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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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Is California high-speed rail the future or a slow-motion train wreck?
May 21, 2010 1:32 pm
Comments: 23 | Views: 10,008

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
On Deadline blog: Palo Alto police and fire operations face big changes -- to be defined
Feb 8, 2012 11:14 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 9,529

Some of the most sweeping changes in the long histories of the Palo Alto Police Department and Fire Department are beginning to take shape -- even though many are... More
On Deadline blog: Jim Keene feels the pain of spillover parking, or at least knows its impacts
Jan 24, 2013 8:43 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 9,427

City Manager James Keene feels the pain of "spillover" (or "overflow") parking from downtown Palo Alto.
Or at least he sees its impacts on a daily basis: He resides... 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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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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