Halloween 2012

Al Stahler puts on Zombieland on Halloween in Menlo Park

Zombie in Menlo ParkFor 13 years in a row Al Stahler has delighted Menlo Park and Atherton trick or treaters with the Halloween spectaculars he’s put on in the front yard of his Valparaiso Avenue home. This year’s Zombieland will be his last he says: “My daughter is graduating from M-A and once they’ve left the next they don’t come back.”

Three areas make up Zombieland: first a test to see if you are a Zombie, then an apocalyptic scene of scattered Zombies and finally a Zombie shooting gallery. “Plus, there will be some Zombie flash mob surprises,” says Al.

The festivities take place from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring along canned foods to donate.

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Laurel School students strut their Halloween stuff

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Like other schools in Menlo Park and Atherton today, there was a Halloween parade at Laurel School. We like this mix of All American girl, zombie and SpiderMan. Photo by Laura Hamilton

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Encinal boys show off Eagle spirit on Halloween

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Encinal parent Robin Buckley sent InMenlo this photo, saying “Encinal School spirit is alive and well! Some of the 5th grade jocks dressed as cheerleaders and rocked the House (and drop off line…)! Pictured L to R are Trent Yeh, Tyler Nelson, Finn Leschly, Sam Weseloh, Justin Sellers, Andrew Steere.”

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Spotted: Scary eyes stare out at trick-or-treaters in Menlo Park

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It will be the brave trick or treater who knocks on the door of this West Menlo hoe, given the pair of scary eyes looking their way up the path.

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Trick or treating starts early on the Menlo-Atherton High School campus

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Last Thursday (10/25) Menlo-Atherton High School hosted its annual Trick-or-Treat Street. The event was filled with fun games, costume contests, music, and trick-or-treating for local children. Every year, the M-A Leadership class organizes Trick-or-Treat Street. Young children and their parents from around the community can come to M-A on this special night and trick-or-treat in […]

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Halloween safety tips from the Menlo Park Police Department

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On Halloween, local kids will take to the streets dressed in their costumes for an evening of trick or treating. The Menlo Park Police Department would like to provide some safety tips for parents of youngsters who will participate in the festivities. Make sure you accompany your children while trick or treating, or designate a […]

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Menlo Park “Dad” band The Members play on Halloween

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Nightmare On Our Street is the theme of local garage band, The Members, annual Halloween appearance. The band, made up of local Dads, will appear on October 31 at a home on the corner of Oakdell and Lemon in Menlo Park beginning at 6:00 pm. Emails band member Allen Weiner: “Families out trick or treating are […]

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Menlo Park kids (and adults!) get in the Halloween spirit by parading and trick or treating downtown

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The route was new – starting in the parking lot near Maloney Dr. – but the enthusiasm remained. Just before noon today, local kids got to preview their Halloween costumes with a parade, festivities at Fremont Park then followed by treat or treating at Santa Cruz Avenue merchants. Photos by Scott Loftesness

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Spotted: Pumpkin bleeding Giants orange at Madera

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This pumpkin, spotted at Madera restaurant at the Rosewood Hotel in Menlo Park, appears  to have an other-worldly iridescence. We think it’s beaming continued good mojo to the San Francisco Giants who play game two of the World Series starting this afternoon just after 5:00 pm. Photo by Scott Loftesness

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Spotted: Menlo Park ghoul working his voodoo for San Francisco Giants

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It was supposed to be all Detroit Tigers tonight in game one of the World Series, with MVP/Cy Young winner Justin Verlander pitching. But we’re guessing the Tigers didn’t figure that there was some major mojo going on in the streets of Menlo Park. Put a San Francisco Giants baseball cap on a frightening Halloween […]

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Pumpkin Plunge takes place Oct. 27 at Burgess Pool

On Saturday, October 27 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Menlo Mavericks Swim and Water Polo Team is hosting the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Plunge at Burgess Pool. Cost is $5 per person, which includes open swim for the day and a pumpkin to took home, selected from a floating pumpkin patch.

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