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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW'Working from home’ — a new work world creates societal problems.
I am envious – maybe a bit jealous – of all the high-tech employees today who can decide when and where they work, how much vacation time they want,...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 21, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Nov 29, 2022 at 12:45 pm | 55 comments | 9088 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWPersky's recall: a loss for our nation's judicial system
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...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 6, 2018
Last comment by Revenge, on Jun 8, 2018 at 8:34 am | 54 comments | 16670 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWAbsurdly long waits for doctors' appointments are an escalating health care problem
I don’t know whether I should laugh out loud as I think about the iabsurdly long waits we now encounter in getting a doctor’s appointment -- or bury my head...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 19, 2022
Last comment by Jesus, on May 6, 2022 at 2:21 pm | 54 comments | 21898 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWHow Much More Growth Should Palo Alto Allow?
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...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 25, 2018
Last comment by @GM, on Aug 2, 2018 at 11:04 am | 54 comments | 15061 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWPalo Alto v. Stanford: City demands are over the top
An undercurrent of antagonism between the city of Palo Alto and Stanford University has been in play for decades. It is seldomly discussed aloud, but it is there....Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 11, 2022
Last comment by Crescent Park Rez, on Dec 27, 2022 at 4:34 pm | 53 comments | 10635 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWAre our elections unfair? Should we fix them? What will work?
All it took was one sentence on p. 3 of Saturday's, Nov. 7, NYT to finally convince me that my long-held stance on eliminating the Electoral College in the U.S....Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 18, 2020 at 8:38 am | 53 comments | 19237 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWWhat ever happened to honesty in our country?
Whatever happened to honesty in America. Is lying – or relying on so-called “alternative facts” becoming more acceptable? Why? The honesty issue...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by waasymoto, on May 10, 2020 at 10:49 am | 52 comments | 22721 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWMy many questions after such a close election
As I write this, the election itself is over, the results are almost in, no one has been declared a presidential winner yet, and I am left with a series of questions...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 5, 2020
Last comment by TimR, on Nov 12, 2020 at 8:24 am | 51 comments | 13533 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWSuch delightful city employee perks
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” William Shakespeare once proclaimed in “Hamlet.” I will soften that considerably, but suggest...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Concerned Palo Altan , on Jun 9, 2020 at 6:29 pm | 51 comments | 16766 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWAre we too divided as a society? Even locally?
Rigidity. A lack of willingness to change one’s views – or really listen to other people’s point-of-view. It’s happening here in Palo Alto, it’s happening...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 27, 2019 at 5:30 pm | 51 comments | 15949 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWPlease prioritize saving Palo Alto's emptying downtown
Once again, Palo Alto residents are being asked to submit a list of their priorities for the city council to tackle in the upcoming 2022 year. The council has...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 3, 2021
Last comment by Jamie Long, on Dec 9, 2021 at 12:21 pm | 50 comments | 12488 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWGet cars off our streets??
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...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 20, 2018
Last comment by Personal Corporate Responsibility, on Jun 27, 2018 at 9:29 am | 49 comments | 13016 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWCan we do anything about the coronavirus?
Say goodbye to asking your neighbors over for a drink or a BBQ – such activities have suddenly been disallowed by Santa Clara County because of the rising...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 21, 2020 at 5:19 pm | 49 comments | 19220 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWAmericans are angrier this year. Are hate groups contributing to the anger?
We Americans are angry, locally and nationally. We have become meaner, more demanding, more defensive and more intolerant. But we also do feel more entitled. This...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 20, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Nov 28, 2021 at 1:40 pm | 49 comments | 13448 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWWhat’s wrong with this picture? PA city manager earns more than the president!
It’s just our money that the City of Palo Alto is spending, so why should we get concerned? But I am, because this week I saw what the city staff and particularly...Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Steve Ramsay, on Jul 28, 2020 at 3:49 pm | 49 comments | 22364 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWDon’t jump on the single-payer bandwagon yet – we can’t afford it!
Toss away those Medicare and MediCal cards – they will be invalid. Forget about paying your monthly health premium rates – you will no longer be charged for...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 26, 2022
Last comment by maguro_01, on Feb 5, 2022 at 10:54 pm | 49 comments | 10643 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWQuestions for PA City Manager Ed Shikada
I am contemplating walking through Palo Alto City Hall, clear see-through flag in hand, proclaiming, “Transparency: Now!” Why? Because I am tired of all the...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 22, 2022
Last comment by Jason Tang, on Mar 31, 2022 at 2:45 pm | 48 comments | 10924 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWGo away, language police!
The Information Technology (IT) Department at Stanford caused quite a tizzy when it published a guide on harmful language that should not be used at the university....Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 31, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Feb 26, 2023 at 12:51 pm | 48 comments | 8269 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWWhy I am suspicious about PA’s budget cuts
When I first saw a list of proposed cuts the city staff had recommended for the Palo Alto city budget (due to a COVID-19 $38 million loss of revenue), I became suspicious....Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 2, 2020 at 2:47 am | 47 comments | 17134 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWCan the Memphis police behavior ever happen here?
What happened in Memphis where seven officers worked almost as a team to beat and kick 29-year-old Tyre NICHOLS is not a singular event in one city. Police beatings...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 1, 2023
Last comment by ?????, on Apr 3, 2023 at 6:32 pm | 47 comments | 5136 Views
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