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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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PA’s city budget: city income soars; residents shell out more
Aug 5, 2019 4:58 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 2,122

Most of us simply glaze over charts and numbers, whether it’s the deepening Federal deficit – or an escalating Palo Alto city budget with much higher... More
Police misconduct? My 10 questions for the PA police to answer
Jul 28, 2019 12:15 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 2,150

The video of the Palo Alto police officer slamming the head of a resident of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park into a car’s windshield and then arresting him is very... More
Is racism also a local problem?
Jul 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Comments: 43 | Views: 2,161

(Note -- this also appeared in print in the 7-19 issue of The Weekly)

I write this cautiously because I am a white female, and while I certainly have experienced... More
Can cities handle our traffic mess? I doubt it!
Jul 9, 2019 4:04 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 1,554

Can Palo Alto and other Peninsula cities ever find a way to diminish the terrible traffic congestion problems we all are experiencing, particularly during commute... More
I feel sorry for Stanford University
Jun 9, 2019 10:59 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 1,747

Note: This column appeared in the Friday, June 8, print edition of the Weekly

I am upset at how Stanford is being treated by local officials. In what way?

This... More
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