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News - July 27, 2011

Briefs: Burglars swipe electronics from Woodside church

Burglars appear to have gotten away with electronic sound equipment valued at $2,000 after prying open a side door of the Woodside Village Church at 3154 Woodside Road, according to a June 18 report by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

The thefts are believed to have taken place between July 8 and 13.

Items taken include wireless speakers, a DVD player, and handheld and lapel microphones, Lt. Ray Lunny of the Sheriff's Office said.

Investigators would welcome witnesses as they yet have no leads, Lt. Lunny said. "Hopefully, someone comes forward," he added.

Asked if the investigating deputies had dusted the interior for fingerprints, Lt. Lunny replied that they did not as the case was a week old and the prints would not have been any good.

In any case, he added, there may well have been a large number of unique prints in the room, many of which would need to be recognized and set aside so as to focus on the prints of strangers. "When you have a church, holy cow," he said. "There's no way to do that.

Menlo College receives $1.05 million grant

Menlo College has received $1,050,000 from the Bernard Osher Foundation in support of scholarships for its Professional Studies Program, college officials said.

The program is Menlo College's accelerated undergraduate business degree program for working adults. One million dollars of the award will go into the college's endowment, yielding annual scholarships for working adults seeking undergraduate degrees. The remaining $50,000 will bridge the program's scholarship support during the 2011-2012 school year, until the endowment produces interest.

The San Francisco-based Bernard Osher Foundation provides post-secondary scholarship funding to colleges and universities across the nation, with a particular focus on reentry students, according to the foundation's website. It was founded by Bay Area businessman Bernard Osher in 1977.

The foundation has awarded $200,000 in scholarship support to Menlo College for the past four years, college officials said.


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