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Briefs: Last chance to see antique toy collection

A Lionel train set, G-man fingerprint set, 1929 electric stove and oven, and a "Miss Friday" mechanical doll, are among the toys from the Harry P. Costa collection on display at the San Mateo County History Museum through Dec. 30.

Mr. Costa collected toys from the 1920-1970 era, which he displayed at his stationery store on San Mateo Avenue in San Bruno. Entitled "Playing Grown-up: Toys from the Harry P. Costa Collection," the exhibit focuses on toys that allowed children to mimic the activity of adults.

The museum is located at 2200 Broadway in downtown Redwood City within the old 1910 courthouse. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, free for children 5 and under.

College graduate

Keith Burgelin of Menlo Park has completed his master's of education degree work at UC Santa Cruz. He received bachelor degrees, Phi Beta Kappa, at UC Santa Cruz in 2011, in literature and theater arts. A 2007 graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School, he plans to teach at the high schoool level.


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