Dec
3
5:30 PM17:30

Zoning Ordinance Update -- Boarding Houses

  • Date: 12/3/2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Santa Clara Senior Center
    1303 Fremont Street
    Santa Clara, California 95050
  • Introduction: The City of Santa Clara is holding a series of meetings for the Old Quad neighborhood to seek input on the development of a potential Old Quad Overlay within the City's Zoning Code.
     
  • 8/20/2018 -- Design Criteria
  • 9/17/2018 -- Parking Requirements
  • 10/15/2018 -- Historic Criteria
  • 12/3/2018 -- Overall Review, Group Living (Boarding Houses)
     
  • ContactReena Brilliot
  • Phone Number (408) 615-2452
  • Email RBrilliot@santaclaraca.gov
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Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Panel Discussion on future of El Camino Real

EVENT DETAILS
Date: November 29, 2018 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Santa Clara Senior Center 1303 Fremont St. Santa Clara, CA 95050
RSVP Tell us you’re coming by RSVP’ing online today: http://bit.ly/ecrevent

A PANEL DISCUSSION THE FUTURE OF SANTA CLARA’S EL CAMINO REAL Do you want to help SHAPE the City of Santa Clara’s VISION for the EL CAMINO REAL? Join the Santa Clara Community Advocates for an EDUCATIONAL DISCUSSION of the El Camino Real Specific Plan in Santa Clara. We will share ideas of how Santa Clara residents can GET INVOLVED in TRANSFORMING and REVITALIZING this important corridor. Hear local experts speak about TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING, and DESIGN, and discuss YOUR IDEAL VISION for the FUTURE of Santa Clara. 6:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. - 6:35 p.m. Welcome, Introduces Councilmember Teresa O'Neil (Vikas)
6:35 p.m. - 6: 40 p.m. Teresa O'Neil Welcome,, introduce Steve Le
6:45 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Overview/Update on ECR Plan (Steve Le)
6:55 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Nathan Ho (moderator) introduces panel, explains Q&A proces 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Panel Presentation (~ 5-6 min/panelist)
David Pape (GBI)
David Meyer (SV@Home)
Jason Su (SJDA)
Vikas Gupta (Santa Clara Community Advocates)
7:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Breakout Session, Results of Straw Poll (Suds)

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Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Discussion of Parking Solutions at Planning Commission

There will be a study session at the Planning Commission meeting on Wed Nov 28th to educate planning commissioners, planning staff and the public on issues and solutions to our parking problems in Santa Clara. The PC meetings are in the City Council Chambers.

We will have two very distinguished speakers:

C.J. Gabbe -- Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University
Adina Levin -- Project Director at Friends of Caltrain

C.J. Gabbe is an urban planner and assistant professor in ESS. C.J.’s research focuses on issues connected to climate change mitigation and housing affordability. He is particularly interested in the political economy of urban land use regulations, and the effects of planning interventions on housing markets. Most of C.J.’s research is focused on the metropolitan areas of the western United States. He teaches courses related to sustainable urban planning, environmental policy, and geographic information systems (GIS). C.J. has a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA (2016), a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Washington (2006), and a bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Policy, and Management from the University of Oregon (2001).

Adina Levin is an experienced for-profit and civic entrepreneur. She is executive director and co-founder of Friends of Caltrain, a nonprofit with over 5,000 participants supporting sustainable transportation and land use in the Peninsula Corridor from San Francisco through San Jose. She serves on the Caltrain Citizens’ Advisory Committee, the San Mateo County Congestion Management Advisory Committee, the Menlo Park Transportation Commission, and the Menlo Park General Plan Citizens Advisory Committee. In the private sector, she co-founded and served as VP Products at Socialtext, a pioneering enterprise social software suite which was acquired by Peoplefluent.

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Oct
15
5:30 PM17:30

Zoning Ordinance Update -- Historic Criteria

  • Date: 10/15/2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Santa Clara Senior Center
    1303 Fremont Street
    Santa Clara, California 95050
  • Introduction: The City of Santa Clara is holding a series of meetings for the Old Quad neighborhood to seek input on the development of a potential Old Quad Overlay within the City's Zoning Code.
  • 8/20/2018 -- Design Criteria
  • 9/17/2018 -- Parking Requirements
  • 10/15/2018 -- Historic Criteria
  • 12/3/2018 -- Overall Review, Group Living (Boarding Houses)
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Franklin Street Festival
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Franklin Street Festival

Santa Clara University (SCU) and the Old Quad Residents Association (OQRA) are sponsoring the Franklin Street Festival on September 29, 2018 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on the newly renovated Franklin Street on the SCU campus.  

This event celebrates the renewal of Franklin Street between Alviso Street and The Alameda.  Rich with history, Franklin Street is a landmark to the Santa Clara community and all residents are invited to join in an afternoon of celebration. The day includes entertainment, displays of student and faculty artwork at the Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building, an opportunity to explore the historic Larder house, and an exposition of the historic and significant connections of Franklin Street.  Food and refreshments will be available. Student and local community groups will be present to showcase their activities and offerings.

Volunteer to help us at the Franklin Street Festival.  We are in need of several volunteers to help us with visitors for the displays of student and faculty artwork at the Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building with visitors to explore the historic Larder house   Volunteer shifts are 3 hours: Noon to 3:00 and 3:00 to 6:00.  Complete this form to let us know you are available to help.  Thank you!
 

Join us!

Franklin Street Festival

September 29, 2018

1:00pm to 5:00 pm

https://goo.gl/forms/EU1Gf8aPNK2sVC4f1

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OQRA Sponsored Candidate Forum Mayor&Clerk Sept 20, 7PM
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

OQRA Sponsored Candidate Forum Mayor&Clerk Sept 20, 7PM

The Old Quad Residents Association, with support from the Mission City Credit Union, will be hosting a Candidate Forum for the Mayor and City Clerk positions ahead of the November 6th, 2018 election.

We invite the public to submit questions to the candidates. The Old Quad Residents Association will include a selection of questions submitted at the Forum.

Date: Thursday, September 20th 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: American Legion Post 419
958 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95050

The forum will be moderated by OQRA president, Adam Thompson.

Please submit your questions via this form ahead of the Forum https://goo.gl/forms/xw4We0TZLqJebxkd2

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Sep
17
5:30 PM17:30

Zoning Ordinance Update -- Parking

  • Date: 09/17/2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Santa Clara Senior Center
    1303 Fremont Street
    Santa Clara, California 95050
  • Introduction: The City of Santa Clara is holding a series of meetings for the Old Quad neighborhood to seek input on the development of a potential Old Quad Overlay within the City's Zoning Code.
     
  • 8/20/2018 -- Design Criteria
  • 9/17/2018 -- Parking Requirements
  • 10/15/2018 -- Historic Criteria
  • 12/3/2018 -- Overall Review, Group Living (Boarding Houses)
     
  • ContactReena Brilliot
  • Phone Number (408) 615-2452
  • Email RBrilliot@santaclaraca.gov
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Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Franklin Street Option Agreement and The "Viso Project" at City Council This Tuesday 7/17 @ 6 pm

The City Council will decide on The Franklin Street Option Agreement and The Viso Project together this Tueday July 17th at 6 pm.  The two projects are now linked together and will only pass if both are approved at the same time.  

Thanks to all who attended the previous meetings and voiced their opinions on the projects.  The meeting this Tuesday will be the culmination of the many months of work we have all put into this opportunity.   

Please attend this meeting and voice your opinion one more time and let the City Council know what this opportunity of regaining the right of way to Franklin Street means to you.  

If you are unable to attend, please log in your opinions in the eComment section of the online agenda.  You can also send us a copy of your opinion and we can try to read it to the Council on your behalf. 

Where: Council Chambers, 1500 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara
When: Tuesday July 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

 

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Old Quad Area Zoning Code Community Meeting
Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

Old Quad Area Zoning Code Community Meeting

  • Santa Clara University - Charney Hall Law Building Room 106 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The City of Santa Clara is holding a meeting for the Old Quad neighborhood to seek input on any potential improvements that could be made to the Zoning code which may be considered as part of the City's Update of its Zoning Code.

The Zoning Code is Chapter 18 of the Santa Clara Municipal Code and specifies regulations on land uses and development.

Meeting Date, Time and Location:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Santa Clara University
Charney Hall Law Building, Room 106


A campus map depicting the Charney Law Building can be found here:

https://www.scu.edu/map

For those driving, enter through the University’s Palm Drive entrance off El Camino Real, check in with the Visitor Station, and park in the parking structure. Refer to the campus map for the location of Charney Law Building, which is relatively close to the parking structure.

For more information please contact: Reena Brilliot, Planning Manager at (408) 615-2452 or email RBrilliot@santaclaraca.gov

 

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Franklin Street Easement Community Discussion
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Franklin Street Easement Community Discussion

One of the issues near and dear to us is the development of Franklin Street and the Historic Santa Clara Downtown.  We will be holding an informational meeting and public discussion on the upcoming developments on Thursday, June 7th at 7 PM at the Senior Center. 

Preliminary Agenda:

  • Brief history of how we got to where we stand now
  • The new opportunity and how it evolved to the current deal
  • Details about the current deal
  • Next Steps

When:  Thursday, June 7th 2018, 7 PM
Where: Santa Clara Senior Center 1303 Fremont St, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Topic: Franklin Street Easement proposal

 

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    Nautical Family Fun Day & Open House at Harris-Lass House Museum
    May
    19
    10:00 AM10:00

    Nautical Family Fun Day & Open House at Harris-Lass House Museum

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    This year the Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara is celebrating the 175th birthday of Captain Lass with a nautical and maritime-themed Family Fun Day!

    This is a free event with crafts and games for children including sponge painting, tying sailors knots, making sailor hats, face painting, a photo booth  and a chance to pick a surprise from the treasure chest. 

    Complimentary light refreshments.

    Docents will be offering free house tours featuring a special exhibit on Captain Lass’s seafaring years and related artifacts in the house. 

    The historian from the South Bay Yacht Club and South Bay Historic Restoration Foundation will have information on Santa Clara County's maritime history, the Alviso Marina and the local Sea Scout program.

    For more information, call the Harris Lass Museum message line at

    1-408-249-7905.

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    Happy Hour Benefiting The Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends
    May
    8
    4:30 PM16:30

    Happy Hour Benefiting The Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends

    Come Join The Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends at Taplands on Tuesday May 8, 2018 from 4:30 to 6:30 for a Happy Hour benefiting the foundation!

    Our friends at the foundation will be there to chat about the ongoing Mission Library renovation and how you can help.  A percentage of all process at Taplands that day will be donated to the foundation. Come on by for a good time, support one of the great local businesses and help your local library!

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    Community Engagement for Issues Related to Levi's Stadium - Central Park Library
    Apr
    26
    6:00 PM18:00

    Community Engagement for Issues Related to Levi's Stadium - Central Park Library

    • Central Park Library - Redwood Room (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    http://santaclaraca.gov/government/stadium-authority/community-outreach-and-engagement-regarding-issues-related-to-levi-s-stadium

    Give Your Input on Levi's Stadium. Space Available in Two Special Focus Groups!

    The City of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara Stadium Authority recently initiated a transparent, independent and comprehensive engagement process to hear the community's views on a variety of issues related to Levi's Stadium. The Public Dialogue Consortium (PDC) has been hired to coordinate community engagement efforts to ensure impartiality as we gather input from the community.

    Good News! There is space available in two focus groups that the PDC is conducting. Please consider participating in one of them. The purpose of these focus groups is to hear the full range of perspectives on Levi's Stadium. Any and all views on the Stadium are encouraged and welcomed, including yours! Input from the focus groups and other engagement activities will be included in a comprehensive report that will be presented to the Stadium Authority Board to assist them in making policy decisions related to the Stadium.

    Here are the focus group days and times. Additional information about the focus groups is included on the RSVP links.

    Group 1: Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

    Please RSVP to: https://levisfocusgroup3-19-18.eventbrite.com

    Group 2: Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

    Please RSVP to: https://levisfocusgroup3-21-18.eventbrite.com

    Both focus groups will be held at Santa Clara City Hall in the City Hall Cafeteria, 1500 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050

    Upcoming Community Engagement Meetings 

    • April 26, 6:00 p.m. Central Park Library, Redwood Rom, 2635 Homestead Ave

    Please RSVP to attend: https://levistadium4-26-18.eventbrite.com

    • April 28, 10:00 a.m. Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Boulevard

    Please RSVP to attend: https://levistadium4-28-18.eventbrite.com

    • May 9, 6:00 p.m. Northside Library Community Room, 695 Moreland Way

    Please RSVP to attend: https://levistadium5-9-18.eventbrite.com

    Provide your input on the Open City Hall Survey

    To take the short survey, please visit https://www.peakdemocracy.com/5959

     

    Background

    On October 17, 2017 the Santa Clara Stadium Authority voted unanimously to undertake a robust community outreach and engagement process related to identifying the community’s perspectives on issues such as noise, public safety, nuisances, parking, flyovers, crowd control, cleanliness, loitering, lighting, pyrotechnics/fireworks, performance curfew, and other items.

    We greatly appreciate the community’s interest in these issues and encourage the public to continue to visit this link for information about this project, the process, and how you can offer your input if desired.

    Project Objectives

    This Project’s objective is to implement a transparent, independent and comprehensive process to gather statistically valid public views on a variety of policy issues related to Levi’s Stadium, and to facilitate meaningful, robust qualitative input from stakeholders and the public on these issues.

    To gather as much meaningful input as possible, both quantitative and qualitative approaches will be utilized, including (quantitative) broad-based public opinion research polling and scientific focus groups, and (qualitative) one-on-one leadership and community interviews and organizational focus groups.

    These processes will touch hundreds of residents and stakeholders. The Authority is looking forward to further engaging the public on these issues, keeping the community informed, and collecting information that can form the basis for potential policy decisions moving forward if desired by the Board.

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    City-Wide Garage Sale
    Apr
    21
    8:00 AM08:00

    City-Wide Garage Sale

     

    Garage Sale 2018 Dates

    • April 21, 2018 - Registration opens on March 19, 2018
    • August 11, 2018 - Registration opens on July 9, 2018

    Why hold a garage sale?

    • Get rid of clutter and earn some cash
    • Find unexpected items at a reduced cost
    • Reuse items that would otherwise go to the landfill

    How to participate?

    Register online for individual, multi-family, or block garage sales. To search for Garage Sale locations, please refer to the map below.

    Tips for holding a garage sale:

    • Complete all information on the registration form.
    • Create a master list with the items for sale and their prices.
    • Post visible signs on private property only (no signs may be posted on utility or street sign poles).
    • Have change and petty cash available. Have plenty of bags and boxes available.
    • Donate usable items not sold.

    For more information, email us to Environment@santaclaraca.gov or call (408) 615-3080.

     

    Source: http://santaclaraca.gov/residents/events/city-wide-garage-sale

     

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    Free Friday Night Live Performance Feature Charged Particles at The Triton Museum
    Apr
    13
    7:30 PM19:30

    Free Friday Night Live Performance Feature Charged Particles at The Triton Museum

    http://www.santaclaraca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/55643/41

    Location:  Triton Museu
    1505 Warburton Ave
    Santa Clara, California 95050

    Celebrating their 26th anniversary, Charged Particles is hot on the jazz scene in the Bay Area, across the country, and internationally. Featuring the Bay Area's favorite Afro-Latin jazz keyboardist, Murray Low, along with the inventive and sophisticated acoustic and electric bassist, Aaron German, and fiery drummer Jon Krosnick (who has performed with Chick Corea), the band plays funky Latin jazz and more, brimming with remarkable virtuosity, powerful grooves, engaging arrangements with twists and turns, tightly synched ensemble playing, and a wide range of emotions. During the last year, the band has performed all over California, as well as in New York City, Washington, DC, Boston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Cleveland, and Tarrytown, and the band’s international touring includes Sweden, Indonesia, Canada, and the UK. Of the band, reviewers have said: “Something special” (Downbeat Magazine), “An electrifying, push-the-limits performance style… A tight and enormously talented trio.” (Jazz Times Magazine), “Charged Particles is definitely dazzling.” (Jazz and Blues Report), “Fresh, energized contemporary jazz that showcases the trio’s individual technical mastery as well as a cooperative, refined approach to the art form.” (Jazz News Magazine), and “Tight interplay was the watchword as the threesome took difficult fusion themes and applied its own twists with spark and personal flair.” (Los Angeles Times). The band's CDs have received critical acclaim in many publications and have been aired on more than 200 radio stations world-wide. Their second CD, Sparks, was named one of the eight must-hear jazz releases of the year by The Other Paper, and the opening track from Sparks was included on the Jazziz on Disc sampler CD mailed to 85,000 subscribers of Jazziz Magazine.

     

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    District Elections Community Meeting - Central Park Library
    Apr
    12
    6:00 PM18:00

    District Elections Community Meeting - Central Park Library

    • Central Park Library - Redwood Room (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    http://santaclaraca.gov/government/departments/city-manager/district-elections

    April 12, 6:00 p.m.
    Central Park Library, Redwood Room
    2635 Homestead Ave., Santa Clara

    District Elections

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    What you need to know

    The City of Santa Clara is looking to place a ballot measure on the June 5, 2018 Special Election, changing the way City Council members are elected, from by-seat elections to by-district elections. Here are some important things to know about this change.

    Community Input - Get Involved!

    1) Which District would you designate as District 1 and District 2? Take the survey: https://www.peakdemocracy.com/6113

    To view public comments to date, please view the Survey Results

    2) Which Draft Council District Map do you Prefer? Take the community survey here at Open City Hall.

    To view public comments to date, please view the Survey Results

    3) To provide public input in writing, you may also email you comments directly to: districts@santaclaraca.gov

    It is expected that the Council will consider the recommendations of the Ad-hoc committee at a public hearing during the Council meeting of May 8, 2018.  

    Measure A on the June 2018 Ballot

    On March 6, 2018 the Santa Clara City Council voted unanimously to place the Santa Clara District Election and Voting Method Measure, known as Measure A, on the June 5, 2018 ballot. The Santa Clara City Council placed Measure A on the ballot following its review of the Charter Review Committee’s unanimous recommendations on how to update the manner in which local elections are conducted, and approval of the City Attorney’s proposed ballot language.

    If approved by voters, Measure A would update the way Santa Clara voters elect local officeholders as follows: 

    Establishes two voting districts, with registered voters electing three Council Members per district

    • A district boundary map will be recommended in the coming weeks following public hearings held by the Ad-hoc Advisory Districting Committee.
       
    • Candidates seeking election to the Santa Clara City Council are required to reside within the district they are running in and only voters residing in the district can vote on Candidates from the district.
    • The Mayor, City Clerk and Police Chief would remain elected Citywide

    Establishes a voting process known as “ranked choice voting” for all city candidates for office. 

    • The single transferable method of ranked choice voting would be implemented by ordinance.
    • The election by the most votes cast would continue to be used to determine the winner until the Registrar of Voters can implement the new voting method.

    Please continue to visit the Measure A website for updates and additional information.

    Questions / More Information

    For additional information or any questions, please contact the City Manager's Office at (408) 615-2210 or email districts@santaclaraca.gov

     

     

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    Wild Flower Day at Ulistac Natural Area
    Apr
    7
    9:00 AM09:00

    Wild Flower Day at Ulistac Natural Area

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    Every year Ulistac Natural Area Restoration & Education Project (UNAREP) host a FREE celebration of nature and the environment at Ulistac Natural Area. Come and join us!

    We have plenty of booths lined up for your enjoyment, free tours, guest appearances from Smokey Bear, and live music from South Bay Folks!

    There will be plenty to keep kids and grown-ups entertained!

    http://www.ulistac.org/current-events/

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    Heart & Soles Run
    Mar
    24
    6:30 AM06:30

    Heart & Soles Run

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    http://heartandsoles5k.com/

    6K and 10K Courses

    Starting at the historic campus of Santa Clara University/Mission Santa Clara, the course features a loop through Avaya Stadium, home to the San Jose Earthquakes! The event then returns to Santa Clara University where participants can enjoy a post race festival on Santa Clara’s Franklin Mall. The course includes The Health Trust 6K, San Francisco 49ers 10K and Sutter Health/PAMF Kids Fun Run with dash distances (ages 2 – 7). If you have not made it to the 6K/10K split by 9am you will be directed to run on the 6K course even if you have registered for the 10K. Map here.

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    Old Quad Residents General Meeting and Election
    Feb
    24
    9:00 AM09:00

    Old Quad Residents General Meeting and Election

    • Santa Clara Woman's Club Adobe (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    The Old Quad Residents Association is pleased to announce the call for Board nominations for 2018

    Open positions for 2018 Board of Directors are:

    1. President

    2. Vice-President

    3. Treasurer

    4. Secretary

    5. Member at large - Neighborhood University Relations

    6. Member at large - Newsletter

    7. Member at large - Website / Social Media

    8. Member at large - Social Events

    9. Member at large – Political Action

    Remember, the deadline to submit nominations for the Old Quad Residents Association Board of Directors are due on or before February 1st, 2018 to the Secretary - contactoqra@gmail.com
     

    Annual General Meeting & Elections
    9:00 am
    February 24th, 2018

    Womans Club Adobe
    3260 The Alameda

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