March 2010

Hudson Auto Care: 55 years and 4 generations in Menlo

Richard Hudson remembers his introduction as a boy to the family auto care business: “I was small enough – and car hoods were strong enough – that the other attendants would boost me up on the hood to clean the windshields.” Menlo Park was still a bit of a country town when Richard’s dad, Raymond […]

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Update: Menlo Haiti benefit raised more than $7K http://bit.ly/boXxA0

Update: Menlo Haiti benefit raised more than $7K http://bit.ly/boXxA0

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Menlo pet rehab therapy center expands services

Menlo Park’s Scout’s House just launched a unique service for veterinarians that provides customized physical rehabilitation therapy plans for dogs, cats, and other pets – even if the “patient” or the vet isn’t local. To use the service, veterinarians can schedule a consultation and then fax or email the patient’s relevant medical records, radiology reports, […]

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Pretty Tulips! http://yfrog.com/64dm7xj

Pretty Tulips! http://yfrog.com/64dm7xj

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Menlo’s new children’s library debuts with a celebration

The new children’s section at the Menlo Park Library debuted last Saturday (3/21) but the official grand opening celebration is this Saturday (3/27). We got a tour led by Michelle Barrese (pictured), the library’s head of youth services, whose enthusiasm is infectious. “I’m really excited about the new children’s wing,” she said. “It’s open, light, […]

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John McPhee’s ‘Silk Parachute’ Is an Uplifting Triumph of Style

John McPhee’s ‘Silk Parachute’ Is an Uplifting Triumph of Style – The Harvard Crimson http://bit.ly/8XwCB1 (not about InMenlo – but still one of my favorite authors!) -Scott

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Hello World!

Hello World! (This is a test post coming in from the @inmenloflash Twitter account).

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Ellerdale Project: Making sense of Twitter’s ‘fire hose’

Two million times an hour, people around the globe see fit to tweet. Sometimes it’s “I’m taking a shower,” and other times, it’s “I feel an earthquake” explains Ellerdale Project co-founder Arthur van Hoff (left, above with co-founder Jens Christensen). “The former is not very interesting, but if suddenly you see a few hundred earthquake […]

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Menlo Park company gives March Madness water cooler talk [an almost] stamp of approval

To NCAA basketball tournament watchers, the last 48 hours have produced both “bracket busters” and “buzzer winners” – heart breakers and heart stoppers. All that excitement made this correspondent recall the many Monday morning management meetings she’s attended over the course of her career. In her mind, at the best of these companies the first […]

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Spring arrives with delicacy and vibrancy

Today is the first full day of spring in Menlo Park; the vernal equinox occurred yesterday at precisely 10:32 am PDT. A quick check of facts reminds us that while we automatically herald this occurrence as the signal for warmer weather to come, it actually has more to do with astronomy than the changing seasons. […]

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David Hibbard: Menlo painter with a photographer’s brush

Two ‘canvasses’ hang in David Hibbard’s West Menlo dining room. One is an impressionist wash of colors that leads the eye, inexorably, to a small, drowned leaf in the bottom right corner. Only then does the observer realize that this is a photograph and not a painting. The other is recognizably a photograph – a […]

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