InMenlo Flash

Both of the InMenlo founders are traveling to distant parts of the world, resulting in InMenlo having less frequent posts, particularly starting next week.  We’ll be back at it in early May.

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Atherton celebrates Earth Day on April 21 by screening “The New Fire”

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The 2018 Atherton Earth Day celebration will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from noon to 4:00 pm at the Menlo-Atherton High School Performing Arts Center. This will be an educational event on current topics related to climate change and how technology may help to solve this crisis. With support from the town’s Environmental […]

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Investigation of suspicious substance closes Menlo Park City Hall and police department

Early this morning (4/12), Menlo Park police officers requested the assistance of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District to address a suspicious substance brought to the police department. The individual had initially received the substance through the mail. Both fire and police personnel followed established protocols when dealing with the potentially hazardous materials. As a […]

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Wednesday evening’s rain moistens spring flowers

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It rained last night with streets and foliage still damp this morning. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “The ‘dent’ in my gauge was .1”. I am now 13.1” season-to-date. You can tell InMenlo folk to spread their fingers to approximate .1”. It may not seem like much but we can know all the ground […]

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“Child & Parent Mindfulness for Everyday Life” is topic of workshop starting April 17

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“Child & Parent Mindfulness for Everyday Life,” a parenting workshop for parents and youth (age 11-15), will take place over eight sessions from 7:00 to 8:00 pm beginning Tuesday, April 17. The workshops will be help at Trinity Church (330 Ravenswood Ave.) in Menlo Park. Leading the series is physician and mindfulness expert Dr. Amy Saltzman. Both […]

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Two Menlo Park public elementary schools receive accolades

Encinal Elementary School is among the honorees of this year’s California Distinguished Schools Award from the California Department of Education This recognition caps off an exciting year the school was recognized as a county leader in raising the achievement for all students. Encinal is a previous winner of the California Distinguished School, National Blue Ribbon […]

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“Atmospheric river” sputters more than drenches Menlo Park

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The “atmospheric river” that forecasters predicted would drench the Bay Area today sputtered on and off today in Menlo Park. The rain began last night and continued through the day, with brief patches of blue between showers. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “As of 3:20 pm, my report is .4” for the day and […]

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Free compost giveaway at Bedwell Bayfront Park the first Saturday of the month

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A free compost giveaway is held at Bedwell Bayfront Park on the first Saturday of every month (except December and January) starting at 7:00 am. Residents should bring proof of residency, shovels and containers, and be prepared to help themselves to the large pile of compost just inside the park entrance. The compost comes from […]

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Tickets on sale for Filoli’s 30th annual flower show, “California Kaledioscope”

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Filoli’s 30th annual Flower Show, “California Kaleidoscope,” will take place from May 31st through June 3rd, spotlighting over 80 floral displays from a range of professional exhibitors and florists, including an exposition of Ikebana designs by local artists who specialize in the unique Japanese floral art form. The 2018 Flower Show exhibitors include American Rhododendron […]

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Line up of April speakers announced by Menlo Park Kiwanis Club

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A wide variety of subjects are covered by invited speakers at the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club luncheons at Allied Arts each month. The public is invited to these lunches held each Tuesday at noon. April 3: Angie Ibarra, Executive Director of Generations United, is a native San Franciscan born to immigrant parents. Caring for the needs […]

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Commute.org invites San Mateo County commuters to go green this spring

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Commute.org announced the 2018 Commuter Challenge for people who commute to, from or through San Mateo County. Between April 1st and May 31st, people who join the challenge and use alternative modes of transportation will be eligible to winprizes. Now in its 10th year, the Commuter Challenge encourages people to use alternative methods of transportation […]

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