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

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Life as strange as fiction in ‘Last Picture Show’

You have to be the son of and the son of a son of a car dealer to search the name of the Chevy dealer in the background as Sonny and Dwayne fight in last picture show: Murphy Chevrolet. Vincent … Continue reading

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No sour grapes for Napa billionaire

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Maybell aka ‘Orchard Park’ now epicenter for Palo Alto, Silicon Valley and civilization as we know it, according to the Chron

  Lauren Hepler of The Chron has a Page 1 story about Palo Alto and housing equity, pegged to the new homes hitting the market at the controversial Maybell site in South Palo Alto. Check back as I update about … Continue reading

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I had three meetings on this exact topic, 25 years ago, with Lee Townsend, Hans Wendl and Gabe Unger

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All hail, Winkelmann (Beeple)

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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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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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Unicorn spotted in Palo Alto

Hippo is a new insurance startup, a unicorn, which means it is valued at $1b. One-point five billion or a billion and a half, according to the business journal, which lists it among the largest venture deals.The photo shows an … Continue reading

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Three quick takes from the SV Biz Journal

1) San Jose gets twice as much revenue from business tax than from TOT. They get $70 m per year in business tax. We get zero. It’s possible that we would get more than that, despite the population differences, as … Continue reading

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