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News - November 7, 2014

San Francisquito Creek project sees breakthrough on much-delayed permit

Effort to improve flood protection finally set to receive certification

by Gennady Sheyner

An effort by Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park to improve flood protection around the volatile San Francisquito Creek earned a hard-fought victory on Oct. 31, when officials learned that the project is on the verge of earning a permit from a state agency that has been withholding it for more than a year.

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