May 2010

If you’re been watching closely, you may have noticed a change over the weekend on InMenlo! We’re using a new header banner at the top of each page. Frankly, we were getting tired of the old one and were looking for a new one that would be brighter and fresher.

In the process, we explored the InMenlo photo group on Flickr and noticed this great photo by Betsy Sergeant Snow. With her permission, we flipped it around (since the tree needed to be on the right – not the left – side of the page) and then stretched out the background to fill the top of the page.

Hope you like the result – and be sure to checkout Betsy’s website where you can learn more about her photography. Her day job is teaching English and Journalism to the great students at Menlo-Atherton High School!

Have you got any great photos of Menlo Park to share? Please share them with us on the InMenlo photo pool on Flickr – or email them to me and I’ll share them.

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One building – and a web of tunnels – is all that remains of Menlo’s military past, Camp Fremont

Only one building – which now houses the Oasis Beer Garden and Menlo Atherton Glass – remains from a brief two-year period in Menlo Park’s history that turned the town into a training ground for troops earmarked for the battlefields of World War I. Camp Fremont became home to over tens of thousands of troops, […]

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Sears – or other “kit home” – on Perry Lane?

Note to readers: when this post went live, we’d – whoops! – photographed the wrong house on Perry Lane. Alert residents were good enough to let us know and the current photo is correct. When InMenlo visited with Paul DiCarli who spent 50 years on Perry Lane in unincorporated Menlo Park, he told us that […]

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Memorial Day flags are flying at Draeger’s

The usual range of US and foreign flags flying over the entrance to Draeger’s Menlo Park has been replaced with Old Glory for Memorial Day weekend! Drive-by photo by Scott Loftesness

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Paul De Carli: Hanging out with Ken Kesey on Perry Lane

Perry Lane, a sliver of a street in unincorporated Menlo Park just west of Sand Hill Road, was once the epicenter of Bohemian Menlo Park. And SRI senior scientist emeritus Paul De Carli can dish the dirt – and spin the yarns – about life on the street for 50 years. “We owned 11 & […]

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Community workshop on high spe…

Community workshop on high speed rail alignment alternatives, Tuesday, June 1, 2010, Burgess Recreation Center, Room 105, at 6:009 pm

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Looks like it’s a grand openin…

Looks like it’s a grand opening weekend – Webb Ranch opens on Alpine and Woodside Vineyards moves to Constitution Dr. in Menlo Park

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Woodside Vineyards grand opening this weekend

For local connoisseurs, this weekend brings the much-anticipated Menlo grand opening of local favorite Woodside Vineyards. Woodside, one of the oldest boutique wineries in the state, moved its operations down the hill from Kings Mountain Road — where it had been located for 50 years — to its new home at 205 Constitution Drive in […]

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MPPC manse discovered hiding on Arbor Road

Note: Jym collaborated with MPPC historian Bill Frimel on this post. When the original structure for the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church on Santa Cruz Avenue opposite Curtis Street was torn down in 1950 to make way for the rebuilding of the City’s retail district, the church’s manse – built in 1892 on the corner of […]

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Webb Ranch is now open – with fresh organic produce

Webb Ranch has just opened for the season – selling fresh, organic produce at the intersection of 280 and Alpine Road (2720 Alpine Road). Fresh produce has begun arriving – including fresh berries from Watsonville. Produce manager Deano Lovecchio says that the ranch’s own berries are about to begin coming in as well. Deano told […]

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Willow Garage robots graduate – now off to university!

When InMenlo visited Willow Garage, the company’s PR2 robots were still in development. Last night the company held a graduation ceremony for the robots which are headed off to 11 research institutions, winners in a grant competition aimed at accelerating robotics research by advancing a standard platform for robotic development. Given the novelty and hype […]

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