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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 Belle Haven Community Development Fund, a partner fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Application assistance is also available for those with questions about the program or application form. Please email the Mini-Grant Committee or call 650-999-0545 for assistance.

Applications are available on the Belle Haven Mini-Grant Program website and due by 8:00 p., Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

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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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Mitchell Johnson painting exhibit opening delayed – now Feb. 14

The exhibit of paintings by artist Mitchell Johnson in downtown Menlo Park has been delayed. The new opening dates are Feb. 14 to Feb. 24, Monday-Saturday, including Presidents Day, from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm at 883-1 Santa Cruz Avenue. Here are more details about the exhibit from a post published prior to the originally opening […]

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Volunteer tutors needed for Belle Haven library homework center

Make a difference! Volunteers sought for Belle Haven library homework center. Now seeking volunteer tutors who have a commitment to education and a passion for working with children and young adults. Rewarding and fun! Details online.

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Cal Water main replacement project to affect Santa Cruz Avenue traffic

Cal Water plans to replace the water main on eastbound Santa Cruz Avenue between Olive Street and Orange/Avy Avenue. The replacement project is expected to start in mid-February and end by June 2020. To prepare for the pipe installation and make necessary connections to residential properties, the roadway will need to be reduced to one-lane […]

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Suspect arrested for brandishing shotgun on Laurel St.

On February 7, 2020, at about 11:36 am, Menlo Park Police Dispatch received a call reporting that there was a man with a gun near the 1100 block of Laurel Street. According to the caller, a person had brandished a shotgun at them. Officers responded and surrounded the area before making contact with the suspect […]

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Call for Artists: “Women’s View ‐ 2020” to be exhibited in March

The 16th Annual San Mateo County “Women’s View” exhibit will be shown at the Caldwell Gallery on the main floor located at 400 County Center at the Redwood City Hall of Justice from March 3 to March 27. Only the first 50 artists to enter will be exhibited in 2020. Spots are reserved on a […]

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Atherton Police Department kept busy on Jan. 31

The Atherton Police Department was kept busy yesterday from late afternoon on into the evening. A male victim came to the Police Department around 5:00 pm on Jan. 31 to report that his 37-year-old brother, Michael Yang, had fired approximately two rounds from a pistol at their vehicle just five minutes earlier in front of Yang’s […]

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Atherton police increasing traffic & bicycle enforcement on Middlefield Rd. in February

For the month of February, the Atherton Police Department will increase traffic and bicycle enforcement efforts. In 2019, there were seven bicycle versus vehicle collisions on Middlefield Road between Marsh Road and Ringwood Avenue. Of the seven collisions, four resulted in a visible injury to the bicyclist (abrasions), two resulted in a complaint of pain, […]

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Poets Night returns to Café Zoë on Feb. 4 – and continues every other month

Poets Night will take place at Café Zoë on Feb. 4 at 7:00 pm, continuing on the first Tuesday of every other month, with featured readers (often), open mic (always), and a light cafe menu. Emails Lisa Rosenberg: “For February, in addition to whatever poems you plan to share, we especially welcome love poem(s) you’ve written, read, […]

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Answer to the cause of police activity on Grace Dr. on Tuesday

If you were driving on Oak Dell Avenue yesterday afternoon shortly after 3:00 pm, you’d have seen lots of police cars on Grace Drive cul-de-sac. A number of readers inquired as to what was going on. Here’s the synopsis provided by a spokesperson for the Menlo Park Police Department: “Menlo Park Police Officers responded to […]

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