Almanac

Community - November 9, 2011

Briefs: Blanket drive for veterans Nov. 12

It's time to appreciate the country's veterans. The Menlo Democrats Club, in association with the North Peninsula Democrats, is collecting new blankets for veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Drop new blankets off in the parking lot behind Trader Joe's (720 Menlo Ave.) in Menlo Park between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The club also encourages people to give handwritten cards expressing their appreciation for the veteran's service.

Email menlo.commish.mueller@gmail.com to arrange pickup if you want to donate, but can't make the Saturday event.

Philz Coffee shop comes to Facebook campus

Employees clocking long hours at Facebook's new Menlo Park campus require fuel in the form of caffeine, of course, so Philz Coffee plans to open up shop later this year, according to an announcement posted on the franchise's (where else?) Facebook page.

The micro-kitchens on campus already stock Philz, which is based in San Francisco, making the shop a natural fit. A Facebook representative said the social networking company continues to look for vendors for its new headquarters, and will be talking to a few Menlo Park businesses.

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