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Following fire, family sees neighbors' generosity

Offers of shelter, food and other help pour in after Melville Avenue blaze

When Palo Alto resident Jackie Yu discovered fire spitting out from under her dishwasher on the morning of Aug. 3, she was also to discover something else: the kindness of her neighbors.

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Posted by Long Ago
a resident of Community Center
on Aug 13, 2008 at 3:47 pm

We can remember a time when neighbors taking care of one another was the norm.


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