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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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On Deadline blog: Impacts of Proposition 13 to be explored Feb. 10 at Silicon Valley conference
Jan 24, 2012 3:41 pm
Comments: 34 | Views: 10,961

A third of a century ago California voters enthusiastically supported Proposition 13 as a way to cut taxes and curtail the costs of "runaway" government. The "tax... More
On Deadline: A last trip to the city dump -- layoffs, some nostalgia, seagulls
Jul 29, 2011 9:55 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 10,734

Thursday at 5 p.m. the Palo Alto city dump closed forever to residents for garbage and trash loads. City dump isn't its real name. It's officially the Palo Alto... More
When a light goes out in a community ?
Dec 9, 2008 12:05 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 10,602

The death of Phyllis Seidman in early December has prompted scores of comments in the Town Square online forum, uniformly expressing deep sadness whether or not... More
The great water war of California Avenue?
May 30, 2008 4:37 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 10,278

One of the odder mini-battles of Palo Alto is occurring at the east end of the California Avenue business district, near the Caltrain station.

That is whether... More
Is California high-speed rail the future or a slow-motion train wreck?
May 21, 2010 1:32 pm
Comments: 23 | Views: 10,140

For a frenetically busy community, it seems that Palo Altans sometimes have too much time on their hands.

It is a rare week when someone could possibly do or... More
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