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Keith Willig Landscape Architecture and Construction (KWLA), based in Menlo Park, recently began a small initiative to increase public awareness of the drought and to promote water conservation. The company ordered 100 five-gallon buckets to hand out to clients around the Bay Area to inspire water collection in every form. Tied to each bucket is a tag which reads as follows:

“Use this bucket for all the water-saving ideas you can dream up. One idea is to put the bucket under your shower as it heats up, then use the collected water on your landscape, then repeat! With a little effort we can make a difference. Every drop counts!”

KWLA’s hope is that the buckets will serve as a small reminder of environmental consciousness and thoughtful water use.

Photo: Keith Willig and son Simon with water buckets

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City of Menlo Park hosts 4th of July parade and celebration

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The parade starts at 11:45 a.m. at the Well Fargo parking lot on Santa Cruz Avenue and Chestnut Street. Come dressed in red, white, and blue and decorate your bike or wagon. Please note, this parade is pedestrian-only and motor vehicles are not permitted. The celebration is at Burgess Park starting directly after the parade from 12:00-2:30 […]

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Dutch Goose is the place to watch U.S. women take on Japan in World Cup Final on July 5

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Menlo Park resident Jennifer Bryson is organizing another no-host soccer watch party on Sunday, July 5, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm when the U.S. takes on Japan in the World Cup Final. Location is the Dutch Goose (Alameda and Avy) in Menlo Park. The U.S. team beat Germany to advance to the final match.

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Fireworks not allowed in the city of Menlo Park; view fireworks at Port of Redwood City

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The Menlo Park Police Department reminds local residents and visitors that all forms of fireworks and gunfire are strictly prohibited in Menlo Park. This includes “safe & sane” fireworks as the potential for fires is extremely high due to hotter temperatures and dryness of grass and brush. It only takes one spark to start a […]

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Spotted: Kids learning computer science during summer

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Kids taking part in Embark Labs summer program in Menlo Park learn about computer science concepts through a series of unplugged activities. The programs continue through July; scholarships are available.

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Free summer shows for the whole family at Belle Haven Library in Menlo Park

Menlo Park’s Belle Haven Branch Library is hosting a series of free events in July  to celebrate the library’s Summer Learning Challenge, “Go Do More.” There will be puppet shows, music, an animal presentation, and storytelling. Wednesday, July 1 at 12:00 pm: Cascada de Flores. Come sing, dance and play during this bilingual family program. Friday, July […]

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Seth Weil from Menlo Park wins gold as part of men’s four crew at World Cup 2

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U.S. crews took home eight medals at World Cup 2 held in Varese, Italy. Among the gold medal winners was Seth Weil from Menlo Park, who competed as part of the men’s four crew, which also included Henrik Rummel (Pittsford, N.Y.), Charlie Cole (New Canaan, Conn.) and Glenn Ochal (Philadelphia, Pa.). Leading from the start, the […]

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Summer events for adults at Menlo Park Library

The Menlo Park Library is offering a number of special events for adults, including a cooking demonstration, music, dramatic performance and poetry. On June 27, chef Veena Kallingal will talk about the delicious cuisines of Southern India, and demonstrate how to make typical rice flour-based dishes of the region, such as dosa, idli, and uttappam, […]

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Menlo College hosts free summer concerts starting Friday, June 26

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Five bands ranging from pop to rock to improvisational Latin jazz to a cappella will be featured at Menlo College during a series of free summer concerts. The NASDAQ Private Summer Concert Series at Menlo College will include a mixture of live music, food, and fun. Each concert will also include a celebrity MC, food […]

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Watch U.S. women’s soccer take on China on June 26

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Menlo Park resident Jennifer Bryson is organizing another no-host soccer watch party on Friday, June 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm when the U.S. takes on China. Location is El Cerrito Mexican Restaurant, 325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park. She says: “Enjoy great soccer as we watch this quarterfinal match, snack on guacamole, and meet some neighbors, […]

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Second meeting to get community feedback on Flood Park set for June 23

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San Mateo County Parks will host a second community meeting to learn what park users want to see in a redesigned Flood County Park located in Menlo Park. The meeting will be held on June 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. San Mateo County Park […]

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