December 2018

Sunny skies add to Christmas cheer in Menlo Park

The rain on Christmas Eve cleared the air and dusted off the streets in Menlo Park, giving way to sunny skies on Christmas morning. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “What a lovely Christmas present to have a rain report on Christmas Day.  The rainfall for yesterday and today is 0.4”.  Total rainfall to date […]

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Ravenswood students and families celebrate early holiday thanks to huge community response

A few weeks ago we reported on the urgent need for donations to the annual holiday party held for students of the Ravenswood City School District and their families. The Willows neighborhood group spearheading the effort had less than a week to recruit volunteers and collect toys, gift cards, and blankets to serve the more […]

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Spotted: Santa Claus on Atherton balcony

Menlo Park resident Robin Tobias spotted Santa Claus on an Atherton balcony. We guess he was delivering presents through the adjoining window, given that the chimney was not available due to its cover!

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On the lookout for festively decorated front yards

There’s no such thing in our mind as “too much Christmas,” so we are trying to hunt down front yards that shout “tis the season” here in Menlo Park. Have one in your neighborhood? Please snap a photo and send to [email protected] We stumbled upon this yard full of lots of blow up characters  with […]

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People with Menlo Park roots make the news in the San Francisco Chronicle

For two days in a row Menlo Park faces have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. Yesterday, the Sporting Green featured Abby Dahlkemper, who grew up in Menlo Park and attended Sacred Heart Prep, as one of the “The Influencers” of the Year. Abby is expected to make the roster of the U.S. Women’s […]

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Kepler’s Angela Mann receives James Patterson 2018 Holiday Bookstore Bonus

Angela Mann of Kepler’s was one of the just over 300 bookstore employees to receive a James Patterson Holiday Bookstore Bonus in 2018 out of 1,000 nominees. Best-selling author Patterson personally selected winners from bookstores all across the country. Customers, booksellers, publishing industry colleagues, and others were invited to nominate a bookseller by answering the […]

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A good rain shower ushers in winter in Menlo Park

Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “This is the first day of winter, called the solstice. It is the day when the sun is closest to the equator. Consequently, it is the day of the latest sunrise and earliest sunset, which makes it the day of least daylight. The daylight today is 9 hours and 35 […]

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Overnight parking enforcement in Menlo Park deferred for the holidays

As a courtesy to residents holding events and hosting out of town guests during the holidays, the overnight parking ordinance will not be enforced beginning Friday morning, December 21, 2018, through Wednesday morning, January 2, 2019. Overnight parking enforcement will resume at 2:00 am, Thursday, January 3, 2019. Parking of cars on city streets is […]

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Menlo Gates starting to take shape near Menlo Park Library, but additional funds are needed

The Menlo Gates project, long in the planning and fund raising, has finally begun construction, though funding is remains short $15,000 of the final goal. Construction is proceeding. The steel cross beams have been placed and the redwood covering comes next, weather and holiday permitting. By the end of the month, some or all of the […]

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Spotted: Strange sight in the night sky over Menlo Park

Nancy Burris spotted this strange sight in the sky over Menlo Park last night. We guessed maybe Vandenberg missile launch, but she heard that had been cancelled and suggested it was a meteor. Cool, whatever it was!

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Menlo-Atherton football champs will be honored with a parade in January

The 2018 CIF Division 3-AA State Champion Menlo-Atherton Bears football team will be honored with a parade and celebration on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The parade will tentatively start at 9:00 am. “The City of Menlo Park couldn’t be more proud of our state champions, the Menlo-Atherton Bears!” said Mayor Ray Mueller. “In discussing it […]

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