October 2015

Yep – that’s rain you heard on your rooftop overnight

Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “I am glad to pass on some measureable rainfall. Not much at .05″ for a season-to-date total of .1″.” The full moon was still shining at dawn this morning as the storm clouds broke up. The photograph was taken at Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park. Photo by Linda […]

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SLAC’s Claudio Pellegrini receives Fermi Award at White House

President Obama welcomed SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s Claudio Pellegrini into the Oval Office yesterday morning (10/27) as a recipient of the Enrico Fermi Award, one of the highest honors the U.S. government can give to a scientist. Pellegrini, a visiting scientist and consulting professor at SLAC and distinguished professor emeritus at the University of California, Los […]

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The Members hosts 7th annual Halloween gig

If your trick or treat circuit is in the Stanford Oaks area of Menlo Park, treat yourself to some rock and roll music played by local Dad’s band, The Members. They’ll be at the corner of Lemon and Oak Dell starting at 6:00 pm on Halloween.

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Catching up with filmmaker Bob Rider about his documentary on Joe Roth

We first talked to Menlo Park resident Bob Rider when he and filmmaking partner, Phil Schaaf, had just finished a rough cut of their documentary on Cal quarterback, Joe Roth, who played his senior year in 1976 after being diagnosed with a recurrence of melanoma. Roth died in February, 1977, at his Berkeley apartment. Since then, […]

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Hey Menlo Park: This week is last opportunity to visit Sunset’s wonderful gardens

One Menlo Park resident, who also is a Sunset employee, alerted us about this post by Erika Ehmsen, also a Sunset employee: “As we begin boxing up our Cliff May ranch house in preparation for our dual moves to Oakland’s Jack London Square and Sonoma’s Cornerstone, we’ll be closing the gates to Sunset‘s gardens on […]

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Third graders at Laurel School create designs/proposals for new Middle Plaza in Menlo Park

Third graders are always at the forefront of designing new public places for their hometowns, right? Well, yes, if they are in one of two third grade classes at Laurel School in Menlo Park who have implemented a project-based learning (PBL) unit in social studies this Fall. The students showed off their designs this morning at a […]

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Fall color on display at Menlo Park Farmers’ Market

The sun broke through the clouds mid-morning and shined on the plethora of seasonal colors on display at the Menlo Park Farmers’ Market. This included the remaining Cozzolino pumpkins as well as gourds from Half Moon Bay along with peppers from Happy Quail Farms in East Palo Alto. Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2015

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Spotted: Huskies banner deep in Cardinal territory

We salute this proud Washington Huskies fan for displaying this banner in the Stanford Oaks neighborhood of Menlo Park. You can’t get much deeper in Cardinal territory! And we like the dash of Halloween spirit. The Cardinal play the Huskies tonight at Stanford Stadium. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2015

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7th annual Ride & Yoga for Ravenswood raises close to $40,000

The weather was perfect, and the setting, as always, was awesome, when 110 people took part in the 7th Annual Ride & Yoga for Ravenswood, a fundraiser at the Brody home in Atherton on Oct. 11. The proceeds go to the Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto. There were 57 cyclists, who chose between a 30-mile […]

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Menlo Park filmmakers collaborate on film to be screened as part of the United Nations Association Film Festival

One of the films showing at the 18th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival), Capturing Grace, is from local filmmakers — both director Dave Iverson and executive producer Michael Schwarz are Menlo Park residents. It will be shown on Friday, Oct. 23, at 8:30 pm at the Stanford Medical School,  (Li Ka Shing Center Session 18 Building) 291 […]

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Menlo Park photographer Laura Hamilton is known as the “baby whisperer”

InMenlo contributing photographer Laura Hamilton has been photographing newborn babies in her Willows neighborhood home daylight studio for a couple years now — and she’s found her passion. After the birth of her daughter, nicknamed “Lulu Jane,” she started photographing other babies in her moms group. She quickly realized that photographing babies was something she really enjoyed […]

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