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Stanford University's Larry Horton to retire

Original post made on Jun 19, 2013

Larry Horton, Stanford University's longtime senior associate vice president and director of government and community relations, will step down at the end of this calendar year, he told the Weekly Tuesday.

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Posted by Janet
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 19, 2013 at 11:01 am

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Posted by Not Buying it
a resident of another community
on Jun 19, 2013 at 11:21 am

relationship between Stanford and the community are stronger and warmer? Come on over to Menlo Park where residents are in turmoil over the proposed development Stanford has proposed for the 8 plus acre parcels on El Camino Real. Stanford participated in the city's five-year Specific Plan process and heard clearly what the city needed to obtain sales tax driven businesses on El Camino. Stanford representatives listened; kept their mouths shut; took notes and stroked the sorry egos of the city's staff to insert into the Plan every loop hole it could so that the city is facing a development with little retail, no hotel, less housing than it could have, a dangerous plaza that includes lanes of traffic, and an increase of development related traffic that will find its way into the modest neighborhoods west of El Camino Real.

No, warmer is not the word to describe the relationship Stanford has with the community. [Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]

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Posted by Charlie
a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 19, 2013 at 11:59 am

Wow, people are so bitter and mean-spirited. Mr. Horton had a tough job given all the Stanford-hating Palo Altans who complain about everything but never acknowledge the good the University does for our community. Good luck to Mr. Horton in his retirement.

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Posted by Jeffery
a resident of Community Center
on Jun 19, 2013 at 2:27 pm

54 years is an extraordinary accomplishnment-Thank you Larry.
I appreciate all you have done. To all the people so ready to crticize and only able to point out the negative. I ask you just what have you done to better our community? Are you perfect? Are you able to live up to the scrutiny you put others through?
Have a cocktail Larry large enough to celebrate all the good along with the challenges that 54 years brings.

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Posted by Not an issue
a resident of Community Center
on Jun 19, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Well said Charlie and Jeffrey. Larry did great work considering the anti- Stanford feelings in palo alto. Of course, palo,alto would be Gary, Indiana without Stanford. Trying to please the malcontents who continue to,profit from Stanford iS impossible , but Larry did admirable work

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Posted by Thanks to Larry
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 19, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Lots of good things the man has done. Wish him the best in retirement!

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