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Measure M and City Hall-- When in a hole... stop digging!

My good friend, the late Bob Beyers, who inspired some of my early love for written journalism, was known for his willingness to facilitate getting to the bottom...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Nov 18, 2014 at 2:05 pm | 25 comments | 987 Views

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Measure M and City Council--An interesting conflict of interest

I find it highly ironic and disingenuous that those who complain when Union money plays a part in elections, see no problem when big developers use their vast resources...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Nov. 2, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 5, 2014 at 10:48 am | 26 comments | 1101 Views

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Measure M-- I am not drinking Greenheart’s expensive potion

Like you, dear reader, I saw it too. The Almanac has come out calling for a NO vote on Measure M. Those who oppose it could not be happier with it, and now...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Oct. 19, 2014
Last comment by Mary de Campo, on Nov 3, 2014 at 6:45 pm | 114 comments | 1655 Views

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Election Choices Made Easy- Follow the Money

Confession: I haven't read the text of Measure M. Every time I look around and see the discussions going on in the Almanac, I grow more confused, and develop a...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Oct. 6, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Oct 8, 2014 at 7:41 pm | 2 comments | 515 Views

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Those Constantly Pulling the Race Card

If you have been reading my blogs, you know that I am a great believer in the power that parents have in influencing their children, both for the good, and the bad. What...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by mbl, on Sep 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm | 3 comments | 619 Views

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My experience with an illegal alien

Given the heated discussions brought about by the latest invasion of our country, I didn't want to appear ignorant of the subject. I would like to tell you the...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Aug 12, 2014 at 6:49 pm | 10 comments | 1452 Views

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Saint Zuck of Palo Alto The possibilities and limitations of the gift

I got very excited when I heard of Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's pledge of 120 million to help improve education in struggling communities of the Bay Area,...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:32 pm | 6 comments | 1134 Views

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The NRA might have found its match

Thanks to our collective cowardice, and the infinite corruption of the Republican Party, six more kids have seen their lives cut short by senseless violence. Brought...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on May. 28, 2014
Last comment by "responsible" gun owner, on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:33 am | 21 comments | 2250 Views

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Navigating the middle is not easy

I believe that the best way to contribute to a civilized society is by living by one's principles and beliefs, without ignoring the hard facts. But trying to navigate...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 29, 2014 at 10:45 pm | 1 comment | 1197 Views

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Dear City Council: Smile, you are on camera!

The request brought tonight to the City Council to consider the adoption of a resolution, or introduction of an ordinance regarding the use of Automated License...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 19, 2014 at 4:55 pm | 4 comments | 1813 Views

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iPads, notebooks, cell phones, etc. Are they damaging your toddler beyond repair?

Like almost everyone else, I sometimes judge people based on stereotypes. On my flight home yesterday, the couple sitting in the seats behind mine looked educated,...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Apr. 6, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Apr 11, 2014 at 2:47 pm | 4 comments | 3138 Views

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A Gala Night you will not forget

As someone who didn't go far past the 9th grade, making sure that my kids attend college has been one of my life's key goals. One of the great advantages of this...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Mar. 11, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1251 Views

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If you distrust police, here is something useful you can do

After my last blog, where I expressed opinions about our local police, Officer Poirier asked me whether I would be willing to sit down with him to talk about my...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Alan, on Mar 10, 2014 at 6:17 pm | 4 comments | 2484 Views

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Police-Community Partnership It’s possible, but...

Please know that I understand how necessary it is to count on a group of brave, well-trained and solid individuals to help us keep our community safe, to make us...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 2, 2014 at 8:48 pm | 1 comment | 2707 Views

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Ruling on spanking sets a dangerous precedent

The ruling by 3 judges of the 6th Court of appeals regarding physical punishment by parents takes our society back, or a the very least, stalls progress in the very...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Feb 6, 2014 at 7:15 pm | 4 comments | 3594 Views

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The neuroscience of crime, and its local applications

Scientific research has provided us with a list of factors in a child's upbringing that pretty much predict life outcomes, with scary accuracy. Unfortunately, in...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Jan 30, 2014 at 8:45 pm | 3 comments | 2280 Views

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The shameless half in the Hall of Congress

Of course, I am referring to the Republicans tonight who, through maybe the most decisive State of the Union address of the last generation, could only clench their...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Jan. 28, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1029 Views

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Waking up to the sound of gunfire

The other day I was awakened by the sound of gunshots, at five-twenty in the morning. Half asleep, I think I nonetheless guessed right. Five shots, north-east from...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Jan 2, 2014 at 9:26 pm | 2 comments | 2128 Views

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Think Willow’s Traffic is Mayhem? Remember Menlo Gateway

Actually, make that Willow Rd, Marsh Rd and University Ave too; the 3 arteries leading to the Dumbarton Bridge. Next time you hear the Bohannons promoting the virtues...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Dec 17, 2013 at 8:03 pm | 4 comments | 9100 Views

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Are you raising racist kids without even knowing it?

In our home, the conversation about the important issue of racism started early in my kids' lives. Talking to my children about the shameful act of degrading others...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Jessica T, on Dec 3, 2013 at 8:22 pm | 4 comments | 4136 Views
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