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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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Palo Alto needs a new auditor NOW
Jan 27, 2020 5:46 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,878

Palo Alto has been without a permanent auditor for 11 months. Why should we care? Why even bother with an auditor?

Our city is doing a reasonably good job, many... More
The E.R.A. – no real equality yet. Why not?
Jan 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Comments: 20 | Views: 2,137

When I was standing at the altar at age 21 rehearsing for my wedding, uttering the vow “to love, honor and obey,” I told the priest I would not say “obey.”... More
Plastic vegie bag ban: Pragmatic? -- or simply politically correct?
Jan 12, 2020 3:07 pm
Comments: 36 | Views: 3,349

Last June, the Palo Alto City Council, in a 6-0 vote, went along with a suggestion from the Girl Scouts to ban all plastic straws, which they did. A week later with... More
Can we make 2020 a less alarming and more calming year?
Jan 7, 2020 11:09 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 1,519

“Happy New Year!” people shouted at midnight at the dawning of 2020. Only this year, it felt like hollow wishes, as if they were made with our fingers crossed.... More
TO: Palo Alto officials: SUBJECT: Hurry up and get things done!
Dec 30, 2019 11:43 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 3,223

A friend of mine once explained to me how this city’s famous (and now infamous) “Palo Alto Process” came about. “We have a lot of bright people living in... More
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