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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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A rare inside glimpse of a police investigation
Jun 3, 2008 1:12 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 9,413

Herewith is my personalized review of one of the oddest cases in the history of the Palo Alto Police Department. It is complex, as early police statements repeatedly... More
The great water war of California Avenue?
May 30, 2008 4:37 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 8,897

One of the odder mini-battles of Palo Alto is occurring at the east end of the California Avenue business district, near the Caltrain station.

That is whether... More
The great water war of California Avenue?
May 30, 2008 4:37 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 7,237

One of the odder mini-battles of Palo Alto is occurring at the east end of the California Avenue business district, near the Caltrain station.

That is whether... More
Unraveling history’s mysteries, building community memory
Jun 21, 2006 3:03 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 14,511

Earlier this month I talked about things I didn't know.

Speaking to nearly 120 longtime Palo Altans -- including many present and former civic leaders -- at... More
Unraveling history’s mysteries, building community memory
Jun 21, 2006 3:03 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 12,676

Earlier this month I talked about things I didn't know.

Speaking to nearly 120 longtime Palo Altans -- including many present and former civic leaders -- at... More
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