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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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Continuation of Office Cap Discussion
Mar 22, 2015 10:41 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 24,484

On Monday night the city council will consider direction to staff with regard to an office cap proposal for Palo Alto. I think this is a bad idea as I have written... More
Why Aren't Consumers and Businesses Spending More?
Jul 15, 2010 12:40 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 23,549

There are two "political" answers in this important policy debate.

One is a version of "Obama is terrible for business" and cites uncertainty and fear of higher... More
Population Growth
Dec 15, 2013 1:59 pm
Comments: 54 | Views: 23,119

The state Department of Finance released population estimates for 2013 on December 12, 2013. Here are some of the key results relating to Bay Area growth.

Since... More
Allowing Unauthorized Immigrants to Learn and Earn Legally Will Help the Economy
Apr 11, 2014 10:19 am
Comments: 44 | Views: 23,023

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... More
Do business executives make good governors or mayors?
Oct 11, 2010 3:36 pm
Comments: 98 | Views: 22,827

Well, it depends. A business executive can have valuable organizational and managerial experience. Executives come from an environment where there is an emphasis... More
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 7,573 views

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
By Steve Levy | 7 comments | 3,749 views

California Restaurant Association tests out public-awareness campaign in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 2,438 views

Driverless self-driving car testbed issues
By Douglas Moran | 3 comments | 1,205 views

Luck despite bad luck
By Sally Torbey | 2 comments | 388 views

 

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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