InMenlo Flash

Serious amateur photographer Mark Gerow created this image thanks to the full moon, using a Nikon D7200 with a Nikor 18-200 mm lens.

He explains: “[There are] two images merged via Photoshop. The tree was taken with flash at 18mm to highlight branches — the moon was in that shot but much smaller. [For the] second shot, I zoomed in on moon at 200mm without flash and underexposed.”

Will they skies clear sufficiently to allow Menlo residents to see the total eclipse of the moon? It’s scheduled to begin around 7:30 pm tonight, with a total eclipse from 8:41 to 9:43 pm, and ending shortly before 11:00 pm.

Photo by Mark Gerow (c) 2019

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Drip here and a drop there add to Menlo Park rainfall

Early risers were greeted by wet streets this morning indicating some overnight rain. Later in the morning the skies opened again, with a mini drenching that caused umbrellas to open up in downtown Menlo Park. Reports InMenlo weather watchers Sally and Bill Russ: “There was indeed a bit more than a trace… .05” [every little […]

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Critical need for O-blood at Stanford Blood Center; residents urged to donate

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And the promised rain arrives in Menlo Park, but somewhat wimpy

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Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation – grant application process now open

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Lots of wind, not much rain today in Menlo Park

Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “A lot of huffing and puffing today, yet only .05” in our gauge.  That is 4.7” year to date and compares to 4” on the same date in 2018.  Perhaps more on the way!” In a day where showers alternated with blue skies, contributing photographer Robb Most captured a […]

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2019 downtown street banner reservations open January 2nd

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Menlo Park residents encouraged to serve on city commissions

Menlo Park welcomes and encourages residents’ active participation through serving on a City-appointed Commission or Committee. Commissions: Examine issues of community interest and make recommendations to the City Council on policy matters Review specific subjects and carrys out assignments as directed by the City Council or as prescribed by law. Establish two-year work plans that […]

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Pine tree falls on Atherton rooftop early Christmas morning

It was not Santa on an Atherton rooftop just before 2:00 am on Christmas morning but rather a large pine tree. Three people were inside the single story home when the tree fell and a  branch penetrated the roof and ceiling of an occupied child’s bedroom. No one was injured inside the home. Firefighters used plastic […]

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A good rain shower ushers in winter in Menlo Park

Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “This is the first day of winter, called the solstice. It is the day when the sun is closest to the equator. Consequently, it is the day of the latest sunrise and earliest sunset, which makes it the day of least daylight. The daylight today is 9 hours and 35 […]

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Overnight parking enforcement in Menlo Park deferred for the holidays

As a courtesy to residents holding events and hosting out of town guests during the holidays, the overnight parking ordinance will not be enforced beginning Friday morning, December 21, 2018, through Wednesday morning, January 2, 2019. Overnight parking enforcement will resume at 2:00 am, Thursday, January 3, 2019. Parking of cars on city streets is […]

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