January 2013

Stanford Professor Carol Dweck talks to parents about Mindset on Jan. 29

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library present a special evening with Stanford Psychology Professor and author Dr. Carol S. Dweck, PhD, whose work has demonstrated the role of mindsets in student motivation and has shown how praise for intelligence can undermine motivation and learning. The event takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7:00 […]

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Menlo Park photographer France Freyberg’s work on display at two local galleries

Fans of Menlo Park-based photographer Frances Freyberg who can’t wait for her new exhibit to open at the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park on February 1, can currently see photos from her worldwide travels on display at the Mercy Center Gallery. The Mercy exhibit, which runs through Feb. 28, includes scenes from Frances’ travels […]

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Mother and child injured in gun shooting near Willow Rd. and Bayfront Expressway in Menlo Park

On January 26, 2013 at about 7:45 pm, the Menlo Park Police Department received several calls of gunshots being fired in the area of Willow Road and Bayfront Expressway in Menlo Park. Initial reports were that over 10 gunshots had been heard at this location. Menlo Park Police Officers responded to the scene and located […]

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Char Pribuss talks about Paintbrush Diplomacy at Menlo College art show reception

Char Pribuss, art collector and co-founder of  Paintbrush Diplomacy, was guest speaker last week at a reception for Menlo College’s first art show of the year, featuring a collection of art created by children. The exhibit, on display in the College’s Administration building, includes works from 40 young artists from all over the world. Char […]

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“Quantum Lightswitch” is topic of SLAC public lecture on Jan. 29

Joshua Turner, a staff scientist at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser, will deliver the Jan. 29 SLAC Public Lecture, “Quantum Lightswitch: A New Direction in Ultrafast Electronics.” Turner’s talk begins at 7:30 p.m. in SLAC’s Panofsky Auditorium and will highlight research in manipulating atoms’ electrons that could revolutionize computer data storage and retrieval. […]

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Chef Matt Hunter turns up the notch on pub food at Freewheel Brewing Company

Some times the road to becoming a professional musician — and a tuba player at that — takes a strange turn, and you end up being a chef without going to culinary school, thanks to being trained by some of the Peninsula’s most noted culinary talents. That’s Matt Hunter’s story, and he’s sticking to it. “Cooking was […]

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Experiential exhibit on local and global human trafficking at MPPC from Jan. 29-31

The public is invited to learn more about local and global human trafficking at the SOLD exhibit at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (950 Santa Cruz Ave.) on Tuesday, January 29 from noon to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, January 30 from noon to 9:00 pm and  Thursday, January 31 from noon to 6:00 pm. The exhibit takes […]

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Spritz of rainfall brings higher temps to Menlo Park

The on again/off again spritz of rain has netted another .1″ inch, bringing my season-to-date to 15.05″. Last January we got 1.7″ on 1/21, followed by .1″ the next day and another .7″ on the 23rd. The season-to-date total was then 4.6″, and no more rain until February 7. What is noteworthy about the relatively dry […]

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High school boys who play lacrosse invited to compete in Costa Rica while participating in service projects

A local youth sports company is combining an unusual pair of ideas — competitive high school sports and socially-conscious service projects. SixFifty Lacrosse, led by Menlo-Atherton High School lacrosse coach Matt Bond, is planning a summer “Lax & Serve” trip to Costa Rica from June 13-21 for high school boys. Bond, who also serves as the director of the […]

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Chamber music concert at St. Bede’s in Menlo Park on Jan. 26

David Ramadanoff will conduct Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra and Anna Maria Mendietta in a chamber music concert featuring selections from the work of Faure, Piazolla, and Hayden at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 for general admission; seniors (60+) $16; children under 16, free. A free reception […]

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Artist Klari Reis blurs the line between the technological and the natural

When Klari Reis was growing up in Menlo Park, she knew she wanted to be an artist but remembers thinking, “I love art but how can I make a living at it?” And, while she started college as an art major at UC Santa Barbara, she switched to architectural design when she transfered to Davis. […]

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