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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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Robert Kelley recalls early days of TheatreWorks and a remarkable journalist
May 4, 2010 3:04 pm
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The special recognition TheatreWorks received Monday night -- being called a "treasured cultural icon" at a Palo Alto City Council meeting and winning seven theatre... More
When Ted Kennedy was young, lean and stood on folding chairs ...
Aug 26, 2009 3:39 pm
Comments: 20 | Views: 11,600

The passing of Ted Kennedy this week evokes a particular personal memory from decades back, when we were both younger and leaner.

One day in 1960 I was heading... More
When Ted Kennedy was young, lean and stood on folding chairs ...
Aug 26, 2009 3:39 pm
Comments: 20 | Views: 8,827

The passing of Ted Kennedy this week evokes a particular personal memory from decades back, when we were both younger and leaner.

One day in 1960 I was heading... More
If high-speed trains are tunneled, what would we do with all that dirt?
Mar 19, 2009 4:08 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 9,955

The realities of high-speed rail arrived in Palo Alto and the Midpeninsula this year -- even though the first train is years away.

Neighbors along the designated... More
If high-speed trains are tunneled, what would we do with all that dirt?
Mar 19, 2009 4:08 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 7,474

The realities of high-speed rail arrived in Palo Alto and the Midpeninsula this year -- even though the first train is years away.

Neighbors along the designated... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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