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Who put up the happy signs along Embarcadero?

Original post made by downtowner, Downtown North, on Oct 31, 2012

Has anyone else noticed the series of cheerful signs affixed to telephone poles along Embarcadero Road? They say things like, The fun is starting, or It only gets better. Inspirational yet light-hearted messages. I like them, but I was wondering - who put them there?

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Posted by terryg
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Nov 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

I think it's this. Isn't it cool?

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Posted by Simon Firth
a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 1, 2012 at 11:35 am

This is another project from the Palo Alto Art Center that is unusual, thoughtful, provocative. I've really enjoyed the work by artists like Patrick Dougherty and Judith Selby Lang that the Center has commissioned recently and my children have benefited from their excellent schools outreach efforts. Kudos to them -- and to Susan O’Malley for the 'advice' poster series on Embarcadero, which had me smiling and thinking.

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Posted by safety issue
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I have really appreciated the cheerful and upbeat messages; however, I was wondering at first if anyone could become unduly distracted trying to read the entire message on the first pass (as I tried to do unsuccessfully at first). I think there are enough distractions with people texting and using cell phones without having several posters on the roadside to grab one's attention. I would suggest fewer words on the posters in the future if we are going to have any more installations such as this one. I do appreciate the upbeat aspect of the posters however.

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Posted by Ducatigirl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Whatever, I drive or bike through there often and find it really makes me smile.

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