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News - February 23, 2011

Menlo Park briefs: How to defend yourself against identity theft

Nine million Americans have their identities stolen each year, and spend thousands of dollars trying to rebuild their credit reports and clear their names off fake debts, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The Menlo Park Library will host a free presentation on how to protect your identity on Saturday, March 5.

Kai Deering, an expert on identity theft and executive director of Prepaid Legal Services, will lead the discussion, which starts at 11 a.m. in the library at 800 Alma St.

Free van service to the program is available for Menlo Park seniors and people with disabilities. Call 330-2512 or e-mail rlroth@menlopark.org for more information.

Troop 206 holds pancake breakfast

Menlo Park/Atherton Boy Scout Troop 206 will once again serve pancakes, sausages and fruit at their annual breakfast on Saturday, March 5.

The breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to noon at Trinity Church parish hall, 330 Ravenswood Ave. in Menlo Park. If you're a Cub Scout in uniform, breakfast is free; otherwise adults pay $5 and children, 10 and younger, pay $2.

Chamber gathers for breakfast meeting

Combine breakfast with an annual update on the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Feb. 24. Mayor Rich Cline will discuss Menlo Park projects and priorities.

Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. in the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church social hall at 700B Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park.

E-mail info@menloparkchamber.com or call 325-2818 to RSVP. Seating is limited, so reservations are required.

No council meeting

Because everyone needs a day off after a three-day weekend, the Menlo Park City Council will not meet on Feb. 22. The council won't convene again until Tuesday, March 1.

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