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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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When a light goes out in a community …
Dec 9, 2008 12:05 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 8,532

The death of Phyllis Seidman in early December has prompted scores of comments in the Town Square online forum, uniformly expressing deep sadness whether or not... More
When a light goes out in a community …
Dec 9, 2008 12:05 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 7,765

The death of Phyllis Seidman in early December has prompted scores of comments in the Town Square online forum, uniformly expressing deep sadness whether or not... More
Is it ‘racial profiling’ or a reasonable police response to crimes?
Oct 31, 2008 4:33 pm
Comments: 44 | Views: 10,377

Is telling police to check out persons of color unconstitutional bias or a reasonable police response to witness' reports of crimes?

A follow-up meeting Thursday... More
Is it ‘racial profiling’ or a reasonable police response to crimes?
Oct 31, 2008 4:33 pm
Comments: 44 | Views: 9,271

Is telling police to check out persons of color unconstitutional bias or a reasonable police response to witness' reports of crimes?

A follow-up meeting Thursday... More
Tunneling the trains is not a new vision
Sep 30, 2008 5:14 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 9,489

The "mini Big Four" Palo Alto city leaders proposing to tunnel the Caltrain tracks deep underground to make room for parks, bike lanes and condos were a bit surprised... More
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