City of Menlo Park

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On Sept. 18, the Menlo Park Department of Public Works will begin cleaning the pond at the Civic Center in two stages.

The upper section of the pond will be cleaned first, followed by the lower section. This method will provide water for the wildlife during all stages of the cleaning. No chemicals will be used to clean the pond.

Staff will also clean the filter and inspect the pump and pipes that circulate water through the system. The debris will be removed manually and the pond structure will be power washed. The project is estimated to be completed in one week.

Originally appeared on menlopark.org; used with permission

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Ravenswood Avenue railroad crossing changes will be selected after series of public meetings

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The final alternatives of the Ravenswood Avenue Railroad Crossing study will be presented at three upcoming public meetings in preparation for the Menlo Park City Council’s selection of the preferred alternative. The following public meetings will include presentations about the project, and the team will be taking feedback to help the City Council make their […]

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Tot Lot Play Zone resumes at the Arrillaga Recreation Center on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 7

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Children can run, jump, play, and socialize with other youngsters at the City of Menlo Park’s popular Tot Lot open play zone starting this fall on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 7. Tot Lot is a weekly drop-in program held at the Arrillaga Recreation Center in Burgess Park for preschool aged children from 2 to 5 years […]

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Historical photos of Menlo Park available for all to enjoy thanks to Planning Division efforts

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As part of the recent City Hall Renovation Project, the Planning Division uncovered a number of older photos that were worthy of preservation. After having them professionally scanned, staff has done some basic sorting/labeling and posted them to a public Flickr account for all to enjoy! Photos of interest include: 1968 Downtown Building Survey: This […]

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It’s a celebration of smart mobility and Menlo Park’s birthday at 11th annual downtown block party

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Vehicles abounded — many of them electric — at last night’s 11th annual downtown block party on Santa Cruz Avenue, sponsored by the City and the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce. The theme was “Menlo on the Move,” and the emphasis was on “smart mobility.” A side street featured a line of electric cars available for test […]

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Learn about Menlo Park’s Transportation Master Plan online and at upcoming events

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The City of Menlo Park is beginning to develop its first Transportation Master Plan. One of the first efforts is rolling out the Online Open House. Visit the Online Open House to learn more about the project and to provide input about how the City should prioritize transportation improvements. The Online Open House and survey […]

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City of Menlo Park leverages grants program to reach its goal of using M-A PAC 55 days a year

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The City of Menlo Park’s long-awaited goal of achieving over 55-days use of the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (M-A PAC) has been reached! As part of the joint-use agreement with the Sequoia High School District, the City is allotted a minimum of 55 annual program days at the Performing Arts Center. Since the theater opened […]

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National Night Out block parties are spread across Menlo Park on August 1

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Menlo Park residents have their pick of block parties, spreading from west to east across the city. According to Menlo Park Police Community Service Officer Gonee Sepulveda, the options include: Join a potluck at the Sharon Park duck pond starting at 5:00 pm Take part in games and eat some food at East Creek Place starting at 4:30 […]

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About a third of Menlo Park’s streets are being repaved this summer

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The City of Menlo Park is responsible for maintaining over 96 miles of streets, many of which experience varying degrees of wear depending on the volumes of traffic, drainage patterns and soil conditions. To determine street repair needs, the City uses a software based Pavement Management System and works with consultants who inspect and assess […]

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Two community volunteers needed for Transportation committee

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The City of Menlo Park is looking for two community volunteers to serve on the Transportation Master Plan Oversight and Outreach Committee. The 11-member, City Council appointed Committee will provide advisory input and recommendations to the project team regarding the outreach process and draft Master Plan materials and submittals . The committee members will also […]

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Commander William Dixon and Menlo Park Police Department spearhead innovative approach to homelessness

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Editor’s note: As it has done in the past, InMenlo is participating in Beyond Homelessness, a special project produced by the San Francisco Chronicle, which is again spotlighting the topic in its editorial coverage this week.  At any given time, there are a dozen or so homeless people in Menlo Park. Commander William Dixon of the Menlo Park […]

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