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Around Town

GABBIN' WITH GAVIN ... Palo Alto High School journalism students crowded around Gov. Gavin Newsom when he visited their classroom on a whim on Feb. 21. The state's 40th governor was dressed up in a dark-colored suit and purple tie as he met with the teens at the school's Media Arts Center and answered questions, according to Paly student features publication Verde Magazine. The hour-plus-long meeting covered several topics, including California's high-speed-rail project, which will be scaled back to the Central Valley as Newsom announced in his State of the State address on Feb. 13; regulations on greenhouse gas emissions; housing teachers; the achievement gap; the 2020 presidential election (he's announced his support for U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris; and the state's influence on the nation. Why did he come to Paly in the first place? "I have all these staff that are graduates from here (Paly), which is crazy," he told Verde. "My deputy chief of staff, my chief legal advisor, the head of OPR — which is my Office of Planning research, which is responsible for linking transportation, economic development and global warming issues." The former San Francisco mayor also is friends with journalism teacher Esther Wojcicki.

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14 people like this
Posted by Seriously
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Mar 3, 2019 at 11:16 am

“skipping school on Fridays to bring attention to global warming...”

Brilliant. I’m going to go have a donut now, to protect the rainforests.

4 people like this
Posted by winnah winnah chicken dinnah
a resident of Green Acres
on Mar 3, 2019 at 11:59 am

“skipping school on Fridays to bring attention to global warming...”

And yet, it got *your* attention. Enough so, that you decided to have fried flour dough to 'own the libs'.

Hard to pick a winner here... ;-)

9 people like this
Posted by Seriously
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Mar 3, 2019 at 12:17 pm

Actually, I’m a “lib”, if lib stands for liberal anymore.

Sorry, no prize. Thanks for playing, though.

1 person likes this
Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 4, 2019 at 11:44 am

Mark Weiss is a registered user.

Speaking of which, the four individuals who control all of Jazz Amendola, Parker, Blades Skerik are doing a free show Saturday March 30 at Palo Alto Art Center the former council chambers.
Sounds like a conspiracy to get us to shake our butts.

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