January 2018

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“Finally some measureable rainfall!” emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ. “At 8:00 am there is .15” in my gauge [as Monday morning]. “This is the first [rainfall] since January 9th. My season-to-date total is 7.15”. This compares to 19.5” at this date last year and 11.55” in 2016. We need lots more!”

Photo by Robb Most (c) 2018

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“ShakeAlert: The Path to West Coast Early Warning” is topic of USGS lecture on Jan. 25

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Douglas Given, USGS Earthquake Early Warning Coordinator will present the next free USGS Public Lecture on Thursday, January 25, at 7:00 pm titled “ShakeAlert: The Path to West Coast Early Warning….How a few seconds can save lives and property.” The ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system will begin limited operations this year. Alerts could save lives and […]

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Spotted: InMenlo photographer Irene Searles at Women’s March in Oaxaca

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Your InMenlo team is spread across the globe at the moment. While Menlo Park and Atherton women participated in Bay Area Women’s Marches, contributing photographer Irene Searles (far right) was taking part in a march in Oaxaca, Mexico And she made the local paper: “… I was interviewed  at the Women’s Vigil in Oaxaca. My […]

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Women from Menlo Park and Atherton take part in variety of Bay Area Women’s Marches

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Marchers that numbered in the ten thousands across a variety of Bay Area locations took part in the Women’s March today, a year after the inaugural event. The issue remained the same: opposition to Trump and his policies. But did the fact that sun greeted marchers rather than the rain of last year mean good […]

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Community meeting on landscaping near Marsh Road and Bayfront Expressway set for Jan. 25

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The City on Menlo Park is hosting a community meeting on Jan. 25 from 7:00 to 8:30 am to discuss options for landscape improvements on public land near the Menlo Gateway development located near the intersection of Marsh Road and Bayfront Expressway. The City seeks public input on options for the scope and location of the […]

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg speaks to MPCSD community at Parent Speaker Series Event

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The Menlo Park City School District’s Speaker Series welcomed Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In and Option B to the Hillview stage on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Ms. Sandberg engaged in an intimate, wide-ranging conversation with MPCSD Superintendent Erik Burmeister to a packed house of district parents, leadership, and invited guests including […]

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Badri Valian showcases her paintings and videos at Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park

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“39, Silence” is the name of an exhibition of Menlo Park resident Badri Valian’s  Abstract expression artworks on display at Art Ventures Gallery at 888 Santa Cruz Avenue. She’ll be at the gallery tonight (Jan. 17) at 6:00 pm to talk about her paintings and videos. Badri, who we first profiled in 2016, was born […]

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Park in Menlo Park is renamed for war hero and Belle Haven activist Karl E. Clark

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Congress person Anna Eshoo, State Senator Jerry Hill, Assemblymember Marc Berman Menlo Park City Council members Ray Mueller, Cat Carlton, Kirsten Keith and Peter Ohtaki, along with family and friends of the late Karl E. Clark, gathered on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 15, to dedicate a park named in Clark’s honor for his many […]

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Applications being accepted for Menlo Park Grant for the Arts

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Applications are now available from the Menlo Park Community Services Department  for the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts (MPGA) for the 2018-19 year. Ten organizations will be awarded $500-$3,000 toward subsidizing the rental cost of the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (PAC) for performances from July 2018 to June 2019. The Performing Arts Center seats […]

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Menlo Fire reminds drivers to buckle up before driving

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A male driver in his 50’s was not injured when he rolled his van onto its side on Coleman Avenue in Menlo Park late Sunday evening. He said that he was trying put on his seat belt while already driving the vehicle and swerved to avoid another vehicle. Firefighters on Menlo Truck 1 use supersorb […]

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Jim Rutter’s latest endeavor is all about sports – and you!

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Sports have long been part of Menlo-Atherton High School grad Jim Rutter’s life. Growing up, he played Little League with former 49ers quarterback John Paye who later was a fraternity brother at Stanford. “I wasn’t a great athlete but participated in football, wrestling and baseball at M-A,” he said recently at the Dutch Goose, seated […]

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