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News - February 12, 2014

Briefs: Ten food trucks lined up for Menlo event

To rev up appetites for the new food truck event at the Menlo Park Caltrain station on Wednesday, Feb. 19, Off the Grid has released the list of 10 vendors expected at the debut.

They are: El Sur (Argentine-style empanadas); Me So Hungry (sliders, burgers, fries); Gold Rush Eatery (burgers, barbecue); Sam's ChowderMobile (seafood); The Chairman Truck (Taiwanese baos); The Boneyard (barbecue); Hiyaaa (Asian-fusion sandwiches); The Waffle Roost (chicken and waffles with Southern-style sides); Blendid (organic milkshakes); and Kara's Cupcakes.

The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Caltrain parking lot near the intersection of Merrill Street and Ravenswood Avenue. Off the Grid plans to hosts the food trucks every Wednesday night, with live music, chairs and a portable toilet provided.

Controller retires

Bob Adler, San Mateo County's controller — i.e. the person in charge of financial audits, accounts and reports — plans to retire when his term ends on Jan. 3, 2015.

A certified public accountant, Mr. Adler started working for the county nearly 20 years ago and was appointed as controller in 2012. His announcement leaves the position open for candidates in this year's upcoming election in June.

SamTrans open house

Get answers to your burning questions about SamTrans during the transit agency's open house on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Those attending will find information on jobs and transportation, and have the chance to ride a hybrid bus to take a tour of the agency's facilities. Details on bus dispatching and vehicle maintenance will be provided.

Free parking, popcorn and lemonade will be available. The event will be held at SamTrans headquarters at 1250 San Carlos Ave. in San Carlos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Deadline extended

Menlo Park residents, businesses and organizations: You now have until Feb. 18 to submit nominations for the city's 2014 Environmental Quality Awards.

Among last year's winners: Facebook, Menlo Business Park and resident Carolyn Dorsch. Categories include climate action, educational, heritage tree and sustainable building.

The city recently extended the deadline for nominations from the end of January.

Go to tinyurl.com/eqa2014 to download the submission form.

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