September 2017

Next up for Diane Flynn: Reboot Accel roadshow to help women restart their careers with visits to six companies

We first caught up with Menlo Park resident Diane Flynn two years ago when she was just getting what was then called Reboot Accelerator for Women off the ground. That program has blossomed into ReBoot Accel, which has served over 700 women in Silicon Valley, Chicago, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Boston, Atlanta and […]

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“What’s in a species name” is topic of USGS lecture on Sept. 28

John B. French, Jr., Center Director USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center will discuss: What have museum collections taught us about invasive diseases? When is an endangered species not a species? How can birds in a museum help protect airline passengers? How do geology and biology govern what species we find on the Channel Islands? The […]

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Live next to or near San Francisquito Creek? Come learn about some upcoming projects

The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (SFCJPA) is seeking input from the general public and interested stakeholders regarding its project to provide flood protection, ecosystem restoration and recreational benefits for the section of San Francisquito Creek upstream of Highway 101. The SFCJPA has incorporated into its analysis of project alternatives the community feedback received […]

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2017 Golden Acorn award winners will be recognized Thursday at Stanford Park Hotel

Local teen Shay Patel (pictured above), whose organization Alley Oop Kids has been featured on InMenlo a number of times, is among the recipients of the 2017 Golden Acorn Awards presented by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce. Most recently Shay ran an after-school camp for summer school kids in the Ravenswood School District in East […]

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Science Night returns to the Menlo Park Library on Sept. 28

On Thursday, September 28, the Menlo Park Library will be hosting its fifth Science Night for adults, teens, and elementary school-aged children. Displays and hands-on activities will be hosted by organizations including Children’s Discovery Museum, Aquarium of the Bay, Science Made Fun, San Francisco Zoo, SETI Institute, MVCode,Tech Rocks and the M-A Robotics team. Attendees […]

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Menlo Fire kept busy with apartment fire and multi-vehicle accident

Menlo Park firefighters responded to a four-vehicle accident at Bayfront Expressway and University Avenue at 7:50 this morning that resulted in one person being transported to Stanford Hospital. West bound Bayfront at University was shut down while law enforcement conducted an investigation and documented the scene. The accident happened just a little over 12 hours […]

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Steve Westly focuses on clean technology while continuing to eye another run for elective office

If you want to know what Atherton resident Steve Westly thinks about various issues of the day, his thoughts are easy to find online — both through his Menlo Park-based venture capital firm, which focuses on clean technology, and elsewhere. You can even hear him in person this coming Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 pm […]

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Peter and Will Anderson Trio will appear at M-A PAC on Sept. 23

The Peter and Will Anderson Trio will be performing at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 pm as part of the Palo Alto Jazz Alliance’s 25th anniversary celebration. Tickets are available online. The Anderson Twins Trio, featuring Peter and Will Anderson, have been called “virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,”,= by the […]

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Facebook switches to 100% renewable energy through Peninsula Clean Energy’s ECO100 option

Facebook switched all electric accounts at its Menlo Park headquarters to Peninsula Clean Energy’s ECO100 option, making Facebook the largest participant in Peninsula Clean Energy’s 100% renewable energy option. “Facebook is committed to being a good neighbor and that includes reducing its potential impact on the environment,” said Lauren Swezey, Facebook Sustainability and Community Outreach […]

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First hand report on Mexico City earthquake by Dr. Janise Rodgers of Menlo Park-based GeoHazards International

Editor’s note: We interviewed Brian Tucker of Menlo Park-based GeoHazards International a couple of years ago about the risk of earthquakes in populated areas of developing countries. Yesterday he reported the experience of the organization’s COO during Tuesday’s earthquake near Mexico City. Emails Brian: “As a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico City, Dr. Janise Rodgers, […]

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Sacred Heart School camera captures photos of possible mountain lion that turns out to be a raccoon

Update as of Sept. 21: The Atherton Police Department reached out to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife yesterday after receiving information of a possible mountain lion sighting on the Sacred Heart School camera. It has now been determined through the agency that the animal shown on the school campus camera was not a mountain […]

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