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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  
July 8, 2011

For More Information, Contact:
Melissa Figueroa (916) 651-4011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


PALO ALTO – State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) announced today that he will be adding additional dates to his “sidewalk office hours” calendar. The Senator has scheduled seven additional dates in July and August. Simitian invites community members to visit and voice their questions and concerns about state legislative issues.

The upcoming sidewalk office hours will take place in Palo Alto, Campbell, Cupertino, San Carlos, Los Altos and San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood. Simitian will host additional outreach events throughout the year.

“I look forward to talking to people one-on-one,” said Simitian. “Sidewalk office hours give both the public and me a chance to interact in an informal, friendly atmosphere. With the amount of time that my job requires me to be in Sacramento, it’s tremendously helpful to hear first-hand what folks have on their minds.”

Simitian holds his sidewalk office hours at local farmers’ markets. All questions are welcome, and no appointment is required.

“The farmers’ markets are a wonderful venue for sidewalk office hours,” Simitian said.  “The setting is relaxed, it’s easy to find, and a lot of folks stop by to talk on the spur of the moment. In these challenging times, it’s more important than ever for elected officials to stay in touch.”

Simitian will host his sidewalk office hours at the following times and locations:

Saturday, July 23rd
10:00 a.m. – noon
Palo Alto Farmers’ Market
Behind the Downtown Post Office, at Hamilton and Gilman

Sunday, July 24th
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Campbell Farmers’ Market
Campbell Avenue between Central and Second

Thursday, July 28th
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
San Carlos Farmers’ Market
Downtown, on the 700 block of Laurel Street

Thursday, August 4th
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Los Altos Farmers’ Market
State Street between First and Third Streets

Friday, August 5th
10:30 am – noon
Cupertino Farmers’ Market
Sears parking lot in Vallco Mall
Stevens Creek and N. Wolfe Road

Saturday, August 6th
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Willow Glen Farmers’ Market
Behind the Garden Theatre at 1165 Lincoln Avenue

For more information on Simitian’s upcoming district events, visit or call (650) 688-6384 or (408) 277-9460.


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