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Original post made on Aug 21, 2022

CELEBRATING CAL. AVE. ... The construction site for Palo Alto's public safety building in the California Avenue Business District just got more colorful thanks to four new murals surrounding the area. The works, which debuted earlier this month, all capture a slice of the neighborhood's character. The murals were installed on construction barriers along four sides of the site. Artist Alice Lee's "Mochi" mural transports viewers to an idyllic picnic at the park featuring a dog taking a stroll through a lush green path, a bear enjoying a cup of tea and a girl resting in the shade.Deborah Aschheim's "Friends and Neighbors" shows sketches of people, two of whom are standing in front of familiar places in the neighborhood. Eva Struble's abstract mural, "Sediment Atlas," stands out for its darker tones of tree branches. Judy Lew Loose used pointillism (an art technique using dots to create images) to capture scenes of California Avenue in "Avenue of Dots." Her work features outdoor diners, the Caltrain station, fully bloomed flowers and a dog underneath a table, among other settings. The Public Art Program is hosting free tours of the murals on Aug. 25 and Sept. 8 from 4:30-6 p.m. The works will be on view through summer 2023, when the building project is slated for completion. The project is similar to the murals that were installed around the California Avenue parking garage construction site in 2019.

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Posted by resident3
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on Aug 21, 2022 at 11:12 am

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"Children and their families have unique, distinct needs for emergency care that differ from those of adults," Stanford Health Care President and CEO David Entwistle said "We've been fortunate to have a unique opportunity to design this space specifically for children, whether from neighboring communities or from across the country, who need urgent access to both routine and specialized care."

Thank you Stanford Medicine!

This is very welcome news!

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