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OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline: Cooley Landing at last is about to become a jewel of a park

(Photo -- left to right: Elizabeth Jackson, Shannon Alford, Ruben Abrica, Ashlie Simpson.) By summer 2012 a new bayfront park will begin to emerge in the Midpeninsula:...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by beautiful park, on Mar 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm | 1 comment | 3529 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

The Dutch Clutch

I just read a year-end-type newsletter from some friends who shared the sad news that a close friend had been killed on his bicycle when a driver in a parked car...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Jan 9, 2020 at 12:23 am | 3 comments | 3527 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: Gary Fazzino's depth of knowledge reached far beyond Palo Alto

I first met Gary Fazzino when in the early 1970s he took on the job of hosting the Monday night City Council broadcasts on Stanford University's student radio station,...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Nov. 1, 2012
Last comment by kyle, on Nov 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm | 6 comments | 3526 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline: It's name-calling, fact-enhancing compost season in Palo Alto

When the City Council officially set a special election for next November on the future of a corner of Palo Alto's baylands last week it opened the season of pre-election...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 28, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm | 11 comments | 3508 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline: Is 'cheating' ingrained in our schools, or society?

Last weekend hundreds of thousands of American high school seniors -- and some from other nations -- sat down nervously to take the SAT test, that fateful measure...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by Nayeli, on Oct 21, 2011 at 9:11 am | 10 comments | 3487 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline, Part the Third: Now for the Top Three of my Top 10 stories

(Continued from Friday, March 11, column/blog.) My Number 3 top news story: In mid-1966 I was reassigned from the Mountain View bureau of the Times to one of...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 14, 2011
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Mar 16, 2011 at 8:43 am | 6 comments | 3486 Views

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Ad Libs: So much rhythm

The four musicians walked on stage one by one, striking pieces of wood with mallets. Each built upon the last, starting with a single bright "tong!" sound and then...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jan. 7, 2010
There are no comments yet. 3485 Views

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Ad Libs: 'Let's Build a Squadron of Dirigibles in Lenin's Name'

No, I'm not running for office. (And I'm not sure what kind of office one runs for with dirigibles.) In fact, the above slogan was one of the catchiest ones in an...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 29, 2010 at 4:26 pm | 1 comment | 3482 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Because

Because So I can’t save the world— can’t save even myself, can’t wrap my arms around every frightened child, can’t foster peace...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 14, 2023
Last comment by Benzo, on Jan 22, 2023 at 9:03 pm | 2 comments | 3481 Views

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Speak to Dr Katz without getting up at 4am in the morning

As a followup to a recent post about the Katz's Corner radio call-in show out of NYC (very gratified to see that it was of interest to nearly 20,000 readers),...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Oct. 27, 2016
There are no comments yet. 3480 Views

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Ad Libs: New M-A theater: It sure beats J Building

Which is worse: sweltering in a stifling theater, or having a key moment in a play ruined because an old air-conditioning system came roaring on at the wrong moment...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 3478 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Plethora of propaganda provides media literacy lessons

"If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do, you are misinformed." (^

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Nov. 12, 2020
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Nov 27, 2020 at 1:11 am |
10 comments | 3476 Views

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Ad Libs: 'What would Matt do?'

A new San Francisco exhibit calls him "Artist and Educator," but Matt Kahn is just as often thought of as "Mentor." You can't read about him without seeing that...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 20, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3472 Views

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Ad Libs: A photographer's vision in oil

About four years ago, Edward Burtynsky's titanic and disturbingly beautiful photos made up the most powerful exhibition I've seen at the Cantor Arts Center. Mining...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Nov 19, 2009 at 9:28 am | 2 comments | 3470 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

"A Wendy’s With No Burgers as Meat Production Is Hit"

That headline is from a NYTimes article published today May 5, 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/05/business/coronavirus-meat-shortages.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Lets not not, on May 11, 2020 at 2:54 pm | 4 comments | 3466 Views

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Ad Libs: Prize-winning Peninsula Photos

When I was in college, I bought Sierra Club engagement calendars every year, because of their remarkable photos. In between my scribbled, highly crucial appointments...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Feb 26, 2010 at 10:05 am | 2 comments | 3461 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline: Palo Alto's 'UN store' struggling to survive in a new world

The diminutive United Nations Association store -- a landmark in downtown Palo Alto for more than a third of a century -- is struggling for survival against changes...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on May 21, 2011 at 8:24 am | 10 comments | 3459 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A piece of cake: How a Sunnyvale woman launched a nonprofit that’s delivered 40,000 birthday cakes to underserved youth

==I The 40,000th cake delivered by Cake4Kids, a nonprofit started locally that brings homemade birthday cakes to underserved kids. (Photo courtesy...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 31, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3443 Views

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Ad Libs: Variety shows

Kudos to producers at our Media Center, who picked up six Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE) Awards last weekend. A good reminder of the zings of variety you...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 22, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3436 Views

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Ad Libs: Back in Bach

Teenage Bach aficionado Hilda Huang is on the scene again, this time soloing with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in a San Francisco concert in January. When...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Sep 23, 2011 at 11:21 am | 1 comment | 3436 Views
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