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News - March 7, 2012

Briefs: Portola Valley charging stations now running

Two electric charging stations, each capable of simultaneously recharging the batteries of two electric vehicles, are up and running at the Portola Valley Town Center at 765 Portola Road.

For the moment, recharges are free. The town will evaluate the situation to determine what customers should pay. The pumps are equipped with credit card payment systems.

The stations are located behind the library near the creek and at the southern end of the parking lot in front of the Historic Schoolhouse.

Israeli president visits Facebook

Israeli President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Shimon Peres is visiting Silicon Valley this week. His itinerary for Tuesday, March 6, includes a visit with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the social networking company's Menlo Park headquarters to launch a Facebook page. A two-hour interview and town hall meeting will stream live starting at 7 p.m.

Go to to watch the interview.

Book sale

Running short on reading material? The Friends of the Menlo Park Library may have the solution: Drop by their book sale on Sunday, March 18. All proceeds benefit the city's libraries.

The sale runs from noon to 4 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room of the main library at 800 Alma St.

The Friends are also looking for volunteers willing to work a few hours a week. Call 330-2521 for more information.


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