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By Jay Thorwaldson

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About this blog: I was editor of the Palo Alto Weekly from June 2000 to January 2011, capping a more than 50-year career in journalism and writing since Los Gatos High School, where I was editor of the student newspaper and president of the speech...  (More)

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Tunneling the trains is not a new vision
Sep 30, 2008 5:14 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 11,799

The "mini Big Four" Palo Alto city leaders proposing to tunnel the Caltrain tracks deep underground to make room for parks, bike lanes and condos were a bit surprised... More
When Ted Kennedy was young, lean and stood on folding chairs ...
Aug 26, 2009 3:39 pm
Comments: 20 | Views: 11,753

The passing of Ted Kennedy this week evokes a particular personal memory from decades back, when we were both younger and leaner.

One day in 1960 I was heading... More
No matter how bad 'ambulance billing' is, things could be worse ...
Feb 2, 2009 6:51 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 11,486

The billing operations of the Palo Alto Fire Department's life-saving paramedics program need emergency care.

That's what city officials and the public learned... More
On Deadline: New report confirms first-hand knowledge of bay's health
Sep 21, 2011 4:26 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 11,427

For those of us lucky enough to have had intimate, first-hand contact with the San Francisco Bay over decades, a new report on the bay's health is encouraging, despite... More
On Deadline blog: Palo Alto getting a crash course on bullying -- yet some prevention efforts go back years
Mar 30, 2013 4:45 pm
Comments: 40 | Views: 10,910

Bullying and how to prevent it and deal with both victims and bullies has become a hot topic in Palo Alto schools, spurred by a harsh finding by the federal Department... More
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