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A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Enough with Boycotts & "We don't want your type around here"

Santa Clara County is planning a ban that I regard as equivalent--morally if not legally--to those states that effectively ban abortions by imposing regulations...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Mar. 31, 2018
Last comment by Former PA resident, on Apr 21, 2018 at 10:17 am | 41 comments | 15436 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Benefit Promises that are Hard to Keep

Town Square has been filled with posts about city employee benefits for pensions and health care. The Weekly did a long article on the situation in Palo Alto. There...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by Jon, on Aug 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm | 41 comments | 2474 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Housing is for People

Sometimes in the public policy discussions about housing, we forget that housing is for people. It is important to talk and think about what they want and need. These...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Techie, on May 26, 2015 at 10:51 am | 41 comments | 16777 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

2016 council priorities

I have three priorities I hope you adopt: --Housing --Transportation/Parking/TDM --Regional Cooperation Housing For me housing is the number one priority....

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by ivg, on Feb 3, 2016 at 9:40 pm | 41 comments | 22024 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Tokyo ramen shop to open first U.S. outpost in Palo Alto

Ramen Nagi, a Tokyo-born string of ramen shops, is planning to open its first United States location in downtown Palo Alto. Ramen Nagi has filed planning applications...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 18, 2017
Last comment by David T, on Sep 27, 2017 at 7:19 pm | 41 comments | 40968 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

I Still Call It Rossotti's

It's a Wednesday evening at 5pm and where to go in Portola Valley / Woodside for a happy hour drink in the sun? There are only two places, the first being the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by Jean Van Buskirk, on Jun 23, 2017 at 7:33 pm | 41 comments | 54476 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Parkland School Shooting: Why work for a good solution when there is a proven non-starter?

This is not a discussion of the pros and cons, although I will include some notes about the complexities. Instead, my focus will be on the abysmal politics currently...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Mar. 1, 2018
Last comment by Santa Fe High school, on May 19, 2018 at 4:18 pm | 40 comments | 13483 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: Palo Alto getting a crash course on bullying -- yet some prevention efforts go back years

Bullying and how to prevent it and deal with both victims and bullies has become a hot topic in Palo Alto schools, spurred by a harsh finding by the federal Department...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 30, 2013
Last comment by Help us Jay!, on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:58 pm | 40 comments | 14136 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: Palo Alto getting a crash course on bullying -- yet some prevention efforts go back years

Bullying and how to prevent it and deal with both victims and bullies has become a hot topic in Palo Alto schools, spurred by a harsh finding by the federal Department...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 30, 2013
Last comment by Help us Jay!, on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:58 pm | 40 comments | 3779 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Debt debate delusions: An economist shakes his head at budget mess

I have lived in Palo Alto for nearly 50 years studying economics and working as an economist. I have lived here through the recession after the Vietnam War ended,...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 15, 2011
Last comment by regarding NA economy, on Aug 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm | 40 comments | 21796 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Debt debate delusions: An economist shakes his head at budget mess

I have lived in Palo Alto for nearly 50 years studying economics and working as an economist. I have lived here through the recession after the Vietnam War ended,...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 15, 2011
Last comment by regarding NA economy, on Aug 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm | 40 comments | 3957 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Keeping Palo Alto a Desirable Place to Live and Work

Despite what the majority of Town Square posters say, we know that Palo Alto is a very desirable place to live and work from the perspective of new residents and...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 26, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm | 40 comments | 41904 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

What local restaurants do you miss the most?

In light of the seemingly endless ebb and flow of restaurant closures and openings on the Peninsula, from years-long standbys to short-lived stints, I've long wanted...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cece, on Oct 9, 2017 at 7:14 pm | 40 comments | 42588 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Wahlburgers opens in Palo Alto

An outpost of Wahlburgers, the national burger chain from celebrity family the Wahlbergs, is now open in downtown Palo Alto. Wahlburgers soft opened at 185 University...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 13, 2017
Last comment by Bello, on Dec 3, 2017 at 8:31 am | 40 comments | 26498 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Woodside Bakery is Closing?

What a surprise to learn that Woodside Bakery, located...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by Robert, on Mar 27, 2016 at 10:49 pm | 40 comments | 27531 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: Are there parallels between today's Palo Alto growth fights and the city's 1960s war?

A longtime friend and observer of Palo Alto issues and politics asked me an interesting question recently: Is there a parallel between today's neighborhood-level...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Apr 25, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 39 comments | 12549 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Local Transit to the Rescue?

Will better local transit get more people out of cars? ==I This is the second in a series of posts on using buses to reduce emissions, the first being about

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 18, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 9, 2019 at 7:45 pm |
39 comments | 16362 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is "stage 2" the time to try a more pedestrian-friendly downtown?

Should we be allocating more space for people and less space for cars in our downtowns? This question comes up

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 3, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 8, 2020 at 3:38 pm |
39 comments | 17530 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Background and Ideas for the Comp Plan

Regional Background The City Council will discuss the Comp Plan update process on August 4th. I sent some background memos on regional trends and ideas about...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Aug 14, 2014 at 3:38 pm | 39 comments | 25074 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The President's Proposals for Legal Immigration Reform are Bad Economic Policy

President Trump has proposed to reform the legal immigration system by: --restricting family based immigration --keeping the 140,000 labor market based admissions...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 2, 2017
Last comment by Jose Pen, on Sep 25, 2017 at 9:16 am | 39 comments | 13430 Views
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