COVID-19

Bisto Vida owner Ali El Safy is bringing dancing to the streets of Menlo Park beginning Saturday, July 4, and continuing through August 29. DJ Quam will be at the turntable from 8:00 to 11:00 pm.  Beverages will be available. Do follow social distancing and mask mandates!

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Rep. Anna Eshoo speaks out on the importance of following public health guidance to combat COVID-19

Here is Congresswoman Eshoo’s statement issued on June 26: “I returned to Washington, D.C. this week to vote on several important bills. The House is following very strict physical distancing and public health guidelines to protect all Members and staff from COVID-19. All Members and staff are required to wear face coverings inside the Capitol […]

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Expanded openings as County shifts to focus on individual behavior rather business categories

With the completion of the variance process with the State of California, San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow has issued a new order on June 17 to align the county with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Resilience Roadmap. Businesses in San Mateo County will now follow the state’s schedule for reopening but must adhere to […]

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San Mateo County health officer issues statement on virus spread, schools and the county’s variance application

The new statement issued Monday, June 15, by San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow outlines how he and County leadership made the decision to apply for a variance from the state’s current shelter-in-place order so that the county can achieve full alignment with the state’s reopening timeline. A second wave of the virus […]

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How does your garden grow, Aimee Campbell?

Emails Aimee Campbell: “This garden in The Willows produces from both raised beds and in-ground plantings. All fruits and veggies are non-GMO, certified organic, and drip-irrigated with water from the local wells of the O’Connor Tract Cooperative Water Company. Some highlights: Top photo is eggplant blesses; below is sugar snap peas  followed by California grape […]

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Joseph Lohmann organizes thank you letter campaign directed to essential workers

Menlo-Atherton High School graduate Joseph Lohmann, who is now a student at University of Pennsylvania, is helping lead an initiative called Lockdown Letters. Joey and his associates are writing thank you letters to essential workers during the pandemic. This may be a meaningful activity for your children or your entire family this summer. Any form […]

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MPCSD COVID-19 Response Team will present proposed re-opening plan at the June 4 school board meeting

Menlo Park City School District’s COVID-19 Response Team will recommend to the School Board at its June 4 regular meeting a model for reopening school on August 20, 2020. During its planning meetings, the team has thoughtfully considered the high-level decisions that must be made in advance of more detailed planning. In order to move […]

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Places of worship and retail stores can reopen June 1 in updated shelter-in-place order issued May 29

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow issued an updated shelter-in-place order outlining restrictions and conditions for retail stores to reopen and places of worship to provide in-person services. The revised order is effective at 12:01 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2020, and further aligns the County with the statewide Resilience Roadmap. The revised order […]

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Latest update on number of COVID-19 cases in InMenlo’s coverage area as of May 28

In its weekly update, the San Mateo County Health Department released the number of COVID-19 cases as of May 28. There are 2,061 cases county-wide; the confirmed cases in InMenlo’s coverage area: -Menlo Park: 80, an increase of 17 from last week -Atherton: 13, two more than last week -Portola Valley: 10 cases, last week […]

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Spotted: Raging Grannies gather to mark 100,000 American COVID-19 deaths

The Raging Grannies held a ceremony on the evening of May 26 in Palo Alto as the US came very close to passing the 100,000 mark of American deaths from COVID-19. That number was officially reached less than 24 hours later, on May 27. Gail Sredanovic of Menlo Park, shown here with a placard reading 100,000, […]

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Aidan Wong collects toiletries for homeless shelters with major drive this weekend in Menlo Park

Thirteen-year-old Aidan Wong, who attends Menlo School, continues to collect toiletries for homeless shelters, and this weekend will be hosting a major drive on Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and  May 24.  Drop off toiletries from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm in a bin on the front porch of 16 University Drive, Menlo Park (with […]

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