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News - November 8, 2013

Around town

DIG THIS ... Palo Alto's City Council meeting took a brief turn toward the bizarre this week when a giant penguin, a couple of pirates and a few construction workers in hard hats interrupted the meeting with a song. This wasn't a Halloween parade, but an unscheduled public-service announcement from the Utilities Department. Led by their swashbuckling spokesperson Debra Katz, the group sang a song called "Call Before You Dig" to the tune of "Pirates of the Caribbean." The lyrics were a bit of a bummer, but the message was clear: "If you hit a wire then you could expire — so call before you dig! And leaking gas can start a fire — so call before you dig. Yo-ho! Yo-ho! Call before you dig."

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