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A tree glows in Lytton

Original post made on Dec 4, 2012

Palo Alto ushered in the holiday season Friday with a Holiday Tree Lighting event in the city's most prominent downtown plaza. Photo by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.

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Posted by LVK
a resident of Professorville
on Dec 4, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Living at the Opportunity Center has been a blessing. And starting on the Downtown Street Team also was. However, as a former "street person", I still have needs but have a very limited income. So, this collection comes in handy for me and others.

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Posted by Not a Christian
a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 4, 2012 at 6:53 pm

I am really surprised that no one has complained yet about the tree being an offensive religious symbol. The majority ofnPalo Altans are not Christians, or even Jews, anymore.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Not a Christian - perhaps the tree is perfectly appropriate then, given your comments. "Christmas" trees, despite that moniker, are arguably NOT Christian. Many non-Christians have them - atheists, agnostics, Pagans, those w/no religious afiliation.

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Posted by Outside Observer
a resident of another community
on Dec 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm

In Hong Kong Christmas is celebrated as a "Commercial Holiday". At least they are honest about it's true nature.

It's got nothing to do with any religion, and hasn't for decades.