December 2016

Do your holiday shopping right here in Menlo Park

Each year, we try to spotlight some of the great merchants offering a plethora of holiday gifts right here in Menlo Park. And thanks to long-standing, InMenlo contributing photographers, Irene Searles and Scott R. Kline, we’ve been able to profile many of these merchants – and showcase their wares – over the years. We do […]

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Rain pounds Menlo Park last night

What started as light rain turned into pounding rain after the sun set yesterday, causing flooded roadways in areas, which were all clear this morning. “Recorded .65″ after 4:00 pm,” emailed InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ. “My season-to-date total is now 8.2″. That compares to 4.6″ same time last year. Rain year ’15-‘616 ended a […]

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Lots of wet stuff falling in Menlo Park

It’s dawn-to-dusk rain today in Menlo Park, with the weather report forecasting continued precipitation through the evening, easing up a bit after midnight. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “.3″ as of 4:10 pm. My season-to-date total is now 7.55″ with the rain force increasing.” Tomorrow we’ll exchange the wet stuff for chilly temperatures. Photo by […]

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Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori talks about the intersection of science and faith

Katharine Jefferts Schori has worn two very different hats in her professional life, one as oceanographer and the other as cleric. She brought those experiences to the fore at Trinity Church in Menlo Park last Sunday, first giving an Advent reflection, and then discussing science and faith at a community forum after the service. Her curiosity about the […]

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Storm preparedness and sandbag locations in Menlo Park

The National Weather Service is predicting a moderate to strong storm system will begin moving into the Bay Area beginning late this morning (Dec. 15). Rain is expected to continue through Thursday evening with rainfall rates in excess of 0.75 inch per hour and strong wind gusts. Our area may experience rainfall rates that could overwhelm […]

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Nine favorite photos from street photographer Scott Loftesness

InMenlo co-founder Scott Loftesness is an avid street photographer, who has traveled both near (San Francisco) and far (Cuba and France) to hone his craft in workshops. Here he has picked his nine favorite Instagram photos taken during 2016. You can follow Scott on Instagram here. If you’re a local photographer who uses Instagram, send […]

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Patrina Mack develops K’Bro app for tweens and teens – and their parents

Menlo Park resident Patrina Mack has been involved with product development and marketing her entire career, but the latest product she’s launching is one that’s very personal to her. “For 17 years I’ve had a consulting practice out of my home, but I got to the point of yearning for something different,” she explained. “Someone […]

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Kids invited to make homemade gift tags at Menlo Park Library on December 17

On Dec. 17, from 10:15 am to noon, Betsy and Susie from Create Cafe will show us how to create a variety of tags and cards using special paper, stickers, ribbons and more We’ll have a unique craft to decorate your house, too. All materials will be provided, but some may be limited in quantity. […]

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Great estates of the Peninsula is topic of recent talk sponsored by the Menlo Park Historical Association

Earlier this fall, Carmen J. Blair, Deputy Director of the San Mateo County Historical Association, gave a talk at the Menlo Park Library entitled The Great Estates of the Peninsula. Carmen was invited by the Menlo Park Historical Association, and her talk was part of that organization’s annual meeting. Carmen’s talk explored the Mid-Peninsula lifestyle during the late […]

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Atherton Police collecting toys for Selby Lane School

The Atherton Police Department is collecting new, unwrapped toys for families at Selby Lane School. They are accepting new, unwrapped toys for kids ages 5 to 11 years old and are also accepting gift cards for kids ages 12-14 years old. They request all gifts be delivered by Tuesday, December 20. A red/white striped Gift Box marked with the […]

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Gryphon Carolers showcase holiday music from around the world in annual concert

Although shoppers may get a bit weary of the typical holiday tunes piped through department stores every year at this time, one Peninsula-based vocal ensemble is offering a time-tested cure for holiday tedium. The GryphonCarolers have been lifting audience spirits and calming the effects of turbulent times for the past 35 years. This year’s concert […]

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