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Nothing is free in life-Not even Wi-Fi-But, that could change

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Palo Alto City Council members said yesterday that the city should spend between $250,000 and $450,000 to devise a plan that would eventually lead to Wi-Fi service throughout the city and bring high-speed Internet to residents. Palo Alto already had a “fiber to the premises” system that it uses to sell high speed Internet to…

The Unauthorized Daily Post

Unauthorized Daily Post

“The Daily Post is the best newspaper between San Jose and San Francisco, bar none. But its owners don’t have the common sense to post their stories online. So we’re doing this, without permission. (This is the new home of the Unauthorized Daily Post.)”. We have a tendency to agree, the Daily Post goes at…

Palo Alto’s Mitchell Park Library Money Pit

money pit

The city of Palo Alto’s troubled Mitchell Park Library project, already over budget and 20 months behind schedule, it’s going to cost taxpayers an additional $785,000. On Monday, city Council will vote to give the firm hired to manage construction Turner Construction Company, an additional $785,000 because the project is taking longer than expected, and…

Skytran Trumps High Speed Rail

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Unlike Elon Musk’s Hyperloop technology which is years away from being developed there is a High Speed people mover already in use that would accomplish what the current High Speed Rail, HSR, is seeking to perform yet instead of the present price tag of $68 billion this superior technology would only cost $7.2 billion. Over the last…

Only First Amendment Happy Talkers Need Apply

The unprotected smile of desent

As I have always done before, in preparation for one of my worldwide expedition adventure, I clean out and go through many of my accumulated personal documents in the event of some unforeseen disaster. I always leave instruction with #1 son to disallow the rummaging through of personal effects leaving some things, “For his eyes…

Palo Alto’s Butt ugly buildings

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Palo Altan Doug Smith was spot on yesterday when he said the city is being undermined by architects who have completely different taste then the general public. Smith will go to Palo Alto City Council to appeal the approval of a proposed four-story “glass box” office building that would replace the old Radio Shack store…

Palo Alto unlocks online requests for public records

Unlocking public-information

Palo Alto is making it easier for people to get their hands on government records. The City of Palo Alto this week launched an online system to process requests in accordance with the California Public Records Act, which requires government agencies in the state to disclose records by request of the public. “Palo Alto’s online CPRA…

How America Is Solving Its Homeless Problem

To protect and serve the rich jail the homeless

The relentless assault on American Labor has resulted in record numbers of homeless people.  According to the Economic Policy Institute if the minimum wage had kept pace with the productivity growth over the last 35 years as it did for the twenty years prior to 1968 the minimum wage would be $18.67 per hour and…