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While Tony Cozzolino (or his father Alex) brings a few trees to the Menlo Park Farmers Market each Sunday, you get the best selection by heading over the hill toward Half Moon Bay to the Cozzolino tree lot located on Highway 92 near Spanish Town.

We found Tony and wife Stephanie both on hand to greet us this morning, where we picked out a beautifully shaped Nordmann fir, a variety that was unknown to us before we became acquainted with the Cozzolino family tree business.

In addition to Nordmann, the lot sells Noble and Grand firs along with wreaths and other decorative items like wooden reindeer.

Bonus: If you’re combining tree shopping with a walk along the coast with the family dog, the Cozzolino lot is dog friendly.

Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2017

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La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve opens to the public today

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A new MidPeninsula Regional Open Space park, La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve, opens to the public today. Previously, this area was only opened to visitors by special reservation. Hikers and equestrians will have free daily access to six miles of trail from a new parking lot at 900 Sears Ranch Road in La Honda.. […]

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Where to donate – and what’s needed – for victims of North Bay fires

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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 […]

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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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