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News - November 22, 2013

Around the block

SCOUTING FOR FOOD ... Collecting food for the needy is a tradition for Boy Scout Troop 57. Troop 57 collected nearly two tons of food this year and brought it to a collection station at Middlefield and Charleston roads that in total received 10,500 pounds of groceries, according to Scoutmaster Gordon Craig. The Scouts on Nov. 16 had picked up bags of groceries from residents' porches in the Old Palo Alto, Duveneck/St. Francis, Community Center, Leland Manor and Professorville neighborhoods. The food was donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.

A TIME FOR SHARING ... Neighbors will share goods and skills on Dec. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the free holiday sharing expo at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Residents can share garden produce and tools, crafts, books, clothes, toys and holiday-related goods. The event includes workshops on bike tuneups, composting, rug crafts and knife-sharpening.

HOLIDAY POSADA ... Residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto will celebrate the Mexican folk tradition of the Posada Dec. 14, a candlelight procession from house to house re-enacting Mary and Joseph's search for shelter prior to the birth of Christ. This year, the residents will also pray that the mobile-home park will be spared from demolition, as is planned by the property owners. The Posada will take place from 5 to 9 p.m., with the procession starting at 5:30 p.m. Buena Vista is located at 3980 El Camino Real (at Los Robles Avenue). Traditional food and drink will be served. Rain will cancel the event. The event is open to the public, and RSVPs must be made by Dec. 6 to

SIGN OF THE TIMES ... The City of Palo Alto has added more Crescent Park blocks to those initially included in the neighborhood's overnight parking ban. The trial ban now includes: Newell Road from Dana Avenue to Pitman Avenue and Louisa Court; along Dana Avenue from Newell to Alester Avenue and Southwood Court east of Edgewood Drive. Parking is prohibited from 2 to 5 a.m. The trial runs through Sept. 30, 2014.

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