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Original post made on Oct 14, 2011

FOR THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING ... Interrupted by a female autograph-seeker, football Hall of Famer and former 49er Steve Young obliged with his trademark politeness as he lunched outdoors with his family Oct. 1 at Stanford Shopping Center's Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill. But, autograph in hand, the woman unexpectedly began to dance, music began to play — and she was suddenly joined by more than 100 others in a choreographed "flash mob" of birthday greetings for Palo Alto resident Young, who turned 50 on Tuesday. Young, holding two young girls in his arms, stood and watched in astonishment. Young's wife, Barbara, had arranged the surprise with Flash Mob America, a group who says its purpose is "to create joy through surprise." To see the surprise, go to and search for "Steve Young Birthday Flash Mob."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 14, 2011, 12:00 AM

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Posted by PV Resident
a resident of Palo Verde
on Oct 14, 2011 at 5:56 pm

New Day, New Vision. (above).

As someone who attended many of the residents' outreach meetings about this neighborhood, I am very disappointed at the outcome.

I remember residents requesting large grocery stores, coffee shops and useful retail as well as schools and green parkland. We wanted community assets and no more housing.

I remember no mention of a large hotel or a car dealership, and no high end research or devlopment business. We didn't want any more housing, but discouraging daycares and schools is opposite wo what we did want.

Why have all these community neighborhood outreaches if no notice of our comments were taken? Tax generating car dealership and hotels may be what the city feels possible, but useful retail that Palo Altans would use to bring in our sales tax to Palo Alto rather than elsewhere, is much more realistic.

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