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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      
May 26, 2010

For More Information, Contact:
Keith Weissglass (650) 688-6384


PALO ALTO – State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) announced today that he will hold “sidewalk office hours” in six local communities in June. 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, Menlo Park, San Carlos, Cupertino, San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood, and Campbell. Simitian will host additional outreach events throughout the year.

“I enjoy meeting people face-to-face,” said Simitian. “These events give both the public and me a chance to interact in an informal, friendly atmosphere. 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, June 5
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Palo Alto Farmers’ Market
Behind the Downtown Post Office, at Hamilton and Gilman

Sunday, June 6
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Menlo Park Farmers’ Market
Chestnut St. between Santa Cruz Ave. and Menlo Ave.

Thursday, June 10
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Hot Harvest Nights
San Carlos Farmers’ Market
Downtown, on the 700 block of Laurel Street

Friday, June 11
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Cupertino Farmers’ Market
Sears parking lot in Vallco Mall
Stevens Creek and N. Wolfe Road

Saturday, June 12
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Willow Glen Farmers’ Market, San Jose
Behind the Garden Theatre at 1165 Lincoln Ave.

Sunday, June 13
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Campbell Farmers’ Market
Campbell Avenue between Central and Second

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



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