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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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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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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View from the Bike Lane: Reminder about cycling courtesies

The lifestyle changes that all of us are making as the result of Coronavirus pandemic are challenging. But there are some positive effects occurring. From my kitchen window, I see so many more families out cycling together. Given good weather and a noticeable reduction in traffic, cycling is more enjoyable than ever. Along with increased […]

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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: https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home. San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved an initial […]

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative commits $25 million to speed development of COVID-19 treatments

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is committing $25 million to the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator — a global effort to help speed the development of treatments for COVID-19. In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard, CZI’s investment will support efforts to identify and assess potentially promising therapies for COVID-19, expedite their […]

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Shoppers obey new rules set in place this Sunday at Menlo Park Farmers Market

Shoppers who ventured to the Menlo Park Farmers Market today found new rules in place and a slightly different look. Thanks to the City of Menlo Park allowing the use of some additional car park space, the stalls were spread further apart, providing a wider aisle, making it is easier for people to observe social […]

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An important letter to residents from Menlo Park Mayor Cecilia Taylor about COVID-19

Dear Residents of Menlo Park, Your patience, courtesy and adherence to the shelter in place order are very much appreciated. We are living a new normal in navigating our day-to-day lives, where things are changing rapidly every day due to COVID-19. What has not changed, I assure you, is the City of Menlo Park’s commitment […]

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