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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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When a light goes out in a community …
Dec 9, 2008 12:05 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 8,753

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
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
No matter how bad 'ambulance billing' is, things could be worse ...
Feb 2, 2009 6:51 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 8,578

The billing operations of the Palo Alto Fire Department's life-saving paramedics program need emergency care.

That's what city officials and the public learned... More
If high-speed trains are tunneled, what would we do with all that dirt?
Mar 19, 2009 4:08 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 8,503

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
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: 8,476

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
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