Halloween 2015

Love these dressed-as-Aloha-buddy-twins spotted at the University Park pumpkin carving!

Photo by Cindy Tipton 

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The Members make it a rockin’ Halloween

Imagine dozens of adults (and a smattering of kids) as the witching hour creeps to 9:00 pm on Halloween . Might there have been a little adult beverages consumed? As usual, the place to be in west Menlo Park is the corner of Oak Dell and Lemon where dad band, The Members, play the oldies everyone […]

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Neighborhood turns out for University Park pumpkin carving contest

The University Park area of unincorporated Menlo Park has a particularly active neighborhood group that plans Friday gatherings during the summer and an annual Halloween pumpkin carving and parade. Resident Cindy Tipton captured some of the fun.

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Halloween is frightful on the streets of Menlo Park

We start are Halloween coverage with some frightful characters we’ve spotted in various Menlo Park neighborhoods. The scary witch was spotted by Robin Tobias somewhere along the creek. The gory Frankenstein hanging from a tree can be seen on the always decked out Sherman Avenue (especially the section between Dakin and Avy Avenues). The vulture visiting […]

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I scream for ice cream (even though it’s Halloween)

Here’s the scoop, we’ve been making Ice Cream Jack O’Lanterns for years. So easy, so cute and such a treat since it is still 80 degrees in California! It’s amazing how a little black tubed icing transform a scoop of pumpkin ice cream (top). Or even a few chocolate chips will do the trick (or treat). Happy […]

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Spotted: Different kind of Halloween warning

We have noticed that the remodel at this Oak Dell Drive home has been going on for quite some time. And there is always children’s play equipment in the front yard. Those two things added up to a different kind of Halloween warning posted at the beginning of the homeowner’s walkway. Photo by Linda Hubbard […]

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Spotted: Big and little pumpkins at Bianchini’s in Ladera

The 556-pound pumpkin that Bianchini’s entered into a pumpkin contest (but didn’t win!) is on display outside the store’s Ladera Country Shopper location. Someone had whimsically placed a mini pumpkin on top of it! Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2015

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Halloween Hoopla in downtown Menlo Park planned for Oct. 31

Kids (and their parents) are invited to parade down Santa Cruz Avenue wearing Halloween costumes on Saturday and then enjoy live entertainment, crafts, and carnival games at Fremont Park. Led by a band comprised of music students from La Entrada and Hillview Middle Schools, the parade will start in the Maloney Street parking lot off Santa Cruz […]

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The Members hosts 7th annual Halloween gig

If your trick or treat circuit is in the Stanford Oaks area of Menlo Park, treat yourself to some rock and roll music played by local Dad’s band, The Members. They’ll be at the corner of Lemon and Oak Dell starting at 6:00 pm on Halloween.

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Fall color on display at Menlo Park Farmers’ Market

The sun broke through the clouds mid-morning and shined on the plethora of seasonal colors on display at the Menlo Park Farmers’ Market. This included the remaining Cozzolino pumpkins as well as gourds from Half Moon Bay along with peppers from Happy Quail Farms in East Palo Alto. Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2015

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Getting in the Halloween spirit at Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch packed with activities on the weekend

Webb Ranch manager Deano Lovecchio spotted us soon after our arrival late on a Sunday afternoon at this year’s Pumpkin Patch. “We grew a lot more of our own pumpkins this year,” he said proudly. “We’re up to 30 acres.” Like every year,  there’s an enormous variety of pumpkins in different sizes and colors — orange, red, white, green […]

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