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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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Gov. Newsom: Impose water use restrictions NOW. City Council: Vote on police encryption ASAP
May 25, 2021 1:51 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 7,057

Why hasn’t Gov. Gavin Newsom declared that we should immediately start cutting down our water usage because California will have a devastating drought this... More
Police departments using PR techniques to justify their actions
May 18, 2021 2:13 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 6,783


I am concerned. Police departments around the country are circling their wagons because of recent public criticisms about their officers’ wrongdoings, most notably... More
Why you may not read this column
May 10, 2021 7:37 pm
Comments: 25 | Views: 5,893

Only 10 percent (+ or –2%) of American adults get their daily news from either a newspaper or a TV news show. That means the rest of us don’t. And many... More
Memo to PA Police Chief Jonsen: What are you hiding from us? And why?
May 4, 2021 11:38 am
Comments: 28 | Views: 4,405

TO: Robert Jonsen, Chief of Police, Palo Alto

FROM: Diana Diamond, Palo Alto resident

TOPIC: Keeping residents in the dark about police activities

Chief,... More
Climate change: A critical challenge for Palo Alto? Or, an impossible goal?
Apr 28, 2021 11:43 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 3,975

The Palo Alto City Council has taken on what environmentalists see as an important big step in trying to cut this city’s carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent... More
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