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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

Oakland A’s swing for homers times 3,000

The A’s announced a plan with a baseball park, 3,000 homes and some shops. I haven’t swung a bat in about 10 years but have sat through 3,000 hours of development proposals here in Palo Alto. I should bone up … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Heroes Are Gang Leaders Music:
Winners of the 2018 American Book Award for Oral Literature, Heroes Are Gang Leaders are a genre-bending ensemble known for its bold approach to Race Fearlessness and Creative Deception Busting. HAGL was…

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325 Lytton, $20m; their tenant you’ve never heard of, $1.3b

Smart-home technology provider Plume Design Inc. joined the Bay Area’s unicorns Tuesday with a $270 million funding round. The Palo Alto company, which has largely flown under the radar despite its technology being used in some 22 millions homes, saw … Continue reading

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With the new Palo alto Art commission temporary mural installation it’s a tossup on whether it’s better to seek them out through the handy map or be surprised when you stumble upon them, so to speak

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Lions With Wings endorsed by Chico

Speaking of guitar noise I recently had that most wonderful of experiences of having my hair blown back by an exhilarating burst of fuzzed-out guitar licks. The furious cluster of notes came out of nowhere to punctuate the first verse … Continue reading

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Ethan Iverson, Downbeat VS Megan Theestallion, Bazaar

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Maya Wiley endorsed by key union in NYC Mayoral race

Maya Wiley was in my advanced Spanish class freshman fall at Dartmouth, which for us was 19lkjdflkasjd, wljslkfjslkfas. Interestingly, she also achieved language proficiency in French as well. So to my mind, hearing of her work in politics I think … Continue reading

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Harbaugh hater monologue in 2012, the day I met Remi Wolf

I used to do a comedic monologue about balancing my interest in the 49ers or Stanford football with the fact that I was at Gunn high school when Jim Harbaugh was at Paly and never liked the guy. The difference … Continue reading

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Remi Wolf lit on Tonite Shwa

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