January 2018

“Moffett Field, Then and Now” is topic of library talk on Jan. 29

Get an insider’s look at Moffett Field from Docent John Suckow on Monday, January 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library. He will share many fascinating facts about: Admiral William A. Moffett The history of Moffett Field How the Historical Society came to be The “life” of the museum Lt. Suckow […]

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Another almost half inch falls on Menlo Park

Update from Bill on Friday, Jan. 28: “This may not stir InMenlo followers, but there was .05” in my gauge this morning. Now 7.6” season-to-date.” “A surprising .4” in my gauge this morning,” reported InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ Thursday morning. “My season-to-date to total is 7.55”. This compares to 19.8” a year ago.” Photo […]

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Orion Lakota is newest brewer at Freewheel Brewing Company

Some people’s vocations are a bit of a zig zag, even at a young age. Such is the case with Orion Lakota, whose name even has a story. “My parents chose a new last name, Lakota, for both me and my sister, Raven,” he explained. “It’s after the Native American tribe. “Orion came about because […]

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Menlo Park City School District announces start of registration for Fall 2018 – kindergarten and new students

All students entering Menlo Park City School District schools in Fall 2018 — kindergarten and other new students — may register starting February 1. This year, MPCSD will use a process called SchoolMint that is fully online and easier for parents to complete. To register a new student for Fall 2018, go to www.mpcsd.org starting […]

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Atherton is new priciest zip code leader according to Property Shark

There’s a new town atop priciest zip codes measured by home sales, and it’s 94027, according to Property Shark. The town of Atherton posted a median sale price of $4.95 million, displacing 2016’s leader – 11962 in Sagoponack, N.Y., which fell to 15th on the list. Palo Alto and Los Altos also made the top […]

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Mary Ann Somerville takes to the court again at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education Night

Mary Ann Somerville, former superintendent of Las Lomitas Elementary School District, is also a former Stanford basketball player. Her basketball and education pasts converge at Maples Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 26, as Stanford women’s basketball celebrates Graduate School of Education Night. Mary Ann will be throwing T-shirts into the crowd and will be recognized as […]

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Jill Layman opens gallery that showcases art along with providing space for events

In Jill Layman’s mind, the opening of her art and event space in downtown Menlo Park was “like the universe snowballing in the right direction.” “I’d considered going back to the corporate world and also thought about opening a cheese shop,” she said. “Both times, I hit a wall. But with A.Space, everything just came […]

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First rain in two weeks falls on Menlo Park

“Finally some measureable rainfall!” emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ. “At 8:00 am there is .15” in my gauge [as Monday morning]. “This is the first [rainfall] since January 9th. My season-to-date total is 7.15”. This compares to 19.5” at this date last year and 11.55” in 2016. We need lots more!” Photo by Robb […]

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“ShakeAlert: The Path to West Coast Early Warning” is topic of USGS lecture on Jan. 25

Douglas Given, USGS Earthquake Early Warning Coordinator will present the next free USGS Public Lecture on Thursday, January 25, at 7:00 pm titled “ShakeAlert: The Path to West Coast Early Warning….How a few seconds can save lives and property.” The ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system will begin limited operations this year. Alerts could save lives and […]

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Spotted: InMenlo photographer Irene Searles at Women’s March in Oaxaca

Your InMenlo team is spread across the globe at the moment. While Menlo Park and Atherton women participated in Bay Area Women’s Marches, contributing photographer Irene Searles (far right) was taking part in a march in Oaxaca, Mexico And she made the local paper: “… I was interviewed  at the Women’s Vigil in Oaxaca. My […]

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Women from Menlo Park and Atherton take part in variety of Bay Area Women’s Marches

Marchers that numbered in the ten thousands across a variety of Bay Area locations took part in the Women’s March today, a year after the inaugural event. The issue remained the same: opposition to Trump and his policies. But did the fact that sun greeted marchers rather than the rain of last year mean good […]

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