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An Alternative View

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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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Get Rid of Those Roundabouts!
Jun 14, 2018 1:09 pm
Comments: 37 | Views: 6,341

Roundabouts are the new “in” thing for Palo Alto’s Transportation Department – and these drivable road circles are part of an $9.6 million... More
Persky's recall: a loss for our nation's judicial system
Jun 6, 2018 12:11 pm
Comments: 54 | Views: 6,874

Emotionalism won; judicial understanding lost. By a 60-40 margin, Judge Aaron Persky was recalled from office Tuesday. That is an unfortunate loss for our judicial... More
Ahhh, those darn aging questions
May 29, 2018 5:26 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 2,435

“How old are you?” the chatty woman sitting next to me in the Seoul Airport recently asked on my trip back from Japan. “I’m 66 and just celebrated my birthday,... More
Gun control: What can we do locally?
May 22, 2018 4:31 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 9,206

As a Palo Alto resident who is upset about all the mass shootings our country keeps on witnessing, I want to do something about gun control.

But what? Locally,... More
School Superintendent Hires Need to be Thoroughly Vetted
May 11, 2018 11:52 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 7,329


The Palo Alto School District is now undergoing its third hire for a superintendent in a little more than a decade. Maybe it’s time for school board members... More
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