February 2011

Rainfall report from last week’s storms

Hard not to notice the brightly shining sun this morning after the days of rain. The series of fronts dropped 3.25″ into my backyard gauge bringing my total to 13.25″. Last year at this same date the total was 14.3″ yet no rain fell from February 10th-24th. More rain is in the forecast for us. […]

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Celebrating the sun at Menlo Park Farmers Market

Everyone was having the same conversation at this morning’s Farmers Market – “Thank goodness it stopped raining. So glad to see the sun.” That prompted us to stop by one of the market’s sunniest vendors, K and K Farms, which brings a variety of citrus grown in Orange Cove, CA, exclusively to the market. Why […]

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It isn’t just rainy, it’s chilly!

There was .9″ overnight Fri/Sat, bringing my total to 12.75″, gaining on last year’s season-to-date of 14.3″. Rain continues, and, with temps in the 40s, it’s chilly. If the precipitation keeps up and the temperature drops a bit, we could see snow on Windy Hill, joining already white Mt. Diablo and Mt. Hamilton. Meanwhile the […]

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Anyone remember this old Atherton street sign?

Showing that the InMenlo tentacles reach beyond the geography it covers, now Sacramento resident Brian Smith, who grew up on the Peninsula, reached out recently, complimenting contributor Jym Clendenin’s “Under Menlo” series. Brian had photographed some of the bridges over San Francisquito Creek, which Jym looked under, and felt a connection. He also wrote about […]

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Fun account of Obama’s night in nearby Woodside, and why tweeting would have bee…

Fun account of Obama’s night in nearby Woodside, and why tweeting would have been better in Menlo: http://wapo.st/gklPX4

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Rainfall update from the past 24 hours

An additional .75″ of rainfall in my gauge. My total is now 11.85″ and 1.85″ has fallen during the recent storm front. This  compares to 14.3″ at this point last year. Keep in mind that the 09′-10′ total was 21.45″ so 7.16″  fell from this date on. April 2010 was a very ‘wet’ month. There […]

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Laurel’s Wild Winter Reading Challenge connects kids with a love of books

This week’s rain couldn’t dampen the excitement of students, parents, and staff at Laurel School. Before heading out for the February winter break, they celebrated the culmination of the school’s Wild Winter Reading Challenge. The program awarded students paper links for the amount of reading they did, with the ultimate goal of creating a giant […]

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Feb. issue of M-A’s literary and arts magazine, The MArk, is ready to view onlin…

Feb. issue of M-A’s literary and arts magazine, The MArk, is ready to view online: http://bit.ly/g9miEM

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And the rain came pouring down!

Morning commuters and kids going to school encountered just a steady drizzle but by mid-morning someone turned on the spigot and down came the rain. As of 12:45 pm, I had a fresh .6″ in my gauge, bringing my-season-to date total to 11.1″. Maybe we can do some gaining on last year’s 14.3″ at this […]

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St. Bede’s presents Georgian musical program on Sunday, February 20

The next Arts at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church performance is this Sunday, Feb. 20 at 4:00 pm, featuring a program of Georgian music. Recently returned from their first tour of the Caucasus, Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble (pictured) presents four collaborative performances showcasing traditional Georgian polyphony in a collaborative concert with Trio Kavkasia, an internationally acclaimed […]

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Dusting of snow on Bay Area hills!

Dusting of snow on Bay Area hills!

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