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About this blog: I grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the area in 1963 when I started graduate school at Stanford. Nancy and I were married in 1977 and we lived for nearly 30 years in the Duveneck school area. Our children went to Paly. We moved ...  (More)

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Relaxing the Height Limit for Housing with Conditions
Feb 6, 2016 8:30 pm
Comments: 28 | Views: 1,653

Palo Alto has a 50 foot height limit for new buildings although there are provisions for exemptions in certain circumstances.

The origin as I remember was around... More
2016 council priorities
Jan 28, 2016 10:47 am
Comments: 41 | Views: 2,256

I have three priorities I hope you adopt:

--Housing

--Transportation/Parking/TDM

--Regional Cooperation

Housing

For me housing is the number one priority.... More
Bay Area Population Growth Leads State
Dec 19, 2015 12:07 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 3,696

The California Department of Finance (DOF) released new and revised county population estimates for July 2010—July 2015. Their press release and accompanying... More
Public Service when you Work for a Large Organization
Dec 6, 2015 5:26 pm
Comments: 34 | Views: 4,451

This topic has come up currently with regard to public service by employees of Palantir. But such public service has a long history in Palo Alto and is the topic... More
Neighborhood Retail, Customers and Parking
Nov 29, 2015 3:21 pm
Comments: 43 | Views: 3,812

The recently announced closing of two retail outlets on California Avenue brought an outpouring of sadness from former patrons and residents who wish for more neighborhood... More
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