August 2014

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The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMCMVCD) detected adult mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus (WNV) collected on August 28, 2014, from the 94063 ZIP code area. In an effort to prevent human cases of WNV, the District will conduct a truck-mounted mosquito fogging treatment around the detection site. Weather permitting, the ground fogging is scheduled for the night of Tuesday, September 2nd, between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am.

The fogging area, which is primarily industrial, is approximately bounded by Highway 101 and the Bay and Kentfield Avenue and Jefferson Drive.

Residents with additional questions can call the District at 650-344-8592 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Mosquitoes will be collected in the area after the fogging is complete. If post-treatment mosquito samples are carrying West Nile Virus, the District may fog the area again.

West Nile Virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. The primary hosts are birds. Humans, horses and other animals can become infected with WNV if bitten by an infected mosquito. It cannot be spread person to person. Reports of dead birds are an early indication that the 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 online hotline or by phone at 877-WNV-BIRD (877-968-2473).

For assistance with a mosquito problem in San Mateo County, contact the District at 650-344-8592. For more information on West Nile Virus and other district services, visit the District website.

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Filoli gardens sparkle in the twilight, captured by photographer Frances Freyberg

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Filoli in Woodside closes at 3:30 pm, except for a few days each summer when the grounds stay open into the evening for Sunset Hikes and Orchard Walks. Menlo Park-based photographer took advantage of the last late opening of the summer to photograph the garden and grounds. “Filoli is my favorite local garden, and I’ve […]

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M-A announces its new Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

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Menlo-Atherton High School announced its newest inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame on Wednesday. They are: Greg Camarillo (class of 1999): four-year letterman in football who also played basketball; went on to the NFL Kelly Eaton (class of 2006): swimmer and water polo player, earning MVP owners Connie and Owen Hawkins (1989-93): founders of […]

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Menlo Park Municipal District Water activates conservation plan

Responding to the current drought, a new California State mandate requires water suppliers to activate their water conservation plans. In compliance with this law, the Menlo Park City Council activated the existing Menlo Park Municipal Water District Conservation plan. This plan will only affect Menlo Park Municipal Water District customers. Please refer to the interactive […]

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Hello Startups provides one-stop-shop access to business services and the investment community

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Mukul Agarwal and Marco ten Vaanholt know that they sit on somewhat hallowed ground. The recently opened Hello Startups Menlo Park facility is in the space once occupied by Willow Garage, a maker of robots that was good enough to leave behind a number of Beam Remote Presence Systems, a mobile videoconferencing platform (which, to be […]

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Matchmaker Amy Andersen helps men and women of all ages find lasting love

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Ask Amy Andersen what trips people up on their search for lasting love, and she’ll tell you “incredibly long laundry lists.” “It’s often a barrier,” explained the founder and owner of Menlo Park-based Linx Dating. “When we meet with prospective clients, it’s our job to listen to their stories and see if they can be […]

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Women’s Wellness Weekend at Lair of the Golden Bear is hit with local sisters

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Editor’s note: Did you have a new summer adventure or experience? Send your ideas to tips@inmenlo.com. Women’s Wellness Weekend (actually a long weekend, Wednesday through Sunday) was held this past weekend at the University of California, Berkeley’s Lair of the Golden Bear. While Cal blue and gold could be seen everywhere in camp, one need not […]

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Menlo Park-based USGS issues update on the West Napa earthquake that struck yesterday

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Yesterday at 3:20 an local time, the northern San Francisco Bay Area was struck by the largest earthquake to impact the Bay Area since the 1989 M6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake. Yesterday’s earthquake appears to have ruptured on or just west of mapped traces of the West Napa Fault, the most seismically active of the faults mapped […]

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Exploring planets – A personal retrospective of the first 50 years is USGS lecture on Aug. 28

The free public lecture will be give by USGS Planetary Geologist Michael H. Carr on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 7:00 pm at USGS on Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park, Conference Room A, Bldg. 3. Hear stories about: Canyons, volcanoes and floods on Mars Shifting ice floes on Europa’s ocean Perpetual volcanism on Io Rivers of […]

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5th grader Shay Patel is raising money to fund basketball equipment for low-income kids

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When Menlo Park resident Shay Patel starts back to school today, he’s hoping that it will be an occasion to celebrate. About a month ago, the 5th grader at Phillips Brooks started a crowdfunding campaign to bring athletic equipment to 60 low-income kids involved in after school basketball at the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula. With […]

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Spotted: People Play butterfly ads attached to construction fences

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We spotted the first group of paper butterflies attached to a fence near the abandoned car dealership on El Camino near Middle Avenue in Menlo Park. Then we saw another on a construction fence at Valparaiso and El Camino. We think it’s an eye catching way to advertise. Smart idea, People Play, which offers online classifieds for entertainment […]

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