Archive of Judy Horst

Judy has written 31 article(s) for InMenlo.


Baboo, the cat, follows its owner, social distancing for many blocks on their journey through Menlo Oaks. It’s really unusual. I saw them twice on different streets today during my walk. In the end, the cat hitched a ride home.

Winston, the dog, walks through Menlo Oaks several times a week with his parents, always carrying his frisbee for the entire journey. Sometimes the walk lasts an hour or more, and even if he meets other dogs, he never drops the frisbee. Never gives it up, and that way he avoids fights with other dogs and dangerous confrontations with squirrels.

Photos by Judy Horst (c) 2020

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Spotted: Pair of ducks enjoying a “lake” while on neighborhood walk

After three days of rain, Menlo Oaks looks like the land of lakes. Lots of puddles and little lakes by drains that didn’t drain very well–a common occurance. Though not enough water for swimming, this mallard pair found plenty to snack on. Walking through the neighborhood is becoming quite the nature walk these days.

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Resolution Reboot 2020 attendees kick off a healthy new decade

With an eye to the new decade, Resolution Reboot took place for its second year on Friday, January 31, at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. Planned and organized by health and nutrition coach Michelle DeWolf of The Festive Table (pictured above, left)  more than 20 local organizations and service providers participated, each presenting various […]

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Former PUC President to speak at Menlo Park Kiwanis Club’s December 3 meeting

California has suffered from many disastrous fires over the past few years, and PG&E has been at the center of the “blame and finding solutions” turmoil. A third entity, California’s Public Utility Commission has also been thrust into this same complex territory. In what promises to be a hot topic, Greg Conlon, former President of […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Christmas tree lot opens on November 29

Menlo Park Kiwanis Club opens its annual Christmas tree lot on Friday, November 29, the day after Thanksgiving. It will be closed on Saturday, November 30, to accommodate parking and traffic for the Stanford-Notre Dame football game, but it will open again on Sunday, December 1. Once again beautiful Noble Fir trees will be delivered […]

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First Menlo Oaks Turkey Trot a success!

Thirty-plus people participated in the first annual Menlo Oaks Turkey Trot on Saturday November 24th. The event was a combination run, walk, and trot for families and their dogs. Participants chose from three courses of various lengths that wound through Menlo Oaks — 1.3 miles, 1.8 miles and 2.7 miles. Canned food contributions were donated […]

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Spotted: Old friends meeting at Menlo Oaks yard sale

Old friends Alice Newton (left) and Dorothy Fadiman met up at the Menlo Oaks Yard Sale on Saturday. Alice was looking for items that could be repurposed for the International Table at the upcoming Harvest Festival in Palo Alto on September 28. Dorothy was trying to find new homes for the many things she’d collected […]

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Good fun at the Menlo Oaks [almost] summer picnic

The Menlo Oaks District Association (MODA) kicked off summer with its 63rd annual picnic at Peninsula School, Sunday, June 2nd. More than 200 children and adults attended this year’s picnic. Families brought salads and deserts, and Rich Collyer served up grilled chicken, hamburgers, vegi-burgers, and hotdogs. Entertainment included lots of conversation, face painting, badminton, and […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announces six weeks of speakers

There’s something for everyone at upcoming Menlo Park Kiwanis Club meetings where a new and relative topic is discussed every week. Meetings at Allied Arts Center start at noon on Tuesdays at Allied Arts Center. Here are upcoming meetings: February 5: Bruce Wellings of Wellings Wealth Care, will discuss the new tax law and how […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis name officers for club’s fiscal year

Edward “Ned” Moritz – pictured right – (Alain Pinel Realtors) was named President of the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club for the upcoming year. He replaces Brian Rigonan (BPR Law Group), who will remain as Treasurer. Other officers for the new term are Tim Wright, Secretary, and Bruce Wellings, Assistant Treasurer. The club’s fiscal year runs […]

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Menlo Oaks first neighborhood-wide yard sale a big success

More than 20 driveways and yards in the Menlo Oaks neighborhood were filled with items for sale and for free in the community’s first annual yard sale. Sponsored by Menlo Oaks District Association (MODA), the yard sale spanned 10 streets, including Menlo Oaks Drive, Berkeley Avenue, Colby Avenue, Peninsula Way, Arlington Way, Madison Way and […]

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