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San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMCMVCD) detected West Nile Virus (WNV) in adult mosquitoes collected on July 29, 2015 in Menlo Park. The District will conduct truck-mounted adult mosquito treatment around the detection site in an effort to prevent human cases of WNV.

Weather permitting, the adult mosquito treatment is scheduled for the night of Sunday, Aug. 2 between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am Monday morning.

The treatment area, which is primarily residential, is approximately bounded by Menlo Ave. to the north, San Mateo Dr. to the west, Creek Dr. to the south, and Waverly St. to the west.

Mosquitoes will be collected in the area after the treatment is complete. If post-treatment mosquito samples are carrying West Nile Virus, additional adult mosquito control treatments may be necessary.

Reports of dead birds are an early indication that West Nile virus is circulating in the environment. Residents are encouraged to help by reporting fresh carcasses of birds or tree squirrels to the West Nile virus hotline, online at www.westnile.ca.gov or by phone at 877-WNV-BIRD (877-968-2473).

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Catching up with Menlo Charity Horse Show founding committee member Nancy Robinson

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Nancy Robinson smiles when people ask her how long she thinks she’ll be involved with horses. “Guess they don’t understand that once you’re hooked it’s a lifetime thing!” she says. Nancy’s “hook” was visiting an uncle’s farm each summer in Missouri. She rode there and later began a show career that lasted until 2007. But […]

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4th grade girls basketball team from Menlo Park shines on national stage

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Last Sunday (July 26) the CA CRUSH TNT, a 4th grade girls basketball team from Menlo Park, was crowned National Runner-up Champions (second in the nation) at the AAU 4th Grade Girls National Championships held in Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. The team is comprised of girls who go to Oak Knoll, Encinal, La Entrada and Phillips […]

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Former Menlo Oaks resident recalls growing up in the same neighborhood as Gayle King

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Did you know that Gayle King, CBS This Morning co-anchor (and, of course, Oprah’s best friend), lived in Menlo Oaks during the late 60s through early 70’s and graduated from M-A? Her father’s job as an engineer brought them to Menlo Park. The Kings were the second black family to move into Menlo Oaks. As far […]

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Menlo Park resident Jonathan Nash participates in National Outdoor Leadership School

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Menlo Park resident Jonathan Nash, 20, recently completed a semester course in New Zealand with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Nash and his coursemates kicked of their semester with a 24-day canoeing section traveling on the Clarence river of New Zealand for 120 miles. The group traveled in 6 tandem canoes down the river. […]

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Checking out the newly ADA compliant Dutch Goose

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Since opening in 1966, The Dutch Goose has been an iconic landmark  in and around Menlo Park. This year it has a new look, inside and out. Owner Greg explains that the restaurant “got sued for discriminating against handicapped people,” and subsequently needed to renovate the building in order to provide access. [Editor’s note: According to the […]

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Fire in Sharon Heights destroys home with loss estimated to be $1 million

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A passer by called in to report a structure fire at 3:16 am this morning on Trinity Drive in the Sharon Heights neighborhood of Menlo Park along the golf course. Menlo Park Fire Engine 4 arrived at 3:22 am, reporting a well-involved structure fire with heavy fire coming out of the front of the building. Fire […]

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Man of many talents Gary Riekes helps others reach their potential

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We’re guessing we aren’t the only one who associate the The Reikes Center for Human Enhancement in Menlo Park with fitness. But on a recent visit there, we discovered that the Center’s fitness programs represent just 25% of the revenue. Also offered are art, music, nature and community service programs. Center founder Gary Riekes journeyed west from […]

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Menlo Park-based photographer Barry Fleisher continues his project focused on LPCH construction

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We received an update from Menlo Park-based photographer Barry Fleisher about his project photographing the construction of the new children’s hospital at Stanford: “During the past 15 months, I’ve continued to follow the construction of the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. I visit the site at least once each week and have found that […]

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Steady to a fault: How does SLAC’s particle accelerator survive in earthquake country?

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Perhaps you’ve seen the move San Andreas in which a massive quake rocks northern California, toppling skyscrapers and propelling a massive tsunami toward the Golden Gate Bridge. [Or you may have felt the 4.0 quake overnight last night.] Just a kilometer from the San Andreas Fault in Menlo Park sits SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, home to a […]

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Menlo Park native KK Clark scores gold as member of USA Women’s Senior National Water Polo team

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KK Clark is now traveling around the world as a member of USA Women’s Senior National Water Polo team. But she got her start swimming in Menlo Park, where she grew up. And her Menlo Park aunt and uncle, Marybeth and Chris Dorst, have some impressive swimming resumes themselves: Marybeth was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic […]

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