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The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMCMVCD) detected adult mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus (WNV) collected on August 28, 2014, from the 94063 ZIP code area. In an effort to prevent human cases of WNV, the District will conduct a truck-mounted mosquito fogging treatment around the detection site. Weather permitting, the ground fogging is scheduled for the night of Tuesday, September 2nd, between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am.

The fogging area, which is primarily industrial, is approximately bounded by Highway 101 and the Bay and Kentfield Avenue and Jefferson Drive.

Residents with additional questions can call the District at 650-344-8592 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Mosquitoes will be collected in the area after the fogging is complete. If post-treatment mosquito samples are carrying West Nile Virus, the District may fog the area again.

West Nile Virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. The primary hosts are birds. Humans, horses and other animals can become infected with WNV if bitten by an infected mosquito. It cannot be spread person to person. Reports of dead birds are an early indication that the virus is circulating in the environment. Residents are encouraged to help by reporting fresh carcasses of birds or tree squirrels to the West Nile Virus online hotline or by phone at 877-WNV-BIRD (877-968-2473).

For assistance with a mosquito problem in San Mateo County, contact the District at 650-344-8592. For more information on West Nile Virus and other district services, visit the District website.

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Menlo Park Municipal District Water activates conservation plan

Responding to the current drought, a new California State mandate requires water suppliers to activate their water conservation plans. In compliance with this law, the Menlo Park City Council activated the existing Menlo Park Municipal Water District Conservation plan. This plan will only affect Menlo Park Municipal Water District customers. Please refer to the interactive […]

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West Nile Virus detected in mosquitos in Menlo Park – fogging scheduled for Aug. 11

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The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMCMVCD) has detected West Nile Virus (WNV) in adult mosquitoes collected on August 6, 2014, from two areas of the 94025 zip code in Menlo Park. In response, the District will conduct truck-mounted mosquito fogging treatment around the detection site, in an effort to prevent human cases […]

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Spotted: Sign supporting Drakes Bay Oyster Co in Menlo Park front yard

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Menlo Park resident and physical therapist Robin Tobias spotted this sign supporting Drakes Bay Oyster Co. in west Menlo Park this morning. The oyster farm on Tomales Bay was going to be forced to close today until a group of restaurants filed a lawsuit saying closure would violate the Aquaculture Act and harm businesses. Carolyn […]

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Find out why fog is one of Menlo Park’s best friends at USGS lecture on July 31

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Growing up in Menlo Park, my house faced West toward the hills. My mother would use that vantage point to reliably predict summer heat — or lack thereof. The best summer days, from a comfortable temperature viewpoint, occurred when the fog from the Coast would extend inland, reliably burning off by 11:00 am or so. The […]

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“And hello kitty!” What’s your guess about this west Menlo visitor?

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A homeowner in west Menlo Park had a visitor (yellow image in center of photo) to his yard, which is a half mile or so from (the dry) San Francisquito Creek, early this morning. It took him by surprise due to its size “much larger than a domestic cat.” The Menlo Park Police were alerted. Our […]

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Michael Killen’s paintings on display at Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park – talk on climate change also scheduled

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Menlo Park artist Michael Killen characterizes his work as chronicling the “developments and thoughts of our time that include climate change, human rights, impact of climate change on California’s water, resilience of America, and sustainability.” A sampling of his paintings are currently on display at Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park. Emailed the artist: “One of the […]

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West Menlo Park home is on the Edible Landscaping tour on July 19

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One of the reasons Kristin Kuntz-Duriseti and husband Ram bought their west Menlo Park home eight years ago was to have a bigger piece of land in order to start a suburban fruit and vegetable garden. “The fruit trees were the defining thing,” Kristen said. “And being sustainable was a huge value to us. “We planted 20 […]

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Small and reusable, Urban Market Bags come to market again

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While being first to market is typically an advantage in Silicon Valley, Kerri Stenson (pictured left) of Woodside learned firsthand the pitfalls of being too early. Back in 2007, motivated by an entrepreneurial drive with an environmental bent, Kerri and a friend came up with the idea of packaging multiple reusable bags in a sack. […]

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Possible mountain lion sighting in west Atherton this morning

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The Atherton Police Department issued a statement that resident in the area of Walsh Road/Belbrook Way spotted a potential mountain lion sighting in the area this morning (May 27). As a reminder, if you see what you believe to be a mountain lion, don’t approach the animal, go indoors and contact the police department.

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New planting boxes bring extra burst of Spring to downtown Menlo Park

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In early 2013, the Menlo Park City Council decided to invest in an upgrade of the street plantings and furniture on downtown Santa Cruz Avenue (SCA). The project was completed in early 2014. The following is a reconstruction of an interview on April 24th with the project leader, Ruben Niño, Assistant Director of Public Works. […]

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