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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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Two creative lights depart Palo Alto, leaving diverse legacies
Sep 25, 2014 2:25 pm
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Palo Alto lost two creative lights this month with the passing of longtime developer/poet Ryland Kelley and widely known muralist Greg Brown.
While vastly different... More
Mayor Nancy Shepherd asking: What does 'Our Palo Alto' mean to YOU?
Feb 26, 2014 2:35 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 5,500

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: 1,942

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: 1,601

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: 11,608

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
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