Useful Information You Can Use

Whether we are new to Menlo Oaks or have lived here for many years, it’s important that we all have ways to reach people and resources when we need them. What follows is a handy list of contacts for you.

We try to provide up to date information for you, but we may not always be on top of changes in the information we have provided; so, we suggest you go through these important contacts regularly. If you have changes or other resources neighbors can use, please let us know.

Important Phone Numbers—Police & Red Cross
San Mateo County Officials & Services
Emergency Response
Menlo Atherton School
California Highway Patrol—Report Speeders
Recommended Services For Residents

Police & Red Cross

Atherton 1-650-323-6131
Burlingame 1-650-692-0310
Foster City 1-650-753-3333
Menlo Park 1-650-325-4424
San Carlos 1-650-592-2222
E. Palo Alto 1-650-321-1112
Hillsborough 1-650-759-3818
SFO 1-650-876-2323
Belmont 1-650-595-7400
Sheriff 1-650-363-4911
EMS 1-650-364-1313
Fire 1-650-368-1421

Red Cross                1-650-688-0415

San Mateo County 

County Supervisor, Don Horsley
Phone: 650-363-4569

San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control

The County offers many services including mosquito surveillance and control, free mosquitofish delivery, tick identification and education, rodent inspections and services, insect identification and education and yellowjacket control. Phone: 650-344-8592. Download this handy brochure.

Complaints About Street Conditions

Writing letters to the County gets results as do photos. Take a look at a few that were sent to the San Mateo County. Here’s a sample letter that got results!

Emergency Response

Know Your Zone: Disaster Check List

Public Saftey Power Shutoff Information

Additional Preparedness Resources – Wild fire safety information from PG&E
– View impacted areas at Southern California Edison – Wildfire safety information from Sempra Energy Utility – Disaster preparedness information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security d – CAL FIRE’s wildfire preparedness website – Information on the CPUC’s wildfire safety efforts – California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services website – California Fire Safe Council website – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website

Emergency Response Presentation

Here’s a presentation made at the Annual Meeting by Remona Murray. It contains valuable information about the San Mateo County Alert System and Personal Preparedness should there be an emergency.

Emergency Response Information  (PDF Download)

Menlo Atherton High School 

Transportation/Parking, Student Discipline, & Support Services

Administrative Vice Principal, Nick Muys

Phone: 650-322-5211 x50123,

California Highway Patrol—Report Speeders

The CHP serves Menlo Oaks; so, take down the license plate number or the make and/or model of the car or truck with time of day of repeat offenders, then contact the CHP at 369-6267

Recommended Services For Residents

Help With Bees
Please spread the word if you have new neighbors who haven’t lived in Menlo Oaks in spring — bee season is arriving and it’s important to keep honeybees safe since their numbers are dwindling and California depends on them for honey and crop pollination.

Honeybees swarm when the colony has outgrown its current nest.  The queen and about half the bees will swarm suddenly and cluster in a bush or tree for a few days on their way to find a new place to nest.  The bees have gorged themselves on honey to prepare for the move, so they are not aggressive and usually can’t sting.

Whether you have a swarm or you want to remove honey bees from your yard, you can find a local beekeeper to come out and collect the swarm for free.  Here are three suggestions for people to contact:

Elizabeth Newell  650-269-9208

Bryan Hains        650-250-4787

Aiden Wing         650-862-8322

Handy Man
From fences to replacing windows
Cesar Castillo
Tel: (650) 366-2533
Cell: (650) 776-4067

Tree Arborist/Tree Care
Arborwell Professional Tree Management
Matt Fournier

Reduce Junk Mail
For more information about reducing junk mail, visit the Recycle Works website at