Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber Publisher
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Vice Mayor Dominic Caserta went out on a fragile limb at City Council in September to challenge Mayor Lisa Gillmor. He made a passionate plea for a pragmatic and practical position to prevent the posibility of our public province being pushed into poverty. Having sat on prior Councils, Caserta has a very good understanding of where our money comes from and where it goes (or where it should...

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Work Daze – The Sunday Situation

  • By Bob Goldman
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You won't believe it, but there are people who actually can't wait until the workweek ends. "Thank God It's Friday" -- "TGIF" to its friends -- is the battle cry of these misguided miscreants who count the minutes until the 5 p.m. whistle blows and the weekend begins. Crazy, right? How could anyone prefer two days of freedom to the pure joy of five grueling days shackled to your desk,...

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Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber Publisher
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Common sense is such a wonderful commodity. It is what makes most organizations succeed. The lack thereof…causes them to fail. However, the application of common sense is a rarity, particularly at Santa Clara City Hall. Now, you can be sure that if common sense could be bought, this Council majority would spend millions to buy some. However, as suggested, the application thereof...

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Not Liking the News Doesn’t Make It Fake

  • By Thomas W. Newton
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There have been a lot of words published, posted and uttered about fake news and real news and whether Americans have the tools necessary to differentiate between the two. President Trump seems to simply label stories he doesn’t like and the institutions responsible for them as fake news. This last sentence is an opinion – neither fake nor real news – yet it seems many people would like to...

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Work Daze – Party Your Way to Career Success

  • By Bob Goldman
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It's just not fair! You expect to be supervised and criticized and terrorized when you're on the job. It's just not right for you to be supervised and criticized and terrorized when you're off the job. For example, when you're at an office party. Whether it's birthday party, a holiday party or just a team-building exercise detailing the CEO's Tesla, the requirement to enjoy these events...

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Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber Publisher
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David Copperfield is America’s greatest and most successful illusionists. His magic tricks have entertained, baffled and amazed millions. He does more than 500 performances every year, most in his hometown of Las Vegas. One illusion that helped launch his career was making a Lear Jet disappear on television in front of a live audience surrounding the plane. Not to rest on that famous...

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Work Daze – Get Out of Town

  • By Bob Goldman
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You may find this difficult to believe, but not everyone loves his or her job as much as you do. It's true! The working world is full ungrateful malcontents who actually want to take vacations. Instead of taking advantage of the opportunity to spend their vacation days crammed into a cozy cubical, or aimlessly wandering an open office, these losers would prefer to bake their bodies on talcum...

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Milestones

  • By Miles H Barber Publisher
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One of the first duties of a City Council is to establish and preserve the financial integrity of city finances. Our current Council has not done that. Led by Mayor Lisa Gillmor, Santa Clara City Council has been on a runaway financial train that is taking us down the path of financial collapse. Beginning with a political payoff to our police officers, this Council awarded the largest...

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Work Daze – Boast Your Way to Success, Loser

  • By Bob Goldman
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Everyone knows people who are always boasting about their success. People who constantly talk about all the money they make, all the perks and promotions they receive, all the genius business solutions that spring from the depths of their superbrains to make them superstars at work. If you think that's the kind of person you should hate, you're wrong. It's the kind of person you should...

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Sleep is Essential

  • By Margaret Lavin
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Over the lazy summer months it was easy to slack off on bedtime rituals. I am certainly guilty of postponing my tween’s bedtime in hopes of thwarting her inevitable grumblings. Since school has started, however, I have become a drill sergeant at bedtime, barking orders of, “brush, book, and bed!” As difficult as it is to ignore my drowsy darling’s protests as she marches toward...

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