August 2019

Menlo Park City Council member Betsy Nash emailed a reminder about the opportunity to serve on city commissions:

“I want to make sure residents hear about opportunities to serve on our city commissions.

“Two city commissions currently have vacancies: one on the Planning Commission and one on Parks and Recreation.

“Serving on a City Commission is a great way to get involved with local government, meet interesting people and help your community. Commission members play an important role to help the City Council. I highly recommend the experience!

“Applications, due Thursday, August 29 at 5:00 pm, are available online. If you are interested, please apply.”

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Enrollment open for Teacher Pipeline Project to train for preschool teaching positions

Shape young hearts and minds by becoming an early learning educator! Enrollment is now open for Community Equity Collaborative‘s Teacher Pipeline Project. This program bundles early childhood college courses with childcare, meals plus individual coaching and is available at no cost in two convenient locations: the Boys and Girls Clubs in Menlo Park as well […]

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Mayor Pro Tem Cecilia Taylor holds office hours on Aug. 24

Have a question or concern about Menlo Park? Mayor Pro Tem Cecilia Taylor is holding office hours on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Neighborhood Service Center (871 Hamilton Ave.) and would like to talk to you. This is a great opportunity for people who don’t usually attend City meetings […]

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Cafe Zoë among the recipients of the 2019 Golden Acorn Awards

The Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce has announced the  2019 recipients of the Golden Acorn Awards. They are: Business Excellence Award: Cafe Zoë A business that leads by example to effectively develop and encourage positive contributions to the Menlo Park community. (Pictured above, cafe owner Kathleen Daly and daughter Zoë) Community Service Award: Tour de Menlo […]

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Spotted: Izola the crossing guard back at her post

As a household on the path to a local school, it’s been great to have Izola the traffic guard helping kids and parents cross two different cross walks. While there are stop signs at all the intersections, some impatient motorists do a rolling stop at best. But not with Izola on duty! So, it was […]

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Bring your dogs and family to Menlo Park’s 4th Annual Paws for Paws on Aug. 24

On Saturday, August 24, 2019, Menlo Park’s 4th Annual Paws for Paws will be held at Burgess Park from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bring your furry four-legged friends and family members and enjoy a day filled with activities and raffles. Attendees are invited to browse local pet vendors while their four-legged friends are spoiled […]

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Big day for historic Menlo Park businesses – Beltramo’s and the Oasis

Rubble is what’s left of Beltramo’s, a much revered Menlo Park wine and liquor store, following the demolition of the landmark building. In 2016, the Beltramo family announced it was closing the store, which had been operated by the family since 1882, and selling the property. It most recently temporarily housed a store selling fitness […]

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Spotted: Menlo Park startup Drop Water’s kiosk at SFO Terminal 2

Menlo Park-based start up Drop Water is filling the void at SFO which yesterday put in place a policy banning single-use plastic water boles with a capacity of 1 liter or less at vending machines, restaurants and cafes. A machine manufactured by Drop Water, which creates made-to-order drinks in 100% compostable bottles predominantly made of […]

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Nikki Borodi: Acrobatic Musical Storytelling come to Menlo Park Library on Aug. 22

Two acrobats reenact Jack and the Beanstalk at the Menlo Park Library on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. One acrobat is Jack; the other is the beanstalk! Performance artists Nikki Borodi and Link Zampino put several new spins on the this tale. The narrative journey will include ukulele, singing, juggling, and acrobatics! […]

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22 large-scale paintings by Mitchell Johnson on display at 555 California St. in San Francisco

An exhibit of 22 large-scale paintings by Menlo Park artist Mitchell Johnson (pictured above) are on display in the Plaza Gallery of 555 California St., San Francisco, through October 25, 2019. The exhibit includes cityscapes of San Francisco and New York, icebergs from Newfoundland, large abstract paintings and compositions from New England. Mitchell’s color- and […]

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Alma Station office building houses Schmidt philanthropies – and coffee kiosk

Construction of Alma Station is now complete and will be fully occupied by employees of Eric and Wendy Schmidt’s philanthropic and family offices. Located at 1010 Alma Street, adjacent to the Menlo Park Caltrain station, the 25,000-square-foot, three-story building features two levels of underground parking and a ground-level retail space that will be occupied by […]

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