March 2017

Squeezing out more rain in advance of drier weather ahead

Menlo Park residents once again awoke to sunny skies and wet streets this morning. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “.05″ in my gauge this morning. Not much but now 32.2″ season-to-date.” What the rain did last week was bring a lot of the spring blossoms to the ground as shown in photo by Robb […]

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Spotted: Twins enjoying the tall grass at Bedwell Bayfront Park

In our mind, this photo just shouts “spring.” The grass at Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park is as tall as we remember it, given all the rain we’ve had this winter. Menlo Park residents Carol and Bill Mince took their almost three-year-old twin grandchildren there yesterday. Jaxson is in the front with his brother Finley behind him. […]

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Easter basket building extravaganza at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

After the 10:00 am service at Trinity Church in Menlo Park this morning, adults and kids gathered to put together 350 Easter baskets that will be delivered to children in local shelters, including Haven House, Redwood Family Shelter and Crossroads Family Shelter, along with Redwood City Friends of Literacy Project READ children’s program. This is the […]

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A bit more rain pushes annual total upward

Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “It seems funny to give you a rain report when it is sunny outside this Saturday morning. Still, .2″ fell late yesterday afternoon and during the night. My season-to-date total now 32.15″.” Photo of pretty rain-drenched red flower by Robb Most

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Fannie Allen brings her knowledge of art to her work as an interior designer

We were at Atherton resident Fannie Allen’s home to talk about her work as an interior designer. But we immediately got sidetracked by Delilah, a nude sculpture made entirely from typewriter parts by Bay Area artist Jeremy Mayer. “He’s fascinated by anatomy” Fannie explained. “His studio is filled with anatomy photos and typewriter parts. He won’t […]

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Here comes the rain again, falling down on Menlo Park

After some pre-dawn showers, the rain started in earnest in Menlo Park today around 9:00 am. Reporting a bit earlier than usual, InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ emails: “Another.55″ as of 2:00 pm with it still raining. Now at 31.95″ season-to-date.” This latest rain has created a “lake” of sorts on Oak Avenue between Lemon and Oak […]

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Jason Kwan is Menlo Park’s unofficial “Mr. Restaurant”

You can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at restaurants Jason Kwan owns in Menlo Park, and you can actually walk from one place to another. That’s what Jason does daily as he looks in at each of his businesses. Three of his restaurants bear his namesake, at least partially — J & J Hawaiian BBQ, […]

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Oak trees go kerplunk around Menlo Park

Today saw clean up efforts surrounding two large oak trees that tumbled to the ground in Menlo Park, victims of age and the rainy winter. One, located near the Vallambrosa Center on Oak Grove Avenue (pictured top), forced that street to be closed all morning. Shortly before noon, the Menlo Park Police Department announced that […]

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Early morning deluge yields to sunny skies

Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “I wonder if the rain deluge at 4:00 am awakened many InMenlo followers? And then another close to 5:00 am! I just came in at 7:00 am, and found .7′ in my gauge. That is 31.4″ season-to-date. Did the experts forecast this?” Photo of spring blossoms post rain by Linda […]

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Science Night returns to the Menlo Park Library on March 30

On Thursday, March 30, the Menlo Park Library will be hosting its fourth Science Night for adults, teens, and elementary school-aged children. Displays and hands-on activities will be supplied by organizations including the National Weather Service, Marine Mammal Center, USGS Library, Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, Marine Science Institute, Beekeepers’ Guild of San Mateo […]

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Photographing the fish of San Francisco Bay

InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most volunteers for Baykeeper, which has been advocating for the health of San Francisco Bay since 1989. The organization needed photos of fish, and Robb asked Pietro Parravano, who brings fish weekly to the Menlo Park Farmers Market, how he should go about getting the photos. Pietro suggest signing up for a trip […]

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