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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 Deadline: New report confirms first-hand knowledge of bay's health
Sep 21, 2011 4:26 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 11,427

For those of us lucky enough to have had intimate, first-hand contact with the San Francisco Bay over decades, a new report on the bay's health is encouraging, despite... More
Parking woes in downtown Palo Alto go back 60 years and 'will never be solved'
Oct 15, 2013 1:34 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 11,336

There are a lot of people counting cars, or rather parking spaces with someone else's car in them, in residential areas of north Palo Alto these days.

What most... More
Is it ‘racial profiling’ or a reasonable police response to crimes?
Oct 31, 2008 4:33 pm
Comments: 44 | Views: 10,444

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
A rare inside glimpse of a police investigation
Jun 3, 2008 1:12 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 10,414

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
On hunting imaginary lions
Jul 22, 2008 1:09 pm
Comments: 32 | Views: 9,857

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
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