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INVEST & INNOVATE

Sequestration--Small but Stupid

Federal budget spending will be reduced by $85 billion from current levels starting on March 1 if no action is taken to modify or postpone the sequester. These...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by John, on Mar 3, 2013 at 10:29 am | 22 comments | 3074 Views

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Ad Libs: Worth another look

After visiting the Palo Alto Art Center the other week for a story about kids' art education, I went back today. I had been too busy scribbling quotes and keeping...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 27, 2010
There are no comments yet. 3074 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Read-a-thon Activities

We are thankful that our school is still holding its annual read-a-thon this year. Our kids love an excuse to buy new books, listen to storytimes, and see how many...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 26, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3064 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Our First Anniversary in my Husband’s Retirement

Today is my anniversary. When we married, we decided that our anniversary would be the Saturday after Thanksgiving, instead of the date of the Saturday those many...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 26, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3059 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

It's Not (All) Your Money

Another false leap of logic made sometimes by posters is that their earnings are "their money" and the government has no claim on it to support public programs. We...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 15, 2011
Last comment by Matt, on Sep 19, 2011 at 10:39 am | 23 comments | 3054 Views

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Ad Libs: Art on foot

To take a truly informed science-art-nature walk on the Stanford campus, it's nice to have a museum docent, an earth-sciences dean, a curator and a bunch of professors...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 20, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3040 Views

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Ad Libs: Trees, Twain and time travel

Michal Gavish, an artist whose creative home base is Palo Alto's Cubberley Studios, has a master's in painting and a portfolio that includes watercolors, painted...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 19, 2011
Last comment by Freddy, on May 20, 2011 at 6:48 pm | 2 comments | 3035 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Amazing Food, Unexpected Places

Did you hear the KQED Forum show last week on food treasures? The program...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 2, 2022
Last comment by Paul Bustamante, on Nov 9, 2022 at 3:55 pm | 8 comments | 3026 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: After secrecy of PRISM, why bother with 'privacy policy' notices?

The other day I received a large pull-open mailer from my cell-phone provider, Verizon Wireless, labeled "Important Privacy Information." It was about "How Verizon...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 30, 2013
Last comment by Benjamins, on Jul 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 27 comments | 3023 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Long Term Borrowing is the Best Way to Finance Major City Facility Investments

The Palo Alto City Council is beginning to discuss long-term financing options for major new facilities including the Public Safety building and Municipal Service...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 23, 2012
Last comment by Timothy Gray, on Oct 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 22 comments | 3019 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Meeting the Federal Deficit Challenge

Last night we met the small dollar and ideologically charged challenge of passing a federal budget for the 2010-11 budget year. Now Americans face the challenge...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 9, 2011
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jun 11, 2011 at 11:38 am | 50 comments | 3009 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: That curbside parking space in front of my home is MINE!!!'

The current dialogue over parking requirements in downtown Palo Alto and other commercial areas echoes community debates and controversies that date back decades....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 11, 2013
Last comment by bru, on Jan 16, 2013 at 9:55 pm | 15 comments | 2998 Views

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Ad Libs: Music in Menlo

Is it a scene at the newly renamed Menlo Hub? Looks that way in a story coming this Friday written by my star intern, Maytal Mark. ... To read the rest of this...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 18, 2012
There are no comments yet. 2998 Views

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Ad Libs: Hail to the hydrangeas

Sometimes, in the clutter and spam of the email inbox, you just want a cushion of lush hydrangeas to rest your eyes on. I have the best job in the world. Kudos...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 11, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2972 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Cheese Plate - Disrupted

Cheese plates - same ol', same ol'... I've been making them in similar ways for years. A mixed up jumble with a cheese knife. -==I...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 13, 2022 at 6:32 pm | 13 comments | 2969 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline: Recognizing heroes in a world of stark contrasts

Palo Alto's community-based "Project Safety Net" effort to create a safer environment for young persons received a significant commendation last week (May 10). The...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 16, 2011
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on May 25, 2011 at 2:41 pm | 27 comments | 2967 Views

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Ad Libs: [email protected]: Lovely, lilting Lieder

Everyone in theater knows this old saw: "Bad dress rehearsal, good opening night." Maybe the [email protected] folks should have worried when the last rehearsal for the...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Aug. 4, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2962 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: Is Palo Alto big enough for an elected mayor? Yes and no, maybe

Former Mayor (twice over) Gary Fazzino has renewed a proposal he first surfaced about two decades ago: that Palo Alto is a big and complex enough town to directly...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Dec. 26, 2011
Last comment by Jeremy Feldman, on Jan 4, 2012 at 2:54 am | 15 comments | 2930 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“One should never criticize oneself . . .

. . . when there are always so many other people willing to do it for you.” -Robert Barclay Well said! If you are in situations in which you’re...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 4, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2924 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The clothes we wear: Cool, chic, casual -- or just plain sloppy?

I love clothes! It was important to me since I turned 13. My mother told me at the time (and evermore) that when people meet you, they first judge you by not only...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 29, 2022
Last comment by Clarissa Ward, on Dec 8, 2022 at 10:17 am | 40 comments | 2900 Views
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