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About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32

Photo journal from my campaign

A week later I feel enervated having received 4,316 votes. One of five voters picked me for their ballot. So now the question is: how can the New Residentialists organize to get Palo Alto back on track, and what can … Continue reading

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Life is like riding a bicycle

edit to add: I knew Ellen Fletcher only slightly; Terry and I spoke to her at a Stanford game, at the bike racks, a year ago fall. The artwork above is by a PAUSD student, on display near Council chambers, … Continue reading

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Cubberley As a Regional Arts Center for 300-capacity theatre

I am on my way to the Cubberley meeting at 7:30 tonight. While checking the time online, I became perhaps the last person in the room to learn that Mandy Lowell is also known as Mrs. Charles Munger (the Mungers … Continue reading

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‘New Residentialists’ Send Message with Four Thousand Votes For Weiss

Mark Weiss received 4,016 votes for 2012 Palo Alto City Council without spending dollar one on his campaign. The result sends a clear message to the pro-developer establishment (Pat Burt, Liz Kniss, Marc Berman) that the average Palo Altan is … Continue reading

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Weiss statement at ARB hearing on 27 University

I want to thank the Board for its diligence, on this matter, and the preceding item (on Newell Street Bridge , where residents decried the plans for a new bridge design five times bigger in “footprint” than the existing bridge, … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Plastic Alto with Mark Weiss:
Terry Acebo Davis sent this artistic token of goodwill to the Mark Weiss 2012 Palo Alto City Council campaign. In fact, she entered this collage –comprised of words and phrases mostly out…

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Julian Davis, Gunn graduate, making waves in SF’s liberal D5 race

Before or after the Giants World Series Victory Parade (!!!), I hope to swing by 609 Haight Street at Steiner, the campaign headquarters of Julian Davis, a 33-year old Gunn and Brown grad running for Supervisor, in District 5 in … Continue reading

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