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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Keep Your Pet Safe This Halloween!

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Help your furry family member stay safe and comfortable this Halloween with these tips.

1. No tricks, no treats. Candy is for trick-or-treaters, not your pet. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also cau...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

All About Adoption from the Plano Animal Shelter

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Are you interested in adopting a pet from the Plano Animal Shelter?

Keep in mind that all animals at our shelter are:

  • Up-to-date on vaccines 
  • Microchipped 
  • Sterilized 
  • Receive heartworm testing and treatment if needed 
  • Given a collar and tags
  • Loved by staff and volunteers 

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Read the Special COVID-19 edition of The Business of Green

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In this challenging time, we offer business tips and resources to help you weather the COVID-19 crisis in our latest edition of The Business of Green. Learn how to apply for the coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Administration loans...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Weekly Update: March 5, 2020

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Our staff, including our police and fire-rescue teams, are taking appropriate precautionary measures including conducting more frequent disinfection processes at our highly trafficked facilities.

While the immediate risk of COVID-19 is believed to be low a...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

4 Reasons Why the Outdoor Warning System Could be Activated

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Outdoor Warning Sirens are designed to alert people who are outside to seek shelter inside. In hazardous conditions, Plano's sirens will sound for 3 minutes. During monthly tests, Plano's sirens sound for 1 minute, followed by a voice saying "test.&q...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

Have you ever wondered what you might be able to make at home and sell? The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allo...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Plano Fire-Rescue's Notice of Privacy Practices

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This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

Plano Fire-Rescue is committed to protecting your personal health information. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of health information that could reasonably be used to identify you, known as “protected health information” ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Fire Training Center

The Fire Training Center is a two-acre complex is expected to be completed by early 2022.

The Fire Training Center is a two-acre complex which will include a Training Administration building with office space, training/classrooms, women’s and men’s locker rooms, a fitness area, and a mock three-bay apparatus room; a two-story single-family hom...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Plano Fire-Rescue 2019 Annual Report

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Check out the 2019 Annual Report, with information on all aspects of Plano Fire-Rescue. 

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Plano Fire-Rescue's 2019-2023 Strategic Plan

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Plano Fire-Rescue has just released the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan.

Any successful agency must continually track progress towards achieving its stated short-term goals and objectives.  Periodically, it is important for an organization to stop and perform a more detailed assessment of its environment, its stakehol...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Learn About Medicare Enrollment Options

Medicare 101 Workshop with Plano Public Library

Annual Medicare enrollment is going on now through December 7. Get informed by watching Medicare 101 Workshop with Mary Jane Frank from the Area Agency on Aging.

Learn about Medicare coverage options, whether you should sign up for Medicare, and paying for Medicare costs.

Watch

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Guide to Early Readers Builds Reading Skills

Guide to Early Readers with Plano Public Library

Early readers are perfect titles for children starting to read on their own. With options ranging from phonics to fluent, you can help build your child’s reading skills and confidence.

Whether you’re just getting started with letter sounds or you’re almost ready for chapter books, this collection helps encourage independent reading skills. These titles feature simple, repetitive words that are easy for children to re...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Explore Ellen Sivess’s Art Virtually

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Digital painting is Ellen Sivess’ preferred medium. Her goal is to start a web comic by the end of 2020. Sivess exhibited artwork at Harrington Library in 2020.

Enjoy the virtual tour of her art

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Explore Courtney Hitt’s Art Virtually

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As a mixed media artist, Courtney Hitt is inspired by beauty and optimism as well as the hidden and insignificant. Hitt was a Spotlight Art artist for Plano Public Library in 2020.

Enjoy the virtual tour of her art

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Business & Partners Resources and Classes

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Visit the Business & Partners page on the Library website. You’ll find resources to develop technical and soft skills with online classes and business resources. Entrepreneurs, small business owners, and individuals can register for business workshops.

Partnerships with the Library enhance opportunities to reach diverse audiences and extend the Library’s capacity to provide vital information and resources to the community. Partners engage in Library activities in a variety of ways by teaching classes, p...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Access PressReader with Your Library Card

Access PressReader with Your Plano Library Card

Read newspapers and magazines on the go for free with your Library card. PressReader provides access to more than 7,000 publications using a web browser or mobile app

  1. Download PressReader app or go to pressreader.com
  2. Click Sign In and Library or Group, search and select Plano Public Library from the list
  3. Enter your library card information and click Sign In

Access more News publications and online newspapers and magazines...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Library Open for Grab and Go Service

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The library is now open for Grab and Go service and computer access with no appointment necessary. Grab and Go service allows you to browse materials and pick up holds using self-checkout, and shop the Friends lobby sales during a quick visit.

Computer access is available for one 2-hour session per day on a first come-first served basis.

The library is open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 5:00 p.m. for Grab and Go,...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Plano Neighborhood Services Has Moved!

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Plano Neighborhood Services has moved to 777 E. 15th St. The building was completely renovated to fit the growing needs of our department. The new building includes two floors, additional conference rooms, a larger training room and natural light. The new...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Do You Have the Nuttiest Neighborhood?

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Every September the North Texas Food Bank hosts a peanut butter drive to help combat hunger in Collin County. Mayor LaRosilliere says, “This is the time of year where our community comes together to spread hope with their generosity and care.&qu...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Pay Attention to Your Foundation!

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Without a proper foundation maintenance plan, your home could experience serious structural issues and eventually begin to fail. Ward off serious foundation issues and keep repair costs low with these five tips:

  1. Maintain a consistent moisture level around ...
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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Support Small Businesses in Plano!

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Utilizing $200,000 in CARES Act funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Plano Neighborhood Services created the Small Business Grant Program to provide emergency grants to businesses in Plano who have been impacted by COV...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: Don't Make Halloween Scarier

Virtual Pumpkin Painting Palooza and Costume Contest on Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. It's free. Sign up onli

Participate in fun Halloween activities, learn about Day Labor Center services, sign up for Senior Care Calls, plant a tree for Arbor Day and more in this Plano City News.

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 36,700 subscribers by the City of Plano Communications and Community Outreach department. To receive a copy directly in your inbox, please subscribe. Thank you for your readership!

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Keep the Value in Your Neighborhood

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Invest in your home socially and aesthetically. Register for the Neighborhood Summit: Neighborhood Values, Home Values, our first virtual conference. Best of all – it is FREE!

Learn how you can love where you live, today! Topics include: 

  • Establishing your neighborhood values 
  • Building a neighborhood network 
  • Preserving or increasing your home value 
  • Learning do-it-yourself home improvement tips ...
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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Check on the Progress of the New Water Reservoir

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Our water supplier the North Texas Municipal Water District is continuing to make progress on construction of the new Bois D’arc Lake reservoir.

Once it is complete in 2022, Plano and residents of the other 12 member cities will be drinking water from this lake. Learn other facts about the project.

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Keep Alert for Lane Closures at Preston Road and PGBT Intersection

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The City of Plano is working with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to improve the intersection at Preston Road and the President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT). Construction continues through 2021.

The improvements include:

  • widening the southbound Preston Road bridge over the KCS railroad and PGBT
  • creating a southbound right-turn lane at the PGBT westbound on-ramp
  • adding dual left-turn lanes for southbound traffic to the PGBT eastbound on-ramp

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Watch and Attend Plano City Council Meetings Online

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Stay in and stay safe, watch or participate in City Council Meetings virtually.

Meetings are the second and fourth Mondays of each month. The executive session is at 5 p.m. and is immediately followed by the preliminary open meeting. At 7 p.m. the regular session begins. Review the meeting’s agenda (available Wednesday nigh...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Get Ahead of Your Next Emergency with SMART911

Smart911: Seconds Matter in an Emergency

What if first responders had access to your drug allergies and medical history before the ambulance even arrived?

It’s possible when you set up a safety profile with SMART911. Plano Public Safety Communications has launched SMART911. This tool makes your profile available to dispatchers when you call for help from a cell phone. It fills a critical gap becau...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Subscribe to the Inside Plano Podcast

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Listen along to Inside Plano to learn about city events, programs and services. Get to know your city team along the journey. New podcast episodes are available on the first of every month.

Subscribe to get the episodes automatically through your favorite podcasting platforms: iTunes, iHeart Radio, Soundcloud, Google Play and Stitcher. Be sure to check out the show notes to make the most of each episode.

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Learn more and listen to previous episodes. City of Plano News

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Parks and Recreation steps up, balances access and safety

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Have you developed a deeper appreciation for your local park during the pandemic? Close-to-home parks and trails are crucial to a community’s quality of life, and 2020 has certainly made that evident.

More people have turned to Plano’s parks and open spaces like never before in search of fresh air, exercise and a sense of a peace. And access to these areas matter now more than ever.

We are all having to learn new ways to maintain our physical,...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Senior Care Call Plan

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Do you know a senior who would benefit from our Bi-Weekly Senior Care Calls?

You can sign up yourself or someone you know at Bi-weekly Senior Care Calls. Plano staff calls to see how you’re doing, answer your questions and help connect you to community resources if needed. To get on our call list, click and fill out the this form:...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Limited Access During Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Improvements

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A series of erosion control projects and construction of a new restroom building are underway at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. During construction, parking will be limited and pedestrian traffic will be closed off on pedestrian bridges.

Over time, runoff from rainfall causes erosion to the creek banks adjacent to pedestrian bridges. The erosion control measures are designed to shore up those banks. The project began earlier this month and is expected to be completed in early 2021. Nature...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Explore Current Plano Parks and Recreation Projects

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Did you know at any given time there are numerous parks and facilities under design, construction or renovation?

A lot of work happens from the design phase to completion of each project. Our Park Planning team is sharing the excitement of these projects with you on this web page filled with updates, meeting notices and photos of some of the work in progres...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

New & Improved: Carpenter Park Athletic Complex Reopens

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Plano Parks and Recreation is proud to announce the reopening of the Carpenter Park Athletic Complex north side. The fields are now open for scheduled play and practice.

The long list of renovations began in Spring 2019. The highlight of the improvements are four newly-installed artificial turf athletic fields with security fencing and an additional trail to complete a loop around the entire park. Other upgrades include t...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Grow Zones Established in Plano Parks

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Plano is embarking on the natural reforestation of Plano’s creeks to reduce creek bank erosion, grow the tree canopy, reduce flooding, and filter harmful pollutants before they enter the watershed (the source of our drinking water) by creating g...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Watch and Participate in Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings Online

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1st and 3rd Mondays7 p.m. (regular meeting)videoconference 

Each Planning & Zoning Commission meeting agenda is posted to the P&Z Commission webpage the Friday prior to the meeting.

Comment with one of these options: 

  • Register to sp...
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Posted on: February 4, 2020

VIP 2018-2019 Annual Report

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Check out this year’s annual report full of great information about how volunteers are creating impact for the City of Plano.

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Dallas Morning News: Volunteering is secret to happiness

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Giving back through volunteering makes Plano happy, according to the Dallas Morning News

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

VIP Celebrates Record-Setting Success

VIP Annual Report 2018

Annual Report Highlights:

•   35 years of VIP

•   Record-setting number of volunteers 

•   Volunteer awards

•   Corporate & academic partnerships

•   VIP Sup...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

ESL Teachers Needed

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Harrington Library is looking for volunteer ESL teachers. Training is free and materials are provided. For more information, contact Julie Brown, ESL Program Director at juliebrown@lift-texas.org or call 214-824-2000 ext. 3218

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Bank of America Volunteers Become Super Sorters

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Thank you to the team of 14 Bank of America employees for giving an afternoon of service to Haggard Library. Employees from India and several different states joined together to help sort donations and package items for the annual fundraising books sale. ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

United Healthcare Employees Volunteer at Parr Library

United Healthcare volunteers at Plano's Parr Library.

Thank you to United Healthcare employees for lending a hand at Parr Library. Staff enjoyed a morning of service by cleaning and organizing children’s books for the library. Children’s book are frequently checked out and at the end of e...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Bank of America Rolls Up Their Sleeves

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On Friday, September 30 six employees from one of Plano's Bank of America locations chose the Plano Animal Shelter for their volunteer day. Employees were excited to lend a hand in the kennels, help with laundry, wash many dog bowls and spend time togethe...Read on...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Hyundai Capital Lends A Hand

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On Saturday, September 24th seven employees from Plano's Hyundai Capital office spent their morning volunteering at the Animal Shelter. Creating a team building event around service to the community is a great way to build comradery and motivate staff to ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capgemini Serve Plano

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On Friday, September 23 staff from Capgemini selected the Plano Community Garden and the Animal Shelter for their service day. Staff members rolled up their sleeves helped provide maintenance of the garden, weeding, turning compost piles, laying mulch and...Read on...

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capital One, A Dog's Best Friend

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On Friday, August 19 employees from Capital One spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. Corporate volunteers play a vital role in helping advocate for the shelter after they spend a day in the life of shelter staff. Groups are all smiles a...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

Cambria Hotel & Suites Supports Animal Shelter

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On Friday, September 9th staff from Cambria Hotel & Suites Plano rolled up their sleeves and spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. 9 Cambria employees enjoyed a day of service helping the shelter maintain a clean facility, provide se...Read on...

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Frisco Roughriders lend a hand at Animal Shelter

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On Sunday, August 21 staff from the Frisco Roughriders donated a morning of service to the Plano Animal Shelter. They spent time helping with cleaning and maintenance of the facility which improves the customer experience and provides a safe environment f...Read on...

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Posted on: December 14, 2015

Bank of America Volunteers Plant Seedlings for Parks Department

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A big thank you goes out to the 10 Bank of America volunteers who planted 100 trees in the Russell Creek greenbelt for the Plano Parks Department.

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Exam Weekend:

What to Bring and What to Know the Day of the Exam

Saturday Morning: bring your ID, exam ticket and completed and notarized PHS to the exam.  Wear athletic clothing as those who pass will immediately proceed to the physical agility test. ...

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