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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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Troubling safety issues in our fair city
Sep 10, 2019 12:10 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 3,151

Palo Alto has to deal with certain safety issues. Specifically:

1) ==B Where do we go for shelter if there’s a big emergency on our streets – or in the entire... More
Stanford’s Cantor Museum banner raises questions, some unintended
Aug 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Comments: 21 | Views: 4,413

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: 1,821

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: 3,955

“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: 2,815

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
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