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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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Banning the public from PA City Hall
Nov 26, 2023 7:19 pm
Comments: 27 | Views: 2,513



Palo Alto City Hall is now closed to the public -- the ground floor is open, but residents, the press and the general public cannot go to any other... More
Cal Ave’s permanent ‘pedestrian mall’ creates problems
Nov 10, 2023 2:35 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 6,034


Well, it’s done. The debate is over. California Avenue, Palo Alto’s “second downtown” will now become a permanent pedestrian mall. No cars allowed. Permanent... More
Procrastination isn’t progress—even in Palo Alto
Oct 30, 2023 5:03 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 6,617


I am tired of complaining that it takes too long to get things started – and completed – by Palo Alto’s city staff. And, it turns... More
“Zoom bombing” has hit our towns – what should we do?
Oct 18, 2023 8:25 am
Comments: 27 | Views: 7,459


Yes, we’ve been “zoom bombed” right here in Palo Alto. The city council has become the latest target of people who call in via Zoom with lewd, racist, ugly... More
Utilities undergrounding grounded -- as in almost gone
Oct 5, 2023 4:41 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 7,617


Whoosh! Palo Alto’s years-long plan to underground utilities in neighborhoods has somewhat suddenly and silently disappeared, to the surprise of many Palo... More
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