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VIDEO: El Camino Park set for reservoir, renovation

Palo Alto city officials attend groundbreaking ceremony Monday

Palo Alto Mayor Sid Espinosa and City Manager Jim Keene spoke at El Camino Park Monday (Oct. 17) during a special groundbreaking ceremony as work begins on a 2.5 million emergency water reservoir at the park. Construction will include a pump station and complete renovation of the popular park.

The project is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2013. For more information about the renovation, visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/news.

Video by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.

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El Camino Park to be closed through 2013

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Posted by John
a resident of Stanford
on Oct 18, 2011 at 9:08 am

I am curious why they chose this spot instead of say the old Lagunita Lake bed which has been dry for years - the work could have been done without interupting anything, the cost would have been much lower and the resevoir could have been bigger,


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Posted by Scott
a resident of Menlo Park
on Oct 18, 2011 at 10:44 am

Looking at the site plan document on the city's website, there is an existing reservoir there, so it's not as if this is odd choice. The article fails to mention this.


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Posted by Becky Sanders
a resident of Ventura
on Oct 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Hey Veronica:

Can you make me a playable DVD of this... We can pop it up on our non-commercial channels over here at the Media Center. Would love to have this for our community television. Would have be possible?

Becky
becky@midpenmedia.org


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Posted by Palo Parent
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Oct 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm

John: Um, The annual bonfires at Lake Lagunita were stopped because of an endangered salamander living there . . . I don't suppose putting in a underground or otherwise reservoir there would be less disruptive than a bonfire?


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