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News - March 18, 2011

News Digest

Budget deficits forecast for Palo Alto

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Posted by Roger
a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 18, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I am glad there may be improvements at JJ&F, or Jojo's, as it has gone downhill since the Garcia's left.

Regarding the City's deficit, I am so tired of 10 year deficits being published instead of annual deficits. Governments budget annually so why not say the deficit is $10 million per year instead of $100 million over 10 years? I can tell you why, because it scares people more since most people see $100 million and miss the 10 year detail. Citizens then say how can we deal with all that this year and they demand drastic cuts? The 10 year deficit is a deceptive practice used statewide but it is a fallacy because none of us knows the future.

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Posted by Old Timer
a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I was so sad to see the Garcias leave and was very put off by the Emerald management and workers (who blew their nose at the register and smoked outside in front). I had to stop in this past week to grab a sandwich and was delighted by the warm service at the sandwich counter, and at the check out counter. After paying for my sandwich I learned that the very gracious and polite man who was at the register is the new owner. I'm very optimistic and look forward to seeing what they will do!

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Posted by Heather
a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I stopped for some groceries at JJ&F this morning and met Chris Koury at the register. He was very friendly, asked if I had any special requests or orders to stock, and emphasized his family's desire to return the grocery to a neighborhood gem.

The store had become very emptied out under Emerald; I hope the Kourys venture succeeds and welcome the new ownership and its desire for excellent service.