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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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Blogs, hm, seem a lot like conferences ?
May 30, 2006 6:48 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 20,231

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
Unraveling history?s mysteries, building community memory
Jun 21, 2006 3:03 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 15,680

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
On Deadline: New report confirms first-hand knowledge of bay's health
Sep 21, 2011 4:26 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 14,126

For those of us lucky enough to have had intimate, first-hand contact with the San Francisco Bay over decades, a new report on the bay's health is encouraging, despite... 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: 13,635

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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