Halloween in Menlo Park

The wine and beer flowed freely amidst the sounds of classic rock as The Members held their 12th annual performance at the corner of Lemon and Oak Dell in the Stanford Oaks neighborhood. As always, a great way to cap off Halloween in Menlo Park!

Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2018

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Menlo Oaks neighborhood shows it knows how to have fun on Halloween

Emails Menlo Oaks resident Judy Horst: “Lots of music and trick or treaters! We had several haunted houses, pit stops and wine bars. This thing is getting bigger every year!” A band called Band Sanitizer, comprised of seven high school students, five from M-A, and two from D-tech, provided the soundtrack. Judy supplied InMenlo with […]

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Wow – that’s a front yard full of jack o’ lanterns

Here’s another Menlo Park front yard that’s best seen in person as is Greg Hyde’s monster yard on Laurel.  This one is filled with jack o’ lanterns, location Oakfield, corner of White Oak. Homeowner Diane explained that the tradition started 30 or years ago with carving done on Halloween itself. “But that conflicted with trick or […]

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Spotted: Scary giant pumpkin goblin in Menlo Park

We were treated to a host of fun Halloween decorated front yards during a good long walk around Menlo Park this morning. But this huge pumpkin goblin on the front door of a Creek Dr. home captured the award for the scariest.

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Costumes of every kind on display at Menlo Park’s Halloween annual parade

Halloween Hoopla took place in downtown Menlo Park yesterday, with kids (and grown ups!) in costumes parading on Santa Cruz Avenue from Maloney to Fremont Park, led by bands from La Entrada and Hillview Middle schools. Along the way they could trick or treat with downtown merchants, including a person channeling Frida Kahlo with a […]

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Spotted: Standard Poodle all decked out for Halloween

Add this to Menlo Park Halloween lore, one perfectly coifed Standard Poodle displaying a rainbow of colors, just in time for Halloween, spotted this morning on Florence Ave.

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William Floyd constructs a maze for Halloween in his front yard

There’s always something new in Menlo Park when Halloween comes along. Last year it was the colorful paint job at Brandee Barker’s house on Hobart. This year it’s a Halloween maze on Vine Street, constructed by 12-year-old William Floyd. William, who attends Menlo School, thought about doing a maze last year, but made it happen […]

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Drizzles add up to more rainfall in Menlo Park

The rain stayed away for most of trick or treat time last night. But InMenlo weather watcher did record another .1″ in his gauge overnight, bringing his season-to-date to 3.9″. Photo by Cindy Tipton

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Halloween wraps up (as always) in Menlo Park with The Members playing for the neighborhood

There was a light sprinkle while The Members played their 10th annual Halloween in the Lemon Street garage this Halloween night. That they are one good Dad’s/garage band is undisputed. We always wish we could hear them more often. And that’s a wrap for InMenlo’s Halloween coverage..

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Spotted: Kids wandering along Ladera’s spooky path

The Ladera neighborhood has long had fun with its scary walkway, photographed here by InMenlo contributing photographer Laura Hamilton. We know these kids had fun!  

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A salute to Menlo Park’s most Halloweeny house

We got a tip from Bob Holmes aka The Walking Man about a colorfully painted Halloween house on his street, so we swung by to take a look. We were lucky enough to meet homeowner Brandee Barker, who emailed us details about how the paint job came about: “We moved to Hobart in early 2012 when […]

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