COVID-19

Menlo Oaks resident Judy Horst emailed this photo with a comment: “It’s quite the fad I think. I read about it, but this is the first one I spotted.”

So I guess we’ll need to be looking down for the rocks and up and around for the teddy bears as we walk!

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Spotted: Big Teddy Bear in a tree on Oak Dell Drive

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Neighborhood walking: Blooms in University Heights neighborhood

Thanks for the great response about sending flower photos that people can spot doing neighborhood walks while observing shelter-in-place. By coincidence two residents of Stanford Avenue in the University Heights neighborhood sent in photos. We feature Kristi Elliot’s tulips (above) and Charles Schmuck’s violets (correct me flower fanciers if that’s not correct!).

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative commits $5 million to Bay Area COVID-19 relief efforts

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced it will commit an initial $5 million to support Bay Area COVID-19 emergency relief efforts, funding local organizations and agencies responding to the pandemic in San Mateo County, where CZI is based, and the broader San Francisco Bay Area. “We are deeply concerned about the health and safety of […]

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City Council member Ray Mueller to host virtual office hours on April 4

On Saturday morning April 4, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, City Council member Ray Mueller will be having City Council Office Hours online on Facebook,to answer any questions neighbors have regarding the City of Menlo Park and County of San Mateo’s response to Covid-19, as well as any others questions people may have generally […]

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Neighborhood walking: A visit to the last surviving Grand Dame of Menlo Park

Editor’s note: We received an email from neighbors of this small lane today and ask that you read about but not visit this historic home: “We had an influx of people today. Many residents on this small road are in high-risk groups for coronavirus & would prefer not to be a tourist attraction at this time.” […]

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Help your neighborhood during the COVID-19 emergency by becoming a Block Coordinator

If you are healthy, have a computer or phone, and are fit enough to walk around a block — please sign up to be a Block Coordinator (BCs) in Menlo Park. BCs are urgently needed until the COVID-19 emergency is over. To be a good BC, you mostly just need to be a good neighbor. BCs […]

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Stay-at-home order with new restrictions extended through May 3

Editor’s note: This following notice is from the City of Menlo Park. On March 31, 2020, County of San Mateo Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow, along with along with six other Bay Area public health officers, extended the stay-at-home order through May 3, 2020, to preserve critical hospital capacity across the region. While the March […]

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How to help your neighbors during the current shelter in place

Ask them if they need specific things like toilet paper and share what you have. Note if they fail to pick up their newspapers or put out their recycle bins and call them to see if they are ok. Offer to shop for them if they are in a vulnerable/high risk group. Hold virtual meals/happy […]

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San Mateo County launches new COVID-19 information portal

Thanks to Menlo Park City Council Member Betsy Nash for alerting InMenlo about this new tool. San Mateo County is partnering with Zonehaven on COVID-19 information portal. Every address (home and business) is located in a single “Public Safety Zone.” Public Safety Zones allow cities and counties to share information on a local level. Currently […]

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Neighborhood walking: spring blooms in Menlo Park

Now that we’re being encouraged to exercise in our own neighborhoods to curb the spread of COVID-19, we thought it would be fun and informative to identify some points of interest that can be seen along the way as well as spotlight the flowers and trees that make spring so beautiful in our towns. Tomorrow […]

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