Community Briefings: Vaccine Clinic Offers $ 50 Bonus with Omicron Effect on Garbage Disposal, Tsunami Removal and More | news

Residents of East Palo Alto who arrive at Stanford Health Care’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on any Saturday in January or February to receive their first or second dose, $ 50 (over 12 years old) or $ 20 (over 11 years old) or younger). ) when their complete vaccination series is completed.

The clinic will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 45 Newell Road, East Palo Alto.

Stanford Health Care will offer Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. People over the age of 12 are already eligible for booster vaccinations and are encouraged to do so.

Admissions are welcome and no appointment is required. For more information, call 650-665-9174.

Atherton: It is proposed to limit the leaf blower to the February 16 council agenda

Atherton will review leaf blower rules at next month’s meeting. File photo.

The city is considering changing its restrictions on the use of small gas-powered garden machines. This equipment includes leaf blowers, outdoor vacuum cleaners, electric lawn mowers, electric washers, hedge trimmers, Roto tillers and other small equipment used for general maintenance of landscaped areas.

The proposed changes are as follows:

• Gas-fired garden tools can only be brought in from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The use of a gas-powered garden machine would be prohibited on weekends.

• In addition to the hours from Monday to Friday, the electric garden equipment can be used from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and from 10 am to 3 pm on Sundays.

• According to the Bay Area Air Quality Management Declaration, the use of gas-fired garden equipment is prohibited on Air Saving Day.

• Two-stroke gas-fired leaf blowers will be banned in Atherton after January 1, 2023.

• These restrictions would apply to all properties in Atherton: residential, educational, open-air and government properties.

The city council will discuss the proposed changes at its February 16 meeting.

Vote for a change here. You can send additional feedback by email to Anthony Suber City Clerk at: [email protected] or George Rodericks, the mayor of [email protected]

MA students raise money for tsunami victims

Student athletes at Menlo-Atherton High School are raising funds from the Bears Without Borders program for the victims of last weekend’s volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga.

“We are impressed by the willingness of our community to unite and support those affected by the tragedy. Our goal is to fund drinking water, food, first aid, building materials and school supplies,” the group said on its Instagram account.

Bears Without Borders is a non-profit organization run by the MA football team.

The group has raised $ 5,000 so far. Donate here.

Recologic labor affected by the omicron version

San Mateo County Recology “has a severe impact on the workforce,” according to a recent statement from the waste collection agency. Fewer drivers are available, making it difficult to maintain full coverage despite extended working hours and expanded Sunday routes, the agency said.

A truck throws away compost at the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos on May 8, 2019. Photo: Magali Gauthier.

If Recology does not ship the waste on the customer’s scheduled day, customers are advised to leave their containers outside as the agency will prefer these stops the next day.

Despite careful planning and efforts to comply with public safety guidelines, the agency continued to be affected. There is a particular increase in labor shortages; the agency needed backup drivers and didn’t have enough time to fill special positions.

The customer service phone line has more calls than usual, so we recommend that you send an e-mail [email protected] or go here to reach customer service.

Number of volunteers sought for homelessness

Once every two years, volunteers help inspect every block of the state and count uninhabited individuals or families as part of the county’s one-day homeless bill. The census, run by the San Mateo County Human Services Agency, is usually held in January but has been rescheduled for February 24th. These data will be used in conjunction with other sources to develop services for those who are homeless and at risk of homelessness.

Go here to register or email [email protected] for more information.

Free refrigerator recycling and discounts

Peninsula Clean Energy, San Mateo County’s nonprofit primary renewable energy provider, now offers a program that allows people to easily recycle their old refrigerators or freezers and get $ 35 for each. Through a partnership with ARCA Recycling, the program aims to encourage the county’s population to get rid of old, energy-intensive appliances and save on their energy bills, reduce landfill pollutants and prevent greenhouse gas emissions.

To be eligible, applicants must live in San Mateo County and have a recycled refrigerator or freezer that must be functional, of normal household size (between 10 and 30 cubic feet), and at least 10 years old. Within four to six weeks after the item is picked up, the agency will send a $ 35 refund check per unit; there are a maximum of two units per household per year. The program runs in order of arrival until funding runs out.

Visit here for more information or to schedule a pickup.

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