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Will -- or should -- adult schools remain 'the quiet corner' of local education?

In about eight years, the Palo Alto Adult School will be observing its 100th anniversary -- a century of promoting the notion that learning can be for a lifetime....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by local gem, on Jun 5, 2013 at 1:13 am | 6 comments | 2447 Views

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Palo Alto Main -- Will it be a main library by any other name?

The firestorm that has flared up over the possible renaming of the Palo Alto Main Library is beginning to rival some of the forest fires ravaging parts of California...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by bru, on Sep 14, 2013 at 5:29 pm | 6 comments | 624 Views

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Audrey Rust never planned on a career saving open spaces

There's something about open land that draws one in, almost like a vacuum. But when one experiences the spaces along Skyline Ridge, the lower foothills, the baylands...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by shaggy1991, on Aug 21, 2017 at 3:40 am | 6 comments | 9548 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 | 9296 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 | 11979 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 | 9445 Views

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Will -- or should -- adult schools remain 'the quiet corner' of local education?

In about eight years, the Palo Alto Adult School will be observing its 100th anniversary -- a century of promoting the notion that learning can be for a lifetime....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by local gem, on Jun 5, 2013 at 1:13 am | 6 comments | 10169 Views

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On Deadline Blog: Palo Alto Main -- Will it be a main library by any other name?

The firestorm that has flared up over the possible renaming of the Palo Alto Main Library is beginning to rival some of the forest fires ravaging parts of California...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by bru, on Sep 14, 2013 at 5:29 pm | 6 comments | 7009 Views

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On Deadline: Global Community disappears from Palo Alto

A major component of the Palo Alto area's history for more than a half century came to an end on New Year's Eve when the Foundation for Global Community officially...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 26, 2011
Last comment by John, on Mar 4, 2011 at 6:26 pm | 5 comments | 3892 Views

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Audrey Rust never planned on a career saving open spaces

There's something about open land that draws one in, almost like a vacuum. But when one experiences the spaces along Skyline Ridge, the lower foothills, the baylands...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by musical, on Mar 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm | 5 comments | 3220 Views

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On Deadline, Part the Second: My Top News Stories over 50 years

(Continued from March 9 column/blog.) My number 7 top story I pegged as "Youth, Family LifeSkills" -- another topic that is still deeply relevant in our community...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Mar 14, 2011 at 8:36 am | 5 comments | 3129 Views

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On Deadline: New report confirms first-hand knowledge of bay's health

For those of us lucky enough to have had intimate, first-hand contact with the San Francisco Bay over decades, a new report on the bay's health is encouraging, despite...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 21, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on Sep 25, 2011 at 8:34 am | 5 comments | 11427 Views

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ON DEADLINE: Mayor Yeh: Another soft-spoken big-challenges year for Palo Alto

Palo Alto will speak softly but face big-stick challenges in 2012 as new Mayor Yiaway Yeh puts his stamp on city policies, practices and politics. He is expected...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 14, 2012
Last comment by Howard, on Jan 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm | 5 comments | 4381 Views

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On Deadline blog: Planning Director: searching for someone who walks on ? hot coals?

The imminent departure (June 30) of Planning Director Curtis Williams leaves Palo Alto city officials searching for a replacement for the lightning-rod position....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Jun 30, 2013 at 10:34 am | 5 comments | 1285 Views

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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 | 3832 Views

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On Deadline: Global Community disappears from Palo Alto

A major component of the Palo Alto area's history for more than a half century came to an end on New Year's Eve when the Foundation for Global Community officially...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 26, 2011
Last comment by John, on Mar 4, 2011 at 6:26 pm | 5 comments | 9342 Views

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On Deadline, Part the Second: My Top News Stories over 50 years

(Continued from March 9 column/blog.) My number 7 top story I pegged as "Youth, Family LifeSkills" -- another topic that is still deeply relevant in our community...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Mar 14, 2011 at 8:36 am | 5 comments | 8915 Views

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On Deadline: New report confirms first-hand knowledge of bay's health

For those of us lucky enough to have had intimate, first-hand contact with the San Francisco Bay over decades, a new report on the bay's health is encouraging, despite...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 21, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on Sep 25, 2011 at 8:34 am | 5 comments | 17478 Views

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ON DEADLINE: Mayor Yeh: Another soft-spoken big-challenges year for Palo Alto

Palo Alto will speak softly but face big-stick challenges in 2012 as new Mayor Yiaway Yeh puts his stamp on city policies, practices and politics. He is expected...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 14, 2012
Last comment by Howard, on Jan 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm | 5 comments | 9916 Views

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On Deadline blog: Planning Director: searching for someone who walks on ? hot coals?

The imminent departure (June 30) of Planning Director Curtis Williams leaves Palo Alto city officials searching for a replacement for the lightning-rod position....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Jun 30, 2013 at 10:34 am | 5 comments | 7331 Views
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