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An Alternative View

By Diana Diamond

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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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Palo Alto’s business tax: A forever tax that we will be paying for
Jun 7, 2022 11:47 am
Comments: 59 | Views: 7,271

==I “So, what if Palo Alto imposes a business tax on all retail businesses in this city? That’s fine with me if they pay money to run Palo Alto –... More
We must change our gun culture in America
May 31, 2022 7:03 pm
Comments: 81 | Views: 9,824

We live in a country in love with guns – significantly more than any other country in the world. Many Americans idolize them. This gun reverence has worsened the... More
Do Palo Alto city officials ever, ever have enough money?
May 23, 2022 1:44 pm
Comments: 65 | Views: 7,357

Palo Alto has nearly a $1 billion (that’s a “B”) budget scheduled for this coming 2022-2023 fiscal year. That in itself is amazing for a town with a 62,000-plus... More
Chirps about birds—and tales about bushy-tailed squirrels
May 10, 2022 4:36 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 5,413

I’ve always enjoyed my garden, especially during the spring, when birds build their nests and baby birds emerge.

Two summers ago, two birds nested and nestled... More
Do we really need all that new housing?
May 3, 2022 4:55 pm
Comments: 97 | Views: 10,637

Suppose that all those pious but earnest urgings by local and state officials over the past few years proclaiming that we need much more housing in this state, particularly... More
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