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By Jay Thorwaldson

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About this blog: I was editor of the Palo Alto Weekly from June 2000 to January 2011, capping a more than 50-year career in journalism and writing since Los Gatos High School, where I was editor of the student newspaper and president of the speech...  (More)

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Mayor Nancy Shepherd asking: What does 'Our Palo Alto' mean to YOU?
Feb 26, 2014 2:35 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 4,531

Faced with a significant community revolt relating to "overdevelopment," overflow parking and neighborhood-protection, still-new Mayor Nancy Shepherd is practicing... More
Greg Scharff reviews his 'too short' year as Palo Alto mayor: It was fun
Dec 23, 2013 11:57 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 1,606

Outgoing Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff sums up his "too short" term as mayor as a year of accomplishment and moving forward but with a couple of frustrations.

Overall... More
Off Deadline: Does 'parking overflow' slash housing prices near commercial areas?
Dec 3, 2013 2:28 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 1,295

Neighbors of Palo Alto's commercial areas have long complained about parking overflow being everything from a weekday nuisance to a severe impact on the quality... More
Parking woes in downtown Palo Alto go back 60 years and 'will never be solved'
Oct 15, 2013 1:34 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 9,847

There are a lot of people counting cars, or rather parking spaces with someone else's car in them, in residential areas of north Palo Alto these days.

What most... More
Vigilance is still required even after 40 years of protecting open space, officials warn at 'Founders' Day'
Sep 21, 2013 9:06 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 2,565

Four decades of acquiring open space lands and 62,000 acres later, vigilance is still needed to protect the forested areas looming above Palo Alto and northwestern... More
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