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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 quiz: So how much do you really know about Palo Alto?
Jun 2, 2021 12:09 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 9,155

It’s a local newly created zoom game. A small group of Rotary Club of Palo Alto members
played it last Friday evening. President Ben Threlkeld, O.D., an optometrist... More
Gov. Newsom: Impose water use restrictions NOW. City Council: Vote on police encryption ASAP
May 25, 2021 1:51 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 6,200

Why hasn’t Gov. Gavin Newsom declared that we should immediately start cutting down our water usage because California will have a devastating drought this... More
Police departments using PR techniques to justify their actions
May 18, 2021 2:13 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 5,943


I am concerned. Police departments around the country are circling their wagons because of recent public criticisms about their officers’ wrongdoings, most notably... More
Why you may not read this column
May 10, 2021 7:37 pm
Comments: 25 | Views: 5,019

Only 10 percent (+ or –2%) of American adults get their daily news from either a newspaper or a TV news show. That means the rest of us don’t. And many... More
Memo to PA Police Chief Jonsen: What are you hiding from us? And why?
May 4, 2021 11:38 am
Comments: 28 | Views: 3,674

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
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