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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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If high-speed trains are tunneled, what would we do with all that dirt?
Mar 19, 2009 4:08 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 10,323

The realities of high-speed rail arrived in Palo Alto and the Midpeninsula this year -- even though the first train is years away.

Neighbors along the designated... More
On Deadline blog: Palo Alto police and fire operations face big changes -- to be defined
Feb 8, 2012 11:14 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 9,805

Some of the most sweeping changes in the long histories of the Palo Alto Police Department and Fire Department are beginning to take shape -- even though many are... More
On Deadline blog: Jim Keene feels the pain of spillover parking, or at least knows its impacts
Jan 24, 2013 8:43 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 9,723

City Manager James Keene feels the pain of "spillover" (or "overflow") parking from downtown Palo Alto.
Or at least he sees its impacts on a daily basis: He resides... More
Two creative lights depart Palo Alto, leaving diverse legacies
Sep 25, 2014 2:25 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 9,570

Palo Alto lost two creative lights this month with the passing of longtime developer/poet Ryland Kelley and widely known muralist Greg Brown.
While vastly different... More
Who else has a 'The Cat Came Back' story?
Sep 9, 2010 12:14 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 9,442

Amid the hustle of modern high-tech, high-speed life it's always great to pause for a story about a cat -- or sometimes a dog -- that gets lost or left behind and... More
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