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Seaport Storage, just off of Woodside Road and Highway 101, has arranged to deliver needed items for fire victims to its facility in the North Bay. A complete list is below.

Justin Wethington, manager of Seaport Storage, is in direct communication and cooperation with the shelters in the wine country. The list was sent to him by his counterpart there.

The address is 1703 E. Bayshore Rd, Redwood City; the facility will take donations from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

“We’re taking up loads today and tomorrow and will continue to take donations all next week,” said Justin. “We’ll probably make two more trips to the North Bay toward the end of next week.”

He also supplied InMenlo with a list of participating sponsors, both individuals and organizations. They include Woodside Terrace Kiwanis Club (Justin is an active board member), the David Brett Company (owner of Seaport Storage), Mary Gilles of Alain Pinel Palo Alto, Lynne Mercer Alain Pinel Menlo Park, Woodside Priory School, Henry Ford Elementary, Collection 55 Wine Cellars, Google School, Amazon.com, John Muir Medical-Walnut Creek, Kaiser-Walnut Creek, among others.

List of needed items

Water – lots of it.
Gatorade – people are dehydrated from smoke in the air
Hygiene products – male/female shavers, soap, tooth brush, tooth paste, etc
Diapers – infants, toddlers, elderly
Food – MRE’s (ready to eat food) and canned goods
Masks – preferably clean air circulating masks, but basic clinical masks are effective in that they prevent debris from being breathed in – n95’s
Clothes – Note: Seaport Storage is not accepting clothes from residents but rather just from retail stores – socks & undergarments for men/ women/children
Baby formula
Cots
Blankets
Pillows
Coffee – K cups & ground
Dog and cat food
Pet beds and toys
Fire extinguishers
Generators
Flash lights
Batteries

Photos courtesy of Justin Wethington/Seaport Storage

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Big Dish area will be closed for five days in August

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The popular walking destination for Menlo Park residents, Stanford’s Big Dish area, will be closed Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19. We’re using that announcement to showcase some of InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles photos of the area’s creatures. The closure will allow for coordinated maintenance activities in and around the area. According to a […]

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How to get a taste of San Francisco without leaving the Peninsula

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From time-to-time InMenlo has explored “nearby,” meaning people, places and organizations that aren’t rooted in our coverage area of Menlo Park and Atherton (with occasional forays to Portola Valley and Woodside). In the “nearby” vein, a recent late afternoon adventure got us thinking about ways to experience San Francisco without leaving the Peninsula. No need to […]

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Exploring artistic microclimates around the Bay Area

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Editor’s note: Menlo-Atherton High School junior Holly Newman recently participated in Newsroom by the Bay, which originally published this article. Holly will be a staff writer for M-A Chronicle in the coming school year. Art is often a mysterious thing to those viewing it. How can an artist start with a blank canvas and produce a masterpiece? […]

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Boy Scout Troop 222 from Menlo Park distributes American flags at Golden Gate National Cemetery

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In preparation for Memorial Day, Boy Scout Troop 222, sponsored by Menlo Church in Menlo Park, helped place flags along headstones at the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno. If you’ve driven by that cemetery coming or going to the City and were curious about it, here are some facts, according to its website. It opened […]

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Photographer Frances Freyberg continues spring wildflower pursuit at Edgewood Park

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First Filoli, then Pearson Arastradero Preserve and now Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve. Such were the journeys Menlo Park-based photographer Frances Freyberg took in pursuit of spring wildflowers. Located just off 280, Edgewood is known, in particular, for its display of wildflowers scattered across its grassy hillsides. It hosts docent-led wildflower walks every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 […]

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Spotted: InMenlo crew at Pier 24 Photography

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Some of the InMenlo crew, including photographer and co-founder Scott Loftesness, contributing photographer Irene Searles and moi, took a field trip yesterday to San Francisco. First stop was Pier 24, which now houses photographic exhibits in a beautiful space. The works of British photographer Paul Graham were on display; read the Chronicle review here. Photo by Steve […]

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Big Dish set to close for a month beginning July 13

The Big Dish, the popular walking area frequented by Menlo Park residents, will be closed for a variety of construction and maintenance for a month. A potable water line will be constructed in the vicinity of the Alpine Gate in Menlo Park, the road between the Alpine Gate and the Dish structure will be repaved, and […]

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Local bicyclists view coastal farms on 20-mile POST organized ride

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On Saturday morning (6/27), over 75 bicyclists of all ages and skills — many from Menlo Park —participated in the first Bike the Coast with POST (Peninsula Open Space Trust). The 20-mile loop began on Cloverdale Road just outside of Pescadero. Riding south, the first stop was at the Root Down Farm , a new organic […]

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“Carts to Cars: A Celebration of Horsepower—Then and Now” is theme of fundraiser to be held at Folger Stable

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A unique fundraising event is being planned by The Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks at the historic Folger Stable in Woodside on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Focused on the history of horsepower and how it has been used locally, the event will benefit a range of improvement projects in both Huddart and Wunderlich parks as well […]

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Nearby: The James Johnston House in Half Moon Bay

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Last weekend I participated in a two day photo workshop in Half Moon Bay led by fine art photographer Chris Honeysett. As it turns out, the first ever photo workshop I ever participated in was led by Chris back in 2009 – five years ago this month. For that workshop, we walked in San Francisco’s […]

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