Spotted

Menlo Park resident Alison Blank spotted this sign when taking a neighborhood walk on Cotton St.The signs were blowing in the wind, but they were for teachers, doctors, nurses, delivery workers, firefighters, police, and family. yesterday. She emailed: “The signs were blowing in the wind, but they were for teachers, doctors, nurses, delivery workers, firefighters, police, and family.”

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Spotted: “Don’t give up” rock in Menlo Oaks

Menlo Oaks resident Judy Horst emailed this photo with a comment: “It’s quite the fad I think. I read about it, but this is the first one I spotted.” So I guess we’ll need to be looking down for the rocks and up and around for the teddy bears as we walk!

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Spotted: Big Teddy Bear in a tree on Oak Dell Drive

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Spotted: Sidewalk chalk with a positive message

Sidewalk chalk art is popping up around Menlo Park, as are an expanding number of Teddy Bears in windows. We spotted this message on Cloud Avenue: Stay positive. We liked that you could read it coming or going! Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2020

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Spotted: Deer enjoying breakfast near Big Dish

Glad to report that while people walking and jogging the Big Dish this morning were practicing social distancing, the deer were not. We came upon a foursome munching on tree leaves. It was a nice spot of nature in these tough times. Skies were blue overhead with a few patchy clouds, unlike yesterday afternoon’s rain […]

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Spotted: Signs-of-the-times #5 – “AREA CLOSED”

In response to a request from Town of Portola Valley public officials, Windy Hill Open Space Preserve was  temporarily closed on Saturday, March 28, until further notice. In a statement Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District said: “Throughout the remaining accessible open space preserves, Midpen will continue to assess visitor use levels and public compliance with […]

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Spotted: Signs-of-the-times #4 – “long reach hoses”

When parked for a red light near the Shell Station on El Camino, we spotted this sign assuring people that the pumping hoses were long and that cars could be on both sides of the gas pumps. filling up at the same time with drivers remaining six feet apart when out of their vehicles. Photo […]

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Spotted: Signs-of-the-times #3: “alternative hiking area: Matadero Creek Trail”

Big Dish walkers and joggers pass this sign, a reminder that there’s a nearby alternative to walking/jogging the Dish. Here’s more information about the Matedero Creek Trail posted by Stanford when the Dish was closed five years ago. My recollection is that I somehow picked up another trail for a loop but I can’t confirm […]

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Spotted: Signs-of-the-times #2: “call for take out”

The Alpine Inn aka Zott’s is offering take out from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Available on the menu is pizza, batched margaritas, bottled beer & wine, and desserts. Orders must be placed online or by phone (650)854-4004; credit card only. A notice posted online said: “100% of the profit will go directly to […]

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Spotted: Signs-of-the-time #1: “stagger yourselves”

Menlo Park resident Jim Lewis sent us an email suggesting InMenlo might spotlight some of the “signs of the times.” We thought of that at the entrance to the Menlo Park Farmers Market this morning. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2020

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Spotted: Coronavirus Etude – for piano and disinfecting wipe – to be performed “Molto Rub-ato”

Well, someone is clever — and has a sense of humor. The Etude for “piano teachers  everywhere,” arranged by Jeff DePaoli, was posted on a mailbox on Altschul Avenue in Menlo Park. Side note: The street this morning was filled with walkers, all dutifully keeping their distance from each other. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) […]

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