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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 ago, we visited with USGS geologist Robert McLaughlin who filled us in on the many earthquake faults in our area, including one that runs along the Alameda. You can read the story here.

Chart courtesy of USGS

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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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MPPD releases names in officer-involved shooting

The Menlo Park Police Department released the following statement this afternoon: “In an effort to provide the public with pertinent information regarding the officer-involved shooting, we are releasing the names of the officers involved in Tuesday’s incident. “Menlo Park Police Sergeant Jaime Romero and two police officers, Scott Mackdanz and Nicholas Douglas, were involved in […]

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M-A varsity volleyball captain is heading to UCSB

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Devin Joos, Senior and Captain of the Menl0-Atherton High School Varsity Volleyball team signed a letter of intent to attend UCSB on November 12th. She and her teammates will be playing in the first game of the CCS play offs this Saturday,  at 7:00 pm on the high school campus.

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Overnight rain is just a dribble in Menlo Park

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Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “.15″ in both my gauges. My season-to-date total is now 1.15″. A hoped for 20″ is a long way away. “I have provided few comparative figures for last year since that rainfall was so paltry. How about giving that data for the 2010-11 rain year when the total was […]

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Suspect identified in the Menlo Park police officer-involved shooting yesterday in Menlo Park

The suspect who was shot and killed by a Menlo Park police officer yesterday near Willow Place has been identified by the San Mateo Coroner’s Office as Jerry Lee Matheny (10/02/1962 of Nuevo, CA). Matheny was a suspect wanted in several burglaries that occurred in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Matheny was recognized by […]

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Another wimpy day of rain in Menlo Park – with Saturday AM update

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Saturday AM update: Bill Russ reported an added .1″ with overnight/dawn rain, bringing his year-to-date total to 1″ Yesterday’s rain produced a few puddles, which made a dog happy, but not much to put a dent in the drought. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reported: “Maybe more will fall later but as of late afternoon, I […]

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Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation plans various holiday-related fundraisers

The 5th Annual Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) Gift Boutique at Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park on Thursday, November 13, and Friday, November 14. Twenty percent of the proceeds benefit Menlo Park City Schools. You can preview the vendors here. The community is invited to shop the boutique, and attend one of MPAEF’s signature events: Thursday, […]

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Menlo Park and Yiftee launch community eGift Pass for shopping local

The City of Menlo Park and Yiftee, a Menlo Park-based web/mobile eGift solutions provider, are launching the “Menlo Park Gift Pass”, a digital gift card good at participating shops and restaurants in Menlo Park that is a convenient way to support local businesses. Yiftee is as simple as a traditional gift card, but allows you to […]

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Café Scientifique examines brutality of contact sports – and its lasting damage

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Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard is both a book and the topic of the next Café Scientifique  on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at SRI International in Menlo Park. The event is co-produced by the Bay Area Science Festival. Widely regarded as the toughest man in the NHL, […]

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