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By Steve Levy

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About this blog: I grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the area in 1963 when I started graduate school at Stanford. Nancy and I were married in 1977 and we lived for nearly 30 years in the Duveneck school area. Our children went to Paly. We moved ...  (More)

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Allowing Unauthorized Immigrants to Learn and Earn Legally Will Help the Economy
Apr 11, 2014 10:19 am
Comments: 44 | Views: 14,548

There are approximately 2.5 million unauthorized immigrant residents in California of which approximately 1.5 million are working and another 300,000 or so are children.

If... More
Developers and Development
Dec 3, 2013 4:47 pm
Comments: 32 | Views: 13,493

Town Square has a lot of posts angry about the pace of development in Palo Alto and tossing around inflammatory statements about developers and the City Council.

But... More
An Open Letter to the New City Council
Nov 8, 2012 3:35 pm
Comments: 45 | Views: 13,278

The Silicon Valley economy is growing again—from San Francisco to San Jose. In some months this year Santa Clara and San Francisco counties have been job growth... More
Most Seniors do not Need Senior Housing But Could Benefit from other Choice to Remain in Palo Alto
Apr 22, 2014 1:56 pm
Comments: 68 | Views: 12,998

Palo Alto has a large number of residents aged 65 and above—17% of the city's population compared to 11% for the state and region. In addition most of the baby boom... More
Why Aren't Consumers and Businesses Spending More?
Jul 15, 2010 12:40 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 12,943

There are two "political" answers in this important policy debate.

One is a version of "Obama is terrible for business" and cites uncertainty and fear of higher... More
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Services, Dining and Shopping Downtown in Palo Alto
By Steve Levy | 16 comments | 1,985 views

Handmade truffle shop now open in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 1,594 views

It's the End of the World as We Know It: "Snowpiercer"
By Anita Felicelli | 0 comments | 1,353 views

The Last Grape
By Laura Stec | 12 comments | 1,141 views

Why is doing nothing so difficult?
By Sally Torbey | 5 comments | 843 views