December 2019

Glad tidings to all and peace on earth!

Photo of Salvatierra tree by Robb Most (c) 2018

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Promise of Cioppino scores Menlo Park couple photo with 49er cheer squad

Long-time Menlo Park residents Tana and Bob Budelli are also long-time San Francisco 49er fans. They scored this fun holiday photo with the team’s cheerleaders with a promise to host a Cioppino dinner. Cioppino, for those who don’t know, is fish stew that originated in San Francisco. Here’s a bit of history according to Wikipedia: […]

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Spotted: Santa and reindeer ready to roll on Christmas Eve

While waiting to make the rounds tonight, Santa and his reindeer got rained out. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “An additional .05” today. That is 4.25” season to date. I know it seemed like more!”

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Atherton Police arrest man hunkered down in garage on Jennings Lane

Shortly before 4:00 yesterday (12/23/19), Atherton Police patrol officers responded to a report of suspicious adult male in a garage at a residence on Jennings Lane, near Middlefield Rd. The homeowners observed the subject in the garage watching television. Upon arrival, Atherton police officers found 31-year-old, David Lee Jeffery Magris of San Francisco in a […]

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Menlo Fire celebrates 25 years of paramedic first response

Twenty five years ago, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District became the first Fire Agency in San Mateo County to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) Fire Paramedic’s on all of its seven front line fire engines. That collective push took an additional 12e years of effort beforehand. The Fire District provides essential emergency services and […]

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Whoops! Those are stars overhead at Zott’s – not a tent

On Sunday, Dec. 15, we walked from the Ladera Shopping Center to the Alpine Inn for lunch. When we got there, we were delighted to find that the outdoor beer garden had been tented. What a great way to winterize that big outdoor eating area, we wrote on InMenlo. That got the attention of one […]

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Overnight rain leads to daytime showers – then some sun!

Rain pounded the rooftops of Menlo Park overnight. “.35” as of 7:30 am,” reported InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ. “Now at 4.1” season to date. Looks like more to fall today.” Bill was correct. After a brief period of sun mid-morning, the umbrellas were back up at the Menlo Park farmers markets around 10:00 am. […]

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Tonight marks the Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice is on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8:19 pm in Menlo Park. In terms of daylight, this day is 5 hours, 10 minutes shorter than on the Summer Solstice. In most locations north of Equator, the shortest day of the year is around this date. Photo of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve by InMenlo co-founder […]

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Spotted: Colorful holiday birdhouses awaiting occupants

We spotted a cluster of holiday decorated birdhouses on Santa Cruz Avenue near San Mateo Drive. They appeared to still be waiting occupants!

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Oak Knoll School recognized as 2020 California Distinguished School

Oak Knoll School, one of three elementary schools in the Menlo Park City School District, has been chosen as a 2020 California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education. The recognition reflects “outstanding education programs and practices” and represents “not just excellent teaching, learning, and collaboration, but also highly successful school climate efforts” according to […]

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Overnight parking in Menlo Park is not enforced from Dec. 20 to Jan. 2

The City of Menlo Park is suspending residential overnight parking enforcement during the holidays. As a courtesy, the overnight parking ordinance will not be enforced beginning Friday morning, December 20, 2019, through Thursday morning, January 2, 2020. Overnight parking enforcement will resume at 2:00 am, Friday, January 3, 2020. If residents anticipate guests staying for […]

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