April 2012

Menlo Park residents and businesses are invited to bring confidential files and outdated electronics to the Corporation Yard located at 333 Burgess Drive on Saturday, May 5, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Residents must bring proof of residency such as a utility bill or driver’s license with Menlo Park address. Businesses must bring a Menlo Park businesses license or business card.

Confidential document destruction is limited to three boxes (10” x 12” x 15”) per vehicle. Confidential materials will be shredded onsite. Paper clips, staples and binder clips are acceptable.

Electronics will be accepted for recycling, such as televisions, computer monitors, personal computers, DVD players, printers, scanners, cellular phones and microwaves. A limit of five fluorescent tubes/bulbs per resident/business will be accepted. There’s a complete list of acceptable items available online. For more information, contact Menlo Park’s Environmental Program at (650) 330-6740 or recycle@menlopark.org.

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Bear TaTas put M-A cookbook together to raise funds to fight breast cancer

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Starting Tuesday, May 1, legendary Menlo-Atherton High School recipes will be revealed, including the tricks to Jonathan Senigaglia’s famous Pho, Christina Galliano’s family risotto, and even Alice Kleeman’s tasty Career Center cookies. To raise funds for its annual crusade against breast cancer, the Bear TaTas team of Rachel Andres, Christina Galliano, Jenny Green-Heffern, Katie Nelson, […]

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg and Sandberg reveal new tool “to save lives” on ABC on May 1

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Update on May 1: Facebook announced that “organ donation status” was being added to Timeline. Here’s how. In exclusive interviews, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg will reveal a new tool for the social networking site to ABC News’ Robin Roberts and Diane Sawyer on Tuesday, May 1. First on Good Morning America, […]

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Take a look at haute hair M-A style: http://t.co/eydnilN9

Take a look at haute hair M-A style: http://t.co/eydnilN9

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Menlo Park’s resident jewelry maker is Beth Philbin

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Like other successful Silicon Valley companies, Beth Philbin started her business, Heart on Your Wrist, in her Menlo Park garage. “I’d made jewelry all my adult life,” she recalls, “but had gotten away from it during the period when my three kids were born. “But after the third, I wanted to do something for myself […]

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“Miss Representation” screens at M-A on May 3

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The award-winning documentary film Miss Representation, directed and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, will be shown at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 3, at 7:00 pm. Admission is free for parents, students, and community members; tickets can be reserved online. Light refreshments will be served in the PAC foyer beginning at 6:30 […]

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Just a regular day in the Playborhood

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Everything was right in the neighborhood today at a book launch party for Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play hosted by Menlo Park author and father, Mike Lanza and Kepler’s, which is stocking the book. As people familiar with Mike’s family home — shared with wife Perla Ni and their three boys — the […]

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Project Read-Menlo Park partipates in Compassion Weekend by building bookcases

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People from Project Read- Menlo Park’s Families for Literacy program joined forces with volunteers participating in Menlo Park Presbyterian Church’s Compassion Weekend on Sunday to build 30 new bookcases for Belle Haven neighborhood families. “I’ve been participating in Compassion Weekend for four or five years,” said MPPC member Mark Trail. “But this is the first […]

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Spotted: Hillview School girls selling Beads 4 Hope

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The local project in the spotlight at today’s Menlo Park Farmers’ Market was a group of girls who attend Hillview School selling beads to support “two organizations that help stop and prevent child enslavement, especially in Africa.” About 13 students in total participate in the group that they call Beads 4 Hope. They are donating […]

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Michael Killen paints with Harry Cohen to make statement about saving the Bay

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While Michael Killen may have arrived in California as a computer scientist — thanks to recruitment efforts by Menlo Park-based SRI — today he identifies himself as an artist. “I’m an artist who is taking advantage of all my experiences, which include successes and failures,” he said in an interview in advance of his opening reception at […]

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April 30 SLAC colloquium on lithium-air batteries

Because lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are now too heavy and expensive to allow mass-market adoption of light-vehicle electrification, battery chemistries “beyond Li-ion” are now actively being explored, according to IBM research consultant Alan Luntz, who will deliver the April 30 SLAC Colloquium, “Beyond Li-ion: The hope, hype and reality of non-aqueous Li-air batteries.” “Li-air” is short […]

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