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Emailed Karin Heck: “All the neighbors on Peninsula Way across from Peninsula School were emailing about how magical the evening seemed (and it was also pleasant for the neighbors!). Photo of giant lanterns in the oak trees at night taken by Greg Goff — enjoy!”

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Spotted: Stevie Nicks “coming home” to the Peninsula

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Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac fame, returned to the Peninsula this past weekend to perform at a private party in the redwoods up the hill from Menlo Park. According to those in attendance, she talked to the audience that she had “a feeling of coming home.” That could be due to the fact that she […]

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Spotted: Dozens of turkey chicks atop Big Dish

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Jogging along the ridge leading to the Big Dish this morning, a number of pairs of turkeys and their offspring emerged from the tall grass, eyeing the oncoming human traffic that was coming in both directions. Looking left and then right, the eventually scurried across to the other side. Note to Menlo Park Dish users: […]

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Spotted: Leo Wurtz shucking oysters at Oysterette

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The Oysterette at Flea Street Cafe has re-opened, sporting a new roof and added heaters for those sometimes chilly summer evenings. Leo Wurtz is once again on hand to shuck oysters and prepare seasonal small plates designed by Chef Charlie Parker that are different from the Cafe’s menu. The night we stopped by we enjoyed, in […]

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Spotted: Hillview Jazz Band at the Menlo Park Farmers Market

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The Hillview Jazz Band was at the Menlo Park Farmers Market this morning entertaining a good-sized crowd and fundraising for a band trip to Disneyland.

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Spotted: Locals supporting locals at fundraiser for ALS Therapy Development Institute

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The Bay Area Corntoss Challenge may have taken place in Piedmont today but Menlo Park residents turned out to support friends they know who are battling ALS. Every dollar raised benefits ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Malea Bieslin (pictured top, second […]

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Spotted: Plenty of parking in downtown Menlo Park

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This was the scene in downtown Menlo Park around 2:00 pm today. The lot is the one between Crane St. and Evelyn Ave. Do you think a lot of people have taken off for the Memorial Day weekend?

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Spotted: Flowers “in the pink” on Mother’s Day in Menlo Park

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The San Francisco Giants are sporting pink today in honor of Mother’s Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Not to be out done are these pink roses and rhododendron spotted in Menlo Park front yards today.  

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Spotted: Sharks at the Circus Club raising money for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

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In its own version of the popular “Shark Tank” TV show, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula brought some of Silicon Valley’s most successful investors together to support students living in the Peninsula’s low-income neighborhoods. The six Shark investors — (pictured left to right) Alan Waxman, Stu Francis, Pete Briger, Mark Stevens, George […]

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Spotted: the Callahans handing out goodies on Bike to Work Day 2018

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Bernadette (far left) and Casey (holding bag) Callahan were at the San Mateo Dr. Bike Bridge on the Menlo Park side where they’ve been stationed every year for well over a decade on Bike to Work Day. Business was brisk, and they’d run out of everything except tote bags as the event wrapped up this […]

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Spotted: Rock Bottom Clay Arts at Menlo Park’s sidewalk festival

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Rock Bottom Clay Arts was among the vendors showing wares at the Menlo Park Spring Art Stroll this past weekend. The two- or five-feet totem poles are man-made, hollow ceramic designs created to look like colorful, modern rocks. Photo by Robb Most (c) 2018

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