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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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My Palo Alto pet peeves – yours too?
Feb 2, 2019 4:02 pm
Comments: 23 | Views: 3,439

In my high school yearbook, we were each asked to list our “pet peeves” and the “peak positive points” about our senior year. It was a fun experience that... More
Why I wasn’t walking in the Women’s Marches
Jan 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Comments: 28 | Views: 2,280

I have been a feminist for years – not the bra-burning type – but a strong advocate for women’s rights, equality in the workplace and in our country, and have... More
Do Palo Altans still love their city? If not, what should the city do?
Jan 18, 2019 2:10 pm
Comments: 30 | Views: 2,423

The numbers are a bit grim. More Palo Altans now disapprove of the general direction of the city compared to previous years, and more residents are worried about... More
A new PA mayor is facing many challenges
Jan 8, 2019 1:50 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 2,142

Palo Alto has a new mayor, councilman Eric Filseth, who was unanimously elected Monday night. I have many good wishes for him – including good luck. “Luck”... More
Are parents coddling their kids too much?
Jan 1, 2019 2:13 pm
Comments: 28 | Views: 3,249

Consider the following: Teens, the past couple of years, are complaining more and more that they are stressed out, overworked, and feel bad whenever they are criticized... 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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