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News - May 20, 2011

Around the block

A GOOD FAIRE ... Nearly 1,500 people participated in the Emergency Preparedness Safety Faire at the Stanford Shopping Center May 1, organized by the Palo Alto/Stanford Citizen Corps Council. Annette Glanckopf, the Palo Alto Neighborhoods (PAN) representative on the Corps, thanked committee members at last week's City Council meeting for making the event happen: Palo Alto police Officer Kenneth Dueker, who had the vision for the event; Lisa Pelletier, who obtained the site and planned logistics; Alex Schubek, the site safety officer; Patrick Muffler, who secured the numerous tents; Sheri Furman, who organized the main tent speakers; Lydia Kou, who obtained the largest financial sponsor and captained more than 50 volunteers; Vinnie Biberdorf, who provided the Faire workers food and other support; and Catherine Capriles of the Fire Department, who, among other contributions, recruited Sparky the Fire Dog. A host of organizations sponsored the event, from the American Institute of Architects to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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