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An Alternative View

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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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Tell Me: Are Parents Today Overreacting to Child Safety Concerns?
Aug 9, 2018 5:17 pm
Comments: 23 | Views: 4,682

I was touched by a column I recently read in The New York Times, “Motherhood in the Age of Fear,” by Kim Brooks, a mother who left her 4-year-old son... More
Politicians Are Still Politicians: The Growth Debate Reversals
Jul 31, 2018 4:17 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 2,145

It was a most unusual Palo Alto City Council meeting Monday, July 30. It was politics at its worst – or for some of the council members, perhaps politics at... More
How Much More Growth Should Palo Alto Allow?
Jul 25, 2018 11:58 am
Comments: 54 | Views: 5,315

To grow more, or a lot more: That is the question that Palo Alto voters will face in November, when a ballot measure will ask us whether we should cap this city’s... More
Palo Alto's problems -- crows, rats and airplanes
Jul 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 4,374

Crows! Roof rats! Noisy airplanes! I’ve been asking Palo Alto residents what bothers them in their daily lives this summer and their responses were surprising... More
What if this outage had been an earthquake?
Jul 11, 2018 5:06 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 2,996

It was not a dark and stormy night. It was a blue-sky sunny evening when at 6:20 p.m. the electricity in my house suddenly went off July 2.

It was no big deal.... More
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