November 2010

Protea and other exotics for sale at Menlo Park farmers market

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Michael (pictured) and Bettina Astone have been growing a large variety of proteas and other exotic plants from South Africa and Australia at their Aptos farm since 1981. Michael explains that they are a “dry farmed” flower producer; their plants are only watered the first two summers after planting. Like the flowers’ countries of origin, […]

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Tree lighting, carol singing at St. Patrick’s Seminary on 11/29

St. Patrick’s Seminary is welcoming the public to a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Monday, Nov. 29 at 5:00 pm. Attendees will hear carols sung by the Seminarian Schola,  sample holiday confections, and get a tour of the seminary’s historic buildings. “This is the second year we’ve done this,” said spokesperson Mary Verducci. “Our hope […]

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A Dying Banker’s Last Instructions

In an article titled “A Dying Banker’s Last Instructions“, New York Times columnist Ron Lieber writes in today’s edition about Gordon Murray and his book co-authored with friend Dan Goldie on investing. See also our earlier InMenlo coverage of Dan, Gordon and the book in our article “How friendship and courage sparked a book that […]

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Local Christmas tree lots open in Menlo Park

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For many families, the day after Thanksgiving means not only leftovers but the purchase of the family’s Christmas tree – and Menlo Park’s two tree lots were ready, both opening for business yesterday. The Nativity School Christmas Tree Sale is the relative newcomer to Menlo’s lots, first appearing 13 years ago, according to organizers. 100% […]

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A red Model S prototype makes its debut at Tesla’s Menlo Park showroom.

A red Model S prototype makes its debut at Tesla’s Menlo Park showroom.

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Holiday festivities at Allied Arts Guild on Dec. 4th and 5th

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The first weekend of December is filled with holiday related activities at the Allied Arts Guild on Arbor Rd. in Menlo Park. On Saturday, Dec. 4, there is a Christmas Market with the 11 shops and Cafe Primavera restaurant offering a treat or small gift for visitors. As you browse, you can get your AAG […]

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The day after Thanksgiving sandwich, courtesy of Jesse Cool

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We asked restaurateur and caterer Jesse Cool (Flea St. Cafe, Cool Cafe @ Stanford, Cool Cafe @ MPB) if she had a favorite day after Thanksgiving recipe. She replied: “This is a sandwich we used to feature but it got lost in the days gone by.” Our take: It couldn’t be simpler to put together […]

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Thanksgiving Day family soccer game is 20 year tradition

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It sort of looked like soccer game – one where the ages ranged from preschooler to soon (if not) retired. Not only were there more than the usual number of players but there appeared to be three teams displaying yellow, blue and red jerseys. It’s the Whelan Family Soccer Game,  an annual Thanksgiving tradition. “About […]

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Miniature Aussie saves Atherton home from fire: http://bit.ly/gRePyR

Miniature Aussie saves Atherton home from fire: http://bit.ly/gRePyR

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There’s pie – and then there’s pi

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Pi is a mathematical constant equal to the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter, or the area of a circle divided by the square of its radius. It is represented by the Greek letter, π. The value of pi is often approximated as 3.14159265, although some have calculated as many as five trillion […]

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InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ’s backyard thermometer read 32 degrees this mo…

InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ’s backyard thermometer read 32 degrees this morning (11/24); it’s now dark over 14 hours a day in Menlo

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