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CRITTENDEN PANTHER PEN

Welcome to the 2013 School Year!

Come August 1st I start getting antsy. Itâ??s not that I donâ??t love and cherish my summer adventures with my family, or that I didnâ??t really need a few weeks...

Original post made by Ms. Jenson on Aug. 25, 2013
Last comment by Sneha, on Oct 9, 2017 at 12:06 am | 324 comments | 33174 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Do we want a palo alto where only the rich can move here to live

I don't. I remember meeting Greg Schmid when I played a small role in his school board campaign. We were both economists and were making a decent living but...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 11, 2015
Last comment by senor verde, on Oct 22, 2015 at 7:35 pm | 139 comments | 28949 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

What Supports High Home Values in Palo Alto

Another title would be "Why do people want to live in Palo Alto". I believe it is because we have great schools and lots of amenities, many of which are publicly...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by sandy zoe, on May 8, 2013 at 10:16 pm | 129 comments | 28811 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

What Supports High Home Values in Palo Alto

Another title would be "Why do people want to live in Palo Alto". I believe it is because we have great schools and lots of amenities, many of which are publicly...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by sandy zoe, on May 8, 2013 at 10:16 pm | 129 comments | 7380 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto: an “all-electric city”? Such a quandary for me

Palo Alto City Council is pushing hard to have this city become “all-electric.” It is an attempt to slow down global climate change. It sounds great,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 19, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 12, 2022 at 1:26 pm | 124 comments | 8859 Views

BIKE FUN

Keep It Local on Bike to Shop Day

There's more to practical cycling than bike commuting on Bike to Work Day on May 8. The whole month of May is National Bike Month and you'll find a full calendar...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by sakshi, on Oct 9, 2017 at 5:59 am | 106 comments | 62236 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are giving $100,000 to each of their eight favorite restaurants

When Seiko Alba got an email from Mark Zuckerberg in late March, she was sure it was a scam. The Facebook CEO, a regular at her Palo Alto Japanese restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by David B, Karpf, MD, on Jun 14, 2020 at 3:00 pm | 104 comments | 74927 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Is this the kind of America we want to live in?

For more than a decade, I worked in downtown Highland Park, IL daily, in an office on Sheridan Road, just around the corner from where the gun massacre happened...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 5, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jul 18, 2022 at 4:23 pm | 101 comments | 5980 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Do business executives make good governors or mayors?

Well, it depends. A business executive can have valuable organizational and managerial experience. Executives come from an environment where there is an emphasis...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 11, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 24, 2010 at 5:03 am | 98 comments | 34420 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Do business executives make good governors or mayors?

Well, it depends. A business executive can have valuable organizational and managerial experience. Executives come from an environment where there is an emphasis...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 11, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 24, 2010 at 5:03 am | 98 comments | 6826 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Do we really need all that new housing?

Suppose that all those pious but earnest urgings by local and state officials over the past few years proclaiming that we need much more housing in this state, particularly...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 3, 2022
Last comment by Kelly Sonderson, on May 13, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 97 comments | 10491 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Two Positives from the Debt Ceiling Debacle

The debt ceiling debate and final agreement shows how screwed up our congressional politics is. There was no discussion of entitlement reform or tax reform, no inclusion...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Sep 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm | 94 comments | 24312 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Two Positives from the Debt Ceiling Debacle

The debt ceiling debate and final agreement shows how screwed up our congressional politics is. There was no discussion of entitlement reform or tax reform, no inclusion...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Sep 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm | 94 comments | 3786 Views

MIND MATTERS

TV for Tots: A Lesson In Deceptive Marketing

I somehow managed to remain oblivious to the dramatic increase in educational tv shows for young children until I had my daughter. And I must admit, at first blush...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by Caroline Fleck, on Jul 4, 2017 at 8:50 am | 86 comments | 12611 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Planning for the Future in Palo Alto and the Region

I recently attended two meetings where the future of the region and Palo Alto were discussed. One was a class at Stanford where students presented their summary...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by stephen levy, on Mar 11, 2014 at 1:49 pm | 85 comments | 29106 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I Will Vote No on Prop 10

Some residents locally and throughout the region have experienced very large rent increases in recent years. These increases often create emotional and financial...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 5, 2018
Last comment by Class Act, on Oct 12, 2018 at 8:51 am | 83 comments | 12620 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

We must change our gun culture in America

We live in a country in love with guns – significantly more than any other country in the world. Many Americans idolize them. This gun reverence has worsened the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 31, 2022
Last comment by vanessa, on Jul 14, 2022 at 11:02 pm | 81 comments | 9680 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can you read cursive? Do you know why democratic values are important?

“I don’t read cursive,” the CVS store clerk said to me when I handed my friend’s somewhat undecipherable shopping list over, asking her what she thought...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by Ashley Judson, on Apr 19, 2022 at 2:58 pm | 77 comments | 7627 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Buying police scanners should not be an easy decision -- privacy rights are an issue

The Palo Alto Police Department wants the city to spend thousands of dollars each year, for an indefinite period, to purchase an unspecified number (10, 20, or?)...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 26, 2022
Last comment by Mick Goren, on Nov 1, 2022 at 11:15 am | 76 comments | 4321 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Time to Send a Message

Of sadness, solidarity and support to our brothers and sisters in Squirrel Hill and Jewish communities everywhere And follow George Will and Tom Friedman in saying whatever...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 27, 2018
Last comment by Heidi B , on Dec 23, 2018 at 9:15 pm | 75 comments | 12173 Views
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