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An Alternative View

By Diana Diamond

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About this blog: So much is right — and wrong — about what is happening in Palo Alto. In this blog I want to discuss all that with you. I know many residents care about this town, and I want to explore our collective interests to help ...  (More)

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Do we really need all that new housing?
May 3, 2022 4:55 pm
Comments: 97 | Views: 8,242

Suppose that all those pious but earnest urgings by local and state officials over the past few years proclaiming that we need much more housing in this state, particularly... More
How we talk to other people
Apr 26, 2022 4:25 pm
Comments: 30 | Views: 5,066



Scene: A late afternoon cocktail party, following an all-day conference attended by 200 people. I walked in, looked around and realized I did not know... More
Absurdly long waits for doctors' appointments are an escalating health care problem
Apr 19, 2022 2:48 pm
Comments: 54 | Views: 9,215


I don’t know whether I should laugh out loud as I think about the iabsurdly long waits we now encounter in getting a doctor’s appointment -- or bury my head... More
Can you read cursive? Do you know why democratic values are important?
Apr 12, 2022 1:35 pm
Comments: 77 | Views: 5,848

“I don’t read cursive,” the CVS store clerk said to me when I handed my friend’s somewhat undecipherable shopping list over, asking her what she thought... More
Keeping things from the public trumps transparency in town
Apr 5, 2022 3:47 pm
Comments: 72 | Views: 6,946

I watched the Palo Alto City Council meeting to the bitter end (12:30 a.m.) of Monday night’s meeting, and, indeed, it was a bitter ending for me, a champion... More
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