November 2016

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Rain catches Menlo Park by surprise this afternoon

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: [My wife] Sally just came in from Los Altos remarking on the rainfall there. I checked my gauge and surprised to find .1″. Now at 5.75″ season-to-date. Photographer Robb Most captured some great Fall color to go along with the wet streets.

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West Bay Model Railroad Association holds its annual open house on Dec. 3 & 4

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We stopped by the West Bay Model Railroad Association building in Menlo Park to chat with members about progress over the past year in advance of the group’s annual open house on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 1:00 to 8:30 pm. (Note: Caltrain’s Holiday Train is scheduled to […]

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M-A Girl’s Wrestling team hosts “Bear Bash” on Dec. 3

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The top-ranked and growing Menlo-Atherton High School Girls’ Wrestling team will be hosting their annual tournament, “Bear Bash,” at M-A on Saturday, December 3rd from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in Ayers Gym. There will be 90 female wrestlers participating in the tournament from across the Bay Area. The M-A  team was recently ranked #1 in […]

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Holiday events scheduled at Allied Arts Guild in December

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The Allied Arts Guild (75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park) is hosting a Christmas Market in the Sunset Room from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 3rd. Shop for handmade pillows, quilts, ornaments, needlepoint, sweaters, knit wraps, jewelry, totes, carry-alls purses and glass pieces. In addition, the shops will be open from 10:00 am […]

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Firefighters bid adieu to downtown fire station

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Retired Menlo Park Firefighter Dave Carr and Chief Ollie Brown stood across the street from Fire Station 6 in Menlo Park on Monday (11/28/16) as it was torn down to make way for a new modern and larger emergency fire facility, estimated to be completed by May of 2018. Carr was assigned to Fire Station 6 located at […]

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Downtown business community comes together to raise money for Lambadina Foundation

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The business community of downtown Menlo Park will come together on Sunday, December 4, in support of Showa Sahle (pictured), owner of La Migliore Aveda Salon on Santa Cruz Avenue, and her non-profit, Lambadina Foundation. A number of Menlo Park fashion and design stores will host the 2016 Designer Showcase featuring a holiday Fashion Show & Fair […]

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Support local non-profits on #GivingTuesday

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Entering its fifth year, #GivingTuesday on November 29 is a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.). Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year. Last year over 700,000 people raised $116,000,000. While not all […]

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Taste of the Mountains wine walk makes a return visit to downtown Menlo Park

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The 2nd annual Taste of the Mountains wine walk will take place Saturday, December 3,  from 2:00 to 5:00 pm along Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park. Organized by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, the event showcases nearby wineries, with all ticket proceeds going to the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF.) Participating wineries include: […]

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Join Santa for breakfast in Menlo Park on Saturday, December 3

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Santa will be at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center (700 Alma St.) in Menlo Park to visit with local kids on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 7:30 to 11:30 am. Activities include pancake breakfast, letter writing to Santa, and holiday crafts. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children; $1.00 off ticket price with donation of an […]

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More rain overnight yields to sunny skies on Sunday

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Rain on Saturday morning stopped mid-morning but more showers fell on downtown (pictured) in the afternoon. Then came the overnight rain: Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “I was awakened during the night by the force of the rainfall. Sure enough there is .55″ in my gauge this morning. This brings my season-to-date total to […]

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