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The Town of Atherton’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan outlines priorities for bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the town over the next 10 to 15 years.

The Middlefield Road Class II Bicycle Lanes is the major project for Fiscal Year 2017/18 with an estimated cost of $850,000. The focus of the project is the installation/improvement of bicycle lanes along Middlefield from the Menlo Park border to the North Fair Oaks border. The County of San Mateo has committed to a connection at the Atherton’s border.

Other projects included in the Town’s 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan are:

  • Providing saving crossings of El Camino Real and Selby Lane (Fiscal Year 2017/18) – project estimate – $139,000.
  • Improving Safe Routes to School near Encinal Elementary School at Middlefield/Encinal/Oak Grove and Glenwood (Fiscal Year 2017/18) – project estimate – $295,000.
  • Install Marked Crosswalks with Solar-Powered LED Pedestrian Activated Signs at Middlefield Road and Glenwood Avenue (Fiscal Year 2017/18) – project estimate – $10,000.
  • Perform preliminary design for Class II Bicycle Lanes on Atherton Avenue between Alameda de las Pulgas and El Camino Real (Fiscal Year 2018/19) – project estimate – $150,000.

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California Task Force 3 is headed back to Menlo Park from Florida

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The 81 person Bay Area Urban Search and Rescue Task Force is returning home from Florida, a 2,465 mile journey back to Menlo Park with a convoy of two buses, 11 vehicles seven equipment trailers, and over 60,000 pounds of Search and Rescue equipment. The team was staged at Eglin Air Force Base where they […]

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Amidst booms and lightning, also the first rainfall of the season

We here at InMenlo are keeping to the traditional rainfall season that starts July 1 and ends June 30. And while there was a lot of lightening and thunder, the rain that fell in the recent downpour measured just .1″, according to InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ. We recall at least one good thunderstorm every […]

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CA-TF3 currently headed to Florida in response to Hurricane Irma

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Reports Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman: “30 Personnel left early Friday morning at 2:00 am with vehicles and equipment as part of a convoy traveling across the country. “51 Personnel left Saturday morning at 4:00 am in two buses. They hope to catch up to the equipment convoy. “The current destination is Eglin […]

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Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller named to State Tax Credit Allocation Committee

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Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller was named by California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC). Mueller, a second-term Menlo Park City Council member, will fill the seat representing California cities on the 7-member Committee, which includes the State Controller, the State Treasurer, and the Governor’s Director […]

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Atherton resident Howard Slayen honored by Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

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At its 12th Annual Golf Classic earlier this month, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley honored Atherton resident and current Board Member Howard Slayen with the Walter “Skip” Shaw Inspiration Award for his philanthropic work in the community. For over a decade, Howard’s passion for helping foster youth, combined with his strong analytical skills, has provided […]

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Tot Lot Play Zone resumes at the Arrillaga Recreation Center on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 7

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Children can run, jump, play, and socialize with other youngsters at the City of Menlo Park’s popular Tot Lot open play zone starting this fall on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 7. Tot Lot is a weekly drop-in program held at the Arrillaga Recreation Center in Burgess Park for preschool aged children from 2 to 5 years […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announces September speakers

A returning veteran, an author, and directors of two non-profit services will speak at Menlo Park Kiwanis Club meetings in September. September 5 Paul Limson served six years in the U.S. Navy as a medic. Since his discharge he has embarked on a four-year college degree in medical sciences and is currently in his second […]

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Menlo Park Fire District sponsored National Urban Search and Rescue Team heads for Texas

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Members of Task Force 3, one of eight California State Office of Emergency Services (Cal-OES) Task Forces and one of 28 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Teams, headed to Texas this evening (8/27) on a 28-hour plus drive. The Team deployed with a convoy of five vehicles and 10 boats in trailers from Menlo […]

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Menlo Park firefighters are flying history-making drones at South Fork fire

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Two members of the Menlo Park Fire District’s UAS/Drone Team, Battalion Chief Tom Calvert and Captain Tony Eggimann, have been flying drones in Yosemite National Park since Saturday, August 19, working directly with the South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team that is assigned to the “South Fork” fire. “History was recorded during the South Fork incident in Yosemite […]

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Robbery and sexual assault at home on Ringwood Ave. early this morning

On August 11, 2017 at about 4:50 am, the Menlo Park Police Department received a 911 call from a victim who stated that an unknown male subject had broken into his home in the 1000 block of Ringwood Ave. and held him at knife point. The victim stated that the suspect had sexually assaulted him […]

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