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Menlo Park: Crane City

Well, we in Menlo Park used to advertise ourselves as "Menlo Park: Tree City." In recent months I have at least a weekly occasion to travel to Redwood...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by CodyCross Lösungen, on Aug 29, 2019 at 6:44 am | 3 comments | 1906 Views

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Bobby in Naziland: A Tale of Flatbush

Bobby in Naziland: A Tale of Flatbush (Headpress, available September 1, 2019), is the third literary work from author Robert Rosen,...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 11, 2019
Last comment by Stuart Soffer, on Jul 12, 2019 at 10:59 am | 2 comments | 2091 Views

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Zoning Potpourri: SB50; Cuckoos Nest Events; Mark Tuschman photo exhibit

Mark Tuschman Photography Exhibit For more than a year Menlo Park photographer Mark Tuschman interviewed and photographed over 100 immigrants spanning...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on May. 7, 2019
Last comment by click here, on May 21, 2019 at 12:28 am | 1 comment | 1263 Views

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We’re in the money - but at a price

"We're in the money" is the title of an iconic musical from the 1920's....

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jan. 25, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 29, 2019 at 6:42 pm | 2 comments | 2032 Views

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We’re in the money - But at a price.

This post is in process.... "We're in the money" is the title of an iconic musical from the 1920's. And the City of Menlo Park, is...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jan. 25, 2019
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Menlo Park Council Selections for 2018

For your amusement: A vintage mechanical tabulating voting machine from the Museum of American Heritage Museum archive. Last week I reviewed...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Oct. 9, 2018
Last comment by big Mac, on Oct 15, 2018 at 2:39 pm | 6 comments | 3092 Views

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NAS Daily, and Welcome to District Elections

First you get a treat: NAS Daily: the Best 60 Seconds on Facebook For three years Nuseir Yassin (a.k.a NAS), an Arab Israeli and Harvard grad, has toured...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Oct. 1, 2018
Last comment by KicksOn66, on Oct 3, 2018 at 12:49 am | 4 comments | 1771 Views

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The Madison Reunion: A Party with a Purpose

Party. Paaarrrtttyyy! The University of Wisconsin - Madison consistently earns a top position as a US party campus -

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 29, 2018
Last comment by Chris Stravinski Sharrow, on Jul 30, 2018 at 12:31 pm |
1 comment | 2499 Views

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Don’t Look Back: The Madison Reunion

Next week we're headed to The Madison Reunion. An unofficial trip to the Twilight Zone. Madison, Wisconsin and the University...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jun. 6, 2018
Last comment by Stuart Soffer, on Jul 27, 2018 at 11:52 am | 2 comments | 1646 Views

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Menlo Park Council Should Be Limited to 2 Consecutive Terms.

Third terms on council seems to be torment for the incumbents - where they lose interest and energy. There are enough residents around to partake in city governance...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on May. 7, 2018
Last comment by Shine so brightly, on May 9, 2018 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 1623 Views

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Silicon Valley, welcome to Database Valley

I was formulating a blog post about Menlo Park as company town when the NYTimes beat me to it (sort of). But in the meantime, this insight: - Today, ‘Silicon...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Mar. 22, 2018
Last comment by sdfdksfh, on May 1, 2018 at 11:46 am | 2 comments | 1941 Views

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Districts One, Three and Four for ‘18

I. Background Menlo Park Districts One,Three and Four should elect council members this November. Having said that, let me explain. Preceding the 2016 Menlo...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Mar. 4, 2018
Last comment by committee, on Mar 21, 2018 at 8:25 pm | 13 comments | 2338 Views

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Henry and Fluffy, On Duty

While my father lived his final years at Palo Alto Commons I’d bring Henry our Bichon with me to see ‘grandpa.’ It was discouraged, but that flew...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Feb. 20, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1835 Views

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Willow-Gate, and Safe Routes to School

I. Willow-Gate Atherton VC Gary Lauder seems upset, and with good reason. He’s upset at the Willows B & B (Boondoggle & Bottleneck)...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by community concerns, on Feb 4, 2018 at 7:50 pm | 7 comments | 2287 Views

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Santa Cruz Avenue Success Story

Last week I stepped into Bistro Vida on Santa Cruz, where owner Ali El Safy and I continued our usual jesting and banter. I’ve known Ali at least 20 years....

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Dec. 14, 2017
Last comment by Judy , on Dec 18, 2017 at 12:34 am | 6 comments | 2884 Views

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Can council meetings be more efficient and/or more fair?

A. Bifurcate Public Hearings from Voting Actions Long-running meetings that may last until after midnight are a disservice to the public, leaving those...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Nov. 27, 2017
Last comment by pdj , on Nov 30, 2017 at 4:47 pm | 7 comments | 2585 Views

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Is there a Menlo Park Finance Audit Committee?

Amongst the commissions and committees in Menlo Park noted on its web site is the Finance/Audit Committee (FAC). This relatively new committee was instituted by...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Stuart Soffer, on Nov 16, 2017 at 1:37 pm | 3 comments | 9061 Views

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Why a library scrap and rebuild?

Update Monday August 14. There is an additional active discussion on NextDoor regarding my original post, with valuable public comments, especially from...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Aug. 11, 2017
Last comment by City of Arrillaga, on Oct 18, 2017 at 4:24 pm | 10 comments | 4713 Views

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A New York City Moment

Two weeks ago Susan and I left on an early flight for NYC and arrived late afternoon at JFK Airport. We were headed for a mix of work and social...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Aug. 31, 2017
Last comment by Brielle, on Sep 7, 2017 at 2:15 pm | 1 comment | 4782 Views

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A New York City Moment

https://www.embarcaderopublishing.com/blogs_admin/photos.inc.php?blog_id=15&topic_id=5488# Two weeks ago Susan and I left on an early flight...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Aug. 31, 2017
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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