Cubberley As a Regional Arts Center for 300-capacity theatre

I ran into Mike Cobb the other day and mean to follow up with him regarding my campaign for Council 2014, and my thoughts on Cubberley; in truth I am not current with what the Cubberley ad hoc group led by Mandy Lowell are recommending. I respect Mr. Cobb, who I first met at a Cubberley advisory meeting when I was producing concerts there in the 1990s. Further, although I was shocked to learn that Mandy Lowell was Mrs. Charles Munger, it is still unclear to me what to make of that: I am not completely writing her off as a potential Democratic citizen. People I admire respect her. More to come. Note that the first segment is more organized than the subsequent two, that being the nature of communicating by email. Not sure where this document was filed, other than Reklis said it would be included.

Of the top of my head, I would keep Cub as a community center rather than let it be developed for housing. I wonder how it fits in with the proposal to stop Sobrato from turning Fry’s into more housing: I favor half-housing and half-park.

Svayambh-PA, or New Residentialist Platform(NRP)

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 who gave millions to defeat Prop 30 — I voted for Prop 30 — in Palo Alto you never know which billionaire or multi-millionaire in the elevator you will meet).

Usually when you meet a billionaire you should pretend you don’t know they are billionaires. I remember the time that Nelson Rockefeller came into the newsroom to ask us to cover the drinking games / fundraiser he was hosting at his fraternity and I of course knew who he was — maybe we had met once before, exactly, he sat to lunch with us at the cafeteria, he rowed with one of my hallmates — and he said “Hi…

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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
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