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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 | 2244 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 our website , on Oct 6, 2017 at 10:55 pm | 3 comments | 7235 Views

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Survey: HSR or BART?

My last post morphed into a discussion of transit options such as BART vs High Speed Rail. In view of all the office development in Menlo Park, in particular...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Ronbutt, on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:41 am | 10 comments | 3384 Views

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Regulation 14, Transparency and Me (or, What’s Under the Hood in Those Cameras?)

Central to my work as a technical expert in litigation and due diligence is to examine computer source code. The software is usually extremely confidential material...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by MiguReratalt, on Sep 26, 2017 at 4:11 pm | 1 comment | 2464 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 | 1297 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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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 | 3 comments | 1267 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 | 2294 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 | 1736 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 | 2866 Views

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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 | 15519 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 | 1163 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 | 1774 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 | 2799 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 | 24366 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 | 3423 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 | 2246 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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Nobu Palo Alto eyes next-door expansion
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 3,070 views

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By Aldis Petriceks | 3 comments | 1,656 views

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By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 451 views