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News - April 15, 2011

Around the block

ELECTRIC RIBBON CUTTING ... Barron Park's neighborhood hotelier, Creekside Inn, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony today, April 15, at 4 p.m., to celebrate its new electric-car charging stations. Creekside has supported neighborhood activities, sponsoring emergency-preparedness classes and supplying prizes for the Barron Park May Fete.

GOOD EATIN' ... Edgewood Eats, the occasional gathering of food trucks and neighborhood gourmands at Palo Alto's Edgewood Plaza, started out last summer as a fun neighborhood idea but now has turned into something more. The Fresh Market, a potential neighborhood grocery store, has been looking at the plaza as a possible site for its first West Coast store, according to neighborhood leaders and a broker for the property. The Fresh Market folks are monitoring the Edgewood Eats Facebook page at to gauge customer interest and understand local purchasing power. Susie Hwang, founder of Edgewood Eats, is asking Eats-goers to post a comment on Facebook to demonstrate their enthusiasm for the new grocer. In the meantime, Edgewood Eats will take place for next two Mondays from 5 to 8 p.m. and will include such mobile food purveyors as MoGo BBQ, Iz-It Fresh Grill and Shack Mobile (lobster rolls).

GREEN SPOTS ... There are seven or eight spots left on the April 27 Barron Park Green Team Green Waste tour of recycling facilities in San Jose, where Palo Alto sends its recycled materials, and Sierra Pacific Recycling in Redwood City. The tour starts at 11 a.m. in Barron Park. More information is available from Lisa Altieri at

RIDING THE RAILS ... Residents will have the opportunity to shape the future of Caltrain as members of its Citizens Advisory Committee. The nine-member committee advises the Caltrain board of directors, giving input on the needs of current and potential rail customers. Applications are due May 9 and are available at or by calling 650-508-6223.

Send announcements of neighborhood events, meetings and news to Sue Dremann, Neighborhoods editor, at Talk about your neighborhood news on Town Square at


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