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Jan 13

Crossing guards needed for Menlo Park elementary schools

Posted to Menlo Park Transportation News by Clay Curtin

Menlo Park is recruiting for 16 crossing guards to help students who walk and bike across busy streets/intersections to get to school.

The Safe Routes to School program team worked over the summer to develop a citywide crossing guard program serving the three elementary school districts. 

These extra crossing guard locations will add to existing crossing guard programs, creating a wider network of safe corridors for students and their families.

The citywide crossing guard program is a collaboration between 
  • City of Menlo Park Safe Routes to School program
  • Los Lomitas Elementary School District
  • Menlo Park City School District
  • Ravenswood City School District
  • Facebook 

Facebook is funding this effort for an initial 5-year term, with a 5-year extension in the future. 

Los Lomitas Elementary School District    
• La Entrada Middle School
• Las Lomitas Elementary School          
Apply now
or call 800-540-9290
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Menlo Park City School District
• Laurel School
• Encinal School
• Oak Knoll School
• Hillview Middle School                       
Apply now 
or call 800-540-9290
All City Management Services (contractor)

Ravenswood City School District                       
• Belle Haven Elementary School
• Willow Oaks Elementary School
Apply now 
or call 650-444-0359
Delma Camacho, RCSD coordinator

For more information, visit the Safe Routes to School program webpage.

Large group of children riding bicycles through a crosswalk


Jan 17

Guild Theatre project to impact traffic at El Camino Real/Ravenswood Avenue

Posted to Menlo Park Updates by Clay Curtin

The Guild Theatre project is currently under construction and a lane on El Camino Real and Ravenswood Avenue must be closed intermittently during construction. This lane closure is to provide access and space to maneuver equipment safely.

During the weeks of January 20 and 27, southbound El Camino Real between Santa Cruz and Live Oak Avenues and westbound Ravenswood Avenue between Laurel and Merrill Streets will be reduced from two lanes to one. The lane closures will be in place from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and are expected to cause delays on El Camino Real and Ravenswood Avenue as well as surrounding roadways.

Please drive safely and allow extra time during construction. The City’s police and transportation division staff will monitor conditions and work to minimize impacts where possible. 

These lane closures on El Camino and Ravenswood are expected to occur intermittently over the next 18 months. Specific dates when lane closures are anticipated will be posted on El Camino Real.

To keep informed of traffic impacts, please subscribe to Traffic Alerts and the weekly Construction News Update lists at