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Menlo Park residents Paola Maciocia, Yvonne Murray and Leah Elkins are on the leadership team of the Peninsula Moms Demand Action group. Along with other members of this local gun violence prevention organization, and in partnership with several other organizations which care about this issue, they have organized a vigil to mark the sixth anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

In the six years since that shooting took the lives of 20 kindergarteners and six staff, 600,000 more people have been killed or injured by guns in this country.

Everyone is invited to join this interfaith, healing event to honor and remember these victims. There will be speakers including Assemblyman Marc Berman and Stanford doctor Dean Winslow of SAFE (Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic) and music from Bobby Jo Valentine

The vigil takes place at Lytton Plaza in downtown Palo Alto on Sunday, 12/16, from 4:30-6:00 pm.

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Bomb threat at Facebook facility reported but no suspicious devices found

At 4:32 pm Monday, Dec. 11,  Menlo Park Police communications center received a call from the New York Police Department Crime Stoppers Unit that they received an anonymous tip of a bomb threat at a Facebook facility located at 200 Jefferson Dr. in Menlo Park. Facebook management, as a precaution, requested buildings in the surrounding […]

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Kitchen fire at Nativity School on Sunday quickly extinguished

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Menlo Park Firefighters responded to a reported ADT alarm sounding and kitchen suppression system activation at the John and Susan Sobrato Pavilion located at Nativity School  in Menlo Park on Sunday afternoon at 2.21 pm. Captain Seth Johnson with the crew on Menlo Fire Engine 6 arrived on scene at 2:24 pm and reported that […]

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Artist Linda Cosgrove defines contemporary surrealism with exhibit at Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park

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It is said that “dead men tell no tales,” but Linda Cosgrove’s study of the Old Masters and their techniques has become the foundation for her art in carrying forward their tradition of fine detail, sense of light and touch that separates them from more contemporary applications. Linda Cosgrove arrived in San Francisco in 1976 […]

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Sunny skies over Menlo Park after overnight rain

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Kids made their way to school this morning under sunny skies, although the streets were damp. “Rain in gauge this a.m. was .1” making year to date of 3.5”, ” reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ. Photographer Robb Most captured some moisture on seasonal berries. Photo by Robb Most (c) 2018

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Measurable rain overnight in Menlo Park

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The rain that fell overnight in Menlo Park, continued in the morning hours with scattered showers, which are forecast to be over by noon. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “I welcomed .4” on my rain gauge at 7:00 am today, making it 3.4” season-to-date. Contributing photographer Robb Most captured some of the the lingering […]

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Menlo Park was the recipient of surprise showers today

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Checking the weather forecast this morning, some of us boldy decided to start walking downtown around 9:30 this morning, convinced by not one but two weather websites that the rain was over. Our partner said, “You can never trust forecasts.” He was so right. All to say we got drenched. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill […]

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Showers end this morning with a good downpour

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The continuing overnight showers yielded to scattered clouds and patches of blue this morning, but not before one last heavy downpour shortly before 8:00 am. Not including that final drenching, InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reported another .1″ in his gauge, making it 2.8″ year to date. Early morning dog walkers found a good selection […]

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Light but steady rain overnight in Menlo Park

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ this morning shortly after 7:00 am: “This morning was .05″ making the total 1.2” season to date. Slow and steady but not the sound of big drops of rain on the roof we are waiting for.” Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2018

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Downtown Menlo Park wine walk to feature 13 Santa Cruz mountain wineries

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On Saturday, December 1, from 1:00–4:30 p.m., the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association presents the Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk in downtown Menlo Park. Enjoy wines from 13 local  wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Check in at Fremont Park to receive a wristband, map and special event wineglass. Participants are welcome to purchase […]

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Rain overnight is first of what will be continuing showers

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We admit we missed hearing the sound of rain overnight but Bill Russ’s rain gauges did not. He and Sally emailed this morning: “.05 in the rain gauges. Season to date total 1.15”. The accompanying photo shows the soon to be leafless vines at Portola Vineyards, a sight captured last week. Photo by Linda Hubbard […]

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