February 2017

Spotted: Whirling, swirling Atherton Channel near Los Lomitas School

Robin Tobias snapped this photo of the Atherton Channel near Las Lomitas School around 5:00 pm yesterday. She emailed: “I saw two ducks bodysurfing but couldn’t catch a photo, they were too fast and having a blast!” More rain poured down on Menlo Park around dinnertime and into the early evening on Tuesday. Reports InMenlo […]

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“Geology Up-Close” is USGS public lecture on Feb. 23

USGS Geologists Leslie Hayden and Diane Moore, USGS Research Geologist Kathryn Watt, USGS Research Hydrologist Marjorie Schulz, and USGS Research Geophysicist Lara Stern will present this free public lecture on February 23, 2017, at 7:00 pm. The location is Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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Potential flooding in state keeps Menlo Park Fire Districts Swift Water Rescue Team in demand

Just over a week ago the Menlo Park Fire Districts Swift Water Rescue Team was deployed to Oroville in the event of a dam failure. More recently, the Rescue Team was strategically staged at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento (pictured) in case of flooding, levee failure, or any other type of technical water-related emergency as deemed by the Governor’s […]

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Peninsula Volunteers receives two grants to support its programs for older adults

Menlo Park-based non-profit Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI)  has received two grants totaling $75,000 from the Peninsula Health Care District’s (PHCD) Community Grants Program. The grant will support Meals on Wheels and Rosener House Adult Day Services, two of PVI’s programs serving seniors in San Mateo County and beyond. Meals on Wheels delivers daily hot, nutritious […]

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Need some winter cheer? Check out these rain-soaked blooms in Menlo Park

What’s that? Blue sky and sunshine overhead? Yes, it does feel that it’s been raining forever in Menlo Park. In particular, that was some deluge that started mid-afternoon yesterday and lasted into the early evening. Then came the gusty winds overnight. Reported InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ at 7:30 am this morning: “28.5” is my season total. That […]

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Spotted: Signs of spring at Sacred Heart Schools

Did you know that there’s a little barnyard at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton? We were lucky enough to get a tour a few years back. Recently one of the nanny goats (Madeleine, we think) gave birth to triplets. It’s a sign that spring is on the way! Two years ago, it made news worldwide when […]

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Menlo Park firefighters sent to Central Valley as part of state-sponsored Swift Water Rescue Teams

Fourteen Menlo Park Firefighters, one group of nine state-sponsored Swift Water Rescue Teams, arrived in Sacramento after midnight last. They are being staged at McClellan Air Force base, awaiting potential water rescues during this latest winter storm. The team is equipped with three inflatable boats and two power water craft. A week ago the team was deployed to Oroville […]

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Rain that began last night in Menlo Park continues to fall with little respite

PM update: Bill sent this update before the torrential rain that hit just before 3:00: “Another. 45 inches to report since this morning. N0w season-to-date is 27.3″.” Late yesterday afternoon it was still possible to dodge what were off and on light sprinkles, which these kids enjoyed doing after a performance of The Addams Family The […]

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16th annual LUNAFEST®Film festival coming to Menlo Park at the Guild Theatre

LUNAFEST®, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by the Zonta e-Club of Silicon Valley at the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park on March 4, 2017, from 10:00 am to noon. This festival highlights women as leaders in […]

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Wet and windy weather continues in Menlo Park

St. Patrick’s Day may be a month off but Menlo Park is already showing is greene side y in shades both mossy and chatruese on its oak trees and fences. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ this morning: “.8″ more rainfall [from last afternoon and overnight]. I am now 25.9″ season-to-date.” According to forecasters, today […]

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21st century green grocer Kevin Bianchini is an enthusiastic foodie

Kevin Bianchini is the amiable owner of Bianchini’s Markets in Ladera and San Carlos. He started Bianchini’s Market with his late father in Ladera in 1998, taking over the space occupied by Long’s Quality Foods since 1957. Father and son were already veteran grocers: Al was a long-time partner in the Foodville grocery store in San Carlos, where […]

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