Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber Publisher
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Coming soon to a City Council meeting near you. A $100 million dollar decision for or against Santa Clara revenue. Here is the issue. In 2010, when voters approved Measure J to build our stadium without the use of general fund dollars, the stadium was to be paid for from revenues from events at the stadium. This would include football, of course. In addition, our stadium would provide...

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Work Daze – The Kim Connection

  • By Bob Goldman
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It happens all the time. People ask me how I developed this image of confidence, charisma and darn good looks. Well, I have to thank genetics for the good looks. Genetics and the team of plastic surgeons I have on call 24/7, ready to swing into action should a wrinkle appear, or a pimple pop, or a tidal wave of flab burst out from my Spanx. As for the confidence and charisma stuff; that...

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Class Notes - One Easy Step for School Success – Be There

Class Notes – One Easy Step for School Success – Be There

  • By Margaret Lavin
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Parents are often bombarded with advice on how to help their children succeed in school, but one critical factor often gets overlooked: the most faithful foreteller of success at school is very basic—showing up. Research shows the likelihood of dropping out of school skyrockets to 75 percent when attendance drops below 80 percent. This is a disturbing statistic and one that has not been...

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Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber Publisher
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Santa Clara’s Charter Review Committee has been assigned the task of creating districts for future City elections. They were assigned this task two years ago, before attorney Robert Rubin filed a lawsuit against Santa Clara for voting violations of the California Voting Rights Act. They missed the mark. That Committee took a detour and spent their time creating four other ballot...

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Work Daze – The Big Goof

  • By Bob Goldman
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I know it has never happened to you, but some of us make mistakes at work. Big, bad, messy mistakes that could rock your company and end your career. While making a mistake is easy, correcting a career-ending boo-boo can be tough. This is why you will not make a mistake by reading Heather Yamada-Hosley's recent blog post on Lifehacker, "What to Do If You Make a Big Mistake at Work." It is...

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Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber Publisher
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Transparency is a terrific word used by politicians to camouflage anything that’s not transparent. Over-spoken and underutilized, the word has been abused by misuse. “We want to be totally transparent with this new revenue stream generator.” That’s called a new tax. “This audit will dispel any doubt about the expeditures and billings required by law to be applied to this...

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Work Daze – Hit the Gym, Jim

  • By Bob Goldman
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If there's one thing that's worse than working, it's working out. Think you're running in place at your job? It's a lot better than running in place on a treadmill. Feel that impossible deadlines put you in a time crunch? It's a lot better than doing 200 crunches every morning in your jam-jams. Despite the pain and strain that invariably comes when you throw caution to the wind and...

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Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber Publisher
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Our City has over a 1,000 employees who provide a wide range of services that most of us take for granted. While we are busy with our own work, raising families, PTA meetings, church and after school activities, our City employees contribute quietly and effectively to our community. Our own power company headed by John Roukema is a godsend. Silicon Valley Power keeps our homes and...

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Will Charter Review Committee Recommendations Lead Santa Clara to the Courthouse?

  • Submitted by Guest Columnist Rex McIntosh
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On March 30, 2017, the City of Santa Clara was named in a California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) lawsuit. In response, the City Council re-convened its Charter Review Committee to study and recommend an election method for replacing the City's current at-large by-seat system with a system that satisfies the lawsuit, and provides protected class voters the opportunity to elect City Council Members of...

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Lighting the Fire for a City Hall Witch Hunt

  • By the Editorial Board
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Pointing fingers with little evidence is an irresponsible use of a platform–no matter how insignificant that platform is. An ex-Weekly-employee turned online opinionist, Robert Haugh, took it upon himself to scour City Hall in search of leaks. In this search, he found one anonymous source that turned his nose to two City employees, who he was quick to name. There are three reasons why he...

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