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What role did super-model play in Palo Alto council approval of flawed redevelopment plan, 1050 Page Mill?

  You heard of, if you are at all literary or cultured, “the face that launched a thousand ships”*, but what about the super-model goddess archetype that may or may not explain Palo Alto subsidizing developers to the tune of … Continue reading

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‘Ch-changes’ v. ch-ching

I posted a couple hours earlier today –oh, by the way, Happy New Year 2016 to all you loyal Plastic Altoids — to a wordpress blog, a post from a couple years ago, about Bowie Bonds, the asset-backed security from … Continue reading

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Clay wheels

Palo Alto has a new bike shop, Shinola on Hamilton 261, although new is a relative term since the whole concept is retro. Sky the bike guru (who came to the company four years ago, she says, after ten years … Continue reading

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Marissa Mayer is too legit 2 quit

I did read thru the 90 page Spring Owl report on Yahoo and am not a shareholder (although I do have 50,000 messages saved in their mail if that is skin in the game) and think she should stay the … Continue reading

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Marc Cohn to headline JCC Palo Alto benefit event in February

Marc Cohn, whose “Walking In Memphis” from 1992 is twenty years later still a staple at KFOG and other adult contemporary stations, headlines a benefit event at and for the Oshman Jewish Community Center, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Tickets are … Continue reading

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Welcome home The Lofts at SodoSoPa!

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