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By Aldis Petriceks

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About this blog: I was born and raised in Palo Alto, and graduated from Palo Alto High in 2013. For the lion's share of that time, I had a starry-eyed adoration for my hometown, and all its perks: top-notch schools, safe neighborhoods, and a boomi...  (More)

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Reflections on Death, Suffering, and the Beauty in Hospice Care
Dec 4, 2017 9:48 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 8,264

I spend much of my time as so many do: obsessed. Obsessed over success, over recognition, over comfort. I feel no guilt over these fixations, as... More
In the Uncertainty of Chronic Illness, A Young Woman Finds Reasons to Live
Nov 6, 2017 10:26 am
Comments: 9 | Views: 5,729

When Jennifer Thompson’s ribs began to crack, people started taking her seriously.

By that time, Thompson – now twenty-two – was eighteen years... More
Difficult Words and Simple Truths
Oct 23, 2017 10:22 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 5,074

==I CONTENT WARNING: This piece contains discussion of topics pertaining to sexual assault. Names and identifying details have been altered to protect individual... More
Twenty Years in the Sixties: How an Alcoholic Hippie Became a Self-Giving Servant
Nov 20, 2017 10:16 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 4,876

Left: Andy Burnham in 1978. Right: Burnham today.

Looking out toward a sunny Autumn morning in Palo Alto, Andy Burnham described his moment... More
Are We Really Up To This?
Oct 16, 2017 9:54 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 4,766

“Are you really up to this?”

That was Liliko Ngata, 41, on a recent Saturday afternoon in East Palo Alto. Liliko and I were at Project WeHOPE (a local homeless... More
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Mountain View wine bar Le Plonc opens
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 2,420 views

Data and Compassion: Radical Tools in the Fight for Gun Control
By Aldis Petriceks | 8 comments | 1,083 views

How to make a new family's stay more comfortable
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 595 views

Spring Break college touring
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 550 views

Silicon Valley, welcome to Database Valley
By Stuart Soffer | 0 comments | 158 views


Calling all photographers!

Enter your best shots in the 2018 Peninsula Photo Contest. Open to anyone who lives, works or attends school within the 650 area code. There are both Adult and Youth divisions and six different categories to submit your digital images. Deadline for entries is Monday, April 2.

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