City of Menlo Park

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As the wildfires continue to impact California, Menlo Park responded to the statewide request placed by the California Office of Emergency Services to help aid in the recovery process. Senior Building Inspector, Rini Bunje, was selected to help inspect damaged properties in Napa County the week of Oct. 16.

Rini spent three days inspecting nearly 100 properties, working hard through rugged terrain and highly wooded areas. While inspecting damaged homes, she came across a hot spot, quickly grabbed a shovel and put out a small fire with surrounding dirt, saving several farm animals.

The County has had inspectors look at over 108 square miles of burned area. They posted over 600 structures – homes, barns, second units and other buildings – as being destroyed or unsafe to enter, with the number expected to grow.

City of Menlo Park Building Inspectors, Scott McBirney and Tim Weber, are prepared to assist in Sonoma County when needed.

This post originally appeared on Menlo Park Updates; used with permission

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City of Menlo Park leverages grants program to reach its goal of using M-A PAC 55 days a year

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The City of Menlo Park’s long-awaited goal of achieving over 55-days use of the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (M-A PAC) has been reached! As part of the joint-use agreement with the Sequoia High School District, the City is allotted a minimum of 55 annual program days at the Performing Arts Center. Since the theater opened […]

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National Night Out block parties are spread across Menlo Park on August 1

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Menlo Park residents have their pick of block parties, spreading from west to east across the city. According to Menlo Park Police Community Service Officer Gonee Sepulveda, the options include: Join a potluck at the Sharon Park duck pond starting at 5:00 pm Take part in games and eat some food at East Creek Place starting at 4:30 […]

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Commander William Dixon and Menlo Park Police Department spearhead innovative approach to homelessness

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Editor’s note: As it has done in the past, InMenlo is participating in Beyond Homelessness, a special project produced by the San Francisco Chronicle, which is again spotlighting the topic in its editorial coverage this week.  At any given time, there are a dozen or so homeless people in Menlo Park. Commander William Dixon of the Menlo Park […]

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Jen Mazzon advocates for sanctuary city status for Menlo Park

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Update: The actions taken by the Menlo Park City Council on April 18 are chronicled in this article in the Almanac. For Jen Mazzon, who’s lived in Menlo Park most of her life, it’s all about local families. That’s the reason she’s created a website featuring a petition to support the city of Menlo Park passing […]

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Menlo Park calls upon federal court to block Trump executive order that strips city of federal funds

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Today, a Northern California federal judge will consider a motion asking the court to place a nationwide preliminary injunction on President Trump’s unconstitutional executive order that threatens to take away all federal funding to cities and counties deemed as “sanctuary” jurisdictions, according to a press release issued by the City of Menlo Park. The hearing […]

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Menlo Park Mayor and Police to hold community meeting to discuss residential burglaries

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In response to the increase of residential burglaries in the Willow’s neighborhood in the past months, the City of Menlo Park will host a community meeting on January 11, 2017, at 6:30 pm at the Laurel School Upper Campus (275 Elliott Drive). Mayor Kirsten Keith, MPPD Chief Bob Jonsen and police staff will be in attendance […]

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Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline gives State of the City address at Facebook

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Last Thursday, Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline gave the annual State of the City address at Facebook to discuss how the city has grown and will continue to grow through the “most successful era the city’s seen.” After, he met with a panel consisting of Evelyn Stivers, executive director of Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo […]

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Menlo Park is one well-educated city according to NerdWallet study

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Menlo Park ranks 24th in a NerdWallet study that analyzed Census Bureau data on education levels achieved by residents over 25 in more than 17,000 places with populations of at least 25,000. The overall score of each place comprises the following: Percentage of the population with at least an associate or bachelor’s degree: 55% of […]

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City Attorney Bill McClure is Menlo Park through and through, thanks to living most of his life here

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You can’t be much more “Menlo Park” than city attorney Bill McClure. He grew up on San Mateo Drive, attending Oak Knoll (when it was a K-8) and then Menlo-Atherton High School. And he’s spent his entire career at Menlo Park’s law firm, Jorgenson, Siegel, McClure & Flegel. “I’m the fifth city attorney in the history of […]

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City of Menlo Park reacts to Marsh Road closure with additional measures

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The City of Menlo Park  is working to manage the additional traffic on detour routes from the Town of Atherton’s Marsh Road retaining wall repair project, with staff on-call to respond to issues as they arise. Additionally, signal timing was modified on the detour streets (Middlefield Road, Marsh Road, Willow Road and Ravenswood Avenue) in anticipation […]

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