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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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When will this end?
May 12, 2020 1:11 pm
Comments: 56 | Views: 10,659

Who would have ever thought that a tiny little virus, a microorganism, would have the wherewithal to cause our entire world to come to a standstill? Hundreds of... More
What’s wrong with this picture? PA city manager earns more than the president!
May 5, 2020 12:11 pm
Comments: 49 | Views: 10,280

It’s just our money that the City of Palo Alto is spending, so why should we get concerned? But I am, because this week I saw what the city staff and particularly... More
Remembrance of things past: former Stanford president, Donald Kennedy
Apr 27, 2020 2:59 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 5,567

I once had the privilege of working for Donald Kennedy. It was shortly after he became president of Stanford in 1980, and I had just started working in the Office... More
Are we losing our common sense?
Apr 20, 2020 1:57 pm
Comments: 60 | Views: 11,570

In our collective concern about coronavirus, some decisions are being made that defy common sense.

Our roads are emptier the past couple of weeks, since everyone... More
Is Palo Alto too generous in paying its staff?
Apr 14, 2020 12:25 pm
Comments: 33 | Views: 8,207

Palo Alto spends $6 million a month on employee salaries plus health benefits. Just a little over a week ago, the Palo City Council decided, somewhat abruptly, to... More
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