Around Town | January 18, 2013 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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News - January 18, 2013

Around Town

INAUGURAL KIDS ... A passion for video became a ticket to next Monday's presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., for five local high school students. Dakota Baker and Nitya Kasturi of Gunn, and Alec Furrier and Kenny Jones of Paly, along with Caroline Clark of Woodside, will interview elected officials and create videos during the festivities. The five will be accompanied by former Palo Alto Mayor Yiaway Yeh, Midpeninsula Media Center program manager Becky Sanders and intern Wes Rapaport. Expenses will be paid by Democratic Municipal Officials, a national organization of elected Democratic municipal officials of which Yeh is a board member. The team began creating videos about Palo Alto's infrastructure last year as part of the Mayor's Youth Video Corps program. Inauguration tickets were arranged through the office of U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo. The kids will be blogging their experiences on Palo Alto Online this weekend. To read their blog, visit

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