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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Why I am suspicious about PA’s budget cuts

When I first saw a list of proposed cuts the city staff had recommended for the Palo Alto city budget (due to a COVID-19 $38 million loss of revenue), I became suspicious....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 2, 2020 at 2:47 am | 47 comments | 9733 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

More Cars do not mean More Pollution

On Monday April 18 the council will review the city’s sustainability and climate action plan (S/CAP). I support many of the proposals and am proud to be a...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 17, 2016
Last comment by An Engineer, on Apr 23, 2016 at 8:37 pm | 46 comments | 14177 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

An Open Letter to the New City Council

The Silicon Valley economy is growing again—from San Francisco to San Jose. In some months this year Santa Clara and San Francisco counties have been job growth...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Steve Raney, on Nov 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm | 45 comments | 32542 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

An Open Letter to the New City Council

The Silicon Valley economy is growing again—from San Francisco to San Jose. In some months this year Santa Clara and San Francisco counties have been job growth...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Steve Raney, on Nov 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm | 45 comments | 6773 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Why we are Warming

We ended the last blog post with about half the Sun’s energy hitting...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 23, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 2, 2019 at 10:05 pm | 45 comments | 10400 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Gluten Free is a Joke

Ok, it's not a joke if you have celiac, an autoimmune disease that affects the small intestine, its ability to absorb nutrients effectively, and approximately...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by DCOmaha, on Apr 12, 2015 at 9:05 pm | 45 comments | 26934 Views

HEY TECH!

Analyze data yourself with R - a fast growing language for statistics, forecasting and graphs

Data are everywhere. With today's powerful smartphones, tablets and computers anyone, from school children to seniors, can learn how to analyze and make graphics...

Original post made by Angela Hey on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by manojj, on Oct 3, 2017 at 6:57 am | 45 comments | 29297 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Avoiding Those Partisan ‘Others’

As we celebrate this year’s Fourth of July, I keep on thinking about Americans today and about the terrible partisan divide we have in this country, a divide...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 28, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 1, 2018 at 8:39 am | 45 comments | 6288 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Allowing Unauthorized Immigrants to Learn and Earn Legally Will Help the Economy

There are approximately 2.5 million unauthorized immigrant residents in California of which approximately 1.5 million are working and another 300,000 or so are children. If...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 21, 2014 at 11:05 am | 44 comments | 29264 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Why Don’t More Companies Move or Expand Outside the Bay Area

Some companies have moved or expanded elsewhere. And some residents have moved away to escape the high housing costs. But this has not stopped the region and peninsula...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm | 44 comments | 36782 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Calafia closes in Palo Alto: 'The costs were greater than the take'

Google's first-ever chef, Charlie Ayers, closed Calafia Cafe this week after nine years of serving farm-to-table California cuisine at Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 26, 2018
Last comment by easong, on Oct 17, 2018 at 9:32 pm | 44 comments | 34493 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Super Bowl LIV viewers: Am I a prude?

You can call me a prude, or out-of-fashion, but I was appalled at the half-time show at yesterday’s (Feb. 2) Super Bowl LIV half-time show. And those 89 commercials...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by Ellena, on Mar 11, 2020 at 3:46 am | 44 comments | 7461 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Should the Bush Tax Cuts be Extended?

The country is stuggling to recover from a brutal recession while at the same time long term federal budget deficits are a serious threat to economic growth. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Perspective, on Aug 19, 2010 at 5:52 am | 43 comments | 20518 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Should the Bush Tax Cuts be Extended?

The country is stuggling to recover from a brutal recession while at the same time long term federal budget deficits are a serious threat to economic growth. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Perspective, on Aug 19, 2010 at 5:52 am | 43 comments | 5393 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Property rights and the will of the people

"Why would property rights trump the will of the people?" Mark Weiss posted this question on my blog before he announced his candidacy for city council. My...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 21, 2014 at 11:52 pm | 43 comments | 15748 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Neighborhood Retail, Customers and Parking

The recently announced closing of two retail outlets on California Avenue brought an outpouring of sadness from former patrons and residents who wish for more neighborhood...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 29, 2015
Last comment by Allen Akin, on Dec 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm | 43 comments | 14501 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

My Tomatoes Are Better Than Your Tomatoes

Hi from Michigan! I’m visiting Mom and she says hi. For dinner last night we had some Michigan tomatoes and corn and I have to say, and I’m not the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 22, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 16, 2017 at 7:27 am | 43 comments | 11967 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Is racism also a local problem?

(Note -- this also appeared in print in the 7-19 issue of The Weekly) I write this cautiously because I am a white female, and while I certainly have experienced...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 19, 2019
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Jul 27, 2019 at 2:46 pm | 43 comments | 7015 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Public statues: Up or down? But does the historical importance of the individuals represented matter?

The removal of public statues throughout our country, by supporters of Black Lives Matter and many others, is a growing concern, because what started as a very valid...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Diana Diamond, on Sep 28, 2020 at 9:58 am | 43 comments | 11687 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 Jun 5, 2017 at 1:47 am | 42 comments | 27149 Views
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