February 2011

Carol McClelland: Thinking green, career-wise

Being and thinking green has been a part of  Carol McClelland’s life since she was a child. “My parents started the recycling center in Livermore,” she says. “They were active in the Sierra Club and open space preservation. I was always being reminded that the earth isn’t a limitless resource.” That she would one day […]

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Last look at flowering plum tree blossoms?

The many, local flowering plum trees have been ablaze in pink for the past few weeks. But the heavy rains – or snow! – predicted for Friday/Saturday could knock the buds to the ground. We checked in with Rod Webster at Roger Reynolds Nursery about the tree’s popularity and its blooming season: “It’s a good […]

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Anyone have snow photos from the last time in snowed in Menlo Park, 2/5/76?

Anyone have snow photos from the last time in snowed in Menlo Park, 2/5/76?

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Guild Theater remains closed – at least through March 4

Guild Theater remains closed – at least through March 4

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Chris Stone: Rocker turns off the power in local debut

Chris Stone is used to delivering his music with intensity and power. The vocalist/guitarist/composer, who grew up in the northern Peninsula and now lives in Menlo Park, has been playing in rock and heavy metal bands since he was 14. “To me, acoustic is what happens when the power goes out.” But he’s about to […]

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Peggy Orenstein on the trouble with pretty and pink — and what you can do about it

When it debuted late last month, Peggy Orenstein’s new book, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, struck a chord with mothers — and fathers —across the country. The catchy title resonated with parents whose kids had been there and done that, or were in the midst of living through the seemingly requisite Princess Phase. But many wondered: […]

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Spotted: Flamingos open to suggestions

We had meant to swing by and see what the Laurel St. flamingos where up to on Valentine’s Day but missed the opportunity. Finding ourselves right down the street from the flock this morning, we swung by to see if President’s Day had them in a patriotic mood. It didn’t appear so, as they were […]

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Menlo Park’s Bead Lady and her secret treasure house

Fifteen years ago, Menlo Park resident Marilyn (no last names in this post!) left her job at Klutz and found herself with tons of plastic beads from various projects. She started throwing them in her front yard, which was made up of crushed granite. The rocks set off the beads nicely. “When we’re here — we […]

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SLAC presents Einstein’s Universe on Wednesday, Feb. 23

On Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00 pm, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park will host a performance of Einstein’s Universe: The Scientist, the Man, the Musician, presented by physicist Brian Foster and musician Jack Liebeck. This free special lecture, interspersed with classical music, explores Einstein’s legacy to physics and the role music played in […]

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Angel Heart Cakes grand opening today (2/21) at 11:00 am. Bakery is located in M…

Angel Heart Cakes grand opening today (2/21) at 11:00 am. Bakery is located in Marsh Manor http://bit.ly/el0ZQi

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Menlo School wins San Mateo Country Mock Trial Championship

Menlo School won the final round of the San Mateo County Mock Trial Championship against state champion Hillsdale High School.  For the first time ever, Menlo’s Mock Trial swept all eight juror score cards at the San Mateo County finals, a clear win over Hillsdale and their third win in the past four years. The […]

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