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INVEST & INNOVATE

California Economy Update

A reader asked for an update on the California economy and budget. This post is about the economy and the next post is about the budget. The overall CA economy...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 19, 2012
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jun 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm | 20 comments | 1828 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

California Budget Update

California continues to struggle with state budget deficits. Revenues are rising but not by enough to eat into the deficit as health care and other costs continue...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 19, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1680 Views

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Ad Libs: Last one standing

What's all this I hear about arts being in trouble in the schools? Why, this mural was doing just fine at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park the other day. At...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 19, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1551 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: Are there parallels between today's Palo Alto growth fights and the city's 1960s war?

A longtime friend and observer of Palo Alto issues and politics asked me an interesting question recently: Is there a parallel between today's neighborhood-level...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Just for the record, on Jul 29, 2013 at 11:36 pm | 37 comments | 1547 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can the Memphis police behavior ever happen here?

What happened in Memphis where seven officers worked almost as a team to beat and kick 29-year-old Tyre Foster is not a singular event in one city. Police beatings...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 1, 2023
Last comment by Jack Burns, 19 minutes ago | 25 comments | 1505 Views

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Ad Libs: Play in progress

So there wasn't a stunning set to take a photo of. But with a staged reading of a musical that's still being written, you expect to see the seams. This weekend we...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Aug. 21, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1436 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Filoli's Quail Café boosts dining options with new vendor

A sandwich served by Epicurean Group at Filoli's Quail Cafe. Photo courtesy Epicurean Group. By Kate Bradshaw Filoli, the historic...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 2, 2023
Last comment by Tom, 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 1389 Views

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Ad Libs: 'Double Take' photo contest

There's another opportunity to get your eagle eye recognized at the spiffed-up Palo Alto Art Center: Submit your best photo of Patrick Dougherty's whimsical tree...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 30, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1296 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: Planning Director: searching for someone who walks on ? hot coals?

The imminent departure (June 30) of Planning Director Curtis Williams leaves Palo Alto city officials searching for a replacement for the lightning-rod position....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Jun 30, 2013 at 10:34 am | 5 comments | 1285 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: When John Beahrs saw combat -- in World War II and the Palo Alto City Council chambers

The recent passing of John Beahrs of Palo Alto at age 100 elicited many memories of a man who lived a full life. His experiences ranged from a loving marriage...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Sic-Transit-Gloria-Mundi, on Aug 19, 2013 at 8:50 am | 1 comment | 1172 Views

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Ad Libs: The floating world

A striking image waiting for me in my inbox upon my return from vacation. San Jose artist Kyoko Fischer won first place in the current juried print exhibition at...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Nov. 15, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1023 Views

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Ad Libs: Art league at work

Classes at the Palo Alto institution known as the Pacific Art League are being held 'round the corner at 227 Forest Ave. while the building undergoes major renovations....

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by homeless, on Jun 19, 2013 at 9:38 pm | 2 comments | 1015 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Regional Growth Plans Explained

Last month the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) adopted Plan Bay Area, an integrated land use and transportation...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by pat, on Aug 13, 2013 at 6:03 pm | 30 comments | 983 Views

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Ad Libs: 'Wild Heart of One Bird Singing'

She lived in a fishing village; she created illustrations of amphipods for the National Museum of Natural Sciences of Canada; she's rather fond of birds. That's...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 6, 2013 at 4:09 pm | 1 comment | 943 Views

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Ad Libs: Facelift for Stanford totem poles

Outdoor art needs special treatment, even when it's made out of trees. Stanford's two totem poles carved and painted by Pacific Northwest artists recently got respectful...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 30, 2013
There are no comments yet. 907 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

New York College Tours - Part One

(written by Lori McCormick) I recently toured four colleges in New York City. Here are my first two college tour reviews. Check back soon to read part two. ==B...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Nov. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 904 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Parking-My Two Cents

When I moved here in the 1960s parking was not a major problem or headache for residents. I suspect this was true up and down the towns in San Mateo and Santa Clara...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Oct 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm | 18 comments | 897 Views

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Ad Libs: A farewell show

Sorry to hear that South Bay painter Terri Hill is leaving Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos, where she's been showing her watercolors for several years. In this uber-cycling-friendly...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jan. 17, 2013
There are no comments yet. 865 Views

OFF DEADLINE

Vigilance is still required even after 40 years of protecting open space, officials warn at 'Founders' Day'

Four decades of acquiring open space lands and 62,000 acres later, vigilance is still needed to protect the forested areas looming above Palo Alto and northwestern...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 21, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Sep 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 863 Views

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Ad Libs: Downtown with Bryan Ida

SoCal meets Palo Alto in a new show of 15 paintings by PA native Bryan Ida. On round and rectangular panels, his thick epoxy layers recall his history with Southern...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 29, 2013
There are no comments yet. 790 Views
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