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News - August 7, 2020

Could Summer Streets continue through fall, winter?

To help businesses and satisfy patrons, City Council considers tweaking, prolonging popular program

by Gennady Sheyner

Buoyed by rave reviews of the city's new outdoor dining scene, Palo Alto leaders are considering keeping California and University avenues closed to traffic until the end of the year and adding a car-free zone on Ramona Street.

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Posted by sallyfwood
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 6, 2020 at 11:08 am

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Please consider helping Emerson also.

Posted by Mama
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 6, 2020 at 11:27 am

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This makes it even more urgent to open Hamilton Avenue.

Posted by Please sign petition to extend program through end of year.
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 6, 2020 at 11:45 am

Please sign petition to extend program through end of year. is a registered user.

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Posted by Jonathan Brown
a resident of Ventura
on Aug 10, 2020 at 9:31 pm

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How arrogant for Nancy Coupel to complain that the Summer Streets program won't bring benefits to the Coupa Cafe locations she chooses to operate downtown when for years she's illegally refused to serve residents of the Ventura Neighborhood at her 3457 El Camino Real location, pretending that it's a "restaurant supply" store when in fact it's flouting zoning by serving as a wharehouse for the downtown cafes. If Nancy is truly looking for something beneficial, she would comply with the law and open the cafe in our neighborhood. The abandoned Innospring parking lot next door would serve nicely as an outdoor seating area, as would the alley in back, and you've got near-constant foot traffic there during these days of working at home with people trying to move around while on or between calls. We might be more of a mixed crowd here than downtown, but we don't bite!

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