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Our Palo Alto way to decide

Original post made by diana diamond, Palo Alto Online blogger, on May 24, 2008

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Posted by fireman
a resident of another community
on May 24, 2008 at 12:15 pm

Good Luck Diana...

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Posted by Jay Thorwaldson
editor emeritus
on May 24, 2008 at 2:28 pm

Jay Thorwaldson is a registered user.

It's been interesting and fun, Diana. We welcome both the competition and the common cause of seeking to report fully local news. I guess your departure means I'll have to post occasionally on my blog now. Hm.


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Posted by Goofy
a resident of another community
on May 24, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Sheesh! More of the same! We can expect a decrease in quality reporting now, with Price's people back in town, more of Diamond's inanity, and the Weekly's preciously transparent attempts to look like a sophisticated newspaper.

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Posted by fireman
a resident of another community
on May 24, 2008 at 5:44 pm

Give it up Jay, You just look the others way. As you always have.

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Posted by fireman
a resident of another community
on May 24, 2008 at 6:59 pm

Diane. No Jay to stop you now. Want to do the story we talked about??

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Posted by pat
a resident of Midtown
on May 25, 2008 at 12:12 pm

Sorry you're leaving the Weekly, but I'll look for you in the new Post. You always provide a fresh perspective and we need that as we wade through the Palo Alto process.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 26, 2008 at 6:36 pm


The Palo Alto way to decide. Good title.

With the forthcoming school bond we are being asked to approve a bond. While it is undoubtedly needed for all the right reasons, there is a growing number of people who feel it is too big. Rather than voting yes we are in danger of getting a no vote, not from people who think that the schools don't need some money, but rather that they don't think this is the right bond. The problem is, if we do get a no vote on this, the schools are going to be in a mess. We are already growing at a rate of knots and if we don't get some money then we are going to be in a dire situation very quickly, possibly before a new bond can get organised.

This is Silicon Valley, the heart of the technology capital of the world and our schools are in a very sorry state when it comes to comparable areas of the country (if there is such a thing). We are in a sorry state when it comes to infrastructure and California as a whole has low scores. Palo Alto schools are the bright spot when it comes to scores in the State, but if we can't get the infrastructure up to scratch, then we will be looking like the poor relation. B4E didn't hold up because everything cost more than expected and much could not be done, particularly for those schools last on the list. This Bond is supposed to make sure that this doesn't happen again. If we are not careful, nothing will be done.

The Palo Alto way, is nothing gets done.

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Posted by web design company
a resident of another community
on Jul 27, 2011 at 12:06 am

Hi Diana, actually this is my first visit to ur blog and i was very much impressed with ur presentation of the topic u have shared here.I was very happy being here.Thank you !!

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