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News - October 18, 2013

Fire department defends pancake-breakfast alert

Helicopter landing prompted emergency notice, Palo Alto chief says

by Sue Dremann

When 27,000 Palo Alto residents received an emergency alert last week telling them about an upcoming fire department pancake breakfast, some questioned whether the alert system should be used to promote events.

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