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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 since we never heard it rain at all last night) which brings this storm’s total to 1.8” and  6.5” season-to-date, with more to come. Don’t you love it?!!”

Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2019

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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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Spotted: Minnie the therapy dog visiting students at Encinal School

It was a very happy Monday morning yesterday in Menlo Park City School District when six-year-old poodle Minnie visited  the special education program at Encinal School. Leonor Delgado and Arlene Esquivias of the Humane Society’s Animals Everywhere program brought Minnie to the classroom. Minnie is a certified therapy dog specially trained to work with medically-fragile children […]

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Spotted: Local heroes visiting Laurel School in Atherton

A Navy Seal, a Firefighter, and a Community Activist walk into a school. This is no joke. This is part of the latest Project Based Learning unit, “Where Does Bravery Come From?,” for third grade students at Laurel School. In keeping with Laurel School’s mission to be an “involved community,” the unit kicked off with […]

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