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INVEST & INNOVATE

California's Budget Deficit and Debt

First a couple of numbers. After the spending reductions adopted in March and the additional income tax revenue that was reported in April, California now faces...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 18, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on May 30, 2011 at 7:41 am | 38 comments | 4187 Views

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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 | 7613 Views

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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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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 | 8247 Views

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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

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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 | 9178 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

INVEST & INNOVATE

Older Homeowners and Local Property Taxes

One of the main arguments in 1978 for passing Proposition 13 was that rising property taxes threatened older homeowners who were retired and living on a reduced...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 9, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on May 14, 2011 at 4:47 am | 65 comments | 23495 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Older Homeowners and Local Property Taxes

One of the main arguments in 1978 for passing Proposition 13 was that rising property taxes threatened older homeowners who were retired and living on a reduced...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 9, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on May 14, 2011 at 4:47 am | 65 comments | 5864 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

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On Deadline: Glimmers of hope, but no $$ yet, for 'Free at Last'

Glimmers of hope -- but no real $$ yet -- are on the horizon for Free at Last, the recovery-and-rehabilition organization based in East Palo Alto but serving a broader...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 5, 2011
There are no comments yet. 7865 Views

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On Deadline: Glimmers of hope, but no $$ yet, for 'Free at Last'

Glimmers of hope -- but no real $$ yet -- are on the horizon for Free at Last, the recovery-and-rehabilition organization based in East Palo Alto but serving a broader...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 5, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3092 Views

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Ad Libs: Whither water?

I love the arcs of this photo: the way they complement each other, with nature mirroring the man-made world, or perhaps the other way around. Although the author...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Apr. 21, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3544 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Guest Opinion: Innovation climate is leading Valley out of recession

Silicon Valley is leading an economic recovery that is slowly building strength in California and the nation. The region added 21,900 private sector jobs during...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 9, 2011
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 9, 2011 at 4:42 pm | 2 comments | 34548 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Guest Opinion: Innovation climate is leading Valley out of recession

Silicon Valley is leading an economic recovery that is slowly building strength in California and the nation. The region added 21,900 private sector jobs during...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 9, 2011
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 9, 2011 at 4:42 pm | 2 comments | 2616 Views

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On Deadline: 'Sim City' computer game not enough? Try 'Sim Bay Area'

There's a computer game called "Sim City" -- that's with an M, not an N, although the latter might make it even more interesting for some. Anyone who has spent...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Apr. 8, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm | 1 comment | 8076 Views

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On Deadline: 'Sim City' computer game not enough? Try 'Sim Bay Area'

There's a computer game called "Sim City" -- that's with an M, not an N, although the latter might make it even more interesting for some. Anyone who has spent...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Apr. 8, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm | 1 comment | 3425 Views

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Ad Libs: The real-deal meal?

The basil goes in the side; ginger and limes on the other side; coconuts on top. Twist the dials and the machine spits out real, honest-to-goodness Thai food. You...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Apr. 7, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3210 Views

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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 | 8371 Views

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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
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