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News - August 8, 2014

Where everybody knows your name

Jackson Drive neighbors celebrate their 50th anniversary

by Sue Dremann

For 50 years residents of Jackson Drive have organized a block party that includes not just old timers and new neighbors but also people who moved away. The party, like most other things on this short block in the Duveneck-St. Francis neighborhood, is treated like a family affair.

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Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@paweekly.com.

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Posted by Perspectives
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Perspectives is a registered user.

Lovely, but this is not really very different from a lot of other streets in Palo Alto. Not only my street, but many others I know have a similar kind of thing, and an article could be written on them as well. All a variation on a theme.

Seems a little weird to me to "exclusivize" this one street in a PAonline article. Has a bit of a my-street-is-better-than-yours end result, and it's actually unwarranted. I don't think Palo Alto needs to come up with more ways to squeeze people into exclusive bubbles. I mean, really- do we now need to promote people being "chosen ones" given all the other obstacles to get a house here?


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Posted by bewareofthefacts
a resident of Duveneck School
on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:13 pm

The comment about that family being the "chosen one" isn't accurate and makes no sense since those in the know are aware that another family was actually chosen for that home by the seller...unfortunately, the highest bidder did win.


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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Triple El
on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Yes, we have annual block parties and a neighborhood Yahoo Group and directory too. It's nice for the neighbors to know each other and share information. And we know when someone in our neighborhood is not a neighbor.


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