Environment

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Menlo Park resident John Donald was among those who gathered Saturday morning for the annual Coastal Cleanup, focusing on San Francisquito Creek which empties into the Bay. He estimated that there were around 100 people at his Menlo location, one of thousands around the state. And look at some of the junk they prevented from being washed into the Bay.

Photos by John Donald (c) 2017

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3rd Annual Tuolumne River Film Festival set for Sept. 17

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The 3rd Annual Tuolumne River Film Festival will take place at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on September 17 starting at 6:30 pm. This year’s festival will feature short films from the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, live music, and an ice cream social courtesy of Three Twins Ice Cream. Tickets can be purchased online […]

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The eclipse itself – and more photos of Menlo Park viewers

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InMenlo contributing photographer Scott R. Kline took photos of the eclipse today (above) viewed from Menlo Park. He explains: “I used my Canon 5D Mkii. I had the camera on screen-view mode so I was not looking through the lens, but rather at the screen. I put a 3x neutral density filter on the 24-105mm […]

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People gather at Menlo Park Library to watch the partial eclipse

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InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was at the Menlo Park Library this morning where hundreds of people were on hand to view the partial eclipse of the sun that peaked at around 10:15 am. “I talked to Sergeant Mathew Ortega of the Menlo Park Police Department who said that 320 glasses were distributed,” reported Robb. […]

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Solar eclipse viewing at Menlo Park Library planned for Aug. 21

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The countdown is on for the solar eclipse that happens this Monday, Aug. 21. Beginning at 9:00 a., join fellow eclipse watchers in front of the Menlo Park Library to see this rare event. The moon will eclipse 80 percent of the sun in Menlo Park that morning, with the peak eclipse occurring around 10:15 […]

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Make an eclipse viewer today through Sunday at the Menlo Park Library

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“The sky event of the decade” is coming on August 21st! Be ready for the solar eclipse: Make your own simple solar projector. There are instructions and supplies in the puzzle table area across from the library’s adult reference desk. Drop on in and create your viewer today through Sunday, August 20. Then return to […]

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Wildlife Associates brings critters to the Menlo Park Library on Aug. 15

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Join us outside the library on August 15 from 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm, as docents from Wildlife Associates introduce us to some of the beautiful and fascinating wildlife living in the fields and forests surrounding our city. Animal ambassadors may include: Gray Fox Great Horned Owl Opossum Red-Tailed Hawk This program, made possible thanks to generous funding […]

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Eclipse related events at Menlo Park Library kick off this week

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On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. The Bay Area is outside the path of totality — where the moon will completely cover the sun — but there’s still plenty to enjoy! Come to the Menlo Park Library for a series of special eclipse-related events […]

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Djerassi Resident Artists Program yields a feast for the eyes with left behind sculpture

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An InMenlo team first went on a sculpture hike on the property off Bear Gulch Road in Woodside that hosts the Djerassi Resident Artists Program almost exactly four years ago on a day that was shrouded in a heavy, drippy fog. The past weekend we visited again, this time in blistering heat. But the payoff […]

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Menlo Park resident says goodbye to trees many locals may have taken for granted

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You may have seen something sad happening at the Willow Road/101 interchange: All the oaks and redwoods are being cut down. As of Saturday morning (June 17), three of the four cloverleaf loops have been clear-cut. Well, not quite, there is still one tree standing in the northern loop – it might be a different species, but […]

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The Effects of Climate Change is topic of USGS evening lecture on June 22

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USGS (Scientist Emeritus) Tom Suchanek will examine: – The frequency of extreme and unpredictable weather events is increasing. – What are the effects of an increase or decrease in carbon emissions? – What is scientific research projecting for the future of climate change? The free public lecture will take place on June 22, 2017, at 7:00 […]

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