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Menlo Park Updates

Jun 18

The City of Menlo Park is hiring!

Posted on June 18, 2018 at 4:59 pm by Peter Ibrahim

Start your next career at the City of Menlo Park. The City offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits package, including progressive paid vacation, medical/dental/vision coverage, transit and commuter benefits, CalPERS retirement and flexible/alternative work schedules.

Check out a few of our featured recruitments:

Building inspector/Senior building inspector
This position performs routine inspections at various stages of construction, alterations, and repair of commercial and residential building sites making sure construction is safe. Ensuring conformance with approved plans, specifications, standards, permits, licensing and safety standards. 

Housing and Economic Development Manager 
Supported by two staff members and reporting to the Director, Menlo Park’s Housing and Economic Development (HED) Manager will be responsible for initiating, implementing and overseeing a variety of affordable housing programs which encompass below market rate housing, purchase assistance loans and affordable housing units in new developments. Current and upcoming housing development activities will bring new affordable and much needed options to the community. The HED Manager is also charged with staffing the City’s Housing Commission.

You’d join a committed team dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, creating a vibrant and healthy community, preserving public trust and developing leaders inside the organization and within the community.

For more information and additional opportunities, please check our jobs page at You can also sign up for job notifications at

Additional current recruitments
  • Child Care Teacher II
  • Gymnastics Instructor
  • Information Systems Supervisor
  • Police Officer
Coming Soon 
  • Associate Civil Engineer
  • Construction inspector
  • Police Chief
  • Senior Civil Engineer


Jun 18

Station 1300 completes excavation work, starts pouring concrete

Posted on June 18, 2018 at 3:55 pm by Peter Ibrahim

Work is progressing on Station 1300, the new mixed-use development at 1300 El Camino Real adjacent to the Caltrain railroad, between Oak Grove and Glenwood Avenues. The project features the construction of 183 apartment units and 220,000 sq. ft. of commercial space atop two levels of below-grade parking. 

Excavation work is complete and the crews have started construction of the columns and underground parking levels. Concrete pouring for the parking structure and ground-level podium will continue through fall of this year. Lane closures on northbound El Camino Real and a lane shift on Oak Grove Avenue will occur for the concrete pouring. Two-way traffic on Oak Grove Avenue will be maintained with traffic control flag persons on the pour days. In an effort to help reduce the duration of construction, the City has issued a noise ordinance exemption to allow work that may exceed the limitations outlined in the noise ordinance. The exemption will allow concrete pouring and finishing work from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays between June 18 and September 18, 2018. Lane closures on northbound El Camino Real will not extend past 3 p.m. Lane closures on Oak Grove Avenue may occur from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. during summer break and will not extend past 3 p.m. when schools are back in session.

The parking structure is scheduled for completion in spring of 2019, the office phases in early 2020 and the residential component scheduled to be completed before the end of 2020. 

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Jun 18

City honors senior center volunteers with “Fabulous 50s” event

Posted on June 18, 2018 at 3:05 pm by Peter Ibrahim

The City of Menlo Park celebrated its senior center volunteers Friday, May 25, at the annual recognition event. The Fabulous 50s lunch and dance drew in a record crowd of over 100 volunteers, and guests, dressed in their finest, mostly authentic 1950s outfits. The excited guests not only came to have a great time, but they also came to support the dedicated group of individuals who volunteer regularly at the Senior Center. This year we benefited from the help of 45 senior and youth volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring programs and events to the patrons. These individuals play a key role in the Center's day to day activities, from teaching classes and setting up for luncheons, to helping with distributing bags of grocery to those in need, and assisting with the meals. As a group, the volunteers dedicated an average of 180 hours a month this past year. 

The event provided the time to recognize each volunteer and the years they have helped, with the longest serving going back 18 years. The master of ceremonies was Bridget Babb, a local resident of Menlo Park, whose mother, Emma, started her volunteer work with the Senior Center’s kitchen in early 2000s. Currently, Bridget volunteers her time with the program, while her mom, now 99 years old, enjoys the activities as a participant. Each volunteer received an award (a 45 RPM vinyl record), and a small gift certificate for their services.

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