Health and fitness

Representative Anna Eshoo (C-18) is hosting a webinar for small businesses and non-profits on Thursday, April 9 at 4:30 pm to provide information about resources available under the recently passed $2 trillion aid bill. I’ll be joined by Julie Clowes, Director of the Small Business Administration for Northern California, who will assist in taking your questions.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy,” said the Congresswoman. “As businesses on the Peninsula and the South Bay grapple with the economic damage caused by the coronavirus, it’s more important than ever for the federal government to help these businesses stay in business and assist their employees.”.

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Updates on resources, schools, and events related to the COVID-19 pandemic

The news just kept coming today. Here’s information related to COVID-19 and our local communities. Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller worked with Stanford hospital workers on a PSA video reminding parents to not let their children play with other children —- and to stay home. Facebook is awarding $15 million in Facebook grants […]

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Robb Most’s company, Mind Garden, publishes COVID-19 related psychological survey

Before we came to appreciate his photographer talent as an InMenlo contributing photographer, we’d met Menlo Park resident and business owner Robb Most in his role as founder and head of Mind Garden, a publisher of psychological assessments and instruments serving customers in the helping professions – psychological researchers, psychology students, and consultants. We knew his […]

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A reminder why wearing face masks when in public is so important to our community

We shared a laugh with Happy Quail Farms owner David Winsberg aka Dr. Pepper (right) at the Menlo Park farmers market this morning about his latest go-to-market outfit. But we applauded him and the other vendors for wearing face masks. Most shoppers also had masks, but we recognize there has been some confusion as the CDC initially […]

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New Bay Area public health recommendation to cover the face when leaving home

Menlo Park City Council member Betsy Nash emails: “Bay Area health officials are recommending residents cover their nose and mouth with cloth when leaving home for essential travel such as doctor appointments, grocery shopping or pharmacy visits. “The regional recommendation aligns with new guidance from the California Department of Public Health. “The face coverings do […]

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So long Big Dish – hope to see you again soon

The news spread quickly last night: Stanford was closing the Big Dish area as of 5:00 today. That caused this regular Dish walker to do today what she did most often over the years —  be there at dawn and watch the sun come up. And it was a chance to say “stay well” to […]

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Updates on various financial and health resources while sheltering in place

Editor’s note: We thank the town of Atherton for putting this list together. The Cantor Arts Center  launched a new program for visitors, Museum From Home. To see what you can watch, read, and listen to visit the Cantor Arts Center museum from home visit: San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved an initial […]

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Spotted: Deer enjoying breakfast near Big Dish

Glad to report that while people walking and jogging the Big Dish this morning were practicing social distancing, the deer were not. We came upon a foursome munching on tree leaves. It was a nice spot of nature in these tough times. Skies were blue overhead with a few patchy clouds, unlike yesterday afternoon’s rain […]

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Other ways to “stay safe” – and lighten the load on emergency responders

In addition to social distancing, we can all make a big impact on the load on our emergency responders and health care system by preventing non-Covid -19 related issues: 1. Be extra careful when driving to avoid accidents. 2. Walk facing traffic – even if there is very little traffic. 3. Move more carefully at […]

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Hey Big Dish walkers/joggers – please follow these new guidelines

While the Stanford Dish is currently open for walking and jogging, the Alpine Gate (which is closest to Menlo Park) will be closed starting Thursday, March 26. The three remaining gates remain open: Stanford Ave., Gerona and Frenchmans. But before you all head to those gates, please read and adhere to the guidance issued by […]

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Spotted: Signs-of-the-times #3: “alternative hiking area: Matadero Creek Trail”

Big Dish walkers and joggers pass this sign, a reminder that there’s a nearby alternative to walking/jogging the Dish. Here’s more information about the Matedero Creek Trail posted by Stanford when the Dish was closed five years ago. My recollection is that I somehow picked up another trail for a loop but I can’t confirm […]

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