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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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Palo Alto Main -- Will it be a main library by any other name?
Sep 10, 2013 3:06 pm
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The firestorm that has flared up over the possible renaming of the Palo Alto Main Library is beginning to rival some of the forest fires ravaging parts of California... More
On Deadline blog: When John Beahrs saw combat -- in World War II and the Palo Alto City Council chambers
Aug 16, 2013 1:57 pm
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The recent passing of John Beahrs of Palo Alto at age 100 elicited many memories of a man who lived a full life.

His experiences ranged from a loving marriage... More
On Deadline blog: When John Beahrs saw combat -- in World War II and the Palo Alto City Council chambers
Aug 16, 2013 1:57 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 1,172

The recent passing of John Beahrs of Palo Alto at age 100 elicited many memories of a man who lived a full life.

His experiences ranged from a loving marriage... More
On Deadline blog: Are there parallels between today's Palo Alto growth fights and the city's 1960s war?
Jul 22, 2013 2:04 pm
Comments: 39 | Views: 7,267

A longtime friend and observer of Palo Alto issues and politics asked me an interesting question recently: Is there a parallel between today's neighborhood-level... More
On Deadline blog: Are there parallels between today's Palo Alto growth fights and the city's 1960s war?
Jul 22, 2013 2:04 pm
Comments: 37 | Views: 1,547

A longtime friend and observer of Palo Alto issues and politics asked me an interesting question recently: Is there a parallel between today's neighborhood-level... More
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