Sunday, May 20, 2012

Is This Any Way to Prune a Tree? (144)


Is it just me or does the street tree tree pruning at the northwest corner of 5h and C seem a crude and even hostile attack?

I understand and accept the need to keep trees and overhead wires apart, but does that need require (and justify) the kind of butchery--the wanton and cruel damage--we see there?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

New York Times Report on the Nextdoor Company (143)


San Jose State business professor and tech writer Randall Stross pens a new report on the Nextdoor Company in the May 13 issue of the New York Times.

Given that we have a unit of the Nextdoor Company in the Old North, I thought readers of his blog might be interested in what Stross says, which will be found after the jump. By way of preview, his article is a positive characterization.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

540 Members of the ONDNA?: Counting Old North Populations (142)


The Nextdoor Company website managed by the ONDNA highlights that company’s declaration that the Old North has 162 households. One implication might be that the number 162 provides a numerical framework for thinking about ONDNA membership. 

As everyone knows, the ONDNA is a City-fostered and overseen neighborhood association that, because of its quasi-official status, includes as members, in addition to residents, neighborhood-located organizations and landlords. All Old North people in these three categories are automatically ONDNA voting participants.*