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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 city officials ever consider giving taxpayers a break?
Dec 2, 2019 4:48 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 2,401

Advice to new government officials: Spend! And then, get more money from taxpayers! Get it again! And again

Keep on asking!

Fellow taxpayers, I think we are... More
No person is above the law, including police officers.
Nov 25, 2019 3:54 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 3,838

No man is above the law.

We’ve heard that phrase repeatedly in recent weeks applied to Pres. Donald Trump as the Congressional House hearings on his impeachment... More
A Voter Warning from a Wise Friend
Nov 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Comments: 25 | Views: 2,066

“Do not be a single-issue voter,” a wise friend once told me. “Elections are too important to waste your vote just because you may agree with a candidate on... More
Why don’t city officials love my car?
Oct 29, 2019 5:39 pm
Comments: 68 | Views: 3,410

I love my little hybrid gas-sipping silver car, but it’s unrequited love. City officials don’t adore my car the same way I do. They’d prefer to see me walk... More
Free speech – Zuckerberg’s version and mine
Oct 19, 2019 2:02 pm
Comments: 30 | Views: 2,172

Palo Alto resident Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, decided to speak out for free speech last Thursday at a talk at Georgetown University. Unfortunately,... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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