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News - June 24, 2011

Kids delay bulldozers on hospital-expansion project

Day care parents say they learned of imminent construction just two weeks ago

by Chris Kenrick

Kids playing in a tree-shaded sandbox have temporarily stopped the bulldozers on Stanford University's $5 billion medical-center expansion.

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Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be emailed at Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner contributed to this report.


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Posted by Oski
a resident of another community
on Jun 24, 2011 at 9:20 am

Cal would *never* pull a stunt like this. Stanford puts their faculty's kids in danger? Awesome. GO BEARS!

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 24, 2011 at 9:30 am

Someone obviously slipped up somewhere and as is often the case one mistake followed another and now it has snowballed.

The obvious answer is to find somewhere else to temporarily house the Daycare. A few portables (sorry, modular classrooms) a la PAUSD would probably fit somewhere on Stanford land at the very least.

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton
on Jun 24, 2011 at 9:32 am

Stanford has taken ownership of the problem and pledged to find a mutually satisfactory solution.

No cover up, no denial, no backing away from responsibility and no harm done.

Well done Stanford.

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Posted by Yes they can
a resident of Stanford
on Jun 24, 2011 at 10:10 am

Now that it has burst into public view, there is no cover up. The big cover up was in the Environmental Report. Eventually we will find other misdeeds.
Like other institutions with unlimited money, they get away with a lot. Where are their big PR guys now? probably working overtime.

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