Neighborhoods

Mayor and police to host community meeting on April 11 at the Neighborhood Service Center

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Mayor Kirsten Keith and Police Chief Bob Jonsen will host a community meeting on Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017, at the Neighborhood Service Center, 871 Hamilton Ave in Menlo Park. At the beginning of the year, a community meeting was held in the Willow’s neighborhood in response to concerns of residential burglaries, which generated interest for […]

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Learn about Stanford’s Middle Plaza project at community meeting on March 16

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In a press release issued today, Stanford University said there will be a community meeting tomorrow (Thursday, March 16) to provide local residents with the latest information on the plans to turn an 8.4-acre stretch of vacant car lots along El Camino Real in Menlo Park into a mix of housing, offices and retail. Known as Middle Plaza, the […]

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Belle Haven Mini-Grant applications due on April 4

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The Belle Haven Community Development Fund is now accepting applications for the 2017 Belle Haven Mini-Grant Program for home curb appeal projects and community building events. Grants range from $500 to $1,000 and applications are due April 4, 2017. Belle Haven residents can learn more about the program and how to apply by attending a information […]

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Suspects tied to Willows neighborhood burglaries arrested

During the past month, there has been an increase in daytime residential burglaries in Menlo Park’s Willows neighborhood. Due to this rash of burglaries, Menlo Park Police patrol units have been providing extra patrols in the area. Along with the marked police officer patrols, the Menlo Park Police NET (Narcotics Enforcement Team) and Detective units have […]

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GoFundMe campaign for Willows couple whose house/business burned

Imagina Menlo, a daycare center located at a couple’s home on Grayson Court in Menlo Park, was damaged by a fire on September 18. Nobody was injured, but the entire back of the home burnt down, including the backyard and daycare materials. Currently, the couple is looking to restart their lives and business — this was not only […]

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Rebuilding Together Peninsula and Facebook partner on rehabilitating three homes in Menlo Park

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In honor of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, Rebuilding Together Peninsula and Facebook partnered yesterday to rehabilitate three homes in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park. Approximately 80 Facebook employees worked alongside Rebuilding Together Peninsula staff and other community members, including Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller (pictured below right), to create safe and […]

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Flags come out in Menlo Park on the 15th anniversary of 9/11

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As has been the case in previous years, American flags adorn the front yard of Menlo Park residents Sally and Bill Russ, commemorating the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people. Menlo Park Fires Station 6 on Oak Grove is also displaying flags. Last year, Menlo Fire Chief Harold Shapelhouman wrote […]

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Home solar program delivers sun-powered energy to its 10th low-income homeowner in Belle Haven

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Menlo Spark, Facebook, and GRID Alternatives Bay Area have completed solar power installations for 10 low-income homeowners in Menlo Park’s Belle Haven neighborhood. Additional funding from Facebook will bring clean, renewable energy to 15 more homes in this community. With the tenth solar installation, the program, which began in March of this year with help from the City of Menlo Park, will […]

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National Night Out events planned in Menlo Park and Atherton on August 2

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National Night Out is an annual event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals, devoted to safer communities. This year it is […]

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Hidden streets of Menlo Park: Croner Avenue

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At least to this observer, “avenue” implies a larger roadway than Croner Avenue, a narrow passageway sandwiched for about a quarter mile between North Lemon and Orange avenues in Menlo Park. We ambled upon it one day while walking the dog and talked to one of the residents who indicated that some of the houses on the […]

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Suburban Park residents gather for summer cocktail party, one of a series of yearlong events

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With the jingle of bike bells mixing with children’s yells, around 50 Suburban Park residents gathered in Jill Olson’s driveway for a neighborhood summer cocktail party last Saturday night. As the adults mingled amidmidst a multitude appetizers and drinks contributed by attendees, the youth played in the street and eventually broke out the water balloons provide by Susan […]

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