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About this blog: I grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the area in 1963 when I started graduate school at Stanford. Nancy and I were married in 1977 and we lived for nearly 30 years in the Duveneck school area. Our children went to Paly. We moved ...  (More)

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I Support Helping our Local Small Businesses Start to Reopen Quickly AND
May 12, 2020 11:08 am
Comments: 39 | Views: 6,829

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Palo Alto was seeing small businesses close. Then it was a combination of not enough customers and rising costs.
In the past... More
Help Our Local Restaurants Help Needy Residents
May 8, 2020 4:13 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 4,326

Recently my wife went to the downtown food closet and asked what they needed most. The answer was salads.
She then went to Sprout Cafe on University (one of our... More
A Slow Economic Recovery Ahead--What do You Need to See Before the Economy Reopens
Apr 13, 2020 2:03 pm
Comments: 37 | Views: 6,714

Dear Mayor Fine and council members,

You are aware of the many health related prerequisites for reopening parts of the economy.

And you are aware that reopening... More
Another Way to Help Our Local Low Wage Workers
Mar 17, 2020 12:07 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 5,137

Yesterday I posted on Facebook that Nancy and I were asking the people who help us in our home (like cleaners) to stay home and we would cover their full pay until... More
Economic Responses to the Coronavirus
Mar 12, 2020 10:05 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 4,035

There are four immediate and several medium term responses that would help mitigate the pain and support the economy to the extend possible.

The immediate measures... More
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