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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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Stanford’s Cantor Museum banner raises questions, some unintended
Aug 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Comments: 21 | Views: 4,015

The banner was stretched across the large entrance to the Cantor Museum at Stanford University. It spread across half the room, although the right side was not completely... More
Why does it take so long to hire an auditor?
Aug 20, 2019 5:39 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 1,445

Public perception of how a city is handling a problem can be almost as important as how the city really is solving the problem. And the Palo Alto City Council now... More
Do something about assault weapons, now!
Aug 13, 2019 8:36 pm
Comments: 42 | Views: 3,328

“Do Something Congress! “Cries have echoed around this country after last week’s American carnage in Texas and Ohio. As we all too painfully know,... More
PA’s city budget: city income soars; residents shell out more
Aug 5, 2019 4:58 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 2,459

Most of us simply glaze over charts and numbers, whether it’s the deepening Federal deficit – or an escalating Palo Alto city budget with much higher... More
Police misconduct? My 10 questions for the PA police to answer
Jul 28, 2019 12:15 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 3,012

The video of the Palo Alto police officer slamming the head of a resident of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park into a car’s windshield and then arresting him is very... 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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