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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Gas use or gas ban? Consider all the good -- and bad -- effects

We make community decisions all the time. Sometimes we vote "yes" because it seems like the PC way to act. But oftentimes in our patriotic environmental...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 1, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 8, 2021 at 10:37 pm | 36 comments | 9836 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Propaganda, disinformation invade our lives -- here, and in Ukraine

The disinformation about the invasion of Ukraine that is being broadcast by Putin to his people is frightening, to say the least, for the message Putin is spewing...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 8, 2022
Last comment by Russ Wilkins, on Mar 16, 2022 at 11:57 am | 36 comments | 6808 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What, You're Still Driving?!

Yeah, me too. What’s up with that? Aren’t we all supposed to be on bikes and buses? A few months ago I was trying out a friend’s climate app....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 5, 2019
Last comment by 60-years young and still bike., on May 13, 2019 at 2:36 pm | 36 comments | 13471 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Gunn Student Posts Video on Student Deaths and Stress

Gunn senior Martha Cabot?s YouTube video comments on the recent death of a classmate and offers insight into what makes high school stressful. Video has gone viral...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by a parent, on Nov 12, 2014 at 6:38 pm | 35 comments | 33573 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What is your climate personality?

People react to climate change in different ways. How do people in our area think about it? Do we accept it? Fight it? Fight against the fight against it? Are we...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 11, 2019
Last comment by Game Over, on Aug 18, 2019 at 1:22 pm | 35 comments | 14448 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

All Families Pay Taxes

Every so often someone on Town Square asserts that half of the population does not pay taxes. They see that many families do not earn enough to owe state or federal...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 15, 2011
Last comment by Tax the man behind the tree, on Dec 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm | 35 comments | 3579 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

How Can We Fund Below Market Rate Housing for Low and Moderate Income Residents in the Region?

Most residents agree that the greatest housing shortages are with below market rate housing reserved for low and low/moderate income residents. This is true even...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 13, 2019
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jun 13, 2019 at 8:16 pm | 35 comments | 7817 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

What Would it Take to Get Tech Companies to Move Jobs Out of the Region and Is This a Good Idea?

This is a very popular idea on many Town Square blogs. Personally I do not support this proposal and I will explain why below. But the main point of the blog...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Kolkata Escorts, on Jul 3, 2019 at 1:41 pm | 35 comments | 10352 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Microbiotic Bowl - Research Participants Needed

Did you know your body is made up of 70-90% the genes of another species? Those genes are the bacteria/microbiome that live on and in us. We are more them than...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 7, 2018
Last comment by Survivialist, on Aug 13, 2018 at 3:04 pm | 35 comments | 12616 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The Catholic Church must rid this pedophile problem

Appalling and outrageous! That’s my reaction to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report’s conclusion that more than 300 priests committed sexual offenses...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 16, 2018
Last comment by Ann Stokman, on Nov 12, 2018 at 11:20 am | 35 comments | 13018 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

He said, she said, Mark Judge didn’t say: Kavanaugh-Ford Part 2

A week ago I wrote about Christine Blasley Ford, calling her a brave woman. After hearing her testimony Thursday, I think she was extremely brave. Hers was a...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 27, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Sep 30, 2018 at 7:13 pm | 35 comments | 10707 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Bay Area public transit is in trouble: Can our failing systems be saved?

Let us imagine that you have just been appointed the chief public transit guru in the Bay Area. You achieved this very important post because the transit committee...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Carolyn Ober, on Jan 21, 2022 at 12:19 pm | 35 comments | 6500 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: Impacts of Proposition 13 to be explored Feb. 10 at Silicon Valley conference

A third of a century ago California voters enthusiastically supported Proposition 13 as a way to cut taxes and curtail the costs of "runaway" government. The "tax...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 24, 2012
Last comment by all for one, on Jan 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm | 34 comments | 13811 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: Impacts of Proposition 13 to be explored Feb. 10 at Silicon Valley conference

A third of a century ago California voters enthusiastically supported Proposition 13 as a way to cut taxes and curtail the costs of "runaway" government. The "tax...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 24, 2012
Last comment by all for one, on Jan 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm | 34 comments | 7807 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We are testing geoengineering, and that is a good thing

Geoengineering is the “deliberate large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment to counteract anthropogenic climate change”. (1) It

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 1, 2020 at 5:09 pm |
34 comments | 17015 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Connecting Values and the Economy

I believe that my family and I are connected to generations past and future. I believe this for living in Palo Alto and for living in this world. That is one of...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 6, 2012
Last comment by maguro_01, on Aug 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm | 34 comments | 19251 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Connecting Values and the Economy

I believe that my family and I are connected to generations past and future. I believe this for living in Palo Alto and for living in this world. That is one of...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 6, 2012
Last comment by maguro_01, on Aug 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm | 34 comments | 2271 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

My Day at the Comp Plan Summit

First I want to thank all the staff and volunteers who made the event run smoothly and who were always around to answer questions and help out. Second a shout out...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jun 8, 2015 at 10:50 am | 34 comments | 16559 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Public Service when you Work for a Large Organization

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...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 6, 2015
Last comment by Palo alto does not have a seedy downtown, on Dec 10, 2015 at 12:08 pm | 34 comments | 16962 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Chick-fil-A is opening in Redwood City. Will protesters drive the controversial chain away?

Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A's stance on gay rights has stirred up controversy throughout the country -- boycotts, LGBTQ "kiss ins," lawsuits -- and now,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 6, 2019
Last comment by RWC Resident, on Aug 12, 2019 at 10:47 pm | 34 comments | 20298 Views
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