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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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Will -- or should -- adult schools remain 'the quiet corner' of local education?
May 22, 2013 9:50 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 2,447

In about eight years, the Palo Alto Adult School will be observing its 100th anniversary -- a century of promoting the notion that learning can be for a lifetime.... More
Off Deadline: Does 'parking overflow' slash housing prices near commercial areas?
Dec 3, 2013 2:28 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 2,386

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
Domestic Violence: Hidden tragedies afflict affluent communities as well, leaving lasting scars
Oct 22, 2015 10:39 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 2,102

A deeply qualified panel of speakers will explore the often hidden tragedies, and crimes, of domestic violence in affluent communities next week.

The tragedies... 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: 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
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