I have been a vocal critic — and supporter — of Avenidas for many years. My primary issue has been with Avenidas' location in northern Palo Alto and its inability to offer programs that are convenient to the people who live south of Oregon Expressway.
I was delighted when Avenidas had to move to Cubberley Community Center, even temporarily, because it has forced them to appreciate the increased accessibility to Avenidas by our southern Palo Alto population. And, having Comida at Stevenson House on Charleston has been great. Witness the article in the last Palo Alto Weekly about its lunch program.
The best part is that they are not going to disband the Stevenson House program but add a northern Palo Alto one at the Masonic Temple.
I like the comment, "a lot of people come (to the Stevenson House Comida) from this side of town." Why wouldn't they? It's more convenient than trying to get to downtown Palo Alto.
I'm sure that Avenidas is dying to get out of dismal Cubberley and into their new digs in northern Palo Alto. But, now they realize the presence and importance of their southern residents.
E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto
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