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Authors Lee Daniel Kravetz and Julie Lythcott-Haims will address Social Contagion: How to Catch Resilience on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC) as part of the M-A Parent Education Series. Register: https://strangecontagion2017ma.eventbrite.com

From social media to state-of-the art healthcare and education, Silicon Valley is uniquely good at making things that catch. Yet in 2009, Silicon Valley created something that was never supposed to catch but did, ensnaring students, parents, and the community.

Lee Daniel Kravetz, author of Strange Contagion: Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves, and Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success and Real American are the featured speakers.

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Bay Area author Mark Coggins talks about his novel, Runoff, at Mystery Reader’s Club

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The Mystery Reader’s Club invites the greater community to join them when they welcome local author Mark Coggins on Sept. 20 at 7:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library The crimes in his book Runoff take place in multiple spots throughout San Francisco and feature private investigator and jazz bass player August Riordan. Coggins’ work […]

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Filoli’s Autumn Festival will be held on September 23

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 Filoli will hold its annual Autumn Festival on September 23, running from from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, followed by Autumn Afterglow (included) from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Some of the returning activities include the Filoli heirloom fruit tasting, Gentlemen’s Orchard Tours, Sequoia the Eagle and Friends, bubblesmith, SF Zoomobile, as well as autumn classics, […]

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The duck pond at the Menlo Park Civic Center will get cleaned this coming week

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On Sept. 18, the Menlo Park Department of Public Works will begin cleaning the pond at the Civic Center in two stages. The upper section of the pond will be cleaned first, followed by the lower section. This method will provide water for the wildlife during all stages of the cleaning. No chemicals will be […]

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Atherton focuses on Middlefield Road bicycle lane improvement project

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The Town of Atherton’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan outlines priorities for bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the town over the next 10 to 15 years. The Middlefield Road Class II Bicycle Lanes is the major project for Fiscal Year 2017/18 with an estimated cost of $850,000. The focus of the project is the installation/improvement […]

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California Task Force 3 is headed back to Menlo Park from Florida

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The 81 person Bay Area Urban Search and Rescue Task Force is returning home from Florida, a 2,465 mile journey back to Menlo Park with a convoy of two buses, 11 vehicles seven equipment trailers, and over 60,000 pounds of Search and Rescue equipment. The team was staged at Eglin Air Force Base where they […]

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Learn about the Silk Road at library talk on Sept. 19

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The Silk Road: Ancient Globalization it the title of a talk given by docents from the Asian Art Museum at the Menlo Park Library on September 19. Technologies, commodities, and religions were spread, and cultures were transformed, on the Silk Road. The event is free, thanks to the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, and will take […]

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Atherton Arts Foundation hosts artists show on Sept. 15

Ten local artists are participating in the Atherton Arts Foundation show titled Through Artists Eyes: Land, Sea and Sky. An open-to-the-public reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 15 from 4:00 to 7:30 pm in the Jennings Pavilion at Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton. On display will be paintings, sculpture, felt, wood, textiles, and bonsai. […]

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Attention local dog owners: weigh in on dog regulations for San Mateo County parks

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Local dog owners can give their opinions about dog regulations at San Mateo Parks in an online survey that will be available through noon on Friday, September 15 . For the past 11 months the San Mateo County Parks’ Dog Management Committee, comprised of 10 community members appointed by the San Mateo County Parks and […]

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Fire stations in Menlo Park remember those who died on 9/11

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Flags are on display today at all Menlo Park Fire District Fire Stations to pay tribute to the 343 FDNY Firefighters who lost their lives responding to the World Trade Center attacks of 9/11 16 years ago. A week after the attack, Fire District-sponsored Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3 would travel to New […]

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Teens & young adults invited to SafeSpace launch party on Sept. 16

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This Saturday, September 16, youth and young adults (12-26) are invited to the free SafeSpace Center Launch Party from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at 1162 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. There will be music, food, a selfie wall, a mural wall, and a raffle with lots of prizes (including an Apple watch). SafeSpace is […]

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