Break Out the Umbrellas
Saturday's headline story 'Jobs ratio is out of balance' concerns itself with the fact that compared to surrounding communities Palo Alto has a higher number of jobs relative to residents. In otherwords, more people work in Palo Alto than live in Palo Alto and this shows that lots of workers can't afford to live there and choose to commute.
Besides incessently dwelling on mythical imbalances, it demonstrates a willingness to avoid the warm rays of sunshine at all costs and pretend its raining. The paper refuses to acknowledge unexpected job growth on top of a vigorous economy and a dramatic reduction in the budget deficit. All of these were the object of countless stories of woe prior to last year's election. Instead, the Daily News becomes fixated on problems of no particular significance. Problems other communities would gladly exchange for theirs.