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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
If high-speed trains are tunneled, what would we do with all that dirt?
Mar 19, 2009 4:08 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 8,920

The realities of high-speed rail arrived in Palo Alto and the Midpeninsula this year -- even though the first train is years away.

Neighbors along the designated... More
The great water war of California Avenue?
May 30, 2008 4:37 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 8,904

One of the odder mini-battles of Palo Alto is occurring at the east end of the California Avenue business district, near the Caltrain station.

That is whether... More
Is California high-speed rail the future or a slow-motion train wreck?
May 21, 2010 1:32 pm
Comments: 23 | Views: 8,873

For a frenetically busy community, it seems that Palo Altans sometimes have too much time on their hands.

It is a rare week when someone could possibly do or... 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
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