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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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Memo to PA Police Chief Jonsen: What are you hiding from us? And why?
May 4, 2021 11:38 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 713

TO: Robert Jonsen, Chief of Police, Palo Alto

FROM: Diana Diamond, Palo Alto resident

TOPIC: Keeping residents in the dark about police activities

Chief,... More
Climate change: A critical challenge for Palo Alto? Or, an impossible goal?
Apr 28, 2021 11:43 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 1,681

The Palo Alto City Council has taken on what environmentalists see as an important big step in trying to cut this city’s carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent... More
Don’t keep information from the public
Apr 20, 2021 12:08 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 1,266

We have a city hall and police department transparency problem in Palo Alto that seems to be quietly but quickly expanding.

That’s because: City Manager... More
My Man vs. Squirrel
Apr 13, 2021 1:04 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,562

I never thought much about squirrels until I owned a dog. Dogs love these little bushy-tailed critters and have great fun unsuccessfully chasing them. But now my... More
Palo Alto has an escalating transparency problem -- the police have shut their doors
Apr 6, 2021 3:06 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 2,172

On Monday, April 5, the police chief of Minneapolis, Medaria Arradondo, was testifying at the George Floyd trial about his professional view that defendant Derek... More
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