Lamar Johnson plans to move to a home near Beech Street & Clarke Avenue.
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Before that happens, the community has a chance to express its concerns.
East Palo Alto police say Johnson served 17 years of a 36 year sentence.
He was convicted in 1982 and 1994.
A hearing to take comments about his release is scheduled for December 1 at 9 a.m. at the San Mateo County Superior Court building.