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For the week of October 28, 2019

This week's stories

• Air quality remains unhealthy for sensitive people
• New bike lanes completed on Jefferson Drive and Chrysler Drive near TIDE Academy
• Police share Halloween safety tips
• Crosswalks, speed bumps benefit users at Onetta Harris Community Center and     
  Beechwood School

Upcoming public meetings

• Tuesday, October 28, 6:30 p.m.
  City Council meeting agenda
• Monday, November 4, 7 p.m.
  Planning Commission meeting
• Tuesday, November 5, 5 p.m.
  City Council meeting agenda




Menlo Park City Hall fountain

Upcoming events

• Wednesday, October 30, 5-9 p.m.
  Off the Grid food truck market

• Saturday, November 2, 10:30 a.m. 
  Social Security Planning: Enquire Before You Retire
• Monday, November 4, 7 p.m. 
  Decolonization in Action: Photojournalist Rucha Chitnis

• View all events
  City calendar

Fall anemone

Air quality remains unhealthy for sensitive people

Smoke from the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County is impacting air quality in much of the Bay Area, including Menlo Park. Currently, the air quality is considered unhealthy for sensitive people. Active youth, adults and people with respiratory diseases should reduce prolonged outdoor exertion, meaning it is OK to be active outside, but take more breaks and watch for respiratory symptoms. Check on friends, family and neighbors. Older adults, pregnant individuals...Click to continue
Air quality remains unhealthy for sensitive people

New bike lanes completed on Jefferson Drive and Chrysler Drive near TIDE Academy

On August 20, 2019, the City Council approved the removal of on-street parking spaces on Jefferson Drive and Chrysler Drive to provide for new bike lanes. This was to address the increasing bicycle demand from the new TIDE Academy located on Jefferson Drive and development projects in the Bayfront area. To ease the parking loss, the City Council also approved the removal of an existing no parking...Click to continue

New bike lanes completed on Jefferson Drive and Chrysler Drive near TIDE Academy

Police share Halloween safety tips

Prepare before Halloween, plan a Halloween party instead of trick-or-treating or attend a community event . Choose comfortable costumes and shoes that do not restrict movement. Avoid dark-colored costumes. Use makeup rather than a mask. Make sure costumes are fireproof or treated with fire retardant. Use reflective fabric or tape to improve visibility. On Halloween day, turn on exterior lights and remove objects that could cause tripping. Avoid trick-or-treating alone – stay with an adult and in groups. Remind children to...Click to continue
Police share Halloween safety tips

Crosswalks, speed bumps benefit users at Onetta Harris Community Center and
Beechwood School

Acting on community feedback from the Belle Haven Traffic Calming Plan study, the City Council approved several transportation circulation improvements for the Onetta Harris Community Center/Beechwood School parking lot. These improvements are intended to address circulation and speeding concerns raised by Belle Haven residents and the Beechwood School. Earlier this fall, crew installed a new...Click to continue


Crosswalks, speed bumps benefit users at Onetta Harris Community Center and Beechwood School

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