CON-TREE-VERSY ... That's what Midtown resident Peggy Kenney called the general frustration some residents feel over tree removals in Midtown, where trees seem to be taken out with regularity, residents have complained. Responses to the city's January survey regarding residents' feeling about trees included several comments that Midtown and the area south of Oregon Expressway generally needs more trees. "An aerial view of Palo Alto shows much more tree canopy north of Oregon than in our part of the city," Kenney noted in the Midtown Residents Association newsletter. Anyone who wants to see more trees in South Palo Alto or who sees a damaged tree can call Public Works at 650-496-5953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BELLY UP TO THE FOOD TRUCK ... Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood's Edgewood Eats not only offers a smorgasbord of gourmet food-truck offerings on Monday evenings, but it is apparently a good place for celebrity sighting as well. The May 2 event included Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who recently purchased a home in nearby Crescent Park on Edgewood Drive, and Bart Decrem of Tapulous, a Palo Alto start-up bought by Disney. As one recent Edgewood Eats attendee observed: "This place is definitely the alpha nerd hangout in the area on Monday nights." Edgewood Eats runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Edgewood Plaza between St. Francis Drive, Channing Avenue and West Bayshore Road.