November 2010

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Learn all about the largest scientific instrument ever built

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Scientists at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, are using the largest scientific instrument ever built – the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – to study particles more than a million times smaller than a speck of dust. You can find out why tonight (11/30) at a public lecture beginning at 7:30 pm at SLAC’s Panofsky Auditorium. For […]

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Drop off new, unwrapped toys for needy kids at MP Chamber of Commerce (1100 Merr…

Drop off new, unwrapped toys for needy kids at MP Chamber of Commerce (1100 Merrill) from 9 am to 1 pm today through Thursday, 12/16

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Visit with photographer David Hibbard at major retrospective of his work

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The major retrospective of the photographs of Menlo Park resident David Hibbard continues at Xerox PARC through the end of the year (although PARC is closed between Christmas and New Year’s.) The photographer will be making three personal appearances at the exhibit over the next two weeks: Wed., Dec. 1 at 4:00 pm; Thurs., Dec. […]

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Good story on Clark Kepler on MercuryNews.com: http://bit.ly/eVzUfb

Good story on Clark Kepler on MercuryNews.com: http://bit.ly/eVzUfb

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Dan Louth: Sharing your kids’ art the simple way

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Menlo Park native Dan Louth’s two children love to draw, producing a household bursting with art. But there wasn’t a way to catalog the artworks or easily size them for posters. Drawing on his background as a software engineer, Dan came up with a solution – he built a website called ShareMyKidsArt. “It started out […]

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St. Patrick’s Seminary starts Menlo’s Christmas festivities

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Most of the people gathered for the St. Patrick’s Seminary tree lighting ceremony this evening appeared to be in the “family and friends” category. Those Menlo and Atherton residents who took a pass on festivities so close to the jam-packed Thanksgiving holiday weekend missed an authentic Christmas treat. The temperatures were appropriately chilly for a […]

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Tour Atherton homes decked out for the holidays

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On December 4-5, The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula is hosting Finishing Touches, a holiday fundraiser benefiting the League and its many community-based projects. This event includes tours of several  homes in the Atherton area decorated in holiday decor by the homeowners and design partners along with a boutique featuring holiday gifts and stocking […]

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Menlo Park one of 8 great cities to start a business says Funkmaster Flex: http:…

Menlo Park one of 8 great cities to start a business says Funkmaster Flex: http://bit.ly/hv7cQw

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Floy Zittin: Painter of birds, teacher with loyal following

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To many, Floy Zittin is “the” Menlo Park painting teacher. Her classes at Little House fill up quickly. “I’m lucky,” she says, “I have a pretty loyal following.” Her next session begins in January with registration starting on Nov. 29. She thinks one reason her classes are popular is that she takes a more structured […]

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Rainfall report from Saturday’s weather front

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Saturday’s .3″ brings my season-to-date total to 3.25″. We are right between San Francisco Airport at 3.56″ and San Jose at  2.77″. This is the usual pattern. I see rain is in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday. There is a small current in the San Francisquito Creek by the San Mateo Dr. bike bridge […]

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