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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 has an escalating transparency problem -- the police have shut their doors
Apr 6, 2021 3:06 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 6,965

On Monday, April 5, the police chief of Minneapolis, Medaria Arradondo, was testifying at the George Floyd trial about his professional view that defendant Derek... More
How we talk to other people
Apr 26, 2022 4:25 pm
Comments: 30 | Views: 6,951



Scene: A late afternoon cocktail party, following an all-day conference attended by 200 people. I walked in, looked around and realized I did not know... More
Perk up Palo Alto --- this city can be a lot more attractive!
Sep 3, 2022 2:26 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 6,781


Let’s face it. Palo Alto needs to be prettied up, as in add to the ambience. For some reason, over the years, our city fathers have paid little attention to... More
Climate change: A critical challenge for Palo Alto? Or, an impossible goal?
Apr 28, 2021 11:43 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 6,589

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
My Man vs. Squirrel
Apr 13, 2021 1:04 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 6,538

I never thought much about squirrels until I owned a dog. Dogs love these little bushy-tailed critters and have great fun unsuccessfully chasing them. But now my... More
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