Southbound lanes of El Camino Real were closed for a short time Sunday morning after a man intentionally jumped in front of a moving fire engine, police said.

The incident happened near the intersection of El Camino Real and 27th Avenue around 10:20 a.m., according to Lt. Robert Ross of the San Mateo Police Department.

The man, whose name was not released, sustained only bruises after being hit by the truck, which was responding to a call at the time. He was taken to a local hospital on a psychiatric hold, Ross said.

Asked how police knew the man's crossing the street in front of the fire truck was intentional, Ross said, "He told us that."

Ross said the southbound lanes of El Camino Real were closed for about 15 minutes while the investigation was continuing.

MENLO PARK

City to lose one auto

dealership next month

Cadillac Buick Pontiac GMC of Menlo Park, at 1300 El Camino Real, will drive out of town on April 30, putting 69 employees out of work.

The auto dealership is one of four located in Menlo Park, and all of them are among the top 10 producers of sales-tax revenue for the city, city officials said.

In an effort to find ways to make the city more attractive to auto dealerships, the City Council has commissioned a traffic-impact study to explore plans to redevelop the Haven Avenue area east of Highway 101 as an auto mall.

The next City Council meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday at 701 Laurel St.

SAN BRUNO

Forum to address

housing for disabled

The fourth annual Housing Forum for people with developmental disabilities and their families will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night at the San Mateo County Office of Education Vocational Center.

A panel of speakers will include families that have found housing for grown children with developmental disabilities, explaining why and how they selected a particular type of living arrangement, how they began their search, and about the social, legal and financial implications of their decisions. The presentation will be followed by small-group discussions.

Legal advisors and representatives from nonprofit and housing corporations will also be available to answer questions.

The office is at 1280 Commodore Drive West, San Bruno.

For more information, call John Sedlander at (415) 618-0012, x204 or john@westbayhousing.org.

EAST PALO ALTO

House approves funds

for Bay Road project

A federal transportation bill passed by the House of Representatives allocates $6 million to upgrade the Bay Road business district.

The federal allocation was part of the request by Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto. If approved by the Senate and president, the money would provide funding to convert vacant lots and salvage yards into much-needed housing and a long-awaited supermarket, city officials said.

The next City Council meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at 2415 University Ave.