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Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller and the Office of Economic Development (OED) invite all small business owners  in the city to attend the inaugural Small Business Round Table on April 21, 2014, 6:00 pm at City Hall.

This Round Table, the first of what will be quarterly meetings with the small business community, will provide an informal forum for communication and brain storming solutions for the problems these owners face. Small businesses are a vital part of the local economy because their success enhances the fabric of community by providing jobs, tax revenue and the continued fiscal stability necessary to deliver high quality-services that all our residents deserve.

“I want the Small Business Round Table to be an opportunity for small business owners to express to the City what challenges they are facing, where they need help, and what opportunities they believe exist to create an economic atmosphere that supports thriving creativity, innovation, and ultimately first class services for our residents,” said  Mueller. “I look forward to exploring new ways the city can work collaboratively with our small business owners with regards to this important work.”

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Cafe Zoë in Menlo Park is site of emergency response drill with CERT teams fanning out to surrounding neighborhood and other areas

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It had an ominous name – the Silver Dragon VIII Emergency Exercise – but its purpose may keep local residents safer in the future. The drill, staged at Cafe Zoë in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park this morning, tested the ability of public agencies and volunteers to provide emergency assistance in the event of a major […]

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Yellow fever mosquito larvae found again at Holy Cross Cemetery in Menlo Park – the 13th this year

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The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District has detected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes at 13 locations in 2014, all in Menlo Park in the area near Holy Cross Cemetery  The first detection was on January 22 and most recently larvae were found on April 10. The Aedes aegypti species is not native to California. However […]

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Canopy and the community celebrate the planting of 1,000 new trees with ceremony at Willow Oaks School

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As part of its Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids! initiative, Canopy engaged a corps of volunteers to plant its 1,000 tree last Saturday at Willow Oaks School in Menlo Park. Launched in 2011, the Canopy initiative partnered with local school districts to plant 1,000 drought tolerant shade and fruit trees on school campuses while supplementing classroom environmental […]

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Resident and business chosen to receive 2014 Environmental Quality Award

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Residents and businesses are invited to honor the 2014 Environmental Quality Awards winners at the April 29th City Council meeting at 7:00 pm. The awards are given to recognize outstanding efforts of individuals, businesses and organizations that improve environmental quality in Menlo Park. They’re coordinated annually by the City’s Environmental Quality Commission. The 2014 Environmental […]

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Tickets now available for Peninsula Volunteers Authors Salon Luncheon on May 4 in Menlo Park

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) 23rd annual Authors Salon Luncheon returns to the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club (2900 Sand Hill Road) in Menlo Park on Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The  line up of authors include New York Times bestselling historical novelist, Margaret George, author of Elizabeth I; Ron […]

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Menlo Park Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival runs April 11-13

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The Menlo Park Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival will be held in downtown Menlo Park on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12 from 10:00 am to 6:00 p. and Sunday, April 13 from 10:00 am to 5 pm This annual free family event, sponsored by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, will take place outdoors […]

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Members of local search and rescue team deployed to Washington state mud slide area

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Members of California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3 (CA-TF3) sponsored by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, have been deployed to the Washington state mud slide as part of an overhead incident support team (IST). Last week, CA—TF3 was asked to fill-in and support “Operation Alaska Shield” which had been in the planning […]

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After four decades, Menlo Art League to disband after June meeting

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Menlo Art League is calling it quits after 40 years of serving the local arts’ community. Originally begun as an art club for Atherton and Menlo Park residents in 1973, it became affiliated with the Community Services Division of the City of Menlo Park in 1974 and changed its name to Menlo Art League. Registration as […]

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Second Harvest Food Bank launches Stand Up for Kids co-chaired by Sheryl Sandberg and John Donahoe

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One in three local kids is bullied by hunger. It happens every day and in every neighborhood, even in wealthy Silicon Valley. Just like facing a menacing bully, these kids never know when hunger will pay them a visit. When it does, they fear it will never leave them alone. Second Harvest Food Bank of […]

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A treat for the eyes: 85 artists illustrate 85 years at Menlo College

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To celebrate its 85th anniversary, Menlo College is presenting 85 Years 85 Artists, showcasing 95 artists from around the world who were randomly assigned a year to illustrate. Participants from 23 states, the Netherlands, England, and Italy submitted works representing cultural, historical, or personal interpretations of their year’s global, regional, or local events. Among the artists […]

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