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By Diana Diamond

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About this blog: So much is right — and wrong — about what is happening in Palo Alto. In this blog I want to discuss all that with you. I know many residents care about this town, and I want to explore our collective interests to help ...  (More)

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Gobbledygook goings on in Palo Alto
Dec 7, 2018 12:49 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 1,611

We all know the local governments at times try to hide things, despite their loud proclamations of how transparent they always are. But the opaqueness continues.

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Palo Alto’s biggest problem?
Nov 30, 2018 1:26 pm
Comments: 21 | Views: 2,371

When retiring City Manager Jim Keene gave to a talk to the Rotary Club of Palo Alto recently, he ended it by saying he thought Palo Alto’s biggest upcoming... More
Can we ever improve our schools?
Nov 17, 2018 3:56 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 1,844

When I think about my K-12 education, and I look back at my kids’ and now my grandkids’ education, things haven’t really changed that much. Yes, penmanship,... More
Post-election reflections -- and sponges
Nov 8, 2018 12:15 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 1,991

Let’s talk local. In the five-candidate Palo Alto City Council race, Alison Cormack was the big winner. She campaigned actively, sent out fliers and ran lots... More
2018 pre-election reflections
Nov 1, 2018 4:17 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 1,404

Election Day is (finally) almost here. It’s a very important one nationally, the outcome of which may foretell whether President Trump will be reelected in 2020.... More
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