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Two events to mark MLK Day in Palo Alto

Palo Altans will honor the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with two community events on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 19 and 20.

The first celebration of life, titled "The Dream Marches On," runs from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. LaDoris H. Cordell, former Palo Alto City Council member and retired judge, will be the emcee. It will feature a guest speaker, singing performances and refreshments. It will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-323-6167 for more information.

The Monday event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at King Plaza at 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. It will feature youth performances and a service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Call 650-283-1649 for more information.

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Posted by opus
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 20, 2014 at 8:25 pm

What a shame that the City of Palo Alto does not recognize MLK Day as a national holiday and give their employees the day off to recognize Mr. King's contributions as most Bay Area cities do. What a pity!


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