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News - December 13, 2013

Around Town

BOCCE BALL, ANYONE? ... The age-old Italian lawn-bowls game of bocce could soon be coming to Scott Park. The City of Palo Alto's Parks and Recreation Commission discussed improvement plans for the small park on Channing Avenue on Dec. 10, and they heartily agreed they like some new ideas — including bocce. A city capital-improvement project will provide $100,000 for renovations, including replacing picnic tables, repairing cracks in the concrete basketball court, replacing broken playground equipment and playground resurfacing. A group of people at an Aug. 28, 2012, public meeting brought up the bocce court idea, and so many people contacted Councilman Pat Burt about it that he asked Community Services staff to look into the possibility. A community survey found that 85.4 percent of respondents in support of bocce. The proposed plan would add a 60-foot-long, 11-foot-wide bocce court with pressure-treated lumber edging between the the turf area at the park's south end and the basketball court. A screen hedge would border the area.

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