Almanac

Community - February 27, 2013

Briefs: Menlo Park Library e-reader event

The Menlo Park Library invites the public to learn how to download and read e-books and audio books from the library, and discover other sources for free e-books. The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the main library at 800 Alma St. in the Civic Center.

Author Guy Kawasaki will speak from noon to 1 p.m. about his book, "APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur," and share tips about how to publish an e-book. Two attendees will win Kindles donated by the Menlo Park Library Foundation.

Electrifying Caltrain

In preparation for conducting an environmental impact review of Caltrain's proposed electrification project, Caltrain is holding two public scoping meetings this week: from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the second-floor auditorium at Caltrain's offices at 1250 San Carlos Ave. in San Carlos; and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the city council chambers in Palo Alto at 250 Hamilton Ave.

The project would electrify the Peninsula corridor from San Francisco to San Jose, convert diesel-powered trains to run on electricity, and increase service by up to six trains in each direction during peak travel hours by 2019, Caltrain said.

Comments may be sent by email to electrification@caltrain.com, with the subject line "Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project."

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