While you might not have heard rain on the rooftop overnight, the damp streets in Menlo Park tell the story. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ:  “I can squeeze out .05” for 4.7” season to date.

“More importantly, Mr. Rainfall is predicting a 49er win, 34-23. The 49ers will score four touchdowns and two field goals. The Vikings will have two touchdowns and three field goals.”

Anyone else care to venture a guess as to score and game outcome?

Update at 4:00 pm: 49ers win, 27-10!

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Two Sacred Heart Prep grads named among the 15 best athletes in past decade

Sacred Heart Prep grads Tierna Davidson and Ben Burr-Kirven were selected by MaxPreps senior writer Mitch Stephens as among the 15 “best of the decade” to compete in Bay Area prep sports. Tierna was ranked #7 and Ben #10, based 75% on high school performance and 25% on post-prep credentials. Both grew up in Menlo Park. In […]

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Patriot fandom on display this morning at Cafe Borrone

Before the New England Patriots took on the Miami Dolphins today, we spotted a number of fans all decked out in that football franchise’s clothing of one type or another. Two brothers Peter (the taller of the two) and Andrew noticed a darling puppy a few tables away – who was also wearing Patriot blue! […]

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Promise of Cioppino scores Menlo Park couple photo with 49er cheer squad

Long-time Menlo Park residents Tana and Bob Budelli are also long-time San Francisco 49er fans. They scored this fun holiday photo with the team’s cheerleaders with a promise to host a Cioppino dinner. Cioppino, for those who don’t know, is fish stew that originated in San Francisco. Here’s a bit of history according to Wikipedia: […]

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Head U.S. Olympic women’s wrestling coach will conduct clinic at M-A

Terry Steiner is an American wrestler and wrestling coach, who was an NCAA champion and three-time All-American. He is currently the women’s U.S. National Coach for USA Wrestling and is preparing the U.S. Women Olympic Team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Coach Steiner was coached by Dan Gable. The clinic on Saturday, Jan. 4, […]

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World Cup soccer champ Tierna Davidson returns to Oak Knoll School

Underscoring her Otter roots, Tierna Davidson (pictured far right) of the winning U.S. World Cup Soccer team, returned to her alma mater, Oak Knoll Elementary School Friday morning, speaking before an enthusiastic crowd of students and teachers. She offered three pieces of advice: Do things because you love to do them, not because someone else […]

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Fit4Mom SF Peninsula Turkey Dash set for Nov. 17

Fit4Mom SF Peninsula is  hosting a race just for the kids on November 17, from 10:00 am to Noon at Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park. There will be a Thanksgiving themed warm up followed by runs organized by age group: 6-10 years old – 20 minute obstacle course 3-5 years – 12 minute obstacle […]

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Spotted: Is “Mr. Tiger” hanging out in Menlo Park

On a morning walk, we stumbled upon a van with the license plate Kaline6. Could it be that Hall of Fame Al Kaline, known as “Mr. Tiger” for his long time association with the Detroit Tigers, is in town? Alas, not. It’s the van owned by Tiger fanatic Colt Rosensweig, Menlo Park dog walker extraordinaire. […]

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Spotted: Equestrians raising funds during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Yesterday the Stanford Red Barn community put together a fun Halloween dress-up equestrian show to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Participants were from Willow Tree Farm, Stanford Red Barn college team and an Interscholastic Equestrian Association team. “Abreast is an informal community that hosts interactive experiences and donates funds to non-profits aiding breast […]

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“More Than a Word”: A film about Native American-based mascots screens on Oct. 14

In recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Menlo Park Library is screening a documentary about contemporary debates over cultural appropriation on Oct. 14 at 2:00pm. “More Than a Word: A film about Native American-based sports mascots and the Washington R*dskins” analyzes the controversy over the Washington football team and its contentious name. Using interviews from […]

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Jym Clendenin chronicles moments of the Tour de Menlo photographically

One might suggest that today’s just under 65-mile Tour de Menlo bike ride was easy-peasy for Menlo Park resident Jym Clendenin (pictured left above with fellow rider Bill Brownwell). We say that as Jym, who recently turned 80, celebrated that milestone with a “flat” 80-mile ride with friend Bo Crane that turned into a 90-mile […]

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