Halloween 2018

The wine and beer flowed freely amidst the sounds of classic rock as The Members held their 12th annual performance at the corner of Lemon and Oak Dell in the Stanford Oaks neighborhood. As always, a great way to cap off Halloween in Menlo Park!

Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2018

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Menlo Oaks neighborhood shows it knows how to have fun on Halloween

Emails Menlo Oaks resident Judy Horst: “Lots of music and trick or treaters! We had several haunted houses, pit stops and wine bars. This thing is getting bigger every year!” A band called Band Sanitizer, comprised of seven high school students, five from M-A, and two from D-tech, provided the soundtrack. Judy supplied InMenlo with […]

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Spotted: Preparation for Halloween “Fortnite Dance Battle” in Ladera

Emails Ladera resident and InMenlo contributing photographer Laura Hamilton: “The Watten family of Ladera has always made Halloween a big production. “This year Drake Watten (Dad) convinced his kids to have a ‘Fortnite Dance Battle.’ Fortnite is a popular video game that incorporates character dancing. “[Their house on W. Florestra has been outfitted] with a […]

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Oak Knoll School students take to the street in Halloween finery

As has been the custom the last few years, students attending Oak Knoll School took their annual Halloween parade out to the neighboring street of Oak Knoll Lane. And, wow, what costumes! We could have used dozens and dozens of shots but showcase just a few to give InMenlo readers a flavor of the fun.

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Wow – that’s a front yard full of jack o’ lanterns

Here’s another Menlo Park front yard that’s best seen in person as is Greg Hyde’s monster yard on Laurel.  This one is filled with jack o’ lanterns, location Oakfield, corner of White Oak. Homeowner Diane explained that the tradition started 30 or years ago with carving done on Halloween itself. “But that conflicted with trick or […]

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Spotted: Scary giant pumpkin goblin in Menlo Park

We were treated to a host of fun Halloween decorated front yards during a good long walk around Menlo Park this morning. But this huge pumpkin goblin on the front door of a Creek Dr. home captured the award for the scariest.

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Ron Snow plans University Park Halloween event – for the last time, he says

The University Park neighborhood of Menlo Park held its annual Halloween event yesterday (Oct 28). As always, it was organized by Ron Snow (pictured right). “This has been a long standing tradition in the neighborhood and is a fun and casual social event appreciated by everyone — part of what makes our neighborhood so engaged […]

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Costumes of every kind on display at Menlo Park’s Halloween annual parade

Halloween Hoopla took place in downtown Menlo Park yesterday, with kids (and grown ups!) in costumes parading on Santa Cruz Avenue from Maloney to Fremont Park, led by bands from La Entrada and Hillview Middle schools. Along the way they could trick or treat with downtown merchants, including a person channeling Frida Kahlo with a […]

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Atherton library turns into haunted house at town’s Halloween event

Ghosts and goblins and assorted other spooky characters got a place to hang out yesterday afternoon in Atherton. The town’s library was transformed into a haunted house targeted for kids 6 to 12. Menlo-Atherton High School students were on scene to assist with the scares. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most captured some of the action. […]

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Add some music to your Halloween celebration courtesy of The Members

Menlo Park’s favorite dad’s band, The Members, will be entertaining the neighborhood starting at 6:00 on Halloween. Emails Allen Weiner: “Stop by the intersection of Lemon and Oakdell Avenues to hang out with the Members and our friends from the community as we celebrate our 12th Annual Halloween block party show playing classic rock and […]

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Peas and carrots aren’t so scary when teamed with spooky pasta

When I was a kid, cooked peas and carrots were the veggie combo that scared me to death. I couldn’t stand them, and thought they were not only mushy and tasteless but torture to eat. As an ode to my childhood fears, I made a Spooky Pasta Salad fit for Halloween night. This is what I’ve learned […]

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