Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber, Publisher
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  Fake news is cheap and in abundant supply. The internet has created a haven for the sensational, insensitive wild claims, half-truths, exaggerations, rumors, accusations and yellow journalism. This year, being an election year, we expect there will be a proliferation of illicit rumors, attacks and gossip. Fake news will be directed at candidates, this newspaper, the Chamber of...

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Milestones (OPINION)

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Fool me once shame on you… An old saying that proves true today. Perhaps more so than any time in recent memory. Santa Clara residents are not immune. If you have followed this column for the past year or so, you have come to expect a few points of lucidity. The Screen Actors Guild would be impressed with the orchestration of the hoax being played upon the residents of our...

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Milestones (OPINION)

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Santa Clara needs a new CEO…aka Mayor. In a Valley that leads the world with innovation, brilliant CEO’s are at the forefront. Their vision opens doors for collaborative creativity, ingenious ideas and brilliant teamwork. Lacking in our City is a CEO who has collaborative vision and the gift of leadership. This was best demonstrated at last Tuesday night’s Stadium Authority...

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Milestones (OPINION)

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Dominic Caserta is running for Santa Clara County Supervisor to replace Ken Yeager, who is retiring. To most of us, this is not news or a big surprise. Perhaps the biggest surprise is really two items. One: that so many candidates jumped into the Supervisor’s race. Two: with all that competition Dominic Caserta is still polling very strong. Surprise because, Santa Clara hasn’t had...

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Milestones (OPINION)

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Santa Clara is fortunate to have Annette Manhart as Manager of our Convention and Visitors  Bureau. Petite, feisty and charming all in the same package, describes this lady dynamo. It would just seem that such a talent would be more prominent in our City. Her small office and staff of 13 people, which is managed by the Chamber of Commerce, has generated an average of $132 million in economic...

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Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber, Publisher
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  According to most indicators, America is experiencing an economic boom. This is very good news for every sector of business, industry, state government and municipalities. Economic activity and growth has proven to be the lifeline for citizens seeking a better standard of living. A better economy makes for better jobs, higher pay and the ability to purchase and save. Now with...

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Milestones (OPINION)

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Perusing through the political problems plaguing our Province is a powerful and practical pastime. Power can be punishing, pushing people out of positions, pretending it is perfect. Perpetrating the positions of power, piece by piece, produces a powerless public. Pungent penetration of the parameters of purposeful pronouncements, puts power in the paws of pathetic people. Playing the...

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Milestones (Opinion)

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  Defying the law of gravity and the very purpose for their existence, Mayor Gillmor and her Council majority thumbed their collective noses at our Charter Review Committee. Our City Charter has stood the tests of assault by various political powers for decades. Thanks to a solid representation of our citizenry, the Charter Review Committee has collectively arrived at sound...

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Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber, Publisher
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  If you ever thought about how you could politically take over a city, how would you do it? Hmmm…well, first you would need to be elevated to a position of prominence with promises of cooperation, collaboration and creative leadership. Becoming mayor would be ideal. Next, it would be important to solidify your power base by surrounding yourself with dedicated and unquestioning...

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Milestones

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Coming up on February 24 is one of the great events held in Santa Clara. What used to be known as “The Old Bag Lunch” was recast a few years ago as “The Classy Bag Affair.” Apparently the “Old Bag Lunch” name had such appeal, that a firm on the East Coast copywrited the name and wanted $5,000 for its use. The Santa Clara Soroptimist’s Club, sponsors of the lunch, are a...

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