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News - November 21, 2012

Briefs: Mike's Camera opens on Santa Cruz Avenue

One door opens as another closes. Ritz Camera and Image filed for bankruptcy in June, paving the way for Mike's Camera to replace the chain in locations throughout the Bay Area and Colorado.

The store at 715 Santa Cruz Ave. underwent remodeling to reopen as Mike's Camera shortly before Thanksgiving. The new Menlo Park store retained five employees of the Ritz store and will hire an additional five staff members, according to a Mike's Camera representative.

Construction crew

unearths skulls

A construction crew ripping up concrete on the Pacific Biosciences campus found two human skulls and other bones, according to Menlo Park police.

The crew was working on Nov. 13 when they found the bones and called police. The campus, located at 1005 Hamilton Ave. in Menlo Park, contains a known burial ground at the back of the property, police spokeswoman Nicole Acker said.

After the county coroner and police took a look at the remains, the Native American Historical Society was contacted to take possession of the bones.

Assemblyman Gordon

hosts open house

If your social calendar isn't quite full, you might drop by Assemblyman Rich Gordon's open house in Los Altos. The newly elected representative of the new 24th Assembly District is hosting an open house on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Topics for discussion include the state budget, state legislation and other items of interest. Created by redistricting, the 24th Assembly District now represents Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside, North Fair Oaks, East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale and the coastside San Mateo County from El Granada to the county line.

The open house runs from 4 to 6 p.m. at Mr. Gordon's district office at 5050 El Camino Real, Suite 117, in Los Altos.

Email or call 691-2121 to RSVP.


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