Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Mendoza Line and taxing the payrolls here

I posted something to Steve Levy’s column today, about San Francisco payroll tax: As of 2012, San Francisco had a 1.5 percent payroll tax, that brought in $400 M to city coffers. What would you estimate, Dr. Levy, the hypothetical … Continue reading

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Cool public art in the pipeline for Palo Alto (Ala & Binta)

Ala Ebtekar and Binta Ayofemi (the blue tunnel thingy did not cut and paste from staff report, will update)  (you can find it here, in the staff report, if you scroll down) edit to add: Elise DeMarzo sent me … Continue reading

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Yo La Tengo and BV

Yo La Tengo is a rock group based in New Jersey featuring the husband wife duo of Ira Kaplan and Georgie Hubley. They are big in my world, even if you’ve never heard of them. Their name is a baseball … Continue reading

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Eminent domain is clear moral choice for Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

t I say eminent domain is the clear moral choice. What the current ownership group intends to do, and I believe that was their plan since they took over, in 2000, is an economic pogrom. Palo Alto meanwhile has protective … Continue reading

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Pat Monahan rocks Shoreline Friday, photo by Eric Cohen of The Dancing Twins

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Quodlibet w. litany

Everybody saw the sun shine, but I saw a dragon fly, while Gretchen said “butter fly” and Eva shook her tuckas, rising towards heaven — posted, May 22, added June 22 Latin what plus it pleases I got to indirectly … Continue reading

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Adios, AGS

Even so, we should not renew American Guard Services and encourage the local workers to self-organize, re-bid and give them a raise back to the $14 they were making before AGS. If we have $50 M or whatever for a … Continue reading

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