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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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On Deadline blog: When John Beahrs saw combat -- in World War II and the Palo Alto City Council chambers
Aug 16, 2013 1:57 pm
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The recent passing of John Beahrs of Palo Alto at age 100 elicited many memories of a man who lived a full life.

His experiences ranged from a loving marriage... More
On Deadline blog: Are there parallels between today's Palo Alto growth fights and the city's 1960s war?
Jul 22, 2013 2:04 pm
Comments: 39 | Views: 3,465

A longtime friend and observer of Palo Alto issues and politics asked me an interesting question recently: Is there a parallel between today's neighborhood-level... More
On Deadline blog: Are there parallels between today's Palo Alto growth fights and the city's 1960s war?
Jul 22, 2013 2:04 pm
Comments: 37 | Views: 1,547

A longtime friend and observer of Palo Alto issues and politics asked me an interesting question recently: Is there a parallel between today's neighborhood-level... More
On Deadline blog: After secrecy of PRISM, why bother with 'privacy policy' notices?
Jun 30, 2013 11:52 am
Comments: 27 | Views: 3,625

The other day I received a large pull-open mailer from my cell-phone provider, Verizon Wireless, labeled "Important Privacy Information." It was about "How Verizon... More
On Deadline blog: After secrecy of PRISM, why bother with 'privacy policy' notices?
Jun 30, 2013 11:52 am
Comments: 27 | Views: 3,023

The other day I received a large pull-open mailer from my cell-phone provider, Verizon Wireless, labeled "Important Privacy Information." It was about "How Verizon... More
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