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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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The great water war of California Avenue?
May 30, 2008 4:37 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 7,237

One of the odder mini-battles of Palo Alto is occurring at the east end of the California Avenue business district, near the Caltrain station.

That is whether... More
Unraveling history’s mysteries, building community memory
Jun 21, 2006 3:03 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 13,661

Earlier this month I talked about things I didn't know.

Speaking to nearly 120 longtime Palo Altans -- including many present and former civic leaders -- at... More
Unraveling history’s mysteries, building community memory
Jun 21, 2006 3:03 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 12,676

Earlier this month I talked about things I didn't know.

Speaking to nearly 120 longtime Palo Altans -- including many present and former civic leaders -- at... More
Blogs, hm, seem a lot like conferences …
May 30, 2006 6:48 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 17,899

Some years back, 1977 to be a bit more precise, I ventured a daring prediction to a class of Stanford seniors who wanted to learn how to write news stories.

"In... More
Blogs, hm, seem a lot like conferences …
May 30, 2006 6:48 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 16,837

Some years back, 1977 to be a bit more precise, I ventured a daring prediction to a class of Stanford seniors who wanted to learn how to write news stories.

"In... More
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