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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

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on

Susan Slusser* in today’s Chron describes baseball pitcher Joe Ross of the Washingtons as a “tarter”. Ross, a Bay Area native who led Bishop O’Dowd to the CIF North Coast sectional quarterfinals held the Giants my favorite team to five … Continue reading

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Art Hero Award to Jessica Roth for creating wheat paste street art homage to Susan O’Malley, poppies and text on Cali Ave from Middlefield to El Camino

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Best of day: Midtown Dreamers

Featuring Leo Hochberg the former Library Commissioner

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I cannot read this

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Small world Palo Alto style

I agree with @Watson that the Palo Alto music scene, including events co-sponsored by or produced by The City of Palo Alto and using City facilities, featured more music from Africa, Brazil, sung in Spanish or Portuguese, using interesting poly-rhythyms … Continue reading

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Doctored balls in MLB

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Jim Harbaugh and Michigan assault case

Gilvanni Johnson, age 57, pictured above, was a receiver and special teams player for Michigan Wolverines football circa 1985, three seasons, 36 games, a teammate of Jim Harbaugh the current coach and the former Palo Alto Viking three-sport star. On … Continue reading

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Goodbye, pork pie plate

Fond memories of shrimp and grits, and spotting indie rock royalty, at Crook’s Corner of Chapel Hill, 1992-2004. Lane Wurster also took me to meet Clyde Jones once. ed-eat-a not that i woujd try this at home but craig claiborne … Continue reading

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Weird beer commercial featuring reggae music and a woman unhooking her bra

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Your karma ran over my dogma: Palo Alto’s corrupt leadership

Council will deliberate Tuesday an agenda item about term limits for commissioners, boards and committees- sometimes called “BCCs”. Generally speaking, leadership in Palo Alto comprises elected council members (seven, although it was nine until 2014), appointed BCCS (forty, although it … Continue reading

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