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On Deadline: Palo Alto's 'UN store' struggling to survive in a new world

The diminutive United Nations Association store -- a landmark in downtown Palo Alto for more than a third of a century -- is struggling for survival against changes...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on May 21, 2011 at 8:24 am | 10 comments | 3459 Views

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On Deadline: Is 'cheating' ingrained in our schools, or society?

Last weekend hundreds of thousands of American high school seniors -- and some from other nations -- sat down nervously to take the SAT test, that fateful measure...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by Nayeli, on Oct 21, 2011 at 9:11 am | 10 comments | 3487 Views

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Unraveling history?s mysteries, building community memory

Earlier this month I talked about things I didn't know. Speaking to nearly 120 longtime Palo Altans -- including many present and former civic leaders -- at...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 21, 2006
Last comment by Nick Burr, on Apr 26, 2009 at 10:40 am | 10 comments | 18392 Views

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On Deadline: Could a quake/tsunami hit Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park? You bet

In the shadow of the double-whammy disaster in Japan (assuming nuclear meltdown doesn't make it a triple) the inevitable question is: Can it happen here? Well,...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by Waves, on Mar 24, 2011 at 7:20 pm | 10 comments | 10793 Views

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On Deadline: Palo Alto's 'UN store' struggling to survive in a new world

The diminutive United Nations Association store -- a landmark in downtown Palo Alto for more than a third of a century -- is struggling for survival against changes...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on May 21, 2011 at 8:24 am | 10 comments | 9003 Views

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On Deadline: Is 'cheating' ingrained in our schools, or society?

Last weekend hundreds of thousands of American high school seniors -- and some from other nations -- sat down nervously to take the SAT test, that fateful measure...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by Nayeli, on Oct 21, 2011 at 9:11 am | 10 comments | 8841 Views

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On Deadline blog: Massage parlor column rubbed some the wrong way

My column in last Friday's Weekly (Feb. 24) triggered a few interesting responses, and rubbed some readers the wrong way -- especially current massage therapists....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 27, 2012
Last comment by Terrell Mcgreevy, on Jan 6, 2016 at 11:25 pm | 10 comments | 11775 Views

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On Deadline: For Palo Alto school officials, transparency is as transparency does

Palo Alto school officials right now are wrestling with the question of what constitutes "transparency" -- including whether a series of private memos between the...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jun 5, 2017 at 4:01 am | 10 comments | 9785 Views

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Unraveling history?s mysteries, building community memory

Earlier this month I talked about things I didn't know. Speaking to nearly 120 longtime Palo Altans -- including many present and former civic leaders -- at...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 21, 2006
Last comment by Nick Burr, on Apr 26, 2009 at 10:40 am | 10 comments | 12676 Views

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On Deadline blog: Massage parlor column rubbed some the wrong way

My column in last Friday's Weekly (Feb. 24) triggered a few interesting responses, and rubbed some readers the wrong way -- especially current massage therapists....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 27, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 5, 2012 at 12:27 am | 9 comments | 5123 Views

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On Deadline: Citizen watchdogs dig out another 'confidentiality' secret -- but such things go w-a-a-y back

The practice of public administrators sharing "confidential" information with their elected bosses while keeping it from the public has surfaced, with the discovery...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 17, 2012
Last comment by svatoid, on May 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm | 9 comments | 4248 Views

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On Deadline: For Palo Alto school officials, transparency is as transparency does

Palo Alto school officials right now are wrestling with the question of what constitutes "transparency" -- including whether a series of private memos between the...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jun 9, 2012 at 7:43 am | 9 comments | 4195 Views

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On Deadline: Citizen watchdogs dig out another 'confidentiality' secret -- but such things go w-a-a-y back

The practice of public administrators sharing "confidential" information with their elected bosses while keeping it from the public has surfaced, with the discovery...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 17, 2012
Last comment by svatoid, on May 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm | 9 comments | 9340 Views

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On Deadline blog: Will cities get a voice in high-speed-rail debate? Or just have to keep shouting?

The long-awaited final report giving a "new vision" for the proposed high-speed-rail system for California will become public within the next week or two, unless...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 20, 2012
Last comment by Evan, on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:36 pm | 7 comments | 3862 Views

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When a light goes out in a community ?

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...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Dec. 9, 2008
Last comment by Dorothy Black, on Mar 9, 2009 at 6:45 pm | 7 comments | 13083 Views

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On Deadline blog: Will cities get a voice in high-speed-rail debate? Or just have to keep shouting?

The long-awaited final report giving a "new vision" for the proposed high-speed-rail system for California will become public within the next week or two, unless...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 20, 2012
Last comment by Evan, on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:36 pm | 7 comments | 10822 Views

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When a light goes out in a community ?

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...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Dec. 9, 2008
Last comment by Dorothy Black, on Mar 9, 2009 at 6:45 pm | 7 comments | 7765 Views

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On Deadline, Part the Third: Now for the Top Three of my Top 10 stories

(Continued from Friday, March 11, column/blog.) My Number 3 top news story: In mid-1966 I was reassigned from the Mountain View bureau of the Times to one of...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 14, 2011
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Mar 16, 2011 at 8:43 am | 6 comments | 3486 Views

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On Deadline: 'My sister's gift' column raises question of how best to 'reach' kids

A number of readers have responded positively to my column in the Weekly of Sept. 7 about a "gift" of good advice my older sister Marilyn gave me more than a half...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 15, 2012
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Sep 19, 2012 at 6:59 am | 6 comments | 6302 Views

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On Deadline blog: Gary Fazzino's depth of knowledge reached far beyond Palo Alto

I first met Gary Fazzino when in the early 1970s he took on the job of hosting the Monday night City Council broadcasts on Stanford University's student radio station,...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Nov. 1, 2012
Last comment by kyle, on Nov 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm | 6 comments | 3526 Views
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