City of Menlo Park

Community members are invited to listen to a panel discussion on recent developments related to immigration, ICE, and how the nation is handling detainees in the County jail.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith. Panelists include: Carlos Bolanos, Sheriff of San Mateo County; Paul Kunkel, Captain – San Mateo County Sheriff; Iliana Rodriguez, Human Services Agency Director, San Mateo County; and Commander Dave Bertini from the Menlo Park Police Department.

The discussion will be held Wednesday, May 24, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers at 701 Laurel St.

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Mayors from Menlo Park’s Sister City, Galway City, pay a visit and lunch at British Banker’s Club

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Councillor Noel Larkin (seated center in photo), Mayor of the  Galway City Council, and Councillor Michael Connolly, Mayor of the Galway County Council, visited Menlo Park today. The two cities are Sister Cities, a relationship that began in October 2013 when [then] Menlo Park Mayor Peter Ohtaki and Galway Mayor Padraig Conneely signed a friendship agreement at Menlo […]

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Menlo Park’s Earth Day celebration is at Bedwell Bayfront Park

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Celebrate green living in at the very green looking Bedwell Bayfront Park on Earth Day, April 22, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. At this free event, you can learn more about water conservation, drought tolerant planting, alternative energy and more. You can also get involved by participating in one of the hands-on volunteer projects. Enjoy: […]

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Menlo Park Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival set for April 21-23, 2017

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The Menlo Park Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival, celebrating its 35th year, welcomes visitors to browse among the handcrafted works of more than 90 artists whose displays include fine jewelry, photography from many different perspectives, decorative and functional ceramics, abstract and representational paintings, gorgeous turned woodwork and much more. This annual free event, sponsored by the […]

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Jen Mazzon advocates for sanctuary city status for Menlo Park

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Update: The actions taken by the Menlo Park City Council on April 18 are chronicled in this article in the Almanac. For Jen Mazzon, who’s lived in Menlo Park most of her life, it’s all about local families. That’s the reason she’s created a website featuring a petition to support the city of Menlo Park passing […]

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Did all of Menlo Park’s 5 and under set turn out for the Burgess Park egg hunt and festivities?

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The annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the City of Menlo Park and Menlo Fire was, as usual, well attended, particularly by families with kids under 5. We present some photos of participants that caught our eye. Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2017

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Menlo Park calls upon federal court to block Trump executive order that strips city of federal funds

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Today, a Northern California federal judge will consider a motion asking the court to place a nationwide preliminary injunction on President Trump’s unconstitutional executive order that threatens to take away all federal funding to cities and counties deemed as “sanctuary” jurisdictions, according to a press release issued by the City of Menlo Park. The hearing […]

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City of Menlo Park offers medication disposal kiosk

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The City of Menlo Park is partnering with MED-Project to offer a free, safe and convenient location for residents to dispose of unwanted or expired medication. A Med-Project secured kiosk is now located in the main lobby of the Menlo Park Police Department at 701 Laurel Street. Drop-offs can be made in the lobby during regular […]

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Community meeting about emergency water supply well set for Jan. 19

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A community meeting to discuss the emergency water supply well project, explain what to expect during construction, and answer question will take place on Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Oak Room of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center (700 Alma St.) from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. This project will provide emergency water for the Menlo Park Municipal Water District […]

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Menlo Park Mayor and Police to hold community meeting to discuss residential burglaries

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In response to the increase of residential burglaries in the Willow’s neighborhood in the past months, the City of Menlo Park will host a community meeting on January 11, 2017, at 6:30 pm at the Laurel School Upper Campus (275 Elliott Drive). Mayor Kirsten Keith, MPPD Chief Bob Jonsen and police staff will be in attendance […]

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Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline gives State of the City address at Facebook

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Last Thursday, Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline gave the annual State of the City address at Facebook to discuss how the city has grown and will continue to grow through the “most successful era the city’s seen.” After, he met with a panel consisting of Evelyn Stivers, executive director of Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo […]

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