October 2011

The Members perform on Halloween

There is a fair bit of discussion about where the best trick or treating is in Menlo Park. Some swear by the streets surrounding Allied Arts. Indeed the houses are, all things considered, fairly close together, providing a lot of bang for your buck. Others are huge fans of the Willows neighborhood. But our vote goes for the sleeper entry, that part of west Menlo south of Santa Cruz Avenue bordered by Lemon Avenue. There you will find well-decorated homes, but more importantly, Menlo’s greatest garage/Dad band, The Members (in background) jamming to the delight of trick or treaters young and old.

Photo by John Getze

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Ed Johnson & the Novo Tempo Quartet on Nov. 3

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A free world music concert featuring Ed Johnson & the Novo Tempo Quartet will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7:00 pm, in the Menlo Park Council Chambers (701 Laurel St.). Reads the flyer: “Blending Brazilian with classical music, R&B, jazz, Afro-Cuban, and rock ‘n’ roll, Ed Johnson’s mastery of so many different styles […]

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Rep. Anna Eshoo on what’s “very good” Halloween candy: http://t.co/meSZpMjz

Rep. Anna Eshoo on what’s “very good” Halloween candy: http://t.co/meSZpMjz

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Reporter Chris Kenrick takes a look at Stanford’s charter school in the Willows …

Reporter Chris Kenrick takes a look at Stanford’s charter school in the Willows neighborhood: http://t.co/vLIJZqOR

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Halloween parades take spotlight at local schools

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Public and private schools in Menlo Park and Atherton provided kids the opportunity to show off their costumes in advance of tonight’s trick or treating at parades this morning. There was the usual share of animals, princesses and ghosts with Harry Potter characters continuing their popularity as well as the latest sensation, Angry Birds. Teachers, […]

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Wonder Dialogue about science education at SRI on Nov. 2

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“Wonder Dialogue,” a conversation moderated by NPR’s Tech Nation host, Moira Gunn, about nurturing today’s students to become tomorrow’s scientists, will take place on Wednesday, Nov.  2 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at SRI’s International Building in Menlo Park. The discussion between Barbara Means, Ph.D., director of SRI’s Center for Technology in Learning, and UCSF […]

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Is a vampire loose in your house (sucking energy, not blood)?

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Editor’s note: SLAC selected “vampire load” as its “word of the week” and turned it into an energy efficiency reminder. While bracing for goblins and monsters this Halloween, you might give a thought to the evil within: vampires that suck energy from the power outlets in your home. This “vampire load” – also known as […]

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The Members crank it up at annual Halloween gig

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Some bands get hatched in garages and grow to play gigs in clubs. A select get famous and play arenas. But Menlo Park Dad band, The Members, was hatched along the sidelines of a youth soccer game. And except for a half dozen public appearances each year, they hang out as a garage band, practicing […]

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Trick or treating in downtown Menlo Park

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Menlo Park hosted its annual Halloween parade today from Burgess Park to downtown Menlo Park. Participating Santa Cruz Avenue merchants handed out treats to the costumed youngsters. Like last year, a friendly clown was a crowd-pleasing favorite. Photos by Laura Hamilton

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Parking changes – including long term paid – debut in downtown Menlo Park in November

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Beginning in early November, three new parking options will debut in downtown Menlo Park in addtion to  the existing free, two hour maximum parking stalls: For short duration parking in downtown, there will be 15 minute, on-street parking spaces near intersections along Santa Cruz Avenue and select surrounding streets (red on map). For slightly longer […]

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Community star gazing on November 1

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Ed Pieret and the San Mateo County Astronomical Society will be providing telescopes and starry information on Tuesday, November 1 at 7:30 pm on the lawn of the Menlo Park Library, weather permitting. Contact Nick Szedga, (650) 330-2506, with any questions. Starry Nights/Vincent Van Gogh

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