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In our mind, this photo just shouts “spring.” The grass at Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park is as tall as we remember it, given all the rain we’ve had this winter.

Menlo Park residents Carol and Bill Mince took their almost three-year-old twin grandchildren there yesterday. Jaxson is in the front with his brother Finley behind him. Carol did the photo duties on this outing.

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Spotted: Sign of spring on sparkly sunny day

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Yesterday didn’t feel like it was still winter, rather much more like a late spring day. Robin Tobias snapped this happy flower with water droplets while jogging. Alas, the clouds are back today.  

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Spotted: Favorite walking trail in jeopardy

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To many residents of central Menlo Park (from University Ave. to the Alameda, roughly), the “creek loop” has been a long-time favorite. From the Alameda end, most people seem to do it clock wise, walking east on Bay Laurel, then over the bike bridge at San Mateo Drive, and up the creekside trail adjacent to […]

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Spotted: Forlorn looking Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park

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InMenlo co-founder Scott Loftesness snapped this photo of what he termed a “forlorn-looking” Fosters Freeze, which closed in 2015. The familiar sign quickly disappeared but the shell of the building remains. We got an update from City Council member Ray Mueller: “With respect to Fosters Freeze project, I have great news. At our Council goal setting […]

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Spotted: Whirling, swirling Atherton Channel near Los Lomitas School

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Robin Tobias snapped this photo of the Atherton Channel near Las Lomitas School around 5:00 pm yesterday. She emailed: “I saw two ducks bodysurfing but couldn’t catch a photo, they were too fast and having a blast!” More rain poured down on Menlo Park around dinnertime and into the early evening on Tuesday. Reports InMenlo […]

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Spotted: Signs of spring at Sacred Heart Schools

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Did you know that there’s a little barnyard at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton? We were lucky enough to get a tour a few years back. Recently one of the nanny goats (Madeleine, we think) gave birth to triplets. It’s a sign that spring is on the way! Two years ago, it made news worldwide when […]

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Spotted: Spooky black mushrooms in Menlo Park yard

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The lumpy black mushrooms that appeared last February are back, right on schedule (or nearly so). Emails Menlo Park homeowner Eric Sabelman: [They’re back] in plentiful quantities, the same species [slate grey saddle or fluted black elfin saddle (Helvella dryophila)], and mostly in the live oak leaf where I first saw them last year.” Photo by […]

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Spotted: Batmobile in downtown Menlo Park

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InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles stumbled upon this Batmobile Saturday in downtown Menlo Park on Santa Cruz Ave near El Camino. She assembled her favorite shots in one image. Does anyone know what the Batmobile was doing in town? And who owns it?

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Spotted: Science in action at Hillview Middle School

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Hillview Middle School held its annual science fair this past week. Over 100 students worked on about 70 projects, some as two-person teams. Eighth grader Maya presented Silence in Space. Photo by Gina Hart (c) 2017

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Spotted: California missions at Oak Knoll School

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As part of California State Standards, fourth graders learn about California missions. And each year, Oak Knoll School invites friends and families to view replicas that the students make. Explains principal Kristen Garcia: “The project is as hands on as it gets, with plaster, glue guns, and an variety of materials to bring the mission […]

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Spotted: Menlo Park Mom and baby on way to “Community Action Rally” in Redwood City

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InMenlo contributing photographer Betsy Sergeant Snow was in Redwood City today at the “Community Action Rally” at Courthouse Square in Redwood City. While there she spotted Menlo Park Mom, Holly, and her baby, Owen, with the signs “Nasty Baby” on the train platform. They were, reports Betsy, her favorite shots of the day!

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