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Community - September 7, 2011

Briefs: New guided tours at history museum

The San Mateo County History Museum has begun offering docent-guided tours to the public. The 60-minute tour begins at 10:30 am on the first Saturday of each month.

Tours are free to members of the San Mateo County Historical Association and to those who pay the museum's general admission of $3 to $5.

The museum is at 2200 Broadway in Redwood City.

Visit historysmc.org or call 299-0104 for more information on the museum.

Carl Payne graduates from Navy school

Navy Seaman Apprentice Carl R. Payne, son of Elshebia N. Payne and a resident of Menlo Park, recently graduated from Operations Specialist School with honors.

In Great Lakes, Illinois, he took a course at the Center for Surface Combat System Unit, where he learned to operate surveillance and search radars, recognize and identify electronic signals, control aircraft approach devices, and operate electronic navigation systems, the Navy said.

These studies are designed to train operations specialists for duty in a shipboard combat information center or at a shore-based fleet training center.

Seaman Payne, who graduated in 2010 from Menlo-Atherton High School, joined the Navy in December 2010.

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