August 2017

Spotted: The eclipse through a dappled tree

We saw a number of creative eclipse photos taken by Menlo Park residents today, but really like this shot taken my Carol Jorgenson Mince at Sugar Pine State Park near Tahoma. We call it “eclipsed by a tree”…

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The eclipse itself – and more photos of Menlo Park viewers

InMenlo contributing photographer Scott R. Kline took photos of the eclipse today (above) viewed from Menlo Park. He explains: “I used my Canon 5D Mkii. I had the camera on screen-view mode so I was not looking through the lens, but rather at the screen. I put a 3x neutral density filter on the 24-105mm […]

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People gather at Menlo Park Library to watch the partial eclipse

InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was at the Menlo Park Library this morning where hundreds of people were on hand to view the partial eclipse of the sun that peaked at around 10:15 am. “I talked to Sergeant Mathew Ortega of the Menlo Park Police Department who said that 320 glasses were distributed,” reported Robb. […]

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Probationary fire fighter rescues Fire District Captain who’d fallen through a roof into burning attic

Menlo Engine 4 responded last Friday evening (8/18) to calls reporting smoke coming from the roof and eaves of a home in an unincorporated area next to Atherton.  In total, 5 fire engines, 1 ladder truck and two Battalion Chiefs comprising 26 personnel from the Menlo Park and Woodside Fire Protection Districts responded as part […]

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Spotted: Trader Joe’s celebrating its 50th anniversary

We stopped in at Trader Joe’s on Menlo Avenue today and discovered the food chain was celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend. That made us feel a little smug as we knew TJ’s way before the Bay Area was blessed by its presence. In the early 70s we shopped at the original Trader Joe’s on […]

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Spotted: Cyclists enjoying the camaraderie of the 2017 Tour de Menlo

The 2017 edition of the Tour de Menlo is in the books. Participants choose 35-, 45- or 65-mile routes that began and ended at Menlo-Atherton High School. All stopped at the rest stop at the Steven Creek’s Sycamore Grove. Participant Dennis Nugent, who took these photos, said: “This is my 5th year and it’s always […]

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Three homes in Belle Haven get needed repairs and updating with help of Rebuilding Together and Facebook volunteers

Rebuilding Together Peninsula and Facebook teamed up today to rehabilitate three homes in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park. Two houses on Plumas Avenue and one house on Bieber Avenue got a mix of exterior and interior painting, debris removal, electrical upgrades, accessibility upgrades, landscaping and fence repair, grab bar and handrail installation, bathroom […]

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Oysterette is new dining option at Flea Street Cafe in Menlo Park

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series spotlighting the special features of local restaurants that may not be obvious or well-known. If you think one of your favorite Menlo Park restaurants qualifies, please email us at tips[a]inmenlo.com. While not an employment criteria, there does seem to be a trend for servers and chefs […]

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Solar eclipse viewing at Menlo Park Library planned for Aug. 21

The countdown is on for the solar eclipse that happens this Monday, Aug. 21. Beginning at 9:00 am, join fellow eclipse watchers in front of the Menlo Park Library to see this rare event. The moon will eclipse 80 percent of the sun in Menlo Park that morning, with the peak eclipse occurring around 10:15 […]

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It’s a celebration of smart mobility and Menlo Park’s birthday at 11th annual downtown block party

Vehicles abounded — many of them electric — at last night’s 11th annual downtown block party on Santa Cruz Avenue, sponsored by the City and the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce. The theme was “Menlo on the Move,” and the emphasis was on “smart mobility.” A side street featured a line of electric cars available for test […]

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Make an eclipse viewer today through Sunday at the Menlo Park Library

“The sky event of the decade” is coming on August 21st! Be ready for the solar eclipse: Make your own simple solar projector. There are instructions and supplies in the puzzle table area across from the library’s adult reference desk. Drop on in and create your viewer today through Sunday, August 20. Then return to […]

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