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InMenlo contributing photographer snapped this photo of Wednesday afternoon’s rainstorm. Mike Laine, who lives nearby, recorded “just shy of 1/4 inch of rain” from the surprisingly strong downpour.

That was different than what fell in Sally and Bill Russ’s backyard: “We had a thin line of water on the bottom of the gauge but it didn’t hit the bottom line, so yes, another non-event.  But we are getting closer! That is better than one drop [from the day before]!”

Photo by Robb Most (c) 2018

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Spotted: Wildlife, warnings and dawn on the Dish

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The clouds were pretty going up the Big Dish pathway this morning shortly after dawn. A warning sign at the gate alerted walkers and joggers of recent mountain lion sightings and the high fire danger. The only creature spotted today was a young buck that scampered down the hill and across the pathway. Given the […]

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Spotted: Teens riding a mobile couch

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We’ve all heard of couch surfing but how about couch riding? InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles was out walking yesterday with fellow Menlo Park resident Sheri Baer when they spotted two teenage boys who had outfitted a discarded couch with a skateboard. Both age 14 and both freshman at Menlo-Atherton High School, Horatiu Cheta and […]

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Spotted: Sacred Heart Prep boys varsity water polo in action

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The Gators played in the Elite Eight Invitation Tournament last weekend in Southern California. Under head coach Brian Kreutzkamp, they played in the championship game against Harvard-Westlake, losing 12-5 after beating the same team earlier in the tournament, 11-10. Their record of 4-1 also included wins against Oaks Christian, Vista and Loyola. Photo courtesy of Karen […]

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Spotted: Irene Searles participating in three-day walk to support Alzheimer’s research

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Menlo Park resident — and InMenlo contributing photographer — Irene Searles (left) is spending the weekend walking 49 miles with her boot camp friends at a fundraiser in San Francisco for The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. Yesterday’s leg just happened to be her birthday She’s shown here pausing with Betsy Beasley. You can cheer her on virtually — […]

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Spotted: Adorable Bulldog puppy

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We encountered Donavon, an 11-week-old Bulldog puppy out and about this morning. He was accompanied by year and a half old Sophie Violet. They share the same parents. Loved the fact that their facial markings are the opposite!

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Spotted: 1956 Chevrolet Corvette convertible in downtown Menlo Park

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Update: We were incorrect! Paul Pollock, the Corvette Story Webmaster – http://corvettestory.com – tells us it’s a 1958 Corvette. See his full note in the comments section. At least we think it’s a 1956 Chevrolet Corvette convertible that was spotted parked on Santa Cruz Avenue this morning in downtown Menlo Park. A quick Wikipedia search says the ’56 […]

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Spotted: California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3 presenting flag to FEMA director in Hilo

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Members of California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3, which is sponsored by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, presented a signed Task Force 3 flag to FEMA Director Brock Long on the Hilo Airbase Tarmac during a rain squall before heading back to the Bay Area. The 36 members and two search dogs […]

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Spotted: Local Task Force being briefed in Oahu in advance of Hurricane Lane

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All 36 members of California Task Force 3 arrived in Oahu very early this morning in advance of Hurricane Lane, according to Menlo Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman. Recently downgraded to Category 4, Hurricane Lane is tracking slowly northwest toward the Hawaiian Islands, according to the National Weather Service. It is expected to gradually weaken but remains a […]

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Spotted: Firefighters at work extinguishing vehicle fire

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Menlo Park Firefighters extinguished a fully involved vehicle fire on the eastbound Willow Road overpass crossing Highway 101 on Wednesday afternoon with both Engine 1 and 2 responding. The cause of the fire is unknown; the reported female occupant was observed walking away from the scene and was not located by firefighters. At one point, […]

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Spotted: Bench held up by shadows in Sharon Heights

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InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles was on a walk in the Sharon Heights neighborhood of Menlo Park when she came upon this bench with shadows holding it up!

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