February 2019

On Saturday, March 2, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, County Supervisor Don Horsley and Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller will be holding office hours at Lutticken’s, located at 3535 Alameda de las Pulgas in Menlo Park. All are welcome and invited to come meet neighbors, make new friendships, and discuss all things Menlo Park.

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Magnolia blossoms rule the landscape in Menlo Park gardens in February

Walking around the streets of Menlo Park in February and it’s evident that the abundant magnolia blossoms are giving Menlo Park’s official tree, the oak, a run for its money. Luckily, InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was out and about with his camera before this week’s pounding rain. In fact, he found a nice sunny […]

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Friends of the Menlo Park Library book sale on March 2 & 3

The Friends of the Library book sale is back and March 2 and 3. Stop by and save money on some wonderful books, all while supporting the library. Choose from a variety of subjects, fiction and non-fiction. DVDs and music CDs will also be featured. Prices start at $0.50 for mass market paperbacks and $1 […]

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Mad Science: Movie Special Effects is program at Menlo Park Library on Feb. 28

Let’s explore the wonders of many movie favorites at the Menlo Park Library on Feb. 28, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm Anything could happen at this educational, entertaining, spectacular and captivating show. Let’s investigate: – The difference between magic and science – What a dinosaur sneeze and polymers have in common – Gravity-defying feats using […]

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Getting your summer garden going is First Friday topic on March 1

“Start Sowing Your Summer Garden Now!” is topic of Master Gardeners Kathleen and Lisa Putnam’s talk at Woodside’s First Friday, March 1,  starting at 7:00 pm (but come a bit earlier to secure a seat!) and continuing to 8:00 pm at the Woodside Town Hall. These events are always complimentary and include refreshments as well […]

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Finally a good overnight drenching in Menlo Park

Now that was some rain — and some wind — overnight in Menlo Park. The morning brings showers and sunshine. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: It’s 6:45 an, and Sally just brought in our gauge. There is .9” in it which is pleasing to both of us. That is 17.05” season to date.” We liked […]

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Soody Tronson works to bring to market a line of smart nursing bras to make mothers’ lives easier

Menlo Park resident Soody Tronson describes herself as an “engineer and problem solver,” although her career path has been broader than that, including practicing law at Hewlett-Packard Inc. along with numerous technical and management positions. Her latest venture is Presque, which is French for “almost, nearly.”  She founded the company in 2016 with the goal of developing […]

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Spotted: 49er greats honoring Menlo-Atherton state champion football team

To celebrate M-A’s first football championship in the school’s history, Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller reached out former San Francisco 49er and Peninsula resident Ronnie Lott to see if if he would consider doing something special for the  team. “Ronnie and the Peninsula Arts Guild were kind enough to treat the kids to dinner at […]

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Atmospheric river just a stream so far in Menlo Park

Reading the forecast shortly after dawn yesterday (when the photo above was taken on a Big Dish path), rain was predicted starting at noon. That was pushed back to late afternoon and then late evening. The rain finally arrived during the night, resembling more a stream than the predicted atmospheric river. Emailed InMenlo weather watcher […]

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Remastered 1964 films by Menlo Park filmmaker show origins of SLAC

A pair of 1964 films detailing the construction of Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, later renamed SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, were recently remastered and are now available for viewing on YouTube thanks to a partnership between the films’ producer, J. Douglas Allen (pictured), and the SLAC Archives, History & Records Office. The films provide a fascinating […]

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Watch movie, then discuss it with its director at the Menlo Park Library on Feb. 26

Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes and then discuss it with director Harleen Singh at the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 6:30 t0 8:30 pm. With a lively backdrop of superheroes, comic books, and animated comics, Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes brings together three talented artist — a Sikh, a woman, and […]

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