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The Menlo Park Police Department is embarking on a strategic plan initiative, which will serve as a roadmap for a collaborative, transparent and trusting relationship with the community.

The strategic plan initiative will involve both internal and external stakeholder input. The department will be hosting three facilitated stakeholder meetings for the public to attend and contribute their thoughts and priorities for the future direction of the police department. The dates and locations for these meetings are:
– Saturday, February 29, 10–11:30 a.m. – Menlo Park Senior Center, 110 Terminal Ave.
– Saturday, March 7, 10–11:30 a.m. – Upper Laurel School Atrium, 275 Elliott Drive
– Saturday March 21, 10–11:30 a.m. – La Entrada Middle School, 2200 Sharon Road

Everyone is invited to join us for these meetings and to give a voice to your priorities, concerns and input for the police strategic plan. The goal of these meetings is collaboration, where  the department will look for advice and innovation, which will be incorporated in the plan to the maximum extent possible.

The police department anticipates the entire strategic plan initiative to be completed and presented to the City Council in June 2020.

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Artist reception and unveiling – “My Community” Youth Poster Exhibition on Feb. 28

The Menlo Park Youth Poster Exhibition celebrates youth creative expression and inclusive community spirit. An artist reception will take place form 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Belle Haven Branch Library (413 Ivy Drive.) A wide selection of submitted posters will be placed on public exhibition there throughout the month of March. Event and exhibition […]

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Belle Haven residents invited to submit mini-grant applications by April 7

Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Belle Haven Mini-Grant Program. This program provides grants of $500, $1,000 or $1,500 to residents of Menlo Park’s Belle Haven neighborhood for home improvement projects that enhance curb appeal or activities that build community. This program is supported by the City of Menlo Park and administered by the […]

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Next USGS public lecture focused on surface mapping using cloud-based remote sensing

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View and then discuss “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” on Feb. 26

It’s the 100th anniversary of this silent German expressionist horror classic! View and discuss the film that has inspired Tim Burton, and auteurs and goths for generations at the Menlo Park Library on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, it has themes of brutal and […]

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Live music with Los Panaderos on Feb. 22

Enjoy traditional Mexican folk music on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Belle Haven branch library (413 Ivy St.) from 1:00 to 2:00 pm featuring Los Panaderos. The line up includes Son Jarocho, from the state of Veracruz; Son Huasteco from the states of Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, and Veracruz; and Son Mariachero from the states […]

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Singers from two Atherton high schools will perform National Anthem at Warriors game

Singers from Sacred Heart Preparatory (SHP) and Menlo School will combine talents to perform the National Anthem before the February 23 Warriors game at Chase Center in San Francisco at 5:30 pm. SHP music teacher Clement Cano cinched the opportunity after submitting a video of his students and Menlo’s performing the anthem together before the […]

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Book-ish Trivia returns to Menlo Park Library on Feb. 20

Come to the Menlo Park Library on Thursday, Feb. 20, for another evening of after-hours fun, just for adults 21 and over! You’ll get to enjoy trivia games & prizes, light refreshments, and (adult) beverages. The event takes place form 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Get free tickets online.

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Learn about the “Soul of the Nation” art exhibit currently at the DeYoung on Feb. 18

On Tuesday, March 18, a community speaker from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will provide a behind-the-scenes look at this internationally-acclaimed exhibition “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983” on display at the de Young Museum through March 15, 2020. “Soul of a Nation” celebrates art made by Black […]

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Children’s songwriter Nathalia comes to the Belle Haven branch library on Feb. 16

Join us for a fun, interactive, bilingual family concert with children’s songwriter Nathalia on Sunday, Feb. 16 from 2:00 t0 3:00 pm at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library. From themes like space exploration to cruising down the Amazon River, her infectious songs will have families singing, dancing, even learning a little Spanish, […]

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Public input sought for county improvements to Santa Cruz Avenue/Alameda de las Pulgas Road corridor

The County of San Mateo has been working with a task force of residents and stakeholders since September 2018 to address safety and connectivity concerns for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers the Santa Cruz Avenue between Sand Hill Road and Avy Avenue. On January 30, the County held a community meeting and shared four conceptual design […]

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