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Original post made on Jan 12, 2018

LET THEM EAT CAKE ... "After tonight, you can have a piece of your favorite council member," outgoing Mayor Greg Scharff proclaimed at the Jan. 8 meeting, shortly before he passed the mayoral title to Liz Kniss. Scharff wasn't endorsing cannibalism or quartering, but making a reference to the real star of Monday's show: an extravagant cake that was unveiled before the reorganizational meeting and consumed immediately after. The cake was created by Noemi Lazetera, a San Jose-based baker, at the request of Irma Mora, an administrative associate at the Office of City Clerk and Lazetera's sister (Palo Alto Chief Financial Officer Lalo Perez is their brother). The cake faithfully represents the earthy tones and patterns of the Council Chambers carpet, the council dais and all nine council members, wearing their familiar outfits and sitting in their assigned seats, as identified by tiny nameplates. At the center of the carpet, spelled out in creamy cursive, were the words "Thanks for a great 2017."

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Comments (5)

Posted by George
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 14, 2018 at 9:12 am

How much was the admin’s family paid for the cake?

Posted by JA3
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 14, 2018 at 1:40 pm

Washington Post and New York Times articles published on Jan 11 with the latest on Mr. Franco:
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Until further details emerge, or the matter is sufficiently adjudicated in court, I sincerely hope the Palo Alto Unified School District prohibits all future visits by Mr. Franco to any District campus.

Posted by Lalo Perez
a resident of another community
on Jan 16, 2018 at 9:05 pm

The total amount paid was $0! Our family bought the ingredients and my talented sister did her magic!
Thanks for your question.
Lalo Perez

Posted by George
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 17, 2018 at 9:32 am

Thanks Lalo. My apology for the question and thanks to your family and your sister’s talents for such a great cake.

Posted by Cool cake!
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 17, 2018 at 10:24 am

What a cool cake!

Thank you Ms Perez and to your sister, very special.

Weekly - please post the name of the bakery where we can find this talented baker.

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