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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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Some answers, please, PG&E
Oct 10, 2019 11:53 am
Comments: 12 | Views: 2,398

I want to know a lot more about why and who made the PG&E decision to cut off electricity to prevent wildfires to more than 886,000 customers in California – and,... More
Caltrain grade crossings: an uncoordinated problem with too little communication
Oct 3, 2019 12:31 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 2,091

It’s that proverbial cart-before-the-horse problem again, and this time it could be an expensive undertaking because the whole effort to redo grade crossings... More
Does Palo Alto City Hall have a new cover-up culture?
Sep 25, 2019 4:40 pm
Comments: 21 | Views: 2,980

What is happening to Palo Alto’s officials, most notably City Manager Ed Shikada, who ordered all city employees not to talk to the press about a June 3 911... More
Firing Judge Persky as a tennis coach was a big mistake
Sep 17, 2019 4:35 pm
Comments: 23 | Views: 5,773

Former Judge Aaron Persky is being derided and disgraced. It’s unfair – and regretful.

Persky was the Santa Clara County judge who conducted the Brock... More
Troubling safety issues in our fair city
Sep 10, 2019 12:10 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 2,840

Palo Alto has to deal with certain safety issues. Specifically:

1) ==B Where do we go for shelter if there’s a big emergency on our streets – or in the entire... 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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