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A Civil Look At Civics

By Erin Glanville

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About this blog: While state and federal politics dominate the headlines, local issues have an enormous impact on our everyday lives. This blog will attempt to shine a light on topics of public interest and facilitate greater participation in the ...  (More)

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Municipal Projects: Why Do Things Cost So Much?
May 2, 2014 10:34 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 2,113

I occasionally experience "sticker shock" at the proposed cost of city projects. I'm not the only one. A few months ago, the City Council seemed equally as perplexed... More
A Local Cinderella Story
Mar 12, 2014 9:50 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 2,005

One of the best parts of college basketball March Madness is the "Cinderella team"—that underdog team that scraps and claws its way to victory; the David who... More
Common Core And The Literary Classics: Supplementing Our Kids Education (By An Avowed Jane Austenophile)
Dec 5, 2013 7:13 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 1,953

Jane Austen has become quite popular in the past decade—at least commercially. When I see Jane Austen stationary at Paper Source, I know she has joined the ranks... More
When Considering Spending 25K On A New City Logo Design, Process Matters
Jan 12, 2014 12:09 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 1,922

When The Almanac reported this past week that Menlo Park spent $1800 on a new "Nutty The Squirrel" mascot costume, public comments rolled in expressing a variety... More
With $24K On The Line, Council Should Take A Second Look
Jan 23, 2014 11:53 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 1,869

At last week's City Council meeting, council was asked to select which slight modification to the current logo would be used for the creation of a style guide. ... More
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