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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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Coronavirus: my early April thoughts – and fears
Apr 5, 2020 12:10 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 2,535

I wake up in the morning. Is it Friday? Or maybe it’s Tuesday or Wednesday. What day was yesterday?

Is yesterday just going to be like today, and what about... More
Think about helping others in our coronavirus-affected area
Mar 29, 2020 5:44 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 3,188

In these dire times, as people are really worried about getting the coronavirus, it seems we all are potential targets, ready to be plucked randomly, without any... More
Coronavirus: Plan ahead now for a big outbreak
Mar 23, 2020 11:51 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 5,300

So here we are. Cuddled up in our homes, trying to stay isolated from each other, and being told by Governor Gavin Newsom that we may have some 25 million cases... More
A new challenge: What to do when everything is closed?
Mar 15, 2020 1:19 pm
Comments: 30 | Views: 17,875

Who among us would have ever thought three weeks ago that a pretty flower-looking corona virus would spread worldwide so rapidly and would affect so... More
What ever happened to honesty in our country?
Mar 9, 2020 5:16 pm
Comments: 52 | Views: 5,272

Whatever happened to honesty in America. Is lying – or relying on so-called “alternative facts” becoming more acceptable? Why?

The honesty issue... More
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DEADLINE EXTENDED

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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