2009

Morning in Menlo

A lovely sunrise for our morning walk today! More of this morning’s exploits here, here and here!

Click to read more →

Spotted: Rudolph the red-nosed, er, SUV

We’re wondering if Rudolph is capitalizing on his holiday celebrity status to license products like the ones that spruce up this SUV spotted on Middle Avenue. We suspect the Moose and Deer lobbies would object to a reindeer trying to claim an exclusive on antlers. Rudolph should probably stick to the iconic red nose. In […]

Click to read more →

Lots to see on a countdown-to-Christmas Sunday

More decorations are appearing on the streets of Menlo with residents working around the inclement weather (rain squalls with occasional glimpses of the sun). Scott and Lynn were spotted unloading their Noble Fir Christmas tree, purchased from the Nativity lot, which is only open through today. Scott was employing the tried and true “dust the […]

Click to read more →

Holiday greenery – and rainfall update

These freshly picked greens at the Farmers Market seem to be getting into the holiday mood with a splash of festive colors. Gloom and rain didn’t seem to keep patrons away Sunday morning – the market was its normal busy self (although a few vendors were missing). Root vegetables, winter squash and holiday-appropriate items like […]

Click to read more →

Three wise men on the move

To delight of neighborhood children, the three wise men – part of a Nativity scene at 455 Cotton St. – are once again inching their way to Bethlehem. Explains homeowner Bill Russ: “I probably began this Nativity scene about 20 years ago. For  awhile I put it on the roof of the house, where it […]

Click to read more →

Hidden Menlo: Riding the Rails!

The West Bay Model Railroad Association‘s annual Christmas show is being held this weekend. Bring the kids to see the association’s model trains in action in their building at 1090 Merrill St. just adjacent to the Menlo Park Caltrain station. The trains will be running from 7 PM to 10 PM tonight Friday, Dec. 11, […]

Click to read more →

Christmas with a Mission – Handicraft Fair open all weekend

Workers and volunteers were busy putting in place the finishing touches on the fourth annual Christmas with a Mission – Handicraft Fair set to open today at 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall of  Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. A quick walk through revealed a myriad of high quality handmade items suitable for gift giving, including […]

Click to read more →

Overnight rain and warmer temperatures

Menlo Park resident Bill Russ’s rain gauge registered .4″ of rain overnight, bringing the year to date total to 5.1″ compared to 2.8″ a year ago. A grey morning mist persisted but the temperature was in the high 40s compared to low 30s earlier in the week. More rain is expected this weekend. Photo by […]

Click to read more →

Bringing a touch of Paris to Menlo Park

Make an Online Reservation (via OpenTable.com)! Ali Elsafy, who’s lived in New York and Paris, first emerged on Menlo’s restaurant scene when he opened La Luna on Crane in 1995. Three years later he opened his French bistro, Vida, in the space once occupied by Stanford Ice Cream. In 1998,  Santa Cruz Ave. was just starting to become a […]

Click to read more →

More sparkle on Santa Cruz Ave.

Menlo’s recently-installed holiday lights added sparkle to a very chilly evening yesterday. The forecast going forward is warmer, if wetter, going into the weekend.

Click to read more →

John Poulet is long time service manager at Menlo Chevron

Twenty-eight years ago, San Carlos resident John Poulet, newly returned home from the Marine Corps, was asked by his dad to drop his car off for service at a Menlo dealership. As the young man waited to make the u-turn at El Camino and Oak Grove, he noted a help wanted sign outside Menlo Chevron. […]

Click to read more →