Category Archives: history and legacy

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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Ralph Nader’s Cubberley appearance and “The Seventeen Solutions”

I am reading a new Ralph Nader book “The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for our American Future”. I caught the first 30 minutes of his lecture at Cubberley Thursday, before sneaking out to make my own appearance at the Palo … Continue reading

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Coming soon: my vetting of the Arrillaga office tower project staff report (27 University)

Something rotten in state of Denmark I mean 27 University, the Farm, and hamlet. Continue reading

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El Palo Alto and Portola Expedition

This morning I walked from Downtown North to Menlo Park, where I had left my car the night before. Along the way I scrutinized the various monuments and installations around El Palo Alto, the tree for which our fair city … Continue reading

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367 Addison tourist hot spot

As part of this ritual of organizing my thoughts about Palo Alto self-governance and my potential and ongoing role therein, I gravitated over to 367 Addison, near Waverley, a site named to the National Registry of Historic Places, “The Garage”. … Continue reading

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