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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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Remembrance of things past: former Stanford president, Donald Kennedy
Apr 27, 2020 2:59 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 3,991

I once had the privilege of working for Donald Kennedy. It was shortly after he became president of Stanford in 1980, and I had just started working in the Office... More
Are we losing our common sense?
Apr 20, 2020 1:57 pm
Comments: 60 | Views: 9,473

In our collective concern about coronavirus, some decisions are being made that defy common sense.

Our roads are emptier the past couple of weeks, since everyone... More
Is Palo Alto too generous in paying its staff?
Apr 14, 2020 12:25 pm
Comments: 33 | Views: 6,703

Palo Alto spends $6 million a month on employee salaries plus health benefits. Just a little over a week ago, the Palo City Council decided, somewhat abruptly, to... More
Coronavirus: my early April thoughts – and fears
Apr 5, 2020 12:10 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 4,710

I wake up in the morning. Is it Friday? Or maybe it’s Tuesday or Wednesday. What day was yesterday?

Is yesterday just going to be like today, and what about... More
Think about helping others in our coronavirus-affected area
Mar 29, 2020 5:44 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 4,077

In these dire times, as people are really worried about getting the coronavirus, it seems we all are potential targets, ready to be plucked randomly, without any... More
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Black Lives Matter: on the topic of protesting and looting
By Jessica Zang | 25 comments | 12,391 views

'All of us can do something.' Local black restaurant owners react to George Floyd protests
By Elena Kadvany | 13 comments | 7,061 views

Power Lines, Pipelines, and the Limits of Eminent Domain
By Sherry Listgarten | 24 comments | 4,906 views

Such delightful city employee perks
By Diana Diamond | 45 comments | 3,983 views

Ready for Nothing
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 1,018 views

 

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