Weekly Message - February 2018
BUSINESS NEWS
Draft Newsrack Ordinance Community Meeting
The City of Menlo Park is hosting a Community Meeting to give input and insight on a draft of the Newspaper Racks Ordinance. During the Council’s last meeting about newspaper racks, they instructed staff to draft an ordinance, in coordination with publishers and distributors, and return to Council with a draft ordinance.

Please review the  draft ordinance , for which we are soliciting your feedback. Join us on Thursday, February 8th at 6:30 pm at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, Oak Room .

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Spark Green 2018 Climate Action Campaign
The Spark Green 2018 campaign aims to double participation in the Menlo Green Challenge, an online program that empowers residents to take climate actions. Last year, almost 400 households signed up for the Green Challenge and they have reduced over 100 tons of carbon emissions! This year, Menlo Spark aims to double that. We’re encouraging everyone to keep taking climate actions, invite friends and neighbors to join, and get recognized with awards and prizes.
 
Starting January 29th through March 2nd, Challenge takers can share what they're doing for the Menlo Green Challenge and earn entry into the first hashtag contest. Entry into the hashtag contest for prizes is simple! Any action taken towards the Menlo Green Challenge can be posted on the Menlo Spark Facebook page with the hashtag #SparkGreen2018 .

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Historic African American Families in San Mateo
The San Mateo County History Museum will present retired radio and television personality, current author, and the first African American mayor of San Mateo Claire Mack . Her family came to San Mateo in 1913. Recognizing Black History Month, Mack will describe her family’s experiences in context to the larger story of African Americans in California.  

Saturday, February 10 at 1 pm
San Mateo County History Museum

Sustainability Academy Offerings: Master Resource Conservation Course
The County of San Mateo's Sustainability Academy provides NO-COST educational opportunities to San Mateo County community members.

Gain in-depth knowledge of sustainability topics including climate change, sea level rise, and energy and water conservation. Empower yourself and others to live more sustainably.

February 8 - March 29, 2018 (8 weeks)
Thursdays 6 to 9 pm, 455 County Center, Redwood City

Carl Pope: Climate of Hope
Carl Pope is a veteran leader in the environmental movement and spent nearly 20 years as the executive director of the Sierra Club. He offers an optimistic look at the challenges of climate change, the solutions that hold the greatest promise and the practical steps that are necessary to achieve them. Pope also highlights the contributions and bold actions that cities, businesses and citizens are making to reshape and jump-start a new type of conversation about climate change.

Tuesday, February 13, 7 to 8 pm
Cubberley Community Theatre, Palo Alto

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

February 7
6 to 8 pm, CCRM San Francisco, Menlo Park

February 8
6:30 pm, Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

February 10
1 to 3 pm, San Mateo County History Museum

February 13
7 to 8 pm, Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto

February 15
6:30 to 8 pm, Main Library, Menlo Park

February 15
6:30 to 8:30 pm, Ballroom, Menlo Park Senior Center

February 15
7 to 8 pm, Santa Clara Convention Center Theatre

February 16
8:30 to 9:30 am, Chamber Conference Room
Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce | (650) 325-2818 |  menloparkchamber.com