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A rare inside glimpse of a police investigation

Herewith is my personalized review of one of the oddest cases in the history of the Palo Alto Police Department. It is complex, as early police statements repeatedly...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 3, 2008
Last comment by the watcher, on Jun 22, 2009 at 7:45 pm | 23 comments | 15386 Views

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Is California high-speed rail the future or a slow-motion train wreck?

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...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by NONIMBYS, on May 31, 2010 at 11:17 am | 23 comments | 12833 Views

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A rare inside glimpse of a police investigation

Herewith is my personalized review of one of the oddest cases in the history of the Palo Alto Police Department. It is complex, as early police statements repeatedly...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 3, 2008
Last comment by the watcher, on Jun 22, 2009 at 7:45 pm | 23 comments | 9413 Views

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Is California high-speed rail the future or a slow-motion train wreck?

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...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by NONIMBYS, on May 31, 2010 at 11:17 am | 23 comments | 7320 Views

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Tunneling the trains is not a new vision

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...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 30, 2008
Last comment by nowhhineyy, on Mar 21, 2009 at 1:43 am | 22 comments | 14652 Views

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Tunneling the trains is not a new vision

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...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 30, 2008
Last comment by nowhhineyy, on Mar 21, 2009 at 1:43 am | 22 comments | 8654 Views

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Is Mayor Sid Espinosa's glass half empty or overflowing?

Every mayor in recent decades has had a unique experience, following the usually pro-forma election and inauguration at the first City Council meeting in January....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by barry, on Jan 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 20 comments | 6094 Views

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When Ted Kennedy was young, lean and stood on folding chairs ...

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...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Gordon, on Sep 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm | 20 comments | 14467 Views

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Is Mayor Sid Espinosa's glass half empty or overflowing?

Every mayor in recent decades has had a unique experience, following the usually pro-forma election and inauguration at the first City Council meeting in January....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by barry, on Jan 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 20 comments | 11063 Views

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When Ted Kennedy was young, lean and stood on folding chairs ...

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...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Gordon, on Sep 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm | 20 comments | 8827 Views

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If high-speed trains are tunneled, what would we do with all that dirt?

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...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 19, 2009
Last comment by Dr. Gary Gechlik, on Jan 24, 2010 at 5:05 pm | 19 comments | 12613 Views

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If high-speed trains are tunneled, what would we do with all that dirt?

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...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 19, 2009
Last comment by Dr. Gary Gechlik, on Jan 24, 2010 at 5:05 pm | 19 comments | 7474 Views

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On Deadline blog: 'Cal Ave' cost overruns may echo past, present and future city projects

The news that the California Avenue beautification project is exploding in its costs should not be a surprise to anyone even a bit familiar with Palo Alto projects...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by pat, on Feb 19, 2013 at 9:45 am | 18 comments | 3750 Views

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Blogs, hm, seem a lot like conferences ?

Some years back, 1977 to be a bit more precise, I ventured a daring prediction to a class of Stanford seniors who wanted to learn how to write news stories. "In...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 30, 2006
Last comment by John Hargis, on Sep 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm | 18 comments | 23037 Views

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Mayor Nancy Shepherd asking: What does 'Our Palo Alto' mean to YOU?

Faced with a significant community revolt relating to "overdevelopment," overflow parking and neighborhood-protection, still-new Mayor Nancy Shepherd is practicing...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, on Aug 21, 2014 at 4:08 am | 18 comments | 11506 Views

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On Deadline blog: 'Cal Ave' cost overruns may echo past, present and future city projects

The news that the California Avenue beautification project is exploding in its costs should not be a surprise to anyone even a bit familiar with Palo Alto projects...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by pat, on Feb 19, 2013 at 9:45 am | 18 comments | 11262 Views

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Parking woes in downtown Palo Alto go back 60 years and 'will never be solved'

There are a lot of people counting cars, or rather parking spaces with someone else's car in them, in residential areas of north Palo Alto these days. What most...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 21, 2013 at 1:04 am | 18 comments | 16265 Views

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Blogs, hm, seem a lot like conferences ?

Some years back, 1977 to be a bit more precise, I ventured a daring prediction to a class of Stanford seniors who wanted to learn how to write news stories. "In...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 30, 2006
Last comment by John Hargis, on Sep 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm | 18 comments | 16837 Views

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On Deadline: When Steve Jobs showed he had some social skills

This blog is not primarily about Steve Jobs. He is mentioned in passing. It is mainly about a longtime Palo Altan, Carolyn Caddes, a retired portrait-quality photographer...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Oct. 27, 2011
Last comment by Anon LA, on Nov 11, 2011 at 9:23 pm | 17 comments | 5041 Views

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On Deadline: When Steve Jobs showed he had some social skills

This blog is not primarily about Steve Jobs. He is mentioned in passing. It is mainly about a longtime Palo Altan, Carolyn Caddes, a retired portrait-quality photographer...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Oct. 27, 2011
Last comment by Anon LA, on Nov 11, 2011 at 9:23 pm | 17 comments | 11247 Views
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