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An Alternative View

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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We need a new garage downtown Palo Alto -- forget about being politically correct
Feb 14, 2019 4:53 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 1,049

Building a much-needed new parking garage in downtown Palo Alto is suddenly politically incorrect. The city council unexpectedly decided this past week to put the... More
The trauma of having to renew my California driver’s license
Feb 9, 2019 1:41 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 1,901

THAT notice from the DMV arrived in my mailbox almost three months ago, announcing that I must renew my driver’s license by my birthday, Feb. 4th, and make an... More
My Palo Alto pet peeves – yours too?
Feb 2, 2019 4:02 pm
Comments: 24 | Views: 2,916

In my high school yearbook, we were each asked to list our “pet peeves” and the “peak positive points” about our senior year. It was a fun experience that... More
Why I wasn’t walking in the Women’s Marches
Jan 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Comments: 28 | Views: 2,064

I have been a feminist for years – not the bra-burning type – but a strong advocate for women’s rights, equality in the workplace and in our country, and have... More
Do Palo Altans still love their city? If not, what should the city do?
Jan 18, 2019 2:10 pm
Comments: 30 | Views: 2,248

The numbers are a bit grim. More Palo Altans now disapprove of the general direction of the city compared to previous years, and more residents are worried about... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd 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 March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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