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Stanford’s Big Dish has been opened a week and we’ve walked it twice. Not sure if we spotted this pretty hedge of flowers that some industrious Dish folks planted on the first go-round. Anyone know anything about it?

Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2020

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Spotted: Signs-of-the-Times: Say Their Names

Joyce D snapped this photo while out on a run. This Black Lives Matter tribute is on Santa Cruz Avenue near Johnson. Emails Joyce: “I thought it was awesome. It’s so simple, but so effective.”

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Spotted: New story board about Menlo Park’s Green Infrastructure Plan

Jim Lewis spotted this new story board near Nativity Church, unveiled recently. As part of its obligations to regulate stormwater runoff pollutants, the City of Menlo Park has adopted a Green Infrastructure Plan for Stormwater (GI Plan) that demonstrates a shift from traditional “gray” infrastructure, which channels untreated runoff directly into San Francisco Bay, to […]

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Spotted: Shadowy figure on Big Dish path the morning it re-opened

The parking spots along Stanford Avenue were almost all full when we arrived this morning around 6:30. It was fun to see some familiar faces, mostly walking solo as group gatherings are not allowed under the new rules. There is one counter clockwise direction, what we call “the hard way,” so that’s good. Snapped the […]

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Spotted: Festive front yard in honor of Blaine’s 12th birthday

Walking on Stanford Avenue today in the University Heights neighborhood of Menlo Park, we spotted this festively decorated front yard celebrating Blaine turning 12. Great job! We later discovered the balloons were the work of Vibin’ the Valley Decor, a business run by two stay at home moms. Here’s how to get in touch: [email protected] And […]

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Spotted: Mom and baby decked out 4th of July hiking tights

We followed this couple down the trail in the Thornewood Preserve in Woodside this morning. They were nice enough to post for a photo when we complimented them on their matching tights. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2020

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Spotted: Signs-of-the-times: Fill the darkness with love

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Spotted: Horse head with face mask and eye shield

A walk in Woodside yielded a number of statues of one kind or another wearing face masks and eye shields. This horse was spotted near the hardware store. It’s as good a way as any to remind people the importance of wearing face masks, now mandated by state when you are indoors and or outdoors […]

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Spotted: Santa Cruz Avenue closed in sections in downtown Menlo Park

Barricades were put in place today by the Menlo Park Fire Department closing Santa Cruz Avenue in three block sections between University Ave. and El Camino. The closed blocks are Evelyn Street to southbound Crane Street, from northbound Crane Street to southbound Chestnut Street and from Curtis Street to Doyle Street. It will stay in […]

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Spotted: Great new outdoor dining patio at Dutch Goose

We think the new outdoor dining patio at the Dutch Goose along the Alameda looks great. Goose owner Greg Stern told us they’re putting the last coats of sealer on today, and it will be open for customers tomorrow. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2020

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Spotted: Maggie saying good by at Pet Place

Like many other dogs in the area, our Yorkshire Terrier Maggie is an enthusiastic customer at The Pet Place as she knows she’ll get multiple treats from owner Lynn Macy. We stopped by yesterday for a good-bye visit and Lynn let us know they may be open a few weeks longer than the announced end […]

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