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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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Democracy and our police departments
Oct 13, 2021 4:47 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 4,665

"Democracy is very fragile," David Kennedy, noted historian and emeritus professor at Stanford, said a couple of years ago at a class of his I attended. The loss... More
Please stop interrupting me! Right? Wrong?
Oct 6, 2021 4:34 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 4,905

Some people are shy. They don't talk much. Some people like to talk; some love to talk, and talk, oftentimes without seemingly coming up for a breath of air. Some... More
Palo Alto officials: Stop milking us for more money!
Sep 28, 2021 4:50 pm
Comments: 20 | Views: 7,155

Once again, another utilities rate hike is in store for Palo Alto residents, courtesy of our city manager and council. Will these almost annual hikes never stop?... More
Do we really have a housing crisis?
Sep 23, 2021 7:36 pm
Comments: 46 | Views: 8,551

The repeated refrain these past several years: We have a housing crisis in town -- we have to build more housing units so more people can live in our fair cities.

Most... More
PA's downtown business problems not simple to solve
Sep 15, 2021 6:36 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 7,884

Some businesses are closing in Palo Alto's downtown; city business revenues the past two years have dropped significantly, and the town's main street connecting... More
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