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Dr. Walter Bortz -- health care visionary or a Dr. Quixote?

On a spring day in early 1982, I bumped into Dr. Walter M. Bortz, II, a longtime Palo Alto area geriatrician, outside the former Palo Alto Medical Foundation/Clinic...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 11, 2011
Last comment by More choice, not less., on Feb 14, 2011 at 11:15 am | 5 comments | 3180 Views

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On Deadline: What would be YOUR top 10 local news stories -- over 50 years?

First of three columns/blogs on my Top 10 choices. I was at a bit of a loss about what to talk about when I was invited recently to speak at the Palo Alto Rotary...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by Janice, on Mar 10, 2011 at 6:43 pm | 4 comments | 4251 Views

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On Deadline: There are many ways to feel 'connected' in school, not all positive

Over the years I have made it a practice to ask adults -- most of them more or less successful in their lives -- if they were straight-A students in high school....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 20, 2011
Last comment by Mr. B, on Jul 5, 2011 at 2:25 am | 4 comments | 3675 Views

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On Deadline: Does it matter whether 'senior day health' programs survive?

One could easily rephrase the question above: How much do seniors matter to society, our communities, our state or nation? The answer has a particular relevance...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 29, 2011
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 1, 2011 at 6:59 pm | 4 comments | 3192 Views

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'World Press Freedom Day' needs courageous journalism, at home and abroad

Thursday, May 3, was designated as "World Press Freedom Day" today (April 30) by the California Legislature, echoing a 1993 action by the United Nations. But...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Apr. 30, 2012
Last comment by svatoid, on May 11, 2012 at 5:36 pm | 4 comments | 4109 Views

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Domestic Violence: Hidden tragedies afflict affluent communities as well, leaving lasting scars

A deeply qualified panel of speakers will explore the often hidden tragedies, and crimes, of domestic violence in affluent communities next week. The tragedies...

Original post made by paloaltoonline.com on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by Todd, on Jan 9, 2016 at 3:41 pm | 4 comments | 19900 Views

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On Deadline: What would be YOUR top 10 local news stories -- over 50 years?

First of three columns/blogs on my Top 10 choices. I was at a bit of a loss about what to talk about when I was invited recently to speak at the Palo Alto Rotary...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by Janice, on Mar 10, 2011 at 6:43 pm | 4 comments | 9677 Views

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On Deadline: There are many ways to feel 'connected' in school, not all positive

Over the years I have made it a practice to ask adults -- most of them more or less successful in their lives -- if they were straight-A students in high school....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 20, 2011
Last comment by Mr. B, on Jul 5, 2011 at 2:25 am | 4 comments | 9127 Views

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On Deadline: Does it matter whether 'senior day health' programs survive?

One could easily rephrase the question above: How much do seniors matter to society, our communities, our state or nation? The answer has a particular relevance...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 29, 2011
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 1, 2011 at 6:59 pm | 4 comments | 10049 Views

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On Deadline blog: Major high-speed rail hearing Tuesday night -- who will come?

A major state Senate public hearing has been scheduled next Tuesday evening to hear about possible new directions for high-speed rail in California -- directions...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by shaggy1991, on Aug 21, 2017 at 3:43 am | 4 comments | 9283 Views

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'World Press Freedom Day' needs courageous journalism, at home and abroad

Thursday, May 3, was designated as "World Press Freedom Day" today (April 30) by the California Legislature, echoing a 1993 action by the United Nations. But...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Apr. 30, 2012
Last comment by svatoid, on May 11, 2012 at 5:36 pm | 4 comments | 9585 Views

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On Deadline blog: Major high-speed rail hearing Tuesday night -- who will come?

A major state Senate public hearing has been scheduled next Tuesday evening to hear about possible new directions for high-speed rail in California -- directions...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by common sense, on Mar 11, 2012 at 8:06 am | 3 comments | 3852 Views

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On Deadline blog: Fairmeadow tree doomed by careless digging, tight design -- but triggers new policy

The abrupt removal of a twin-trunk redwood tree at Fairmeadow Elementary School during spring break in early April is generating a new Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by fairmeadow parent, on Apr 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm | 3 comments | 4530 Views

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On Deadline blog: Ellen Fletcher's lesson for all politicians -- local or not

Before the late Ellen Fletcher pedals off to fade into history and anecdote there's a lesson she provided that politicians -- local or national and in between --...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Tim Oey, on Nov 30, 2012 at 9:30 pm | 3 comments | 4544 Views

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On Deadline blog: Jim Keene feels the pain of spillover parking, or at least knows its impacts

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...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by paly parent, on Jan 24, 2013 at 4:21 pm | 3 comments | 4988 Views

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On Deadline blog: Fairmeadow tree doomed by careless digging, tight design -- but triggers new policy

The abrupt removal of a twin-trunk redwood tree at Fairmeadow Elementary School during spring break in early April is generating a new Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by fairmeadow parent, on Apr 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm | 3 comments | 15857 Views

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On Deadline blog: Ellen Fletcher's lesson for all politicians -- local or not

Before the late Ellen Fletcher pedals off to fade into history and anecdote there's a lesson she provided that politicians -- local or national and in between --...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Tim Oey, on Nov 30, 2012 at 9:30 pm | 3 comments | 10022 Views

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On Deadline blog: Jim Keene feels the pain of spillover parking, or at least knows its impacts

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...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by paly parent, on Jan 24, 2013 at 4:21 pm | 3 comments | 11998 Views

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On Deadline blog: Dwight Bentel presented a contrast to Stanford journalism/communications education

The passing of Dwight Bentel in mid-May at 103 marks the passage of an expansionist era in the education of future journalists -- one with direct parallels, and...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on May 27, 2012 at 2:33 pm | 2 comments | 3576 Views

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On Deadline blog: Does upsurge in teen-distress referrals mean 'stigma' barrier is dropping?

There is a continuing upsurge in referrals of young persons to counselors to help with some form of emotional distress, stress or other difficult challenge, according...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 29, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 29, 2012 at 9:02 pm | 2 comments | 4748 Views
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