CALIFORNIA AVENUE NEW AND IMPROVED ... The City of Palo Alto will hold a community meeting regarding the California Avenue Transit Hub Corridor Streetscape project on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The city will show the latest concept plan and will solicit public input on the selection and placement of streetscape furniture, benches, bicycle parking, color palettes for sidewalk treatments and new planting material. The meeting will take place at the Palo Alto Unified School District, Conference Room A, 25 Churchill Ave. More information on this project is available at www.cityofpaloalto.org/calave; firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Transportation Division at 329-2520.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL ... Midtown, one of Palo Alto's largest neighborhoods, will host its annual Midtown Ice Cream and Issues social, on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Hoover Park, 2901 Cowper St., Palo Alto. Festivities include ice cream scooped by Palo Alto City Council and Board of Education candidates, Palo Alto Firefighters chili, Palo Alto Fire Department engine, children's activities, a book giveaway, and Palo Alto Police Lt. De Santigo and his canine police dog. Midtown neighborhood residents are invited and can email MidtownNews@att.net for more information.