'FILAREE' SCULPTURE MOVED ... And speaking of Greer, a steel sculpture that was a familiar site to motorists driving along East Bayshore has a new home in Greer Park. Filaree, a sculpture by artist Gene Flores, was relocated to Greer adjacent to Amarillo Road on Oct. 13. The Palo Alto Public Art Commission decided to relocate the sculpture after solar panels erected in front of the Municipal Services Center made it difficult to view the piece. Flores designed a new base for the new location. Filaree was purchased in 1977 and was temporarily in front of City Hall.
ROCK'N ROLL PALO ALTO ... After the Oct. 21 Emergency Preparedness recognition ceremony at City Hall, Barron Park resident Bob Moss learned about a U.S. Geological Survey ground-shaking simulation of the 1906 earthquake and what might happen if the epicenter were well north or south of San Francisco. The website is at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/nca/1906/simulations/. At the upper left there are links to detailed views of ground shaking and close-ups, including Palo Alto.
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