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At the mercy of developers and their allies in City Hall

Facebook just announced bigger plans for their properties on the edge of Belle Haven that include a hotel and more office buildings. Buildings that could reach heights...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Jul. 20, 2015
Last comment by floretca, on Aug 16, 2016 at 8:36 am | 24 comments | 3627 Views

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Menlo Gateway: Our Council is in the pocket

Today, the Mercury News ran the story about Mr. Bohannon's newfound partnership to build a 250-room hotel at the corner of Frontage and Marsh Roads. The story...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by donations, on Jun 30, 2015 at 10:38 am | 15 comments | 2418 Views

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From Belle Haven to Auschwitz

A couple of days ago, as he was about to board a train for Poland, my son called to tell us that he was well, and that he was going to go visit Auschwitz. ?I...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Mar. 7, 2015
Last comment by I didn't know that , on Mar 10, 2015 at 9:30 pm | 13 comments | 1881 Views

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Menlo Gateway Rears its Head

Today, it took me 20 minutes to drive from the VA Hospital to Newbridge Avenue, as I tried to get home after a long day at work. By the time I reached Willow Road...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 17, 2015 at 2:47 pm | 7 comments | 1728 Views

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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 Digging deeper, on Dec 29, 2014 at 2:01 pm | 26 comments | 2411 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 | 2368 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 | 3671 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...

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 | 1493 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 | 2338 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...

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 | 2794 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...

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 | 2255 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 | 3380 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...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 29, 2014 at 10:45 pm | 1 comment | 2214 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 | 2858 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 | 4238 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...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Mar. 11, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2172 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 | 3606 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 | 3687 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 | 6477 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,...

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 | 3328 Views
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Dropping naps
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 14,355 views

Taboo Topics
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,423 views

Death by Diet
By Laura Stec | 7 comments | 796 views

I am Voting Yes on Measure B the Sales Tax for Transaportation
By Steve Levy | 7 comments | 652 views