Weekly Digest

October 29, 2018 - This week's stories

 
 • Save the date for upcoming Safe Routes to Schools meetings
 Halloween safety tips from the Police Department 
 • City’s community police academy graduates new class of local leaders
 • City Council recognizes October as Bullying Prevention Month
 • Menlo Park works to minimizing climate impact with more electric vehicle charging stalls


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October 30 to November 5
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Save the date for upcoming Safe Routes to Schools meetings

The City is creating a citywide Safe Routes to Schools program and is looking for your participation and feedback in the process. There are two options of meeting dates and locations that will cover the same content. Community input is critical to develop the program in a way that will ensure success and adaptability to each school’s community. Each meeting will cover the same topics and presentation boards, and will include the same...Click to continue

Save the date for upcoming Safe Routes to Schools meetings

Halloween safety tips from the Police Department 

The Police Department reminds residents to follow these tips for a safe 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...Click to continue

Halloween safety tips from the Police Department

City’s community police academy graduates new class of local leaders

After eight weeks consisting of nine sessions and a ride-a-long, 10 community members graduated from Menlo Park’s Community Police Academy on October 24, 2018. The curriculum consisted of lecture and practical, hands-on training in areas of communications, records, search and seizure, recruitment, community engagement, laws of arrest, crime scene investigations, traffic enforcement, narcotics enforcement, firearms, defensive tactics, a crime...Click to continue

City’s community police academy graduates new class of local leaders

City Council recognizes October as Bullying Prevention Month

At the October 23, 2018, City Council meeting, a proclamation was made in honor of Bullying Prevention month. “Together against bullying; united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion” is the Unity Day motto which City staff celebrated to raise awareness of anti-bullying month by wearing orange on Unity Day (October 24, 2018) and making stamp bracelets with words and phrases that remind them to practice kindness and anti-bullying...Click to continue

City Council recognizes October as Bullying Prevention Month

Menlo Park works to minimizing climate impact with more electric vehicle charging stalls

The City just doubled the amount of electric vehicle charging stations at the Burgess Park parking lot between City Hall and the Arrillaga Family Gymnastics Center parking lot from four to eight. Three of the charging stations are reserved for the City’s recently purchased electric vehicle fleet with the remaining five available for public use. This complements the City’s other four downtown charging stations in...Click to continue

Menlo Park works to minimizing climate impact with more electric vehicle charging stalls

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