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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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I want an accurate housing audit. Why?
Jul 25, 2023 7:54 pm
Comments: 43 | Views: 6,003


Several years ago, I asked then-Palo Alto Planning Director Hillary Gitelman whether there was any data on the percentage of residents living in... More
A new way to choose a U.S. vice presidential candidate
Apr 17, 2023 5:46 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 5,799

Mention the 2024 presidential election and many Democrats already are saying “Gee, I like Biden, but there’s this age problem. He’s getting older,... More
Do People Care?
Jun 14, 2023 5:23 pm
Comments: 42 | Views: 5,767

I recently watched a documentary film on Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, in which Ellsberg, who copied and released the secret Pentagon Papers to the press,... More
Is it important to have an auditor in Palo Alto?
Apr 27, 2023 1:00 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 5,519

Why does Palo Alto, a city that seems so honest, even need an auditor? Why should we hire one when we could spend three-quarters of a million dollars yearly instead... More
Will auto license plate readers really curtail crime? Or will our privacy be endangered?
Apr 6, 2023 12:11 pm
Comments: 44 | Views: 5,317

NOTE: I originally reported the council voted 5-2 to approve the use of ALPR techhnology implementation. The actual vote was 7-0. I apologize for the error.)


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