August 2012

New Creative Arts and Design Center opens at Menlo School

Menlo School has opened a new, two-story 40,000 square foot facility for art, music, drama, photography and movie-making. The Creative Arts and Design Center, previously housed in the oldest buildings on campus, now features 14 creative arts teaching spaces. The circulation spaces are designed to act as a showcase/gallery space for the work of students […]

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Facebook asks Frank Gehry to design new building: http://t.co/w8umUsCx

Facebook asks Frank Gehry to design new building: http://t.co/w8umUsCx

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Brand new classrooms greet Sacred Heart students at lower and middle school campus

Students and teachers at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton are beginning the school year  in brand new classrooms and learning spaces. The new campus, housing students from grades one through eight, is 89,000-square feet, nearly double the size of the former campus. The new site includes five individual buildings surrounding a large green inner courtyard. […]

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USGS public lecture on global food security on 8/30

Global Food Security in the 21st Century is the topic of the next free USGS public lecture on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7:00 pm given by research geographer Prasad Thenkabail. He’ll cover topics relating to these facts: Worldwide demand for food will require more than one billion hectares of new cropland to feed 9 billion plus […]

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Artist Annie LaPoint creates artwork that blends creativity and faith

While Annie LaPoint has not traveled far from her Atherton roots — her current residence is next door to one Moreing family home and behind another — her artistic journey has been a bit more circuitous. “When I was a little girl, I knew I was going to grow up to be a painter,” she recalls. “At […]

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SLAC celebrates 50th anniversary: What’s gone on underneath Menlo Park?

Even though the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is celebrating its 50th anniversary today, we’re guessing that what goes on at SLAC is probably a mystery to most local reasons. In addition to our conversation earlier this week with Dr. Sidney Drell, one of SLAC’s founding scientists, we asked Media Relations Manager Andrew Freeberg to unearth […]

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Local volunteers needed to for California Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 15

Three areas of Menlo Park are slated for clean up as part of the California Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept 15. Organizers are seeking volunteers to work at Bedwell Bayfront Park and two stretches of San Francisquito Creek. Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) is an annual beach and waterway clean up held on the third Saturday […]

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Catching up with Bob Gaughran, one of M-A’s most legendary coaches

Not many high school coaches achieve legendary status, but former M-A water polo/swimming coach Bob Gaughran is the exception. During his tenure (1958-65), he coached two Olympians — Dick Roth and Greg Buckingham — and won 18 sport titles while at the school. His one failure: He couldn’t convince Lindsay Buckingham to forget about the guitar and […]

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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg is ranked by Forbes as 10th most powerful woman in th…

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg is ranked by Forbes as 10th most powerful woman in the world: http://t.co/B0cZkaXM

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SLAC theoretical physicist Sidney Drell reflects on his public policy work involving nuclear disarmament

Editor’s note: This weekend the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park will celebrate its 50th anniversary. We used the occasion to schedule a visit with Dr. Sidney Drell, the Stanford emeritus professor who has been a part of SLAC for all five of its decades. A theoretical physicist, Drell is equally well known for […]

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PG&E moving Sand Hill Road pipeline replacement project to daytime – lanes will close

PG&E has been working the last couple of evenings on Sand Hill Road between Branner Drive and Saga Lane.  Starting Thursday morning, Aug. 23, they will be changing over to working days from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in this area. In order to provide a safer work area, the City of Menlo Park will […]

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