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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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On hunting imaginary lions
Jul 22, 2008 1:09 pm
Comments: 32 | Views: 8,941

Somewhere deep inside I've always been a lion hunter.
And the recent episode of the lion hunt in and around Palo Alto's Foothills Park and the Los Trancos Woods... More
On Deadline: A last trip to the city dump -- layoffs, some nostalgia, seagulls
Jul 29, 2011 9:55 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 8,887

Thursday at 5 p.m. the Palo Alto city dump closed forever to residents for garbage and trash loads. City dump isn't its real name. It's officially the Palo Alto... More
On Deadline blog: Impacts of Proposition 13 to be explored Feb. 10 at Silicon Valley conference
Jan 24, 2012 3:41 pm
Comments: 34 | Views: 8,829

A third of a century ago California voters enthusiastically supported Proposition 13 as a way to cut taxes and curtail the costs of "runaway" government. The "tax... More
When Ted Kennedy was young, lean and stood on folding chairs ...
Aug 26, 2009 3:39 pm
Comments: 20 | Views: 8,827

The passing of Ted Kennedy this week evokes a particular personal memory from decades back, when we were both younger and leaner.

One day in 1960 I was heading... More
Tunneling the trains is not a new vision
Sep 30, 2008 5:14 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 8,654

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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