Weekly Message - October 2018
Menlo Park Ranks 11th Safest City in California!
Based on FBI crime report statistics and population data, Safewise, a home security company, ranks Menlo Park 11 th out of California cities for safety. The city’s rate of violent crime is 0.89 and property crime is 18.47 per 1,000 residents. Danville ranks the highest on the list of Safe Cities; Palo Alto ranks 20th.

C ity Council Candidate Forums
Three districts are electing City Council members in 2018. These candidates will discuss key issues in Menlo Park, including housing availability and affordability, transportation, environmental sustainability, and social equity.

Upcoming Menlo Park City Council Candidate Forums:

  • Wednesday, October 17 at 7 pm – District 1 at the Belle Haven Library
  • Monday, October 22 at 7 pm – District 4 at Little House

Shredding and E-Waste Recycling Event
Free shredding and recycling of confidential files and unwanted electronics for Menlo Park residents!

Electronics accepted for recycling include televisions, computer monitors, personal computers, DVD players, printers, scanners, radios, video game consoles and cellular phones.

Saturday, October 27, 9 am to 12 pm
333 Burgess Drive, Menlo Park

2018 State of the City

Thank you to Menlo Park Mayor Peter Ohtaki for a comprehensive annual  State of the City  event on October 11th! It was held at the new Park James Hotel in Menlo Park.
Mandala Art Workshop at Vallombrosa Center
Come to the Vallombrosa Center (250 Oak Grove Avenue) on Saturday, October 20 from 9 am to 1 pm for a Mandala Art Workshop.

A mandala is a symmetrical design composed of circles and squares. Mandalas have been made throughout history by all cultures, and can be thought of as diagrams of the inner Self. Mandalas help us access a calm, center point within ourselves. No artistic skill or experience is necessary to successfully create a simple mandala.


October 17
7 to 8:30 pm, Belle Haven Library

October 20
9 am to 12 pm, Mitchell Park, Palo Alto

October 20
9 am to 1 pm, 250 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park

October 22
7 to 8:30 pm, Little House, Menlo Park

October 25
8 to 9:30 am, Chamber Conference Room

October 27
9 am to 12 pm, 333 Burgess Drive, Menlo Park

October 27
11 am to 2 pm, Fremont Park, Menlo Park
Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce | (650) 325-2818 |  menloparkchamber.com