This is a 40-picture set of images I took with my new Motorola droid, most of which pertains to my Palo Alto City Council candidacy. Check back if this looks like less than 40.
My coach Hans Delannoy endorsed my campaign today.
I didn’t ask Joe for an endorsement but did catch this natural light shot of him, Joe Zirker, on the day before his 90th birthday
Terry Acebo Davis and Shylow, at Animal Services Palo Alto
Megan the mixologist at Lure and Till seemed offended when I jokingly asked if she was Elizabeth Holmes, “the thirty-year-old with the nine-billion-dollar-start-up”. I’m not 30! she said.
My Gunn classmate Richard Freed and I spent a considerable amount of the 1980s and 1990s hanging Paly- and Frisco-style, but no so much in recent years; we chanced into each other at Johnson Park the other day.
Russ Cohen of Palo Alto Downtown, shown here at Cogswell nooner series, asked me not to malign him here; it’s true I suffer from Foote-cone-mouth disease..
Terry and I met this charming young lady and her dog, Diego, at Austere, a Swedish themed gallery on Hill Street downtown LA-LA, when we stayed at Ace hotel in July, 2014
I thought I saw my name WEIS but it actually says 213 W. as in “west” but also the area code for that part of La-La.
It actually is Weird Beers of 213 W. Seventh Street.
Devan John runs a 5:10 mile for the Michigan State Spartans but sat for me, kinda sorta, during her internship at Bryant Street Gallery of Palo Alto
Henry and Rochelle Ford, both of whom have endorsed Mark Weiss for Palo Alto City Council, met in 1953 when he was a star footballer at Pitt and she was, as today, beautiful.
Terry and I met Carmenita Choy at the I-Hotel space in North Beach, where Terry’s work hung this summer
Norzen lives and works in Palo Alto and offered to arrange a Tibetan divination about my campaign for Council.
Barbara Weiss, my mother, was President of the Palo Alto Jewish Community Center and, along with my father Paul Weiss donated a collection of pottery to the DeYoung Museum
edit to add, October 6: picked up two endorsements, Nancy Packer and Dr. Peter Casini. Thank you! Liz Zitelli already has four signs on her lawn but agreed to put up a Mark Bennett Weiss for City Council. Thanks, Liz. I told Nancy Packer that I’ve been talking about her son George Packer and “The Unwinding” so much that I might as well be selling it out of the trunk of my car. Will check with the local vendors to see if I can get a wholesale rate, and yeah, I would try that, if only to get a blog post out of the story. And in my brain this flashes to: Jim Newton a Paly ’81 to Packer’s Gunn 1978, to appear via Kepler’s interviewing Leon Panetta on Oct. 17. And I did mention to Weiss-endorser the staff attorney or chief attorney for Public Defender of Sf Matt Gonzalez (who wants to be remembered as an artist who dabbled politically) the Bryan Stevenson lecture coming to Kepler’s Nov. 6, two days after (my) election.
Deirdre Crommie 7 years on the Parks Commission and a mensch, thanks for your support!