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DEEP MENLO

A New York City Moment

Two weeks ago Susan and I left on an early flight for NYC on early in the morning and arrived late afternoon at JFK Airport. We were headed for...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Aug. 31, 2017
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On Voter Databases and Election Systems

Among the uses for local voter registration databases are sifting through the entries to identify likely voters for campaign mailers. There’s discussion regarding...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 25, 2017
Last comment by Stu, on Jul 26, 2017 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 2721 Views

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Is Amazon's Acquisition of Whole Foods a Good Idea?

But first, let’s revisit my post last April regarding Council Member Ray ("Sunlight") Mueller’s request for more transparency of city staff...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jun. 18, 2017
Last comment by Alan, on Jun 21, 2017 at 11:20 am | 3 comments | 3759 Views

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Councilmember Mueller Asks for More Sunshine

The fresh alpine air must be clearing his head while skiing. Ray Mueller just sent a request to the city manager and mayor asking to place on an upcoming agenda...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Apr. 11, 2017
Last comment by Ray Mueller, on Jun 18, 2017 at 8:16 pm | 5 comments | 3106 Views

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City Finance: The Consequences of Losing Institutional Knowledge

Since last week’s post I’ve delved more into the 2016 City Financial Report (CAFR) and additional materials on the City’s website. There are indications...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by $10 million surplus, on Jun 9, 2017 at 5:53 pm | 15 comments | 4650 Views

DEEP MENLO

For Whom Belle Haven Tolls

The Belle Haven School, part of the Ravenswood City School District, should be absorbed into the Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD). Whether it's absorbed entirely...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Carolyn Clarke, on Jun 6, 2017 at 2:28 am | 9 comments | 16754 Views

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We need some volunteers.

I’m looking for volunteers. You, and…uhh.. you. There’s a request circulating on Nextdoor Linfield Oaks from Wojciech Koszek asking: ==I “I work in...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on May. 23, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 24, 2017 at 10:15 am | 1 comment | 2478 Views

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The City Council Should Oppose AB1250

I agree with former councilmember Lee DuBoc, who distributed an email outlining the risks of this behind the scenes, but impactful, folly. Our Menlo Park City...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on May. 2, 2017
Last comment by Stats, on May 3, 2017 at 1:30 am | 1 comment | 3185 Views

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Councilmember Mueller Asks for More Sunshine

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Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Apr. 11, 2017
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The MP Financial Report for 2016: (Are we now a company town?)

Ahhh! It’s that time of year - slightly delayed. Menlo Park’s annual accounting of all financial things (limited to those things required to be disclosed)...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by concerned tax payer, on Mar 7, 2017 at 8:40 am | 15 comments | 4345 Views

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Caroline Lucas for MP School Board; Vicki Veenker for Assembly, Ray Mueller and Cecilia Taylor for MP Council

Vicki Veenker for Assembly, Caroline Lucas for MP School Board; Ray and Cecilia Taylor for MP Council State Assembly – Vicki Veenker: I’m...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by thoughtful, on Nov 14, 2016 at 1:22 pm | 5 comments | 25936 Views

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Mueller and Taylor for Menlo Park Council

Monday evening I attended the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum, where incumbents Ray Mueller and Catherine Carlton, and challenger Cecilia Taylor responded...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by wayback, on Oct 19, 2016 at 4:38 pm | 18 comments | 5030 Views

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The Evolution of Film, at the Museum of American Heritage.

One of the unique and somewhat hidden neighbors in our local area is The Museum of American Heritage (moah.org). Part museum, part archive,...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Alan, on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 3695 Views

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Be a Career-Preneur

For 7 years I’ve studied the characteristics of sustainable innovation ecosystems, for which Silicon Valley serves as the de-facto benchmark. There aren’t...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Aug. 11, 2016
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Black Lives Matter, and So Does Yours

It is with some trepidation that I step into this radioactive topic. The startling events of last week are cause for reflection. One of my Facebook friends living...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 18, 2016 at 8:38 pm | 6 comments | 3893 Views

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Does the sharing economy limit local housing supply?

I intended to comment about the sharing economy and housing, but this post also touches on Menlo Park’s General Plan Update (called Connect Menlo). The...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 1, 2016
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Does the sharing economy limit local housing supply?...

I intended to comment about the sharing economy and housing, but this post also touches on Menlo Park’s General Plan Update (called Connect Menlo). The...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 1, 2016
There are no comments yet. 56 Views

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Debating Earthquake Insurance

Whenever we receive a renewal statement for earthquake coverage it's a cause for wrestling whether or not to renew ? damned if I do and damned if I don't. I've...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by MenloJim, on Jun 15, 2016 at 4:20 pm | 26 comments | 6248 Views

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Closing Marsh Road: The Silver Lining

Please don’t misunderstand this post as enjoying other peoples’ inconvenience. But the closure of Marsh Road provides an opportunity to study the effects...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jun. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1016 Views

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No on Measures A and C (or, "The School Board gets a 'Needs Improvement' in Public Process”)

The editors of both our local papers, the Daily Post and Almanac News, recommend voting NO on Menlo Park School District’s Bond Measures A and...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Brian, on May 14, 2016 at 10:07 pm | 46 comments | 6627 Views
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