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To locals, especially those who walk the Bay Laurel/creek loop, one sign that Fall has fully arrived is seeing San Francisquito Creek flowing under the San Mateo Drive bike/pedestrian bridge. (Note: there’s always water in the creek further up near the Stanford golf course.)

We had a hunch that two inches of rain in a 24-hour period would prime the pump this year. And we were correct.

For weather trivia followers, the Creek started flowing under the bridge in October in 2016 but not until December in 2015 (but still technically Fall not Winter.)

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Old-fashioned rainy day in Menlo Park

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “As of 7:30 am, 1.1” in my backyard. That is 1.7” season-to-date. This compares to 3.9” last year and 2.15″ two seasons ago. Perhaps more as the day progresses.” That “more” was true around 9:00 am when a hard rain was falling, making the leaves on the colorful liquid […]

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Winter weather preparations completed by City of Menlo Park

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The City of Menlo Park is prepared for the upcoming winter weather. In September, Public Works staff and the San Francisquito Joint Powers Authority walked the length of the San Francisquito Creek. The purpose of the creek walk was to identify items such as downed trees and other large debris in the channel that could […]

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Light rain overnight adds just a bit to seasonal total

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A light rain started around 8:00 pm in Menlo Park Wednesday night and continued to just about dawn, making for damp streets for the morning commute and school rush. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ recorded .2″ in his rain gauge, brining the season-to-date to .6″. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was out and about as […]

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Trinity Church continues its programs about Islam with speakers the next two Sundays

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Trinity Church in Menlo Park held its Hearts for Justice half-day conference, titled Toward Understanding: a Jewish Christian, Muslim Conversation, featuring a panel composed of the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett, Trinity’s rector; Rabbi Sarah Weissman, associate rabbi at Beth AM; and Sheikha Maryam Amir, an instructor at Hikmah Institute. Reports Matthew: “We had about 200 people attend, most […]

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Hillview Middle School’s Service team raises money for North Bay fire victims

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Editor’s notes: This article was contributed by Hillview students Claire Auslander & Margot Gibbons On October 24, 2017, Menlo Park’s Hillview Middle School Service Team hosted an event to benefit the victims of the North Bay fires. Students enjoyed the company of guest speakers, including Menlo Park Police Department’s Officer Ferguson and Muhi Khwaja from […]

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“Kind of Shy” is theme of oil paintings on display at Portola Art Gallery in November

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During the month of November, the Portola Art Gallery presents “Kind of Shy,” expressive oil paintings by award-winning artist Marsha Heimbecker of San Mateo. Marsha’s paintings are known for their bold brushwork and color, resulting in a unique vitality. This latest collection of work, inspired by the orphaned elephants of Tsavo, hopes to capture the […]

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Menlo Park home sale prices doubled from 2007 to 2017

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Real estate data provider PropertyShark finalized an analysis of Silicon Valley’s housing market, looking at how median sale prices have changed compared to a decade ago, when most areas hit their pre-recession peak. In 2007, the median sale price in Menlo Park was just a little above the $1 million mark. Compared to a decade […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announces speakers for November

How to avoid future online security breaches, emergency preparedness in the light of recent disasters, travels through Ireland, and a visit by Kiwanis District 34’s new Lt. Governor Patricia Emslie — all are timely topics of discussion at November Menlo Park Kiwanis Club meetings. November 7: Kiwanis members Les Koonce, Koonce Financial Services, and retired Menlo […]

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CVS Pharmacy on El Camino got robbed Thursday morning

This morning (October 26) at 9:08 am, Menlo Park Police officers responded to CVS Pharmacy at 700 El Camino Real on the report of a male subject who demanded two bottles of a prescribed drug, Alprazolam, from the pharmacy. He lifted his shirt and showed a handgun in his waistband. The employee complied, and the […]

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New traffic signals coming to Willow Road off ramps at Highway 101

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On Thursday, Oct. 26, and Friday, Oct. 27, traffic signals will be turned on for the intersections of Willow Road and the ramps to and from U.S. 101. The layout of the on- and off-ramps is also changing with both of the southbound ramps connecting to Willow Road on the south side of the street […]

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