October 2014

Saturday AM update: Bill Russ reported an added .1″ with overnight/dawn rain, bringing his year-to-date total to 1″

Yesterday’s rain produced a few puddles, which made a dog happy, but not much to put a dent in the drought. InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reported: “Maybe more will fall later but as of late afternoon, I have collected .15″. That brings my year-to-date to .9″. That compares to .6″ on the same date in 2013. I had hope for more.”


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Menlo Park yards decorated to welcome trick or treaters on Halloween

We admit we haven’t surveyed every street in Menlo Park, but we’ve been through enough neighborhoods to salute the many residents who decorate their front porches or yards for Halloween, making it fun and welcoming for trick or treaters — and amusing for the adults who accompany them. As has been true in past years, Sherman […]

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Spotted: Witch with a warning on a Menlo Park tree

This witch with attendant warning brought a smile to our face.

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Getting up to date with Beth Philbin about her Heart on Your Wrist jewelry business

We heard that changes were afoot at Beth Philbin’s jewelry making location, Heart on Your Wrist. For one, the Menalto Corners/Willows neighborhood business now includes a retail shop. “We launched as an online store and used this space to make the jewelry,” said Beth. “But I always wanted a storefront. And even though we really didn’t have […]

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Menlowe Ballet’s fall season highlighted by new Michael Lowe cultural ballet premieres Nov. 8

Menlowe Ballet’s fall season at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center features contemporary, classical and cultural ballets including the world premiere of Artistic Director Michael Lowe’s Legend of the Seven Suns, which brings to life a traditional Mongolian folktale. Also included are Dennis Nahat’s In Concert and Lowe’s Plague. Performances are Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2:00 and 8:00 […]

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Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation plans various holiday-related fundraisers

The 5th Annual Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) Gift Boutique at Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park on Thursday, November 13, and Friday, November 14. Twenty percent of the proceeds benefit Menlo Park City Schools. You can preview the vendors here. The community is invited to shop the boutique, and attend one of MPAEF’s signature events: Thursday, […]

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Spotted: Wacky Halloween decorations in Menlo Park

We love the wacky and creative spirit Menlo Park residents bring to Halloween. Robin Tobias snapped the photo of the skeletons enjoying a barbecue. If you spot some fun decorations — or kids in one-of-a-kind costumes — send photos to [email protected]

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Ceramic artist Misako Kambe is featured at Portola Art Gallery in November

“Beauty of Wood Fire” – carved ceramic creations by Misako Kambe of Menlo Park – is the November featured exhibit at the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park. The exhibition includes Misako’s recent ceramic art works produced by wood firing at two kiln sites, one in “Hikari-gama-kiln” in Elkton, Oregon and the other in “Spring Valley Anagama” […]

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Wolf and elk diseases at Yellowstone is topic of Oct. 30 USGS public lecture

The talk will be give by Paul Cross, USGS Research Wildlife Biologist. He examine such topics as: What can diseases of wildlife tell us about the emergence of human pandemics? Why is a bacterial disease expanding to animals beyond the Greater Yellowstone area? How are diseases affecting Yellowstone wolves? The lecture, which is free and […]

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Menlo Park dad’s band set for annual Halloween jam

The local Dad’s band, The Members, will be hosting its 8th annual Halloween party this Friday night. They’ll start playing at 6:00 pm at the corner of Oak Dell and Lemon in Menlo Park and invite people to stop by during or after trick or treating.

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Local author Herschel Cobb to speak at Menlo Park Library on Nov. 1

Local author Herschel Cobb will talk about his book, Heart of a Tiger: Growing up with My Grandfather, Ty Cobb, during a free program to be presented by the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, November 1. Ty Cobb, “The Georgia Peach,” played 22 years as an outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, setting set 90 Major […]

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