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DEEP MENLO

Where Housing and Innovation Coalesce

Okay, what can we do about housing? - The Venn housing model for Menlo Park. When I was in school in Madison, WI, I and a small allegedly well-behaved consortium...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 4, 2020
Last comment by JCH, on Jul 9, 2020 at 4:35 pm | 3 comments | 938 Views

DEEP MENLO

These are the Times that Try Men's Souls

Thus began Thomas Paine’s revolutionary war treatise Common Sense, his 1776 argument for detaching the American colonies from England, and the creation of...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by asox9supplements, on Jun 26, 2020 at 3:23 pm | 3 comments | 1023 Views

DEEP MENLO

When Labor Built Housing for Their Own Members: The IBEW Local 3 Example

If you fly into New York’s JFK Airport and drive to Manhattan, you’ll likely take the Grand Central Expressway northbound. On your right will be the...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on May. 10, 2020
Last comment by micheal pan, on May 25, 2020 at 10:52 pm | 2 comments | 942 Views

DEEP MENLO

When Labor Built Housing for Their Own Members: The IBEW Local 3 Example

If you fly into New York’s JFK Airport and drive to Manhattan, you’ll likely take the Grand Central Expressway northbound. On your right will be the...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on May. 10, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

DEEP MENLO

Your neighborhood is my neighborhood

I see in the City Council email log email queue a note from neighbors Daniel and Alice Hom April 29, 2020, from regarding Willow Road repaving. This harkens to...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Apr. 30, 2020
There are no comments yet. 647 Views

DEEP MENLO

The Great ZOOM Pandemic of 2020

I. What’s happening? What’s with all these Zoom meetings? My inbox is littered with various group chat appointments. Zoom is applied to myriads:...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Apr. 15, 2020
Last comment by Longtime Menlo Parker, on Apr 16, 2020 at 10:05 am | 1 comment | 1072 Views

DEEP MENLO

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 | 2559 Views

DEEP MENLO

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 | 3056 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 | 1658 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 | 2366 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 | 3449 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 | 2047 Views

DEEP MENLO

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 | 2870 Views

DEEP MENLO

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 | 1944 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 | 1902 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 | 2232 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 | 2600 Views

DEEP MENLO

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. 2096 Views

DEEP MENLO

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 | 2570 Views
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