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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lightning Strikes High School Students in Santa Clara. But Not Santa Clara You're Thinking Of.

Posted By on Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 3:30 PM

A story coming over the wire about lightning striking a pair of high school students in Santa Clara is accurate. But the town in question isn't the South Bay city of 110,000 but a small Utah burg of not quite 4,700.

The Utah town -- which bills itself as "a beautiful place to live" on its website -- is in the extreme southwest of the state. The extent of the Snow Canyon High School students' injuries is not known.

Finally, according to Google Maps, it would take you 11 hours to drive from Santa Clara, Calif. to Santa Clara, Utah, a 654-mile trip.

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Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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