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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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If at first the city does not succeed …
Feb 3, 2022 2:45 pm
Comments: 27 | Views: 4,999

Once again (sigh), our city officials in Palo Alto are moving ahead to adopt a business tax – the revenue will probably go into the city’s general operating... More
Don’t jump on the single-payer bandwagon yet – we can’t afford it!
Jan 26, 2022 4:31 pm
Comments: 49 | Views: 5,964

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... More
Sutter and PAMF — protect your patients from coronavirus — not just your employees
Jan 22, 2022 2:40 pm
Comments: 42 | Views: 6,435

For months, I declared that I would not write about the COVID-19 virus and its variants because we are bombarded with daily reports in the press, and on daily radio... More
Bay Area public transit is in trouble: Can our failing systems be saved?
Jan 11, 2022 2:12 pm
Comments: 35 | Views: 5,955

Let us imagine that you have just been appointed the chief public transit guru in the Bay Area. You achieved this very important post because the transit committee... More
Big changes needed in Palo Alto -- including spending control
Jan 4, 2022 7:56 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 4,776

For your consideration, Palo Altans: We need a change in the way this city is governed. Given our gigantic city budget, our thousand-plus employees and the increasing... More
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