City Council Weekly Digest

August 4, 2017 - This week's stories

 • Police are accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Community Police Academy
 • Oak Grove, University and Crane bike improvements starting
 • Increasing bike safety with new storm drain grates
 • City staff attends international GIS conference
 • Operation Brown Bag offers more than a bag of grocery to seniors
 • Sixth annual Senior Center Walkathon
 • Belle Haven Child Development’s Class of 2017 joins summer camp


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Aug 5 to Aug 12
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Police are accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Community Police Academy

The Police Department is now accepting applications for the Menlo Park Youth Community Police Academy, which will be held on Saturdays starting Sept. 16 - Oct. 21, 2017. All youth in grades 8-12 between the ages of 13 and 18 years old are encouraged to take part in an interactive program that spans over six Saturdays. The youth community police academy will introduce participants to the inner workings of law enforcement...Click to continue

Police are accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Community Police Academy

Oak Grove, University and Crane bike improvements starting

Installation of new bicycling facilities along Oak Grove Avenue, University Drive and Crane Street are starting next week. Crews have started grinding off existing striping. Starting Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, crews will begin working at night to place the new striping. There may be periodic parking removals or lane closures to perform this work. The striping work is anticipated to be complete within two weeks and the facilities will be open for use in time for the beginning of the school year...Click to continue

Oak Grove, University and Crane bike improvements starting

Increasing bike safety with new storm drain grates

The Public Work’s Maintenance staff is in the process of inspecting all the storm drain inlets to increase bike safety within the City. There are over 980 inlets in the City’s stormwater system and crews are currently in the process of inspecting all of them and making repairs or updates to those in need. Staff are field inventorying the inlets and using a map-based program on tablets to create a database of the condition of each. As part of this inventory, each inlet is...Click to continue

Increasing bike safety with new storm drain grates

City staff attends international GIS conference

The ESRI User Conference was held in San Diego from July 10-14 and in attendance were staff from the City’s Community Development and Public Works Departments to better learn how geographic information systems (GIS) can use emerging technologies to best communicate information to the City’s residents, often through easy to understand maps and graphs. The conference offered an opportunity to collaborate with GIS industry experts and learn best practices...Click to continue

City staff attends international GIS conference

Operation Brown Bag offers more than a bag of grocery to seniors

Menlo Park Senior Center’s Operation Brown Bag provides much appreciated variety of grocery items and fresh produce to the needy seniors on a regular basis. This program is a successful collaboration between the Center’s staff, dedicated volunteers and the Second Harvest Food Bank. As the cost of living rises, seniors must choose how to spend their limited resources for such things as rent, medications or buying food. Through social service programs such as...Click to continue

Operation Brown Bag offers more than a bag of grocery to seniors

Sixth annual Senior Center Walkathon

City of Menlo Park Senior Center’s Sixth Annual Walkathon was held Thursday, July 20, at Kelly Park, with over 90 people participating. The excited crowd of seniors was treated to warm up exercises provided by an instructor from Foothill College’s Adaptive Learning Department and Mills Peninsula Senior Focus nurses were available to measure A1C blood sugar levels for those interested. The morning festivities continued with refreshments to help fuel the participants for the miles of walking around the tracks at...Click to continue

Sixth annual Senior Center Walkathon

Belle Haven Child Development’s Class of 2017 joins summer camp

This summer has been very eventful for the graduates of the Belle Haven Child Development Center (CDC). This year the graduates have the opportunity to join the Belle Haven prekindergarten summer program. The children have been exposed to a variety of special events, such as being amazed by the skills of juggling, getting their hands dirty in pottery class and visited by the Wild Life Associates and their Creepy Critters. The children are also enjoying weekly lessons in...Click to continue

Belle Haven Child Development’s Class of 2017 joins summer camp

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