September 2010

Get briefed on cataclysmic floods at tonight’s (9/30) USGS lecture:
http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/

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Spotted: Beat the heat, thrash the competition

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With temps in the 90s yesterday afternoon, the place to be was in the water, and the M-A Varsity Boys water polo team took full advantage, beating Burlingame high school 16-1. Mid-afternoon temperatures today in Menlo and Atherton are back to more bearable 80s. Photo by Bruce Deal

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10th annual pancake breakfast at the fire house on Saturday (10/2)

Come for the pancakes and stay for the fun at the 10th annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 2,  sponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the Stanford Park Hotel. In addition to pancakes cooked to perfection by Menlo Park firefighters, the event will feature a […]

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Atherton ranks second on Forbe’s most expensive zip code list: http://bit.ly/c1p…

Atherton ranks second on Forbe’s most expensive zip code list: http://bit.ly/c1pL7Q

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Touring Menlo Park’s historic fire house treasures

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Stored in back of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District (MPFPD) Headquarters Station on Middlefield Road is Menlo Park’s first fire house. It’s a small, lonely looking structure that, but for its relatively depressing dull-brown color, looks something like a classic one-room school house. The fire house was constructed in the late 19th century, well […]

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Meet the candidates for Atherton Town Council Thursday night (9/30)

The Atherton Civic Interest League and the League of Women Voters will hold a forum at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Sept. 30 at Holbrook-Palmer Park’s Pavillion for the four candidates who are running for three Town Council seats. Each candidate was asked to submit a 500 word candidate’s statement and to answer a number of […]

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Spotted: Equal opportunity city council candidate endorsement

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With the City Council candidate forum scheduled for tonight (9/29), there appeared to be no favorites for the three seats contested by six candidates – at least as expressed in the flower bed outside  Cafe Zoe in the Willows neighborhood. Note to the one missing candidate (Russell Peterson): get your yard sign to the friendly […]

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David Bell: Inventing a smiley face prop that may save kids lives

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Even while David Bell worked as a financial executive at various Silicon Valley companies and startups, he had a yen for inventing and did it as a hobby. After reading about a 2007  tragedy in which an infant died from hyperthermia after being left in the back seat of a car by a distracted father, […]

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Menlo Park City Council candidates at public forum on 9/29

The candidates for Menlo Park City Council are appearing Wednesday, Sept. 29, at a  public forum co-sponsored by The League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County and the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce. The format includes time for each of the candidates to introduce themselves and make a brief statement, followed by moderated […]

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SLAC public lecture tonight (9/28): Exotic new materials

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Yulin Chen will be giving a free public lecture tonight (9/28) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. In the talk, titled Leading the Charge: Exotic New Materials for Future Devices, he’ll describe a new class of materials – “topological insulators” – that achieve robust performance by tying the paths of electrons in knots. These materials […]

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Students from Menlo Park’s Beechwood School meet the Governator: http://n.pr/aXN…

Students from Menlo Park’s Beechwood School meet the Governator: http://n.pr/aXN9Ic

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