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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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Off Deadline: Does 'parking overflow' slash housing prices near commercial areas?
Dec 3, 2013 2:28 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 1,299

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
On Deadline blog: Planning Director: searching for someone who walks on … hot coals?
Jun 26, 2013 3:30 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 1,285

The imminent departure (June 30) of Planning Director Curtis Williams leaves Palo Alto city officials searching for a replacement for the lightning-rod position.... More
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
Comments: 1 | Views: 1,172

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
Vigilance is still required even after 40 years of protecting open space, officials warn at 'Founders' Day'
Sep 21, 2013 9:06 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 863

Four decades of acquiring open space lands and 62,000 acres later, vigilance is still needed to protect the forested areas looming above Palo Alto and northwestern... More
Palo Alto Main -- Will it be a main library by any other name?
Sep 10, 2013 3:06 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 624

The firestorm that has flared up over the possible renaming of the Palo Alto Main Library is beginning to rival some of the forest fires ravaging parts of California... More
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