Briefs: Menlo Park mayor to give 'State of City' talkWith both the Kepler's grand reopening and the annual "State of the City" speech on the same evening, Tuesday, Oct. 16, is looking like a busy night.
Mayor Kirsten Keith will address Menlo Park from the Stanford Park Hotel at 100 El Camino Real. Co-sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the event includes recognition of the city's commissioners, and runs from 6 to 8 p.m.
Sand Hill delays
Pacific Gas & Electric crews have returned to working during the day on Sand Hill Road between Branner Drive and Saga Lane to replace a 24-inch segment of gas pipeline in Menlo Park.
Crews will be working weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until reaching Saga Lane in approximately two weeks. At that point they'll switch back to night work to finish the replacement between Saga Lane and the Rosewood Hotel, according to Menlo Park Public Works Director Chip Taylor. The project should be finished by the end of October, the city says.
Once the new pipe is in place, PG&E is required to repave the portion of Sand Hill Road within the project boundaries. For more information, call PG&E at 1-888-743-7431.
Candidates for local state Senate and Assembly races have been invited to participate in an election forum from 7 to 9:30 p.m Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers at 701 Laurel St. in the Civic Center.