun Halloween parade in Menlo Park

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The threat of rain was well over when Menlo Park’s annual Halloween parade started at 11:00 am this morning, moving up Santa Cruz Avenue to Fremont Park. InMenlo founder and photographer Scott Loftesness drew parade photo duties. We selected a variety of close up faces to make up what is only “round one” of our Halloween […]

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New mural at Menlo-Atherton High School celebrates “strength in diversity”

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“Strength in diversity,” Menlo-Atherton High School’s  motto, is clearly depicted in its new mural, which is located at the entrance to the F-Wing. The bright colors and inspirational quotations transform this space into an uplifting area to walk through, and a simple reminder to — as the artists’ statement explains — “celebrate and embrace [our] differences.” […]

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It’s a rainy start to Friday in Menlo Park

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After some little spurts and wimpy sprinkles, the long-forecast rain finally began to fall late yesterday afternoon, continuing through out the night. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ checked his backyard rain gauge about the same time kids were walking to school and found a recorded .85″ which brings his season-to-date to 3.15″. Last year, there […]

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