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About this blog: I grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the area in 1963 when I started graduate school at Stanford. Nancy and I were married in 1977 and we lived for nearly 30 years in the Duveneck school area. Our children went to Paly. We moved ...  (More)

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Should We Plan for Some Bay Area Workers to Live Outside the Region
Feb 14, 2016 11:32 am
Comments: 16 | Views: 5,985

SB 375 and current regional policy supports the idea that regions should plan for all workers to be able to live within the region.

I support this goal in theory... More
Relaxing the Height Limit for Housing with Conditions
Feb 6, 2016 8:30 pm
Comments: 37 | Views: 6,502

Palo Alto has a 50 foot height limit for new buildings although there are provisions for exemptions in certain circumstances.

The origin as I remember was around... More
2016 council priorities
Jan 28, 2016 10:47 am
Comments: 41 | Views: 11,024

I have three priorities I hope you adopt:

--Housing

--Transportation/Parking/TDM

--Regional Cooperation

Housing

For me housing is the number one priority.... More
Bay Area Population Growth Leads State
Dec 19, 2015 12:07 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 7,063

The California Department of Finance (DOF) released new and revised county population estimates for July 2010—July 2015. Their press release and accompanying... More
Public Service when you Work for a Large Organization
Dec 6, 2015 5:26 pm
Comments: 34 | Views: 7,640

This topic has come up currently with regard to public service by employees of Palantir. But such public service has a long history in Palo Alto and is the topic... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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