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Public Media Pledge Time!

Original post made by Paul Losch, Community Center, on May 10, 2013

I am a National Public Radio junkie. I don't watch TV, and when I do, it tends to be more along the lines of PBS than Dancing With The Stars.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 12, 2013 at 8:45 am

Sorry that I don't have a comment on this topic.

But, Paul, I do value what you have to say and your knowledge about Palo Alto from your time on the Parks commission in particular.

The link here Web Link is to a thread about the definition of a park. I have been involved in friendly discussions with other locals on this subject and we are all mystified as to how a green area with a bench, a play structure and perhaps a grill, can be called a park? Do you have any comment? Thank you.

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Posted by Paul Losch
a resident of Community Center
on May 12, 2013 at 9:15 am

Paul Losch is a registered user.


I am unsure where you are going with your question, and I will try to be responsive.

In Palo Alto, what can be defined as a park is broad. Different parks fit into different categories. For example, Greer is classified as a regional park, Heritage a neighborhood park.

You are right that there are some small parcels of land around town that are called parks, even if they offer limited ameneties. City owned and maintained space, zoned for public benefit.

We actually should celebrate that we have such places, not all cities do.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on May 15, 2013 at 7:33 am

[Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.] The most important aspect of the "blog", was that you listen to KQED. They need funding, have a neutral non-commercial platform, they rely on private funding - aka pledge drives. As you are an avid listener, and no doubt a major financial contributor, why don't you use your platform to advocate in a positive way, rather than turning to the negative?

[Portion removed.]

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Posted by neighbor
a resident of another community
on May 15, 2013 at 10:38 am

I hope Mr. Losch's article wasn't meant to elicit anti-PBS letters -- that would be a new low for PAOnline.

BUT notice how the first two letter writers, totally ignoring what Losch wrote, hijacked the topic and posted TOTALLY unrelated comments about a completely different topic to let off steam. This thread was about public radio fundraising but they wrote about parks!!

Such "comments" that are reminiscent of a certain person who routinely and randomly stops discussion on a topics with his long unrelated and unintelligible rants. He'll probably post now.

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Posted by homeless
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 20, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Radios are cool! I grew up with radio. Today, would like to get a wind-up radio or solar radio. It all started from mores code all the way up; now to silicon valley; apple and all other gadgets which I missed; like face book, tweet, tags etc or whatever they are. Now, I have a tv and like watching Fox News and CNN.i barely ever talk on the phone or write letter's; this iPhone is incredible! Thanks for the editorial.

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Posted by homeless
a resident of another community
on May 20, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Public Media Plege Time! Long way from the phone when it had a handle to wind up to call! Only 2 people could talk to each other at one time as long as the operator plugged the connection. I love to talk and have a funny memory when the operator came on line and said we have to wrap up the conversation ( get off line ) because someone else wanted to call. Operator didn't have enough plugs for the phone call connection. The main news station was a milk stand!!! Ha ha... so Im all for the 'Public Media Time Pledge!'

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Posted by homeless
a resident of another community
on May 20, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Let's not forget: 'Carrier Pigeons'
Memorial Day is coming up!
All Flags should be up and flying!