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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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Would you favor a business head tax?
Jul 5, 2018 12:34 pm
Comments: 25 | Views: 4,573

“How do you feel about a head tax?” a friend asked me the other day. She was referring to a relatively new tax idea that some communities are embracing: The... More
Avoiding Those Partisan ‘Others’
Jun 28, 2018 2:45 pm
Comments: 45 | Views: 3,159

As we celebrate this year’s Fourth of July, I keep on thinking about Americans today and about the terrible partisan divide we have in this country, a divide... More
Get cars off our streets??
Jun 20, 2018 12:04 pm
Comments: 49 | Views: 3,125

As outlandish as it sounds to me, while there are a number of Palo Alto residents who feel our streets are too crowded (they are!), their solution is to get more... More
Get Rid of Those Roundabouts!
Jun 14, 2018 1:09 pm
Comments: 37 | Views: 5,700

Roundabouts are the new “in” thing for Palo Alto’s Transportation Department – and these drivable road circles are part of an $9.6 million... More
Persky's recall: a loss for our nation's judicial system
Jun 6, 2018 12:11 pm
Comments: 54 | Views: 6,458

Emotionalism won; judicial understanding lost. By a 60-40 margin, Judge Aaron Persky was recalled from office Tuesday. That is an unfortunate loss for our judicial... More
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