Menlo Park Mayor Peter Ohtaki will present the annual State of the City speech Thursday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Stanford Park Hotel, located at 100 El Camino Real in Menlo Park.
During the event, the city will sign a "sister city" agreement with Galway, Ireland. Members of the Menlo Park Historical Association have been working for months to bring the two cities together.
What's the connection? In Galway sits a neighborhood called Menlo Park, the former home of Dennis Oliver, who later came to the United States during the 1800s and with his brother-in-law, D.C. McGlynn, erected an arched gate in what became known as Menlo Park, California.