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“Finally some measureable rainfall!” emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ. “At 8:00 am there is .15” in my gauge [as Monday morning]. “This is the first [rainfall] since January 9th. My season-to-date total is 7.15”. This compares to 19.5” at this date last year and 11.55” in 2016. We need lots more!”

Photo by Robb Most (c) 2018

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Applications being accepted for Menlo Park Grant for the Arts

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Applications are now available from the Menlo Park Community Services Department  for the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts (MPGA) for the 2018-19 year. Ten organizations will be awarded $500-$3,000 toward subsidizing the rental cost of the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (PAC) for performances from July 2018 to June 2019. The Performing Arts Center seats […]

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Menlo Fire reminds drivers to buckle up before driving

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A male driver in his 50’s was not injured when he rolled his van onto its side on Coleman Avenue in Menlo Park late Sunday evening. He said that he was trying put on his seat belt while already driving the vehicle and swerved to avoid another vehicle. Firefighters on Menlo Truck 1 use supersorb […]

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Kiwanis Club kicks off 2018 speaker luncheons with a wide variety of topics

The Menlo Park Kiwanis Club invites the public to their speaker luncheons every Tuesday at noon at the Allied Arts Guild. January 16: Lee Macklin — Helping You Understand DNA And Finding Your Ancestors So, you have taken a DNA test,  now what? Overwhelmed and confused about how to analyze your results? What are the key steps […]

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SafeSpace offering mental health classes for teens & adults

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SafeSpace is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid classes open to the community on Saturday January 20 from 9:00-5:00 pm or Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9:00-5:00 pm at the SafeSpace Community Engagement Center, 708 Oak Grove Ave. Menlo Park. These classes are open to teens and adults. Register through Eventbrite; the cost is $20. This […]

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Good soaker overnight in Menlo Park

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4:00 pm update from Bill: Somehow, another .1” found its way into my gauge since 8:00 am. I am now at 7” season-to-date.” The rain was steady overnight. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “A surprising 1.45” in my gauge this morning. That is 6.9” season-to-date. Yesterday’s comparisons still prevail.” Photo by Robb Most taken downtown […]

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The Mystery Readers Group welcomes a special guest – author Cara Black

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New York Times bestselling author Cara Black joins the Mystery Readers Group to discuss “Murder in Saint-Germain,” the 17th book in her Paris-set Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, which now has over 400,000 copies in print. Her appearance takes place on January 17, 2018, at 7:00 pm In the new book, Aimée is walking through […]

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More Menlo Park residents needed to serve on advisory committees

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The City of Menlo Park still has openings on two important, but limited time commitment, advisory committees. The City currently has vacancies for up to nine seats on the Advisory Districting Committee and three seats on the Belle Haven Neighborhood Library Advisory Committee. The Advisory Districting Committee will be responsible for reviewing and recommending the […]

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More rain falls overnight in Menlo Park

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Menlo Park residents awoke to blue skies with puffy white clouds, but more rain fell last night/overnight. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Surprise! .15” in my gauge this morning. Now 4.15” season-to-date. This is well received.” The winter sun produced long shadows. The rain produced good puddles for dogs who like water! Photo by […]

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Where did the predicted rain go?

It was supposed to rain all day today. Instead it occasionally drizzled. As of 3:30 pm, InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ had only recorded .1″, bringing his season-to-date to 4″. Is there hope for more tonight? The skies darkened and rain began to fall around 4:00 pm

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Registration opens Jan. 6 for Mud is Fun event at library

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Preschoolers will have fun taking a close look at soil science and getting creative with mud at the Menlo Park Library on Jan. 27 from 10:30 to noon. Part of the library’s STEAM initiative, this program will feature a storytime about dirt and mud, a hands-on opportunity to learn how soil supports life and a […]

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