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Menlo Park Updates

Jun 23

Seniors prepare for emergencies

Posted on June 23, 2017 at 9:01 pm by Meghan Revolinsky

By: Avideh Yaghmai Samardar

Thanks to a collaboration between Menlo Park Senior Center and the Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities (CID), an emergency preparedness event for seniors and individuals with disabilities was held at Menlo Park Senior Center on Tuesday, June 6. The main purpose of the event was to educate this segment of the population on the simple steps they can take to prepare themselves and their families for emergencies. Experts from the emergency field handed out printed materials and brochures. Menlo Fire, the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Red Cross who were among the many presenters and provided a wealth of information for the participants to get started with their emergency planning. The afternoon consisted of educational presentations, which included earthquake preparedness, fire prevention and evacuation, emergency supplies, and an opportunity to register to receive alert messages. To build excitement around the topic, many large and small Emergency Supplies Red Cross backpacks were raffled off to the participants. This was the first such event held at the Center to benefit the community and close to 100 attended. Carmen Warmsley, one of the seniors, provided translation. More information can be found on CID’s website.

Seniors prepare for emergencies
Seniors get prepared for emergencies
Jun 23

Oak Grove Bicycle Improvements Project construction starting in July

Posted on June 23, 2017 at 4:40 pm by Meghan Revolinsky

By: Michael Tsai

Construction on the Oak Grove Crane University Bike Improvement Project is beginning! On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, the Public Works Department opened construction bids for the Oak Grove Crane University Bike Improvement Project. Two contractors submitted bids and Chrisp Company from Fremont was the lowest responsive bidder at $109,000 which was $15,000 lower than the engineer’s estimate of $124,000. The contract was executed June 16, 2017, and construction is on schedule to be completed by the time schools resume in August.

The project is a one-year trial installation of a bicycle facility on segments of Oak Grove Avenue, University Drive and Crane Street. Once the project is fully installed this summer, the one year trial period will begin. The route connects key destinations in the City including schools, the downtown and residential neighborhoods.

For the most up-to-date information, visit the project webpage. For information about traffic impacts, read and/or subscribe to the City of Menlo Park Construction News Update.

Oak Grove Bicycle Improvements Project construction starting in July
Jun 23

Final preparations underway for Fourth of July Parade & Celebration

Posted on June 23, 2017 at 4:36 pm by Meghan Revolinsky

By: Matt Milde

Grab your red, white and blue and join the City of Menlo Park for our annual Fourth of July Parade and Celebration! A parade down Santa Cruz Avenue through downtown Menlo Park kicks things off. The parade will begin promptly at 11:45 a.m. on Chestnut Street next to Wells Fargo Bank. Children are encouraged to decorate their bike or wagon for this fun-filled people parade. The parade concludes at Burgess Park at the corner of Burgess Drive and Alma Street where the celebration will just be getting started. Grab a bite to eat from a great variety of food vendors or put on those dancing shoes to dance along to the music of Pop Fiction. Children are welcome to enjoy activities such as inflatable jump houses and giant slides, outdoor bubble play, carnival games, crafts, face painting, rock walls and MORE! Some activities require a wristband that is available for purchase in advance for $7.00 at the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. until June 30, 2017. Wristbands will also be available for purchase at the start of the parade or at Burgess Park throughout the duration of the celebration. The Fourth of July Parade & Celebration is sponsored by Facebook.

Final preparations underway for Fourth of July Parade and Celebration