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The Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the Menlo Park Firefighters Association are partnering with Facebook Festivals to hold its first Menlo Fire 5K on May 13. Proceeds from the event will go to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF). AARBF is a California based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing burns and fires and providing services to those who have been affected by a burn injury.

In addition to helping support a great cause, participants will also get some great perks. A few incentives include:

– Early admission into Facebook Festival’s Chili, Cars & Everyday Stars event.

– Drink & chili tasting tokens

– Custom water bottle

– Swag bag filled with goodies

– Cool Menlo Fire 5K T-shirt

Following the 5K, participants can stay for the Chili, Cars & Everyday Stars event, which will include live music, car show, chili cook-off, beer, wine & cocktail garden, free kids zone, local farmers market, artisan vendors, booths from local police, fire, and branches of the armed forces, and much more!

Check in begins at 9:00 am at the Facebook campus (follow signs). 5K Run is at 10:00 am. Registration is available online.

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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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Local Meals on Wheels program receives Facebook Community Grant

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Menlo Park resident visits Facebook as part of her 101st birthday celebration

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Longtime Menlo Park resident Willie Mae Jones (left in photo) visited Facebook on August 30 — in honor of her 101st birthday, which was on August 24. Willie Mae received a tour of the campus led by her great granddaughter, Keyanna Adger (middle in photo), who works with the News Feed team. After receiving a “Happy Birthday” […]

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Menlo Green Challenge launches at Facebook to further goal of carbon neutrality in Menlo Park

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M-A student Giselle Martinez managed to surprise a roomful of environmentally-conscious people last week at Facebook when she performed a beautiful song about greenhouse gas emissions that she had written. As one Menlo Spark board member said after her performance, it is not common to hear a song that includes the words “emissions” and “dot-org.” But perhaps […]

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg co-chairs Second Harvest Food Bank’s Stand Up for Kids Campaign

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Studies show that kids who don’t get enough to eat can suffer emotional and physical effects that hamper their ability to do well in school and succeed later in life. Despite the enormous wealth in Silicon Valley, one in three local kids struggles with hunger. That’s why Second Harvest Food Bank has launched its Stand […]

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Belle Haven resident goes solar with help from Facebook, Menlo Spark, Grid Alternatives and the City of Menlo Park

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Working in partnership with Menlo Spark, the City of Menlo Park and Grid Alternatives, Facebook installed a solar installation system at the home of Menlo Park resident Gloria Williams yesterday afternoon (3/7). Gloria received a 1.9kW (CEC-AC) solar system, calculated to cover about 90% of her electric bill, saving her $465 over the year. She is the first of 10 […]

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Facebook funds further study of Dumbarton Corridor with eye on reducing traffic congestion

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SamTrans Board of Directors adopted an agreement with Facebook, headquartered in Menlo Park, to study transportation improvements along the Dumbarton corridor. The study area encompasses the rail corridor and adjacent land between Alameda and San Mateo counties, connected by an unused rail bridge spanning the San Francisco Bay. The one million dollar study will include […]

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Facebook and Caltrain in discussion about funding Dumbarton Corridor West Bay segment

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Facebook is in talks with Caltrain to contribute $1 million to planning for transit on the Dumbarton Corridor West Bay segment, all options “from bus to rail to gondolas*,”according to Mark Simon presenting at a Caltrain board meeting on November 5. Simon said that the evaluation would be for transit open to the public (so this isn’t […]

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Spotted: Action at Book Giveaway Day at Belle Haven Community Garden

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The Rotary Club of Menlo Park and Facebook co-hosted a Book Giveaway Day at the Belle Haven Community Garden last Saturday. Gently used books for ages 1 to 18 were given out to all children who attended the event. About 2,000 books were donated by local residents, Rotary club members, their friends and neighbors, the […]

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Little Kids Rock is hosting family-friendly fundraiser at Facebook

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Little Kids Rock is hosting a family-friendly fundraiser at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park on Saturday May 16 from 1:00 t0 5:00. Limited tickets are available . Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith will join local Little Kids Rock students for inspiring musical performances, in addition to local bands Coverflow, Scope Creep and Next Play, as well […]

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