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InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most took a photography journey this morning among the marshes of San Francisco Bay. As the rain abated, he captured this bird-filled rainbow.

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Spotted: Three local kids enjoying the outdoors on MLK Day

Yesterday was a school holiday, so when Irene Searles went to photograph a dog for Punch Magazine, she was also greeted by the dog’s three kid owners, all doing their own thing. A little ukulele here (11-year-old Kash), a little knitting there (8-year-old Adelia), capped off by a tree climber (13-year-old Kate). All are great […]

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Spotted: Rainbow at dawn as rain subsides

The rain kept coming overnight in Menlo Park but at dawn the skies begun to clear. Early Dish joggers were treated to a beautiful rainbow (not to mention a young coyote on the hunt). Reports InMenlo weather watchers Bill and Sally Russ: We were delighted to find .8” in our rain gauge this a.m. (especially […]

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Spotted: Leos delivering holiday gifts to Menlo Park veterans

This past December, the Leo District 4-C4 ran their Second Annual Virtual Giving Tree for the veterans. The Leos provided gifts to 52 veterans, all part of the Homeless Veterans Rehabilitation Program at the Veterans Affairs Center in Menlo Park. They also shared homemade cookies. The Leo District 4-C4 is comprised of the 17 Leo […]

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Spotted: Chickpea Panisse at Camper in Menlo Park

One of the things we like about Camper in downtown Menlo is that the menu often contains surprise treats. At a recent lunch the Chickpea Panisse with Spigarello Broccoli and Walnut and Nettle Pesto fit that description. It was pretty, too! Side note: Normally closed on Mondays, Camper is open this New Year’s Eve and […]

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Spotted: Festive front yard on Doris Drive in Menlo Park

Thanks Steven Kryger for sending a photo our way! Have a well-decorated front yard in your neighborhood? Please send to [email protected]

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Spotted: Santa Claus on Atherton balcony

Menlo Park resident Robin Tobias spotted Santa Claus on an Atherton balcony. We guess he was delivering presents through the adjoining window, given that the chimney was not available due to its cover!

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Spotted: Strange sight in the night sky over Menlo Park

Nancy Burris spotted this strange sight in the sky over Menlo Park last night. We guessed maybe Vandenberg missile launch, but she heard that had been cancelled and suggested it was a meteor. Cool, whatever it was!

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Spotted: A bit of old and new at Menlo Fire Station 6

The Menlo Park Fire Department’s newest engine (left in photo) was spotted next to Old Tom, festooned with holiday lights at Station House 6. Chief Harold Schapelhouman let us know that the currently under construction Carriage House and Museum storage building will be complete in February, at which time there will be a community open house. […]

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Spotted: Menlo Park’s other lighted holiday trees

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While there is no tree lighting festivity at the two lighted trees on the corner of El Camino and Ravenswood, they are contemporaries of the holiday tree in Fremont Park, debuting in 2013. According to Mayor Ray Mueller, the lights are re-hung each year and the Cornerstone building provides the power. Photo by Linda Hubbard […]

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Spotted: “Oak Faithful” on White Oak Drive in Menlo Park

Kathy Oppenheimer was walking in her neighborhood this morning and came upon this geyser. “I remarked to the Cal Water worker, ‘Have a nice day,’ to which he replied: ‘Not so far!’” Photo by Kathy Wright

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