October 2016

The Members perform their annual Halloween show

Come take a break from politics, and party with The Members at their 10th annual Halloween Block Party show this Halloween. Bring the kids while trick-or-treating, or come without kids for an adult beverage, this Monday, October 31, starting at 6:00 pm, at the corner of Oakdell and Lemon in Menlo Park. The band usually keeps […]

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Bike Menlo Park is piloting a Frequent Rider Card for shopping downtown

Bike Menlo Park is piloting a Frequent Rider Card to support people who shop by bike in Menlo Park. The program supports healthy, sustainable transportation and local businesses, beginning with Menlo Park’s Halloween Hoopla on October 29th and running through the end of the year. Pick up a card at the kick-off event or from […]

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Sculptor Roger Stoller’s giraffe installed at El Paso Zoo

When photographer Irene Searles and I visited sculptor Roger Stoller at his home in Ladera last February, he was working on a sculpted giraffe for the El Paso Zoo. Roger let us know that after two years in development, the giraffe is now installed in the African Exhibit and renamed Lmara, the colloquial name for giraffe used by […]

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Spotted: Gnome be gone on Halloween

What caught our attention was two huge spider webs in the front yard of this west Menlo Park home. But what caught our fancy was the gnome being carried away but two giant ants! At least we think they are ants but could be some kind of alien. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016

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Last chance to see You Can’t Take It With You at M-A on Oct. 28 & 29

You Can’t Take It With You is a comedic play in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The original production of the play premiered on Broadway in 1936, won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was adapted for the screen, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director. […]

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Spotted: Zombies for President in 2016!

InMenlo follower Greg Hyde was good enough to send in this photo of the Democratic and Republican candidates for President and Vice President looking their zombie best for Halloween in a Laurel St. front yard.

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A new Fire Station 6 is coming to downtown Menlo Park

Last week, the Menlo Park Fire Protection Board of Directors authorized the rebuilding of Fire Station 6 located on Oak Grove Avenue in downtown Menlo Park. General Contractor Gonsalves and Stronck was awarded a “not to exceed” contract for $7,547,400 as the lowest, qualified bidder. Menlo Park Firefighters assigned to that station have moved out of the old […]

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Spotted: “Just end it already” campaign sign

Amidst the various lawn signs supporting local, state and national political candidates comes this humorous sign spotted on Bay Laurel Dr.  We’re guessing that this homeowner isn’t the only one in Menlo Park ready for the 2016 election to be over! Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016

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Halloween Hoopla comes to downtown Menlo Park on Oct. 29

The City of Menlo Park’s Community Services Department is hosting its annual Halloween Hoopla event on Saturday, October 29 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Participants are welcome to come in costume and participate in the annual parade through downtown Menlo Park to Fremont Park. The parade will start in the Maloney Street parking lot off […]

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Jamaican musician Ziggy Marley stops at Kepler’s to promote his new cookbook

In conjunction with the release of his latest book, Jamaican musician Ziggy Marley spoke at Kepler’s last Wednesday to discuss his love of family, food, and music. His new cookbook, Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook, includes recipes for Jamaican and Ital food inspired by his childhood. “The cookbook is not just about me,” he explains, as […]

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USGS lecture examines rock falls in California’s Sierra Nevada on Oct. 27

USGS Research Civil Engineer Brian D. Collins of the Landslide Hazards Program will talk about rock falls in California’s Sierra Nevada on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:00 pm. The free public lecture will take place at Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd, Menlo Park. Exfoliation is a process by which layers of rock erode from […]

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