Palo Alto Weekly

News - October 29, 2010

Around the block

PA NEIGHBORHOODS ON RECORD ... Three Palo Alto neighborhoods are now commemorated in song by Agony Aunts, a local '60s-style band that includes Palo Alto Weekly Editorial Assistant Karla Kane. The CD, entitled "Greater Miranda", includes songs named for Leland Manor and Evergreen Park, along with the title song, which includes many street names in the lyrics. The album was released on Oct. 10 on Mystery Lawn Music, owned by former Weekly Associate Editor Allen Clapp. The neighborhoods tracks can be heard at www.agony-aunts.bandcamp.com. GREER PARK RE-OPENING ... A public opening to dedicate the Phase IV reconstruction of Greer Park is scheduled for Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. The dedication will celebrate Midtown residents Jean and Charles Scott, who were leaders in the original West Bayshore Neighborhood Association, which fought to turn the land into a park. After 40 years, the last 2 acres are finally developed. The area will be called Scott Meadows in their honor. The dedication is open to the public.

'FILAREE' SCULPTURE MOVED ... And speaking of Greer, a steel sculpture that was a familiar site to motorists driving along East Bayshore has a new home in Greer Park. Filaree, a sculpture by artist Gene Flores, was relocated to Greer adjacent to Amarillo Road on Oct. 13. The Palo Alto Public Art Commission decided to relocate the sculpture after solar panels erected in front of the Municipal Services Center made it difficult to view the piece. Flores designed a new base for the new location. Filaree was purchased in 1977 and was temporarily in front of City Hall.

ROCK'N ROLL PALO ALTO ... After the Oct. 21 Emergency Preparedness recognition ceremony at City Hall, Barron Park resident Bob Moss learned about a U.S. Geological Survey ground-shaking simulation of the 1906 earthquake and what might happen if the epicenter were well north or south of San Francisco. The website is at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/nca/1906/simulations/. At the upper left there are links to detailed views of ground shaking and close-ups, including Palo Alto.

Send announcements of neighborhood events, meetings and news to Sue Dremann, Neighborhoods editor, at sdremann@paweekly.com. Or talk about your neighborhood news on Town Square at www.PaloAltoOnline.com.

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