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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 business hours. No after hour drop offs can be made at the police department.

The kiosk accepts medications in any dosage form in their original container or sealed bag. No herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, cosmetics or other personal care products; compressed cylinders, aerosols, and inhalers; medical devices; illicit drugs; or iodine-containing medications will be accepted. Staff will be on hand to assist with any questions.

MED-Project is a pharmaceutical product stewardship organization that is financed by the pharmaceutical producers operating in several jurisdictions. San Mateo County entered an agreement with MED-Project LLC to provide kiosks throughout the County for disposal of household pharmaceutical products.

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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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Family bike ride in Menlo Park scheduled for Nov. 12

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A family-friendly bike ride highlighting local bike routes and Frequent Rider Card businesses in Menlo Park is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, from noon to 2:00 pm. It will start at one end of Burgess Park (Burgess and Alma) at 1:00 pm and end downtown (see map).  Participating will be Mayor Pro Tem Kirsten Keith, City Council member […]

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League of Women Voters hosts Menlo Park city council candidate forum on October 10

The League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County is hosting a forum for the candidates running for Menlo Park City Council on October 10 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The forum will be open to the public and questions will be taken from the audience. A League of Women Voters volunteer will be the moderator […]

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Ravenswood Avenue railroad crossing project input meeting on Oct. 4

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This community meeting is an opportunity to give input on the study to separate Ravenswood Avenue from the Caltrain railroad tracks. This project evaluates the engineering feasibility of replacing the existing at-grade crossings of the Caltrain tracks by building grade separations of the roadways from the tracks at Ravenswood Avenue, Oak Grove Avenue, Glenwood Avenue […]

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Golden Acorn Awards recognizes Menlo Park community leaders and organizations

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It was a celebration of two kinds at this year’s Golden Acorn Awards on Tuesday night at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park. The Awards celebrated its 40th year and recognized Menlo Park leaders in four areas: ● Public Service: Menlo Park Police Chief Robert Jonsen ● Community Service: Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation, which raises […]

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ConnectMenlo open house set for September 7

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ConnectMenlo is an update of the City’s General Plan, which guides future development, land uses, and transportation in the city. As part of the ConnectMenlo update, the City will be examining land uses and development standards for the M-2 zoning area, as well as mobility issues citywide. The open house on September 7 from 7:00 […]

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Menlo Park is one well-educated city according to NerdWallet study

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Menlo Park ranks 24th in a NerdWallet study that analyzed Census Bureau data on education levels achieved by residents over 25 in more than 17,000 places with populations of at least 25,000. The overall score of each place comprises the following: Percentage of the population with at least an associate or bachelor’s degree: 55% of […]

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City Attorney Bill McClure is Menlo Park through and through, thanks to living most of his life here

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You can’t be much more “Menlo Park” than city attorney Bill McClure. He grew up on San Mateo Drive, attending Oak Knoll (when it was a K-8) and then Menlo-Atherton High School. And he’s spent his entire career at Menlo Park’s law firm, Jorgenson, Siegel, McClure & Flegel. “I’m the fifth city attorney in the history of […]

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