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News - February 22, 2013

Menlo father takes child's play seriously

Bucking the norm, Mike Lanza seeks to foster neighborhoods where children play outside

by Chris Kenrick

With resources to buy a nice house in Palo Alto or Menlo Park and expecting their first child, Mike Lanza and Perla Ni beat the bushes for a single feature that was critical to them — a home on a street where kids play outside.

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