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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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Wait, wait – we’re working on it
Feb 18, 2020 1:37 pm
Comments: 20 | Views: 2,868

The wheels of local government often turn very slowly – projects seem to take years, rather than months to complete.

This week I came across a lengthy city... More
City’s “priorities” have become meaningless – and a waste of time
Feb 10, 2020 5:29 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 1,714

Once upon a time, but not too long ago, I used appreciate when city councils decided on priorities for the upcoming year – usually three or four problem areas... More
Super Bowl LIV viewers: Am I a prude?
Feb 3, 2020 4:52 pm
Comments: 43 | Views: 2,226

You can call me a prude, or out-of-fashion, but I was appalled at the half-time show at yesterday’s (Feb. 2) Super Bowl LIV half-time show.

And those 89 commercials... More
Palo Alto needs a new auditor NOW
Jan 27, 2020 5:46 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,351

Palo Alto has been without a permanent auditor for 11 months. Why should we care? Why even bother with an auditor?

Our city is doing a reasonably good job, many... More
The E.R.A. – no real equality yet. Why not?
Jan 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Comments: 20 | Views: 1,601

When I was standing at the altar at age 21 rehearsing for my wedding, uttering the vow “to love, honor and obey,” I told the priest I would not say “obey.”... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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