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Around Town: Stanford renames main street; Proposal seeks to aid LGBTQ seniors

Original post made on Oct 6, 2019

In the latest Around Town column, one of Stanford University's main thoroughfares is preparing to go by a new name, a county proposal aims to boost services for LGBTQ seniors and the Kiwanis Club names the winner of its Angel Award.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, October 6, 2019, 8:48 AM

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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2019 at 10:08 am

>> Come Monday, Stanford University's main thoroughfare Serra Mall will officially be known as Jane Stanford Way

Someone please tell Google, Apple, Tom Tom, etc.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Naming anything after a person is a bad idea. Who knows what present day hero will become a persona non gratis when the PC brigade get going on round 2.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2019 at 8:05 pm

Agree with Resident above. That was a different time, with different norms. If we are going to call spades spades and start re-writing history, then call them all out and be consistent, starting with the renaming of the University itself:

“To my mind it is clear, that the settlement among us of an inferior race is to be discouraged by every legitimate means. Asia, with her numberless millions, sends to our shores the dregs of her population. Large numbers of this class are already here; and, unless we do something early to check their immigration, the question, which of the two tides of immigration, meeting upon the shores of the Pacific, shall be turned back, will be forced upon our consideration, when far more difficult than now of disposal. There can be no doubt but that the presence among us of numbers of degraded and distinct people must exercise a deleterious influence upon the superior race, and to a certain extent, repel desirable immigration.”

- Leland Stanford, Gov California


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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2019 at 8:46 pm

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood

>> starting with the renaming of the University itself

>> - Leland Stanford, Gov California

Except that, actually, Stanford was named after Leland Stanford, Jr. , who died of typhoid at age 15. Hence, "Leland Stanford Junior University".


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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Oct 6, 2019 at 10:37 pm

^ Leland Stanford Senior was remarkably prescient in choosing names.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 7, 2019 at 2:32 pm

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