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Fire Board Race muddled by assumptions

I will come clean before I say anything else. There is a lawn sign in my front yard that reads: Carolyn Clarke for Fire Board. And you will find many more of...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Volunteer, on Nov 3, 2013 at 11:44 pm | 29 comments | 63688 Views

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Fire Board Race. The "experts" didn’t convince me

"Carolyn" I said, "you should've released the answers to the Union's questionnaire earlier in the race. So as to not give your detractors free ammunition." But...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Amazed, on Nov 13, 2013 at 12:44 pm | 12 comments | 13683 Views

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Have you checked your speed bump lately?

You will often hear me refer to the fact that small transgressions eventually add up, and turn into bigger ones. Seemingly innocent violations of the rules, little...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by C'est la vie, on Nov 14, 2013 at 9:39 pm | 3 comments | 9424 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 | 9114 Views

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Where to find the best deals on Black Friday

My editor was very clear about what I could not write about in my blog. And promoting products and businesses was one of them. But given that we are approaching...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Nov. 18, 2013
There are no comments yet. 8929 Views

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The Perilous Streets of Belle Haven

The tragedy of the couple run over and killed by a drunk driver brought to mind an incident that happened a little more than a year ago. An incident that left...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Oct. 28, 2013
Last comment by Alan, on Nov 1, 2013 at 3:45 pm | 1 comment | 7998 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 | 4144 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 | 3608 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 | 3145 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 | 2713 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 | 2493 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 | 2286 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 | 2255 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 | 2141 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 | 1819 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 | 1666 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 | 1460 Views

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Your child is smarter than your phone

I see it everywhere I go. You see it too. It's so pervasive, that to most people it doesn't seem bizarre. I see it on the East Side, like I see it on the West....

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Guest, on Oct 23, 2013 at 9:41 pm | 2 comments | 1432 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. 1255 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 | 1199 Views
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