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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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On Deadline blog: After secrecy of PRISM, why bother with 'privacy policy' notices?
Jun 30, 2013 11:52 am
Comments: 27 | Views: 3,023

The other day I received a large pull-open mailer from my cell-phone provider, Verizon Wireless, labeled "Important Privacy Information." It was about "How Verizon... More
On Deadline blog: After secrecy of PRISM, why bother with 'privacy policy' notices?
Jun 30, 2013 11:52 am
Comments: 27 | Views: 5,717

The other day I received a large pull-open mailer from my cell-phone provider, Verizon Wireless, labeled "Important Privacy Information." It was about "How Verizon... More
On Deadline blog: Planning Director: searching for someone who walks on ? hot coals?
Jun 26, 2013 3:30 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 1,285

The imminent departure (June 30) of Planning Director Curtis Williams leaves Palo Alto city officials searching for a replacement for the lightning-rod position.... More
On Deadline blog: Planning Director: searching for someone who walks on ? hot coals?
Jun 26, 2013 3:30 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 4,341

The imminent departure (June 30) of Planning Director Curtis Williams leaves Palo Alto city officials searching for a replacement for the lightning-rod position.... More
Will -- or should -- adult schools remain 'the quiet corner' of local education?
May 22, 2013 9:50 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 2,447

In about eight years, the Palo Alto Adult School will be observing its 100th anniversary -- a century of promoting the notion that learning can be for a lifetime.... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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