Drive by photography

Spotted: Rudolph the red-nosed mailbox

We thought we were just getting the lowdown on the fun horse-turned-Rudolph mailbox spotted in the Menlo Oaks neighborhood. But instead we were treated to a coincidence. According to homeowner Andrea Jevans, her daughter had picked out the mailbox when she was a horse crazy seven-year-old. “Her father was away for her birthday and told […]

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Spotted: High speed rail boondoggle signs sprout

On the heels of a “high speed boondoggle” rally on Sunday, dozens of “there goes the neighborhood” signs have sprung up in two Menlo Park neighborhoods, Linfield Oaks and Felton Gables, both of which are adjacent to the existing Caltrain railroad tracks. The density of the signs increases the closer the homes are to the […]

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Closer look at damage at Avanti Pizza

InMenlo contributor Connie Sutton submitted this photo of the interior of Avanti Pizza on the Alameda taken by her son on the way home from school on Monday. A woman drove her Audi 6 into the take-out restaurant yesterday afternoon, apparently when she hit the gas pedal rather than brake. A woman working behind the […]

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Car crashes through Avanti Pizza window

Shortly after 1:30 pm today, a car went through the large glass window of Avanti Pizza on the Alameda in Menlo Park. The crash brought out three fire trucks, including a hook and ladder, from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District – as well as what seemed like the entire  Menlo Park Police Department who […]

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Spotted: Big year for giant spider webs

Either the packages are getting bigger or Menlo residents are buying out the stores – giant stretchable spider webs seem to be the rage this Halloween season. This house is on Oak Avenue and we’ve spotted more than one mom pull over and park so the kiddies can get a better look. It’s good that […]

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Spotted: License plate with a Menlo Park attitude

We spotted this license plate in the garage below the Menlo Center shortly after lunch time today – and had just enough time to ask the owner the obvious: Why get a 94025 license plate? She explained she’s had it for about 30 years, which is also the length of time she’s lived in Menlo […]

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Spotted: Is Menlo becoming a trailer park?

Well, of course not. Truth is we have a penchant for trailers (and large truck cabs) and finding two trailers parked about a mile from each other on Menlo Park streets presented a good opportunity to snap a couple of photos and dig up a bit of the lore. We were able to verify that […]

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Spotted: Beginning of a new banner era?

At the end of June there was a yard sale at a home on Olive near Oak Avenue in Menlo Park that we worried marked the end of an era. The household’s many seasonal flags were being sold off.  (And a few just might have been purchased by InMenlo weatherman Bill Russ for a buck […]

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Spotted: End of a banner era?

A little over a year ago, InMenlo was founded, by a crew who weren’t exactly sure what the site should be. At first, we frequently just snapped pictures of things that caught our fancy (hence our Drive-by Photography category). We were often amused by the colorful flags that hung outside a home on Olive Street […]

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Spotted: waiting for a Mocha latte?

What else would a brown and black dog in a cool brown-and-white Jeepster be waiting for, especially considering ‘dad’ was in Peet’s? Maybe the Menlo coffee emporiums are missing a bet by omitting pet flavors? T-bone Chai, anyone? Hmmmm… most will probably just stick to the outdoor water bowls that many local roasters offer.

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Weeds be gone – annual goat invasion is here!

No, you’re eyes aren’t deceiving you. Menlo’s non-motorized, grid-friendly herd of goats, along with their shepherds, has returned to remove tall weeds and grass from Sharon Hills Park and will be in residence the next couple of weeks. “This is a very popular program that many residents look forward to each year,” says David Mooney, […]

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