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East Palo Alto marks anniversary with festival today

Community festival, fireworks show, free swimming to kick off Fourth of July weekend

East Palo Alto officials will kick off the Independence Day weekend today (Saturday) with a festival and a fireworks display to celebrate the city's 28th anniversary.

The community festival will be held at Bell Street Park, at University Avenue and Bell Street, between noon and 5 p.m. today. The city had also scheduled a parade from the Cesar Chavez Academy School, 2120 Euclid Ave., just before the festival.

Residents are also invited to attend a fireworks show at the Cesar Chavez Academy School after dark. Gates to the event will open at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to the planned events, residents will be able to swim at the YMCA for free today.

For more information, call 650-853-3187.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 5, 2011 at 5:00 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Did they say a word about Pete McCloskey, who thought Blacks were ready for self rule in South Africa but not in East Palo Alto?


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 5, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Walter, how is that even relevant to the story? He is no longer relevant.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm

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Just a note to tell you the left is not always the Black man's friend.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Thanks, Walter. I'm sure you know that from personal experience, because you're African-American, right?


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