Group Accomplishes Long Mission To Plant 350 Trees Along El Camino Real In Menlo Park – San Jose Mercury News

Plucky Madagascar car maker hopes to shift up a gear – Yahoo News

From our studies and background, this type of tree seemed like it could withstand urban influences.” Today, the deciduous trees line El Camino Real from Valparaiso Avenue on the north to the San Francisquito Creek on the south. Early on, Trees for Menlo won the National Arbor Day Foundation’s 2002 Lady Bird Johnson award for “exemplary leadership in roadside beautification” and picked up funding support from 286 donors — almost 250 of them Menlo Park residents. Because El Camino Real is a state highway that falls under Caltrans’ jurisdiction, however, getting approval to plant all the trees and do other beautification work was “a tough slog,” Simitian recalled. Palo Alto and Redwood City had the same idea, so along with Menlo Park they all had to obtain an encroachment permit and approval of a pilot program allowing large trees to be planted in narrow median islands, said Ruben Nino, Menlo Park’s assistant public works director. Simitian, former Assemblyman Ira Ruskin and members of the three city councils also helped assure Caltrans the trees wouldn’t block road signs or obstruct drivers’ view. Nino said the city has chipped in almost 75 percent of the project’s $1.1 million cost because the trees complement its goal of invigorating the downtown area. About 100 additional trees will be planted along the thoroughfare as part of future development, he added.
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View gallery Children look at a prototype of the new Karenjy Mazana II car on road 7 near Fianarantsoa, southern But Karenjy is not just aiming to make a quick buck, it also wants to be socially responsible. Owners have so far resisted bringing robots to the factory floor, there is no production line and work is done by hand by 70 specialised workers. “Le Relais has a specific approach to business: making money is not a problem, the question is what to do with it to create real social development,” said Ronssin. On an island that has felt the full force of globalisation, that is a message that resonates with the patriotic Malagasy. Resident Patrick Fananontsoa drives a Mazana 1 originally bought by his brother. “My brother wanted to buy a Mazana 1, because he was fed up with all the Chinese cars,” said Fananontsoa, “it was a question of patriotism.
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