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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 Deadline: A last trip to the city dump -- layoffs, some nostalgia, seagulls
Jul 29, 2011 9:55 am
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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: Palo Alto getting a crash course on bullying -- yet some prevention efforts go back years
Mar 30, 2013 4:45 pm
Comments: 40 | Views: 9,567

Bullying and how to prevent it and deal with both victims and bullies has become a hot topic in Palo Alto schools, spurred by a harsh finding by the federal Department... More
When a light goes out in a community ?
Dec 9, 2008 12:05 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 9,489

The death of Phyllis Seidman in early December has prompted scores of comments in the Town Square online forum, uniformly expressing deep sadness whether or not... More
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
Is it ?racial profiling? or a reasonable police response to crimes?
Oct 31, 2008 4:33 pm
Comments: 44 | Views: 9,271

Is telling police to check out persons of color unconstitutional bias or a reasonable police response to witness' reports of crimes?

A follow-up meeting Thursday... More
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