Monthly Archives: May 2015

Otto Slater, “the Mayor of Byrd Lane”, (1924-April, 18, 2015)

Otto Slater was “the Mayor” of Byrd Lane in Los Altos Hills. Before the last time I went to a Wallace Stegner reading (circa 1992), in San Francisco, I got the low-down from Otto: “I hear there’s a hoot-owl been … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders zydeco mack daddy

Will announce Rosie Ledet as fantasy Veep Seriously this is a good sign. Also, New Yorker cartoon about man dreaming of a Sanderized America, by Chris Weyant. Also, DD of MarketWatch excerptable: “I can hear the Republican attack ad right … Continue reading

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Dartmouth in Vietnam, with James Wright

Embark for a fascinating and privileged journey through Cambodia and Vietnam, including a 7-night Mekong River cruise aboard the brand new Mekong Princess, an elegant small vessel combining romantic French colonial style with modern comforts including air conditioning throughout. Scheduled … Continue reading

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Au revoir, les chez-francs

“Who can forget those hours that passed like dreams”? The look on her face confirmed the rumors, as Jacquetta Lannan, who I dubbed “The Wiener Queen”, let me into the store, past the CLOSED sign. She seated me next to … Continue reading

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When is the big Man Made Man Man tour?

Man Man dude hipsthers from Philly Man Made includes females from UK dig? Too bad they both don’t get song place ment on Mad Men.

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Who deleted program H-41 wherein Bueva Vista was specifically protected in our Comp Plan?

One thing I noticed today is that in the PATC review of proposed amendments to the Housing Element of the Comp Plan (1998-2010) is that, besides as you say above including Maybell, they also apparenlty deleted “Program H-41″ which specifically … Continue reading

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Ozy and PBS on the BV

Coincidentally or providentially, Gwen Ifil of PBS had Carlos Watson of Ozymandias (ozy.com) media, a special report on mobile home parks in the U.S. and Silicon Valley. Following the links of their coverage made me realize that if we are … Continue reading

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Something funny, I cannot quite put my finger on about Tom Brady (Serra) and Julian Edelman (Woodside High) on cover of this month’s Gentry

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Hey, Joe, where you going with that gun in your hand?

(cut and paste paragraph about Joe Simitian at today’s Los Altos Farmer’s Market, 5-7 p.m. and Saturday in Palo Alto, a.mish — I will check it out if bad grippa is indeed in check) (cut and paste to Jimi Hendrix … Continue reading

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The Monkey’s got the main line sewed up tight

Yesterday I posted to Palo Alto Weekly that I voted No on the school parcel tax as a protest against the political machine that chugs along a bit too easily here. Reading furthr into Dennis McNally “A Long Strange Trip” … Continue reading

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