Weekly Digest

September 3, 2018 - This week's stories

 • Bicycling improvements happening in Menlo Park
 • Long vacant car dealership buildings demolished, new mixed-use construction begins
 New crosswalks installed on Central Avenue
 • Signups open for fall youth performing arts classes
 • Maintenance crews encounter sap-sucking insects

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Bicycling improvements happening in Menlo Park

Bicycling facilities are receiving improvements all over Menlo Park with wayfinding signs, bike repair stations and connections to the Peninsula Bikeway network. Menlo Park’s bicycle wayfinding signs are being updated to provide destinations, directional arrows, mileage and approximate travel time information to popular biking destinations around Menlo Park. These signs will also direct bicyclists to bike routes, increase bicyclist familiarity of Menlo Park and enhance the local and regional bicycle network...Click to continue

Bicycling improvements happening in Menlo Park

Long vacant car dealership buildings demolished, new mixed-use construction begins

Stanford University is completing building demolition activities at their mixed-use project site located at 300-500 El Camino Real. Following demolition, Stanford is scheduled to begin grading and utility work this fall with project construction slated to begin in early 2019. Construction activities will take place Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., with occasional work performed in the evenings, with City permission, to reduce impacts along...Click to continue

Long vacant car dealership buildings demolished, new mixed-use construction begins

New crosswalks installed on Central Avenue

Throughout the summer, the City has been working to install new high visibility crosswalks on Central Avenue at Elm and Walnut Streets. With the new school year starting, these locations were selected for crossing improvements to increase the safety of pedestrians and children as they cross the street. The improvements installed include high-visibility yellow crosswalks across all four legs of both intersections and crosswalk signage in the...Click to continue

New crosswalks installed on Central Avenue

Signups open for fall youth performing arts classes

Performing arts programs are often a critical missing piece in the development of children. According to PBS Parents, performing arts classes can encourage development by improvement of gross and fine motor skill function, promoting visual-spatial skill growth, and by fostering a sense of innovation, creativity and self-expression. According to the National Endowment for the Arts, these programs can also provide key social and emotional benefits to children who...Click to continue

Signups open for fall youth performing arts classes

Maintenance crews encounter sap-sucking insects

In August, a large portion of street trees along Hillview Avenue, Modoc Drive, Ringwood Avenue, Willow Road and Windermere Avenue experienced a severe aphid infestation. Aphids are small, sap-sucking insects that feed on plant fluids by piercing the foliage of trees and other plants. Minor infestation is common on many trees in our urban forest and does not pose a threat to a tree’s health or require treatment. This recent infestation was severe and specific to Modesto ash street trees. The result of the infestation was...Click to continue

Maintenance crews encounter sap-sucking insects

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