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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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Environmentalists will soon be fighting housing advocates over what to do with the SF Bay locally
Mar 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Comments: 25 | Views: 1,321

A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision has produced a challenge for liberal residents in the area – do you want to turn a whopping 1,400... More
Let’s reconsider our “jobs-housing imbalance” problem
Mar 7, 2019 2:51 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 1,622

The headline in The Mercury News on Thursday was indeed alarming: “Palo Alto at nearly 3 times the size?” If Senate Bill 50 were to become law, which is a distinct... More
Let’s blame car drivers, not the pedestrians wearing black clothes!!??
Feb 22, 2019 11:17 am
Comments: 25 | Views: 2,130

A recent car column by Gary Richards in the Mercury News offered a reader suggestion that pedestrians and bicyclists should avoid wearing black clothes at night,... More
We need a new garage downtown Palo Alto -- forget about being politically correct
Feb 14, 2019 4:53 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 2,123

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: 2,467

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
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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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