News - December 15, 2010

Menlo Briefs: BBC sexual assault trial delayed

The Dec. 6 trial for a busboy and a cook at the British Bankers Club on four counts of sexual assault was postponed at the request of the defense, according to the district attorney's office. A pre-trial conference has now been scheduled for Feb. 28, 2011.

Moises Rojas, 26, and Juan Gustavo Robles-Alejo,  30, allegedly assaulted two women at the club on June 9, according to the Menlo Park police department.

The women went to an upstairs room to sleep after becoming intoxicated, and reportedly awoke to find Mr. Robles-Alejo fondling them while Mr. Rojas kept a lookout. The district attorney's office said the club's security cameras recorded the incident.

Audit committee vacancy

In addition to finding a new mayor, Menlo Park is also hoping to fill a vacancy on the city's Finance and Audit Committee. The appointed commissioner's term will run until April 30, 2012.

Visit to apply, or contact City Clerk Margaret Roberts at or 330-6620. Applications also can be picked up at the Civic Center (701 Laurel St.). The deadline is Jan. 4, 2011.

Local barber-poet plans

second celebratory walk

On Monday, Dec. 20, poet and barber Jym Marks will take a second 12-mile celebratory walk from his Fremont home to Markstyle, his hair salon at 828 Willow Road in Menlo Park.

Mr. Marks is the author of three motivational books, and 12 books of poetry, including one volume titled, "Seeing What You're Looking At." His first walk last year, also on Dec. 20, was in honor of his 75th birthday. Accompanied by his son, he finished the walk in three hours and 35 minutes.

Registration open

for city activities

Registration for Menlo Park's public activities, classes, and camps is now open for city residents. Non-residents will be able to register starting Monday, Dec. 20.

Sign up at Copies of the activity guide are available at the Chamber of Commerce (1100 Merrill St.).

Visit or call 330-2200 for more information.


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