December 2012

No rainfall to report,  but how about a recorded low of 31.5 degrees this morning – my low of this winter season.

Entering 2012, one year ago, we were to have zero rainfall until January 21st. Then, over four days we had 3.5″. Lets see how January 2013 develops.

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InMenlo’s most read 2012 posts: #11 to 20

Here’s what captured the attention of InMenlo readers during 2012. Results include only posts that went live during the past 12 months. The top ten list will be published tomorrow. 11. Howard M. Daschbach, Jr.: Longtime Atherton resident, local attorney, passes away A man of deep faith and strong community ties, Howard Daschbach died on February […]

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Grab Bag Theater alumni show set for Jan. 2

The Grab Bag Theater (GBT) is a local theater group known for hosting student productions, but this holiday season, they will be hosting an alumni show, featuring GBT “graduates” Hannah Rosenfeld, Dana Rust, Claire Jungleib, Zach Abt, and Margaret Ringler (the stage manager). Although this is not specifically a GBT production, the group is financially […]

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Menlo Park police remind residents about illegal New Years Eve activities

The Menlo Park Police Department reminds the community that discharging a firearm and/or using or possessing fireworks within the City of Menlo Park is illegal and are serious crimes that can cause severe injury or death to another person. There will be no tolerance for celebratory gunfire or fireworks. The reckless discharge of a firearm […]

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SLAC’s x-ray laser takes aim at cosmic mystery

Scientists have used powerful X-rays from the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park to study and measure, in atomic detail, a key process at work in extreme plasmas like those found in stars, the rims of black holes and other massive cosmic […]

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Starting to look like a big rainfall season in Menlo Park

What a surprise to discover .35″ in my gauge just after 9:00 this morning. That fell while we were sleeping. My season-to-date total is now 14.65″. My pal up in Sharon Heights had over 19″ before I went to bed. Still 2.1″ a year ago. We were getting a sense, then, it would be a […]

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As General Manager of new Campo Pizzeria, Rachel Candelaria is helping bring rustic Italian food to the mid-Peninsula

Menlo Park resident Rachel Candelaria is a familiar face to many locals, thanks to her time spent at Left Bank in the early 2000s. Her name may also strike a chord with InMenlo readers, due to her passion for desserts and photography, which resulted in a series of recipe posts last year. Now, she’s turned […]

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Photographer Scott Kline reviews 2012 in pictures

InMenlo has had the good fortune to have Scott Kline, who specializes in environmental portrait photographer, taking photos of the people we’ve featured on the site over the past two years. Recently he graduated from the Academy of Art University, completing his Master of Fine Arts. He recently put together a “year in review” showcasing […]

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Menlo School classmates create public service video on water conservation that’s screened at film festival

The Public Service Announcement (PSA) on water conservation that Menlo School seniors Alec Oswald and Jeremy Stern produced and directed  last summer was selected to be screened at the 2nd Annual Social Change Film Festival & Institute (SCFFI) held recently in New Orleans. The students, both Woodside residents, worked on the project for their Senior Community […]

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Menlo Park Fire and Police Explorers holiday collection is a success

On Sunday, December 16, 2012, Explorers from the Menlo Park Police Department, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, and the Peninsula Law Enforcement Explorer Youth Association participated in a donation drive in Menlo Park collecting donations for Toys for Tots, Second Harvest Food Bank and One Warm Coat. The Explorers contacted 467 houses in Menlo, […]

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Spotted: Yes, it’s a completely edible cake!

A cake from Menlo Park’s Studio Cake once again stole the show at one local Christmas dinner. It fit in with the hostess’s theme of mice and their homes that adorned the dining room table. The entirely edible cake featured mice and yarn.

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