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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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A draconian idea for more high-rise housing in our cities
Dec 11, 2018 10:48 am
Comments: 34 | Views: 2,451

Suburban residents on the SF Peninsula may possibly be faced with draconian state rules that will dictate how dense and high housing must be built in areas near... More
Gobbledygook goings on in Palo Alto
Dec 7, 2018 12:49 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 3,199

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.

A... More
Palo Alto’s biggest problem?
Nov 30, 2018 1:26 pm
Comments: 21 | Views: 2,960

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: 10 | Views: 2,271

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: 2,971

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
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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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