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DEEP MENLO

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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A Perspective on Surf Air Approaches to San Carlos

Surf Air, an aviation startup with a novel model for providing convenient service for commuters between the peninsula and Los Angeles, has been taking flack for...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Dec. 7, 2013
Last comment by don, on Jul 30, 2016 at 4:50 am | 24 comments | 10417 Views

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Black Lives Matter, and So Does Yours

It is with some trepidation that I step into this radioactive topic. The startling events of last week are cause for reflection. One of my Facebook friends living...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by Bub, on Jul 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm | 7 comments | 920 Views

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The Sharing Economy and Local Housing Supply

I intended to comment about the sharing economy and housing, but this post also touches on Menlo Park’s General Plan Update (called Connect Menlo). The...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1441 Views

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Does the sharing economy limit local housing supply?

I intended to comment about the sharing economy and housing, but this post also touches on Menlo Park’s General Plan Update (called Connect Menlo). The...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 1, 2016
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Does the sharing economy limit local housing supply?...

I intended to comment about the sharing economy and housing, but this post also touches on Menlo Park’s General Plan Update (called Connect Menlo). The...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 1, 2016
There are no comments yet. 56 Views

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No on Measures A and C (or, "The School Board gets a 'Needs Improvement' in Public Process”)

The editors of both our local papers, the Daily Post and Almanac News, recommend voting NO on Menlo Park School District’s Bond Measures A...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Ebastian, on Jun 22, 2016 at 7:37 pm | 47 comments | 2690 Views

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Debating Earthquake Insurance

Whenever we receive a renewal statement for earthquake coverage it's a cause for wrestling whether or not to renew ? damned if I do and damned if I don't....

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by MenloJim, on Jun 15, 2016 at 4:20 pm | 26 comments | 3205 Views

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Closing Marsh Road: The Silver Lining

Please don’t misunderstand this post as enjoying other peoples’ inconvenience. But the closure of Marsh Road provides an opportunity to study...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jun. 2, 2016
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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
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Feelin’ the Bern … (or, A bad year for Party Establishments )

Four months ago had someone asked me whether I was 'Feeling the Burn' I would have assumed they referred to the results of eating at the Wednesday night...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Laura, on Feb 15, 2016 at 6:10 pm | 4 comments | 1278 Views

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A Guild-y Look at the Park Theater

With news of potential reuse of the Guild Theater I recall the histrionics, proposals and attempts for reuse of the Park Theater. Noble attempts all, but there...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by John Kadvany, on Jan 15, 2016 at 9:08 am | 1 comment | 1182 Views

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A Guildy Look at the Park Theater

With news of potential reuse of the Guild Theater I recall the histrionics, proposals and attempts for reuse of the Park Theater. Noble attempts all, but it was...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jan. 13, 2016
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Remembering Andy Cohen

I first met Andy Cohen when he appeared alongside Kelly Fergusson at a neighbor’s get-together introducing the two candidates. In spite of his lack of...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Dec. 30, 2015
Last comment by Menlomaniac, on Jan 4, 2016 at 9:36 pm | 6 comments | 2143 Views

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HSR or BART? The Survey Results

My previous post discussed the possibility of extending BART down the Peninsula and, how I thought that would have a more dramatic, positive impact on Peninsula...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Oct. 27, 2015
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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 Alan, on Oct 21, 2015 at 10:45 am | 9 comments | 1919 Views

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Removing El Camino lanes from parking or vehicle movement >> HSR v BART

As the council considers the biennial review of the Downtown Specific Plan, and the General Plan update, it's good to keep the present traffic state...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Oct. 6, 2015
Last comment by Triona, on Oct 14, 2015 at 8:44 pm | 12 comments | 1372 Views

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Then Came Larry Lessig.

Larry who? If you follow the ideas from TED conferences, ideas via TEDx, you may want to follow along the major ideas on democracy from Harvard Law professor...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Sep. 30, 2015
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How to Hire a City Manager

But first, I'm glad to see the right-turn obstructions on Alma and Ravenswood consigned to history. (It takes a village to get the right changes, I suppose.) --- My...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Sep 19, 2015 at 8:36 pm | 13 comments | 1997 Views

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A Traffic Picture Worth a Thousand Words.

The recent mitigations at Alma and Ravenswood ostensibly for safety reasons, one month of a 6 month trial, has predictable consequences in other key locations. ...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Cmon, on Aug 30, 2015 at 4:49 am | 14 comments | 1791 Views
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French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 18 comments | 17,001 views

Water, baking soda, vinegar and slime
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 1,657 views

Peace Walk and Father's Grief Retreat
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,167 views