Almanac

News - September 28, 2011

Menlo Park briefs: Council to discuss city manager job profile

Menlo Park's City Council will take a brief break from the draft downtown/El Camino Real specific plan to return to regular business.

Several items are up for approval: the job profile for a new city manager; paying the state $3.5 million to keep the redevelopment agency open; and the two-year work plan proposed by the Transportation Commission.

The council meets on Tuesday, Sept. 27, for a closed session at 5:30 p.m. to discuss a real estate transaction involving 2.7 acres of land in Belle Haven, followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Civic Center at 701 Laurel St.

Foreclosure fair

About to lose your home? The county wants to help. Drop by the free foreclosure resource fair in Menlo Park on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center at 700 Alma St. between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Not just for homeowners, the fair also provides resources for apartment dwellers in danger of being displaced and for anyone having trouble getting a home loan modified.

Email SMCDistrict4@smcgov.org or call Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson at 363-4570 to learn more. Walk-ins are welcome. Participants need to bring copies of their mortgage and financial documents.

Pancake breakfast

Pancakes and fire trucks are on the menu for Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Menlo Park Fire Protection District at 300 Middlefield Road.

A joint endeavor of the fire district, Stanford Park Hotel, and the Junior League, the 11th annual pancake breakfast benefits the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. Diners can also tour fire trucks and bid in a silent auction. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Breakfast is served from 7:30 to 11 a.m.

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