Halloween trick or treating will close some Old Palo Alto streets to traffic on Wednesday evening from 4:30-10 p.m., police have confirmed.
Residents obtain an annual permit from the city to close off sections of their neighborhood to accommodate the large crowds of visitors. Throngs come to see the spooky and elaborate decorations at the home of Laurene Powell Jobs, president of social investment firm Emerson Collective, and along Waverley Oaks, a private lane owned by Larry Page, co-founder of Google. Many other neighbors decorate their yards with howling banshees, skeletons and yards enshrouded in fog.
The street closures include:
• Waverley Street from Seale to North California avenues
• Santa Rita Avenue from Bryant to Cowper streets
• Washington Avenue from Cowper to Waverley streets
Residents with vehicles who live within the closed area will be allowed access after checking in at one of the traffic-closure posts that have been set up, police spokeswoman Janine De la Vega said.
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