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News - March 17, 2017

What's cooking?

Neighborhood residents offer after-school culinary classes

by Sue Dremann

The afternoon serenity of Sonali Patwardhan's kitchen was suddenly broken as six middle and elementary school girls piled in through the back door on a recent weekday.

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Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@paweekly.com.


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Posted by Marc
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm

Not to rain on what they are doing but did anyone run background checks on Sonali Patwardhan or Cindy Roberts? Where they fingerprinted and checked as are Girl Scout adults? Have their homes been inspected to insure that they have the proper safety features? Are there smoke and fire detectors? Fire extinguishers?

Do they make sure that an adult is never alone with a child? That there is always two adults present at all times?

Do they have medical release forms so that in case of an accident care can be provided to the injured?

As long as nothing ever happens everyone will ignore any basic safety concerns, but if there is an incident then there will be an outcry from people why no one took the proper precautions.


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Posted by nearby resident
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Mar 19, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Sounds charming, but is it ok/legal to operate a business out of one's house in a residential neighborhood? People come and go, it isn't remote like an internet based business. Is a business license needed? As a neighbor to one of these homes, it isn't great to have a sign advertising a business on a single family home's front lawn near you. Just curious what the City of Palo Alto thinks of this. Thanks.

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