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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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2018 pre-election reflections
Nov 1, 2018 4:17 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 3,636

Election Day is (finally) almost here. It’s a very important one nationally, the outcome of which may foretell whether President Trump will be reelected in 2020.... More
Good – and not-so-good things -- that are happening in Palo Alto
Oct 25, 2018 11:36 am
Comments: 21 | Views: 4,764

Traffic problems again (not good) -- Residents are certainly not shy in letting the city know about their traffic problems. When Mayor Liz Kniss looked into... More
Should we get rid of state propositions on the ballot?
Oct 17, 2018 12:02 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 2,608

It’s that time of year again -- our biennial political happening – voting! This year we have some 11 state propositions on our ballots (#9 of 12 was removed),... More
No on Palo Alto Measure F, and leave our clocks alone!
Oct 11, 2018 2:35 pm
Comments: 23 | Views: 5,135

If you haven’t seen enough “No on F” signs in town, or read all the editorials against Measure F (e.g., The Palo Alto Weekly’s “No,... More
Questions on my mind about Palo Alto
Oct 4, 2018 4:35 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 2,525

I oftentimes come across things in Palo Alto that make me wonder, “Why does the city …” “Does data on how much services are used back up what the city is... 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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