Category: Steve Jobs

Shooting a white elephant: Part 3, the human shields

13 May, 2009 (09:02) | California, Configuration, Historic, Homeownership, Local issues, Steve Jobs, Zoning and land use |

Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the previous Part 1.]   For two posts now we’ve been following, via the Town Manager’s April 28, 2009 Report to Town Council (pdf) in Woodside, California, the eight-year saga of patient homeowner Steve Jobs, who is merely seeking to do what 99.9% of American would think an inalienable […]

Shooting a white elephant: Part 2, the blunderbuss

12 May, 2009 (10:39) | California, Configuration, Historic, Homeownership, Local issues, Steve Jobs, Zoning and land use |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   In yesterday’s post, via the Town Manager’s April 28, 2009 Report to Town Council (pdf) in Woodside, California, we met patient homeowner Steve Jobs, who has for eight years been seeking to demolish a property he owns and plainly regards as a white elephant, a rambling 17,000-square foot Spanish […]

Shooting a white elephant: Part 1, the elephant

11 May, 2009 (10:43) | California, Configuration, Historic, Homeownership, Local issues, Steve Jobs, Zoning and land use |

Can Mephistopheles be thwarted?   “Can you believe the nerve of Steve Jobs?” “What’d he do?” “Moves into the neighborhood, immediately announces he intends to demolish a lovely 6,000 square foot house so he can build a rambling anachronistic 17,000 square foot house, three times as large.” “No!” “The old house was invisible in the […]