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By Jay Thorwaldson

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About this blog: I was editor of the Palo Alto Weekly from June 2000 to January 2011, capping a more than 50-year career in journalism and writing since Los Gatos High School, where I was editor of the student newspaper and president of the speech...  (More)

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Are TDRs the new 'Planned Community' zoning hot potato?
May 2, 2015 12:15 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 2,869

In planning shorthand, a TDR is simply a "transfer of development rights" -- wherein a property owner or developer can buy rights from someone building less than... More
Two creative lights depart Palo Alto, leaving diverse legacies
Sep 25, 2014 2:25 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 8,165

Palo Alto lost two creative lights this month with the passing of longtime developer/poet Ryland Kelley and widely known muralist Greg Brown.
While vastly different... More
Mayor Nancy Shepherd asking: What does 'Our Palo Alto' mean to YOU?
Feb 26, 2014 2:35 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 6,522

Faced with a significant community revolt relating to "overdevelopment," overflow parking and neighborhood-protection, still-new Mayor Nancy Shepherd is practicing... More
Greg Scharff reviews his 'too short' year as Palo Alto mayor: It was fun
Dec 23, 2013 11:57 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 2,597

Outgoing Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff sums up his "too short" term as mayor as a year of accomplishment and moving forward but with a couple of frustrations.

Overall... More
Off Deadline: Does 'parking overflow' slash housing prices near commercial areas?
Dec 3, 2013 2:28 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 2,179

Neighbors of Palo Alto's commercial areas have long complained about parking overflow being everything from a weekday nuisance to a severe impact on the quality... More
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Southern California chain snags La Boulange space in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 2,879 views

The Food Party! Top Ten List
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 1,344 views

Fee Waivers
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 1,195 views

Lessons in marketing yourself: "Making lemonade" from the Presidential campaigns
By Douglas Moran | 0 comments | 561 views

Breakfast for dinner
By Sally Torbey | 6 comments | 271 views