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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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The irony of it all: Dropped into a deep dark hole at city hall
Jun 16, 2020 12:58 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 5,499

How ironic! The city of Palo Alto has decided to sign a new lease with the Palo Alto school district to save $2.7 million, which will reduce the space the city and... More
Should Palo Alto police be reformed? “It can’t happen here” -- or can it?
Jun 9, 2020 1:14 pm
Comments: 42 | Views: 6,041

“It can’t happen here,” two Palo Alto city council members said at Monday’s meeting when discussing the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis... More
Such delightful city employee perks
Jun 1, 2020 4:17 pm
Comments: 52 | Views: 7,026

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” William Shakespeare once proclaimed in “Hamlet.” I will soften that considerably, but suggest... More
Why I am suspicious about PA’s budget cuts
May 25, 2020 2:23 pm
Comments: 47 | Views: 7,256

When I first saw a list of proposed cuts the city staff had recommended for the Palo Alto city budget (due to a COVID-19 $38 million loss of revenue), I became suspicious.... More
Everything’s relative in life, and yesterday will not be tomorrow
May 19, 2020 12:11 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 4,875

We all react to the coronavirus in different ways. Some people are locked behind their doors; others question the shutdown; some say they will never catch it so... More
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