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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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Two creative lights depart Palo Alto, leaving diverse legacies
Sep 25, 2014 2:25 pm
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Palo Alto lost two creative lights this month with the passing of longtime developer/poet Ryland Kelley and widely known muralist Greg Brown.
While vastly different... More
Off Deadline: Does 'parking overflow' slash housing prices near commercial areas?
Dec 3, 2013 2:28 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 1,340

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
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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
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