InMenlo Flash

Last night’s pounding rain yielded to showers this morning, with precipitation forecast to continue off and on into the evening.

Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “An additional .2” this as of just before 8:00 am. My season to date total is 3.5”, the same as last year’s on this date.”

We spotted a rain soaked grapefruit on a walk this morning.

Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2019

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Requested: Donations to support holiday dinner for local veterans

The Holiday Dinner for the Veterans housed at Building 520 at the Palo Alto VA Hospital will happen once again this year on December 18. Get Human, Cafe Zoë, Habibi’s Salon, Peninsula Veterans Lions Club, and more, will return to spread cheer for the veterans residing there over the holidays. The dinner spread is provided […]

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Rain makes for pretty holiday colors in the woods

Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “A solid .7” in last night’s downpour, now at 3.2”. This compares to 3.5” last year. Then no rain until December 17. Add another .1” for the daylight hours today, brings me to 3.3”. We couuld be dry for awhile. InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles asks: “Who steals the […]

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Clouds continue to hold rain tight-to-the-vest in Menlo Park

Emailed InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ this morning: Here in Menlo Park, as we slept, .3” of rain fell, on this 79th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. My season to date figure is now 2.4”. This compares to 3.5” in 2018.” Bill added this afternoon:  Another .1” as of 4:oo pm. Now at 2.5” […]

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“Twas the Night Before Christmas” on tap for two weekends in December

Dancer Repertory Theatre offers Twas the Night Before Christmas, a delightful dance/theatre production following the famous Clement C. Moore poem. With dancing Mice, Prancing Reindeer and a bag of toys that all come to life, it is guaranteed to bring the holiday spirit to all! This lively and colorful show with a cast of 85+ dancers […]

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Continuing rain makes for pretty photograph

Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “As of 7:35  am,  I measured .3”. My total now 2.05”. And more to come!” Adds photographer Irene Searles: “Twos, Horses and Trees. I always look at this scene as I drive to and from. It rarely disappoints. Portola Valley.” Afternoon update: “Another .05” since this morning’s report. That […]

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Jerry Rice’s 25th Annual NFL Alumni Celebrity Toy Drive comes to downtown Menlo Park

Mayor Ray Mueller encourages residents u to support the Jerry Rice 25th Annual NFL Alumni Celebrity Toy Drive, now through December 14, between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm at 807 Santa Cruz Ave. (Santa Cruz Avenue and Crane Street). This year’s event is possible through a joint effort between local NFL alumni, Menlo Park Mayor […]

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Camper in Menlo Park hosts cookbook author Erin Gleeson for a “forest feast”

That a restaurant named Camper is offering a cocktail hour and three-course “forest feast” shouldn’t be surprising. That will happen this Saturday, Dec. 7, starting at 6:00 pm and feature cookbook author Erin Gleeson, whose latest book is The Forest Feast Mediterranean. Attendees will receive a copy of the book. Cost is $100. You can reserve […]

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Drips and drops of rain continue off and on

We dodged the rain drops by hitting the Big Dish predawn today. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Almost 3:30 pm, and the sun just broke through. The storm system seems to have passed through. I can add another .05” to my morning report of the same amount. That is 1.75” season to date. A […]

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Rain continues to sputter, not pour in Menlo Park

Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “Another .1” to add to this mornings .05” for a day’s total of .15”. Now 1.65” season to date. So far the big soaking has missed my backyard.” The damp conditions made for wet Christmas tree shopping at local favorite Webb Ranch.  

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Get around town using the City of Menlo Park’s free shuttle system

Did you know that the City of Menlo Park operates four free, publicly accessible shuttle lines? These shuttle lines are a great way to get around town to run errands, visit friends, get to home or work from Caltrain, and/or shop just in time for the holidays!  These shuttles are open to everyone, have a […]

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