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Bad and Messy of the Year

Original post made by Art Liberman, Barron Park, on Jan 3, 2007

How could the PA Weekly not have included this story among the Bad or the Messy of the year?

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Posted by realist
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 4, 2007 at 9:19 am

What came first, CPI at it's location or all the homes surrounding CPI?
I guess if you moved next to the Caltrain tarcks you would want the trains to stop running.Realist


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Posted by oldtimer
a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 4, 2007 at 10:36 am

Actually, the homes were there first. I remember how Varian pushed the project through the City in the 60's, putting up this one building (now CPI) very close to the houses. Barron Park was not part of Palo Alto back then - just unincorporated Santa Clara County - so the city didn't pay any attention to residents. Before they sold the business, Varian had a few incidents in the 80's with gas releases that caused evacuations. It would be a shame if some children die or an old person dies the next time that happens. Think about it as though that might be your grandchild or your grandparent.


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Posted by Brian Kaplan
a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 4, 2007 at 11:51 am

the link to the website showing the potential danger is at

Web Link


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Posted by Jim
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 4, 2007 at 2:21 pm

What does CPI do or make? I know nothing about this company. Thanks.


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Posted by Jeff
a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 5, 2007 at 10:31 am

You can find more information on CPI here:

Web Link


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