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Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “As of 7:50 this morning, I can report an additional .5″ for yesterday and during the night. My season-to-date total is now 13.05″. Just grand!”

All that moisture is prompting mushrooms to sprout all over Menlo Park. Theses tiny one-inch ‘shrooms were spotted by InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles.

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The Members raise nearly $2,500 at benefit concert at Freewheel Brewing

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The Members played at Freewheel Brewing a couple of weekends back to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club. Band member Richard Johnson provided an update on the evening’s take: “Apparently 110 tickets were collected so we rounded up the band donation to $2,328, that being $388 per band members – all lucky numbers!” […]

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Rain keeps pounding Menlo Park with more on the way

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Update at 4:00 pm from Bill: ‘Add .3″ of rainfall to my 8am report for a total of 1.3″. My season-to-date total is now 12.55″. This compares to 4.7″ on this date in 2010. The rain year 2010-2011 was the last, in my backyard, to exceed 20″. Those months in early 2011 produced 16′. May […]

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Senator Jerry Hill announces 7th annual bill idea contest

Got a great idea for a new state law, or maybe there’s one you think should be off the books? Entries are being accepted for state Senator Jerry Hill’s seventh annual “Oughta Be A Law…Or Not” contest for bill ideas from constituents. “This is an excellent opportunity for constituents to share their ideas for state […]

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And the rain continues in dribs and drabs in Menlo Park

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ:Another .35″ to report for late yesterday and during the night. My season-to-date is now 6.2″. My backyard collection is right below the SFO total and above San Jose where it usually rests.” Photo of rainbow reflected in puddle by Irene Searles

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Overnight drizzle adds to Menlo Park’s rainfall for the season

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “A surprise for me, another .1″ in my gauge this morning from during the night. That makes my season to date total 5.85″. On another note: Has anyone else noticed what a relatively warm storm this has been? Photo of rain sprouted mushrooms by Irene Searles

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Menlo Park scam alert: Crooks posing as Google employees

Reports the Menlo Park Police Department: “There is a new scam going around and it has to do with Google Adsense Accounts. Crooks posing as Google employees are calling people at random stating that they have a certain amount of money in their AdSense account with Google and if they are interested in receiving their […]

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Approaching two inches of rain in Menlo Park from latest storm

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Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “A total 1.85″ in my gauges, today. My season-to-date figure is now 4.15″. That compares to 3.25″ at this point in 2010, the last rain year with over 20″. Menlo Park resident and local physical therapist Robin Tobias contributed the accompanying photograph with the comment: “Yeak, the creek is running!”

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Small 2.2 earthquake just west of Menlo Park

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To most residents, it was more a large thud than a shake. But indeed it was an earthquake around 10:20 last night. It was centered just west of Menlo Park in the area under the Horse Park at Woodside. (We put the coordinates  found on the attached illustration into Google Maps.) A couple of years […]

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Artist Joseph Fuchs’ works on display at two Cafe Zoë locations

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Retired Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Joseph Fuchs will be showing simultaneously 40 of his oil paintings and many of his drawings in two shows: one at the Redwood City Cafe Zoë and the other at the Menlo Park Cafe Zoë. The Redwood City show runs through January 6. The address is 2027 Broadway St., Redwood City; hours […]

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Showers, downpours and sunshine alternate in Menlo Park

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Update: Bill discovered another .1″ in his gauges after sending this initial report, bringing his year-to-date to 1.45″. The rain that started Wednesday with off and on again drizzles developed into more serious showers today. The forecast calls for that pattern to continue with heavier rain on Saturday. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reports: “There was […]

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