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Grab your turmeric, grab some cloth, and dye on Monday, August 24, and follow along as we take you through a simple, natural fabric dyeing process. Register online.

You’ll need:
-Turmeric
-Water
-Vinegar
-Salt
-Cooking pot
-Fabric

Led by fabric artist Linda Janklow of Peopleologie, this free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park

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Mobile billboards take protest messages to Facebook and local company executives

Billboard reading “Don’t Let Facebook ZUCK UP Our Elections” and other messages toured Facebook-related sites in San Francisco on Tuesday (July 28) before motoring down the Peninsula to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park along with homes and offices of senior executives/board members of the social media company. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled […]

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Updates on local offerings and needs during week six of shelter-in-place

How nice to see Mercedes, Juan and staff at Ladera Garden and Gifts this morning and learn that they are now taking email/phone orders. Here’s what you need to know: “Email your order to [email protected] or call 650-854-3850. Our new business hours for curbside pick up and delivery ONLY are Tuesday-Saturday from 10am to 4pm.” […]

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Updates on resources, schools, and events related to the COVID-19 pandemic

The news just kept coming today. Here’s information related to COVID-19 and our local communities. Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller worked with Stanford hospital workers on a PSA video reminding parents to not let their children play with other children —- and to stay home. Facebook is awarding $15 million in Facebook grants […]

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Facebook announces $20 million to combat COVID-19

Mark Zuckerberg just announced $20 million in matching donations to support global relief efforts for COVID-19. This commitment includes $10 million for the United Nations Foundation (UNF) and World Health Organization’s (WHO) newly established COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and Facebook Fundraiser, and $10 million for the CDC Foundation, which will launch their Facebook Fundraiser in […]

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Human Sign participants assembling to highlight important issues in 2020

Bay Area Action, one of the organizers of the demonstration in front of Facebook on January 18, is planning another demonstration on Friday, Feb. 28 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at Facebook headquarters (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park). “Bay Area Action is an environmental education and social action group famous for its human signs in […]

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Protesters again gather at Facebook to urge fact checking of political ads

Facebook users, investors, and neighbors gathered outside the Menlo Park-based company headquarters late yesterday afternoon demonstraitng against the company’s refusal to fact-check political ads run on their site. “We are unhappy with [Facebook’s] decision to not fact check their political ads on their platform,” emailed Laura Stec of Bay Area Action. “We expect Facebook to […]

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Raging Grannies join other groups in protesting Facebook’s political ad policy

Local members of the Raging Grannies Action League (left in photo) joined with representatives from Media Alliance and Global Exchange in a protest in front of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park yesterday to call attention to the social media company’s practice of accepting political ads even if they have demonstrably false information in them. “As culture […]

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Meeting on the proposed Belle Haven Community Center and Library Project set for Jan. 11

Learn about Facebook’s offer to build a Menlo Park community center in the Belle Haven neighborhood on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 10:00 am to Noon at the Menlo Park Senior Center, 110 Terminal Ave. Provide your thoughts and input on how you’d like to use the proposed facility. Understand the process and timeline going forward and how […]

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Spotted: Local Raging Grannies participating in #FacebookBlackout days

Menlo Park resident Gail Sredanovic (pictured in pink jacket) was among the Raging Grannies that joined a protest in front of the Facebook thumbs up sign on December 9 (International Anti-Corruption Day) calling for a 48-hour Facebook blackout. The campaign was spurred on by Facebook’s decision in October to amend its political advertising policy — exempting politicians […]

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Facebook offers tips for small businesses to get ready for the holiday shopping season

Facebook  recently hosted “Boost with Facebook Holiday Bootcamp” — a training program designed to help small businesses and nonprofits learn how to grow and get ready for the holiday shopping season — at its company headquarters in Menlo Park, along with other offices worldwide. “About 500 local businesses attended,” said Rich Rao, Facebook’s VP for Small […]

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