January 2019

Serious amateur photographer Mark Gerow created this image thanks to the full moon, using a Nikon D7200 with a Nikor 18-200 mm lens.

He explains: “[There are] two images merged via Photoshop. The tree was taken with flash at 18mm to highlight branches — the moon was in that shot but much smaller. [For the] second shot, I zoomed in on moon at 200mm without flash and underexposed.”

Will they skies clear sufficiently to allow Menlo residents to see the total eclipse of the moon? It’s scheduled to begin around 7:30 pm tonight, with a total eclipse from 8:41 to 9:43 pm, and ending shortly before 11:00 pm.

Photo by Mark Gerow (c) 2019

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Drip here and a drop there add to Menlo Park rainfall

Early risers were greeted by wet streets this morning indicating some overnight rain. Later in the morning the skies opened again, with a mini drenching that caused umbrellas to open up in downtown Menlo Park. Reports InMenlo weather watchers Sally and Bill Russ: “There was indeed a bit more than a trace… .05” [every little […]

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Girls from La Entrada School in Menlo Park take part in Women’s March

A group of girls from La Entrada School in Menlo Park (and their moms) participated in the Women’s March that took place in San Francisco yesterday. Reports InMenlo contributing photographer — and Ladera resident — Laura Hamilton: “Zoe Gostyla, a sixth grader at La Entrada, did an art piece about ‘heroes’ and included the women’s […]

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Critical need for O-blood at Stanford Blood Center; residents urged to donate

Area residents are being asked to donate O- blood at Stanford Blood Center (SBC) to meet an immediate and ongoing need for O- blood products. As an added incentive, if you donate at the Menlo Park location (445 Burgess Drive, Suite #100) on a Monday, you’ll get a free Cinemark Theatres movie ticket. This location is […]

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M-A students Claire Bozdog and Elise Kratzer receive Girl Scout Gold Awards

On January 12, Claire Bozdog and Elise Kratzer of Menlo-Atherton High School were honored at the Girl Scout Award Ceremony for earning their Gold Awards, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Anna Eshoo, U.S. Representative from California’s 18th Congressional District, gave an inspiring speech about women leaders and citizenship. Claire and Elise were […]

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“Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime!” is topic of SLAC talk on Jan. 24

Ge Wang will present the first talk in the Art Meets Science at SLAC Lecture Series, “Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime!” on Jan. 24, from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Panofsky Auditorium at SLAC, to be followed by a reception. What is the nature of design, and the meaning it holds in human […]

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Cartoon artist Daniel Heimbinder defines “Life as a Trophy”

Daniel Heimbinder’s body of work is an expression of the difference between truth and narrative. His work seeks to explore the way we as a society isolate ourselves. Stacked with symbolic contradictions, he mashes up memories of literature, follies, and fables in way that undermine and frustrate each other exposing the contradictions of our culture’s own […]

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From burglars to biscotti: Getting to know Menlo Park Police Chief Dave Bertini

This past July, Chief Dave Bertini took over command of the Menlo Park Police Department. Chief Bertini is beloved at City Hall, where he prior served as a Police Commander in various roles, as Interim Police Chief, and even as Interim Human Services Director when the need arose. I thought Menlo Park residents would enjoy […]

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Predicted big soaker is less than that in Menlo Park

Emails InMenlo weather watchers Sally and Bill Russ this morning: “A lovely rain but we didn’t get as much as expected in Menlo Park. “The TV weather news had shown us in a red zone of very heavy rains and wind for Wednesday that did not reach that magnitude. Other local areas probably got a […]

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Michele Fabrega works with people to get fulfillment in their love lives

From software engineer to someone who helps people “love their love life,” may not seem like the usual career arc, but it’s one that Menlo Park resident Michele Fabrega took. From both life experience and professional training, Michele is now a life coach “passionate about helping moms,” particularly those in midlife. “Women often know that […]

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And the promised rain arrives in Menlo Park, but somewhat wimpy

Editor’s note: We’ll update Wednesday’s rain later this evening. The promised rain arrived (sort of) on Tuesday, prompting umbrellas to sprout up in downtown Menlo Park. Reports InMenlo weather watchers Sally and Bill Russ: “More drip drip, dribble dribble. .1” today. Season to date total now 6.7”. It was 7.55” on the same date in […]

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