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Community activist Stephanie Munoz dies at 86

Original post made on Aug 9, 2019

Stephanie Munoz, one of Palo Alto's staunchest and most passionate advocates for the less fortunate, died on Aug. 1, city officials said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 8, 2019, 5:58 PM

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Posted by Ray
a resident of Professorville
on Aug 9, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Palo Alto lost a good mind as well as a good heart.

"It seems to me natural. You can't buy a place for them and you cannot recruit teachers if they have to go to Stanislaus County," Munoz said. "They just can't do it."

At the same time, she criticized commercial developers for an "insatiable appetite for growth," as she told the council during the Feb. 11 meeting.

"Unfortunately, that growth is often at the expense of residential properties," Munoz said.

If you are a resident of Palo Alto, you recognize that she was right.

RIP Stephanie; words from Edna St. Vincent Millay come to mind:
"The world stands out on either side
No wider than the heart is wide.
Above the world is stretched the sky
No higher than the soul is high.

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