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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 | 9289 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 | 10181 Views

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Two creative lights depart Palo Alto, leaving diverse legacies

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...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by John Fredrich, on Sep 27, 2014 at 9:01 pm | 2 comments | 12104 Views

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On Deadline: Cooley Landing at last is about to become a jewel of a park

(Photo -- left to right: Elizabeth Jackson, Shannon Alford, Ruben Abrica, Ashlie Simpson.) By summer 2012 a new bayfront park will begin to emerge in the Midpeninsula:...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by beautiful park, on Mar 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm | 1 comment | 3529 Views

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On Deadline: 'Sim City' computer game not enough? Try 'Sim Bay Area'

There's a computer game called "Sim City" -- that's with an M, not an N, although the latter might make it even more interesting for some. Anyone who has spent...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Apr. 8, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm | 1 comment | 3425 Views

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On Deadline: Summer camp can be unforgettable, even if you want to

The Weekly's cover story on summer camps last Friday (July 22) evoked some powerful camp memories of my own, dating back to the mid-1950s -- a measure of the power...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Jeri Arbuckle, on Jul 28, 2011 at 8:25 am | 1 comment | 2844 Views

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ON DEADLINE blog: Will side effect of school board retreat be shorter (but better) meetings?

One "news" item out of last week's Palo Alto Board of Education retreat was that future board meetings may well be substantially shorter, more focused and better...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 29, 2012
Last comment by Cut-To-the-Chase, on Jul 2, 2012 at 10:12 am | 1 comment | 5077 Views

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On Deadline blog: When John Beahrs saw combat -- in World War II and the Palo Alto City Council chambers

The recent passing of John Beahrs of Palo Alto at age 100 elicited many memories of a man who lived a full life. His experiences ranged from a loving marriage...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Sic-Transit-Gloria-Mundi, on Aug 19, 2013 at 8:50 am | 1 comment | 1172 Views

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Vigilance is still required even after 40 years of protecting open space, officials warn at 'Founders' Day'

Four decades of acquiring open space lands and 62,000 acres later, vigilance is still needed to protect the forested areas looming above Palo Alto and northwestern...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 21, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Sep 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 863 Views

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Robert Kelley recalls early days of TheatreWorks and a remarkable journalist

The special recognition TheatreWorks received Monday night -- being called a "treasured cultural icon" at a Palo Alto City Council meeting and winning seven theatre...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by stephen levy, on May 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm | 1 comment | 11662 Views

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On Deadline: Cooley Landing at last is about to become a jewel of a park

(Photo -- left to right: Elizabeth Jackson, Shannon Alford, Ruben Abrica, Ashlie Simpson.) By summer 2012 a new bayfront park will begin to emerge in the Midpeninsula:...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by beautiful park, on Mar 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm | 1 comment | 9288 Views

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On Deadline: 'Sim City' computer game not enough? Try 'Sim Bay Area'

There's a computer game called "Sim City" -- that's with an M, not an N, although the latter might make it even more interesting for some. Anyone who has spent...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Apr. 8, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm | 1 comment | 8866 Views

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On Deadline: Summer camp can be unforgettable, even if you want to

The Weekly's cover story on summer camps last Friday (July 22) evoked some powerful camp memories of my own, dating back to the mid-1950s -- a measure of the power...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Jeri Arbuckle, on Jul 28, 2011 at 8:25 am | 1 comment | 8442 Views

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ON DEADLINE blog: Will side effect of school board retreat be shorter (but better) meetings?

One "news" item out of last week's Palo Alto Board of Education retreat was that future board meetings may well be substantially shorter, more focused and better...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 29, 2012
Last comment by Cut-To-the-Chase, on Jul 2, 2012 at 10:12 am | 1 comment | 10742 Views

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On Deadline blog: When John Beahrs saw combat -- in World War II and the Palo Alto City Council chambers

The recent passing of John Beahrs of Palo Alto at age 100 elicited many memories of a man who lived a full life. His experiences ranged from a loving marriage...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Sic-Transit-Gloria-Mundi, on Aug 19, 2013 at 8:50 am | 1 comment | 7248 Views

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Vigilance is still required even after 40 years of protecting open space, officials warn at 'Founders' Day'

Four decades of acquiring open space lands and 62,000 acres later, vigilance is still needed to protect the forested areas looming above Palo Alto and northwestern...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 21, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Sep 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 7290 Views

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Robert Kelley recalls early days of TheatreWorks and a remarkable journalist

The special recognition TheatreWorks received Monday night -- being called a "treasured cultural icon" at a Palo Alto City Council meeting and winning seven theatre...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by stephen levy, on May 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm | 1 comment | 6429 Views

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Lessons Mary Fortney taught me about living one's life

Lessons Mary Fortney taught me years ago came to mind on learning of her recent death, following a period of health problems and increasing frailty. She was...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 14, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3174 Views

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On Deadline: Glimmers of hope, but no $$ yet, for 'Free at Last'

Glimmers of hope -- but no real $$ yet -- are on the horizon for Free at Last, the recovery-and-rehabilition organization based in East Palo Alto but serving a broader...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 5, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3092 Views

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On Deadline: A last trip to the city dump -- layoffs, some nostalgia, seagulls

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...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 29, 2011
There are no comments yet. 7961 Views
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