Holidays 2012

The Menlo Park Police Department reminds the community that discharging a firearm and/or using or possessing fireworks within the City of Menlo Park is illegal and are serious crimes that can cause severe injury or death to another person. There will be no tolerance for celebratory gunfire or fireworks.

The reckless discharge of a firearm is a felony under Section 246.3 of the California Penal Code and the use and/or possession of fireworks is a misdemeanor under Section 12671 of the California Health and Safety Code. The use of fireworks is illegal in the City of Menlo Park, and it is also prohibited to manufacture, sell, or distribute fireworks.

The Menlo Park Police Department responds as soon as possible to reports of the unlawful use or possession of firearms and/or fireworks. Residents or Businesses can report the unlawful discharging of firearms and or use of fireworks by calling the police department at (650) 330-6300.

The City of Menlo Park wishes everyone a Happy and Safe New Year for 2013!

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Menlo Park Fire and Police Explorers holiday collection is a success

On Sunday, December 16, 2012, Explorers from the Menlo Park Police Department, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, and the Peninsula Law Enforcement Explorer Youth Association participated in a donation drive in Menlo Park collecting donations for Toys for Tots, Second Harvest Food Bank and One Warm Coat. The Explorers contacted 467 houses in Menlo, […]

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Spotted: Yes, it’s a completely edible cake!

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A cake from Menlo Park’s Studio Cake once again stole the show at one local Christmas dinner. It fit in with the hostess’s theme of mice and their homes that adorned the dining room table. The entirely edible cake featured mice and yarn.

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Santa Claus waves “Merry Christmas” to Menlo Park

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If you walk or drive in one west Menlo Park neighborhood, you’ve likely spotted a totally life like Santa waving from the front porch of one residence. We’re playing it forward: Merry Christmas and peace on earth for all people!

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Spotted: Reindeer shopping at Draeger’s in Menlo Park

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Jasper Bohen, a Menlo Park reindeer, was spotted buying flowers at Draegers. Photo  by Tanum Davis

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How Nutcracker chocolate milk can be part of your holiday celebration

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I have to start this by saying my daughter is a genius! The kids got chocolate Santas from their uncle this weekend. Carolyn bit into the top of her’s and when she realized it was hollow, she asked if she could pour milk inside. We tried it and a new kind of  chocolate milk was born. Please […]

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Santa pays an early visit to JobTrain in Menlo Park

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Santa and his helpers paid an early visit to JobTrain in Menlo Park on yesterday (12/19), where he distributed gifts to kids whose unemployed parents are pursuing vocational training and employment assistance. Children’s wish lists were granted by donations from community partners and JobTrain’s Board of Directors. The JobTrain training facility was transformed into a […]

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M-A annual canned food drive collects almost 70,000 cans and helps feed over 400 families in the community

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Menlo-Atherton High School’s Canned Food Drive has officially ended, collecting a grand total of 69,779 cans, surpassing the goal of 65,000 cans. M-A students went “canning” for about a month, a process in which they stood at grocery stores around the community and asked people to purchase a few cans on their shopping trips. People […]

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Spotted: Wax candles with “secret” flame at Quintessence in downtown Menlo Park

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We ran into Joan Sanders — who last year took us on a tour of her wonderful garden — in downtown Menlo Park earlier this week. Joan works on Fridays at home decor store Quintessence on Santa Cruz Avenue. The store is known for its seasonal decorations, with Christmas currently taking center stage. Joan was excited by […]

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Spotted: Linfield Drive in Menlo Park decked out with holiday lights

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We’re starting to get tips from readers about good streets or houses that have particularly distinct and/or over-the-top holiday lights. Linfield Drive in the Linfield Oaks neighborhood of Menlo Park has a tradition of displaying good cheer through lots of lights. It’s a fun, one block street to stroll with the family. Photo by Irene […]

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Menlo Park gets “first of its kind” interactive Christmas lights, courtesy of David Barshow and crew at MPPC

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Be prepared to be dazzled, not to mention transfixed. The trees in the front courtyard of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) on Santa Cruz Avenue have been decked out with 12,000 LED Christmas lights that sparkle nightly from 5:30 to 10:30 pm. “This is the first of its kind of display — and it’s right here […]

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