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It produced a few puddles, which made a dog happy, but not much to put a dent in the drought. InMenlo weather watcher reported: “Maybe more will fall later but as of late afternoon, I have collected .15″. That brings my year-to-date to .9″. That compares to .6″ on the same date in 2013. I had hope for more.”

 

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Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation plans various holiday-related fundraisers

The 5th Annual Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) Gift Boutique at Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park on Thursday, November 13, and Friday, November 14. Twenty percent of the proceeds benefit Menlo Park City Schools. You can preview the vendors here. The community is invited to shop the boutique, and attend one of MPAEF’s signature events: Thursday, […]

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Menlo Park and Yiftee launch community eGift Pass for shopping local

The City of Menlo Park and Yiftee, a Menlo Park-based web/mobile eGift solutions provider, are launching the “Menlo Park Gift Pass”, a digital gift card good at participating shops and restaurants in Menlo Park that is a convenient way to support local businesses. Yiftee is as simple as a traditional gift card, but allows you to […]

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Café Scientifique examines brutality of contact sports – and its lasting damage

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Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard is both a book and the topic of the next Café Scientifique  on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at SRI International in Menlo Park. The event is co-produced by the Bay Area Science Festival. Widely regarded as the toughest man in the NHL, […]

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Menlo Park Fire District considers using drone quad-copter for situational awareness

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The Menlo Park Fire Protection District is seeking public feedback regarding its plan to purchase a remote control quad helicopter drone that will be used specifically for situational aerial observation of fires, pre-planning video of specified high hazard occupancies, and for use on technical rescues, such as water rescues in the San Francisco Bay. The […]

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MPPD investigating credit card fraud at Menalto Cleaners in Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park

In September 2014, the Menlo Park Police Department was advised of an alleged large scale theft by credit card fraud at a local business. This investigation uncovered seven known victims with a combined loss of over $200,000. On October 7, 2014, Menlo Park Police officers and detectives served simultaneous search warrants at Menalto Cleaners located […]

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Eight M-A students are National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

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There are eight 2015 National Merit Scholarship (NMS) Award semifinalists from Menlo-Atherton High School. They are seniors Matthew Baszucki, Ryan Cole, Alexander Iyer, Christopher Jarrett, Healey Montague-Alamin, Nathan Orttung, Erin Perrine, and Katherine Webb. Every year, 16,000 students all over the U.S. are selected as semifinalists for NMS based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) […]

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Saturation traffic enforcement set for Menlo Park and Atherton on Wednesday, Sept. 17

On September 17th, 28 traffic officers from various law enforcement agencies throughout San Mateo County will be participating in the San Mateo County Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.). The STEP initiative is a collaborative effort to increase traffic safety and awareness in known trouble spots throughout San Mateo County. Tomorrow’s deployment will occur in the […]

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Reported mountain lion sighting in Atherton last weekend

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On Saturday, September 6, a resident in the area of Monte Vista and Linda Vista Avenues in Atheton, reported a mountain lion in her driveway at approximately 9:15 pm. In an incident that has attracted much media attention, a mountain lion attached a boy last weekend in the area near Picchetti in the hills of Cupertino. […]

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Mosquito fogging in industrial areas of northeast Menlo Park scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 2nd

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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 […]

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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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