What better way to spend a crisp winter afternoon than at an old-fashioned street festival. The street in question was Tamarind Avenue, three blocks of which were blocked to traffic. And the occasion was the Heart and Soul Festival, a way to show off the historic neighborhood, the beneficiary last year of $2.3 million in streetscaping, property acquisition and marketing from the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency. Another $1.3 million is planned for the neighborhood this year.
Many of those who attended were able to walk from nearby side streets, lured by the melodious sounds of the Silver Stars steel drum band.
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