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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
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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 | 25838 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 | 21567 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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Ad Libs: So much rhythm

The four musicians walked on stage one by one, striking pieces of wood with mallets. Each built upon the last, starting with a single bright "tong!" sound and then...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jan. 7, 2010
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Ad Libs: So much rhythm

The four musicians walked on stage one by one, striking pieces of wood with mallets. Each built upon the last, starting with a single bright "tong!" sound and then...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jan. 7, 2010
There are no comments yet. 3485 Views

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Ad Libs: Calling all outdoorsy artists

You could whine about turning 40, or you could celebrate by publishing a coffee-table book about yourself. Well played, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. The...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 16, 2009
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Ad Libs: Calling all outdoorsy artists

You could whine about turning 40, or you could celebrate by publishing a coffee-table book about yourself. Well played, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. The...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 16, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3343 Views

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Americans and the Economy Need More Help

The national employment report gives solid hope that the jobs recession is ending. Monthly job losses averaged 103,000 for the past 4 months down from 397,000 in...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 5, 2009
Last comment by Bob S, on Dec 10, 2009 at 7:21 pm | 13 comments | 16626 Views

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Americans and the Economy Need More Help

The national employment report gives solid hope that the jobs recession is ending. Monthly job losses averaged 103,000 for the past 4 months down from 397,000 in...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 5, 2009
Last comment by Bob S, on Dec 10, 2009 at 7:21 pm | 13 comments | 4401 Views

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Ad Libs: Still a party in the pressroom

Last night I went to my only party of the season that features fudge made by the district attorney. It was the annual holiday fete in the pressroom in the county...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 9, 2009
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Ad Libs: A photographer's vision in oil

About four years ago, Edward Burtynsky's titanic and disturbingly beautiful photos made up the most powerful exhibition I've seen at the Cantor Arts Center. Mining...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Nov 19, 2009 at 9:28 am | 2 comments | 3470 Views

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Ad Libs: Sing me a cimbalom

It wasn't your everyday orchestra moment at the Palo Alto Philharmonic on Saturday: In the middle of a concert, somebody brings out a cimbalom. But, hey. If you're...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 27, 2009
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Ad Libs: Variety shows

Kudos to producers at our Media Center, who picked up six Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE) Awards last weekend. A good reminder of the zings of variety you...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 22, 2009
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Ad Libs: 'Art without inhibitions'

To find the new home of Art For Well Beings, you have to wander a bit. The little art center is, as director Judy Gittelsohn says, "tucked in behind" a cluster of...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 24, 2009
Last comment by Cynthia Handy, on Oct 13, 2009 at 5:23 pm | 1 comment | 3904 Views

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Entitlements, Promised Benefits, Language and Arithmetic

Every week Americans are reminded that large federal budget deficits threaten our future because we have an "entitlement crisis" from Social Security, Medicare and...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by Dark, on Oct 5, 2009 at 5:12 am | 1 comment | 19532 Views
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