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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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Is the Bay Area Economy in a Bubble?
Feb 19, 2016 8:24 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 8,742

I think it is helpful to try and use common language here.

Most talk about bubbles refers to asset bubbles—like the sharp decline in tech startup stock... More
Should We Plan for Some Bay Area Workers to Live Outside the Region
Feb 14, 2016 11:32 am
Comments: 16 | Views: 6,331

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: 6,840

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: 11,375

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: 7,371

The California Department of Finance (DOF) released new and revised county population estimates for July 2010—July 2015. Their press release and accompanying... 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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