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Eviction At Alma Plaza

Original post made by James Moore, Fairmeadow, on May 30, 2007

Last week the Weekly reported that the last small merchant in Alma Plaza received notice to vacate in three weeks. Today I was in the shoe store cum Post Office Substation of Rufo M Lacerna. Mr. Lacerna and his wife have served this community faaithfully as they struggled to make a go of their little enterprise. To make ends meet they practiced an economy not often seen by Palo Altans. When I first entered the store several years ago the six month old baby lay in his cradle. As she sold stamps and weighed letters Mrs. Lacerna soothed the babies cries. The three year old romped around the front of the counter. For years they sweltered in the summer. There was no cross ventilation. Mrs. Lacerna was ever alert to see the boy did not run out of the open door into the parking lot.

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