It was extremely satisfying to see NBC Bay Area broadcast a special news story about Ali's many contributions to the vitality of downtown Menlo Park and the general well-being of our entire community. Since most residents likely missed this 3-minute segment, you can now view it here. (Originally aired on December 22, 2022)
For the past 25 years Menlo Park resident Ali El Safy has earned a much-deserved reputation for operating his popular French restaurant Bistro Vida, boosting the vitality of downtown Menlo Park through his trademark community activism, and generously supporting local students and members of local public service organizations. Walk by his open business on Santa Cruz Avenue and you will likely see him warmly greeting customers. Visit the Bon Marche artisan market on Wednesday afternoons and you will experience a new community event that he sponsors in a temporary community plaza he personally championed, furnished and now maintains.
Thanks Ali, for making Menlo Park a better place to enjoy and live.
"You do emanate goodness.” (NBC News)
Ali with Menlo Park Police
Ali with Firemen Downtown
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