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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 | 20211 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 | 8318 Views

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Ad Libs: New M-A theater: It sure beats J Building

Which is worse: sweltering in a stifling theater, or having a key moment in a play ruined because an old air-conditioning system came roaring on at the wrong moment...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 3478 Views

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The Crash of Sept 2008--One Year Later

This is the one-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the collapse of the stock market, considerable anxiety throughout the country and the beginning...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Sep 22, 2009 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments | 17305 Views

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The Crash of Sept 2008--One Year Later

This is the one-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the collapse of the stock market, considerable anxiety throughout the country and the beginning...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Sep 22, 2009 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments | 4600 Views

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The Public Health Insurance Option

Debate over a proposed public health insurance option has become the lightening rod in the current debate about health care reform. Last night President Obama made...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Sep 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 14 comments | 21014 Views

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The Public Health Insurance Option

Debate over a proposed public health insurance option has become the lightening rod in the current debate about health care reform. Last night President Obama made...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Sep 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 14 comments | 7655 Views

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Ad Libs: Fridays at the Cantor Center: 'Metaphysics'

Every Friday, a different musician climbs the stairs to the Cantor Center balcony to play Mark Applebaum's experimental work "The Metaphysics of Notation." I had...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by Barbara Haas, on Aug 15, 2009 at 8:00 pm | 1 comment | 3682 Views

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The Very Temporary State Budget "Solution"

The budget adopted by the California legislature last month provides a very temporary solution to the state's continuing budget shortfalls and policy gridlock. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Aug 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 4 comments | 19229 Views

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The Very Temporary State Budget "Solution"

The budget adopted by the California legislature last month provides a very temporary solution to the state's continuing budget shortfalls and policy gridlock. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Aug 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 4 comments | 7305 Views

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Update on the U.S. Economy

In April I started a blog on when the recession would end. My opinion was that we would know by the end of July whether Plan B was needed or the stimulus, financial...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Aug 9, 2009 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 19808 Views

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Update on the U.S. Economy

In April I started a blog on when the recession would end. My opinion was that we would know by the end of July whether Plan B was needed or the stimulus, financial...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Aug 9, 2009 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 7289 Views

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Update on the California Dream

The first blog I wrote for the Weekly was on whether the California Dream was over. Recently I saw an editorial in the Christian Science Monitor asking the same...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 8, 2009
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Update on the California Dream

The first blog I wrote for the Weekly was on whether the California Dream was over. Recently I saw an editorial in the Christian Science Monitor asking the same...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 8, 2009
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Download NodeXL to create stunning graphical analyses of your email, social networks and more....

Marc Smith, Chief Social Scientist at Telligent Systems, who spent 10 years at Microsoft gave a presentation at the CIO IT Exec Forum...

Original post made by Angela Hey on Aug. 6, 2009
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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