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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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Is telling the truth simply an old-fashioned idea?
Jan 19, 2023 4:06 pm
Comments: 58 | Views: 4,551

As the story has been told over the years, our first president, George Washington, said, as a youngster to his lather as both looked at a cherry tree, “I cannot... More
Let’s find a better way to elect a Palo Alto mayor
Jan 7, 2023 2:17 pm
Comments: 28 | Views: 5,417

Palo Alto City Council members are all set to select a new mayor on Monday night – a routine procedure each January. And finally! they are beginning to discuss... More
Go away, language police!
Dec 31, 2022 3:40 pm
Comments: 46 | Views: 5,592

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.... More
Palo Alto v. Stanford: City demands are over the top
Dec 11, 2022 12:11 pm
Comments: 53 | Views: 8,958

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.... More
The clothes we wear: Cool, chic, casual -- or just plain sloppy?
Nov 29, 2022 12:48 pm
Comments: 40 | Views: 5,753

I love clothes! It was important to me since I turned 13. My mother told me at the time (and evermore) that when people meet you, they first judge you by not only... More
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