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California Budget Myths

State leaders have acted as usual to make state budget decisions in secret with the only access to the public is through the posturing that both parties put forth....

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 8, 2010
Last comment by Richard, on Jul 16, 2010 at 6:28 pm | 15 comments | 6406 Views

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Ad Libs: A requiem for summer (but in a good way)

I am now officially a proud choral-music geek, because I have not one but two favorite requiems. Very pleased to get to sing both the Durufle and the Faure last...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 13, 2010
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Jul 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 5275 Views

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Ad Libs: Imagining arias on El Camino

Here's what downtown Menlo Park should do with all those gaping spaces on El Camino Real that used to hold car dealerships. Opera. An enterprising company called...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 8, 2010
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Jul 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm | 2 comments | 10907 Views

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Ad Libs: Imagining arias on El Camino

Here's what downtown Menlo Park should do with all those gaping spaces on El Camino Real that used to hold car dealerships. Opera. An enterprising company called...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 8, 2010
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Jul 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm | 2 comments | 5428 Views

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Ad Libs: The art of buttercream

We theater people have plenty of superstitions. Just because I'm a Wallace doesn't mean I'm brave enough to speak the name of the Scottish play. But I don't think...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 9, 2010
There are no comments yet. 3718 Views

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Is California high-speed rail the future or a slow-motion train wreck?

For a frenetically busy community, it seems that Palo Altans sometimes have too much time on their hands. It is a rare week when someone could possibly do or...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by NONIMBYS, on May 31, 2010 at 11:17 am | 23 comments | 11531 Views

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Is California high-speed rail the future or a slow-motion train wreck?

For a frenetically busy community, it seems that Palo Altans sometimes have too much time on their hands. It is a rare week when someone could possibly do or...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by NONIMBYS, on May 31, 2010 at 11:17 am | 23 comments | 7320 Views

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Ad Libs: Pop go the props if the actors don't stop

For my story this week about TheatreWorks' play "Opus," about life in a string quartet, I chatted with writer Michael Hollinger and cellist/advisor Kris Yenney....

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 28, 2010
There are no comments yet. 5179 Views

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Ad Libs: Worth another look

After visiting the Palo Alto Art Center the other week for a story about kids' art education, I went back today. I had been too busy scribbling quotes and keeping...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 27, 2010
There are no comments yet. 3074 Views

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Robert Kelley recalls early days of TheatreWorks and a remarkable journalist

The special recognition TheatreWorks received Monday night -- being called a "treasured cultural icon" at a Palo Alto City Council meeting and winning seven theatre...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by stephen levy, on May 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm | 1 comment | 10422 Views

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Robert Kelley recalls early days of TheatreWorks and a remarkable journalist

The special recognition TheatreWorks received Monday night -- being called a "treasured cultural icon" at a Palo Alto City Council meeting and winning seven theatre...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by stephen levy, on May 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm | 1 comment | 6429 Views

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Ad Libs: Have cello, will travel

He bills himself as "the wildest beatboxing cellist in the West." Now Cello Joe (aka Joey Chang) is perhaps aiming for a broader geographic title. He's about to...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 6, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 6, 2010 at 8:07 pm | 1 comment | 3750 Views

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Ad Libs: 'Let's Build a Squadron of Dirigibles in Lenin's Name'

No, I'm not running for office. (And I'm not sure what kind of office one runs for with dirigibles.) In fact, the above slogan was one of the catchiest ones in an...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 29, 2010 at 4:26 pm | 1 comment | 3482 Views

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Ad Libs: Yep, this makes 200 postings

Today's posting feels like a landmark: Mazel tov to me on my 200th Ad Libs post! Should I buy myself an anniversary present? I always forget. Is it paper this year,...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 31, 2010
There are no comments yet. 3163 Views

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Hey honey, should we take that job in California?

California gets criticized regularly for having a bad business climate. The storyline goes roughly like this. States compete fiercely for new businesses. California...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Whole Picture, on Mar 2, 2010 at 11:37 am | 26 comments | 25877 Views

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Hey honey, should we take that job in California?

California gets criticized regularly for having a bad business climate. The storyline goes roughly like this. States compete fiercely for new businesses. California...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Whole Picture, on Mar 2, 2010 at 11:37 am | 26 comments | 7615 Views

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Ad Libs: Prize-winning Peninsula Photos

When I was in college, I bought Sierra Club engagement calendars every year, because of their remarkable photos. In between my scribbled, highly crucial appointments...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Feb 26, 2010 at 10:05 am | 2 comments | 3461 Views

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Stimulus 102-- One Year and $800 Billion Later

This month marks one year since the nearly $800 billion federal stimulus package was passed by Congress. What has the stimulus package accomplished? What should...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 20, 2010
Last comment by Gene, on Feb 25, 2010 at 2:57 pm | 36 comments | 21601 Views

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Stimulus 102-- One Year and $800 Billion Later

This month marks one year since the nearly $800 billion federal stimulus package was passed by Congress. What has the stimulus package accomplished? What should...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 20, 2010
Last comment by Gene, on Feb 25, 2010 at 2:57 pm | 36 comments | 6397 Views

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Ad Libs: Up there on the air

Hey, the California Pops Orchestra is doing a radio-style show. Perfect for the entire family -- since it's a radio format, you don't have to look up, so the kids...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jan. 26, 2010
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