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Original post made on Mar 11, 2014

When Catherine Shen moved into her Green Acres home in 2008, she was welcomed with open arms by the other residents who she described as "polite and courteous."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 9:38 AM

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Posted by Pro Undergrounding
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Mar 11, 2014 at 10:21 am

I'm not surprised that the residents love their underground utilities. I wonder why the city never moved forward with that pilot project. I would be all for it.

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Posted by Town Square Moderator
a resident of another community
on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:03 pm

The following comment was removed from a duplicate Town Square post:

Posted by Jerry Underdal, a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 13, 2014 at 4:32 am
Jerry Underdal is a registered user.
Weekly error or Green Acres annexationism?

"One of the questions that came up often during the Maybell/Clemo affordable housing project debate was whose neighborhood it was in. It was generally believed to be in Barron Park. But one of the photos accompanying this article identifies a lovely two-story Maybell home on a narrow lot as being in Green Acres. This home lies several lots towards El Camino from the Maybell/Clemo site.

If correct, this would mean that everything between Maybell and Arastradero, including the proposed project site, is in Green Acres, not Barron Park.

Some of the loudest voices for blocking the project came from Green Acres, which argued that proximity, appreciation of the orchard's fine qualities and reliance on Maybell to get in and out when Arastradero traffic was tied up gave it special standing to claim that the project was being imposed on their neighborhood.

Is Green Acres now annexing the Barron Park territory that it cares so much about?"

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Posted by Corky
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Old PA sure is snotty, never welcomes anyone with open arms-- not even St e Jobs or Larry Page when they first bought homes here. This neighborhood seems to hate newcomers. Beats me as to why

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