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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

How 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 | 6881 Views

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Get Rid of Those Roundabouts!

Roundabouts are the new “in” thing for Palo Alto’s Transportation Department – and these drivable road circles are part of an $9.6 million...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 14, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 30, 2018 at 10:04 pm | 37 comments | 8214 Views

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Would you favor a business head tax?

“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...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 5, 2018
Last comment by Anne, on Jul 19, 2018 at 2:53 pm | 25 comments | 6455 Views

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What if this outage had been an earthquake?

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....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 11, 2018
Last comment by You'de be history if it were an earthquake, on Jul 16, 2018 at 11:17 am | 10 comments | 4594 Views

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Avoiding Those Partisan ‘Others’

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...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 28, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 1, 2018 at 8:39 am | 45 comments | 4944 Views

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Get 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 | 4669 Views

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Ahhh, those darn aging questions

“How old are you?” the chatty woman sitting next to me in the Seoul Airport recently asked on my trip back from Japan. “I’m 66 and just celebrated my birthday,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 29, 2018
Last comment by NachoVi, on Jun 26, 2018 at 8:38 am | 6 comments | 3628 Views

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Persky'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 | 8318 Views

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Gun control: What can we do locally?

As a Palo Alto resident who is upset about all the mass shootings our country keeps on witnessing, I want to do something about gun control. But what? Locally,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 22, 2018
Last comment by the_punnisher, on May 28, 2018 at 5:56 pm | 18 comments | 10492 Views

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School Superintendent Hires Need to be Thoroughly Vetted

The Palo Alto School District is now undergoing its third hire for a superintendent in a little more than a decade. Maybe it’s time for school board members...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 11, 2018
Last comment by Annette, on May 17, 2018 at 11:46 am | 4 comments | 8527 Views

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Motherhood -- Revisited

==I Welcome to my new blog at the Palo Alto Weekly. My goal is to discuss a variety of issues affecting Palo Alto, its residents and our daily lives, and perhaps...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 8, 2018
Last comment by DianaDiamond, on May 9, 2018 at 3:50 pm | 2 comments | 9101 Views
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