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Is it ?racial profiling? or a reasonable police response to crimes?

Is telling police to check out persons of color unconstitutional bias or a reasonable police response to witness' reports of crimes? A follow-up meeting Thursday...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Oct. 31, 2008
Last comment by Not an issue, on Mar 27, 2013 at 8:10 pm | 44 comments | 15987 Views

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Is it ?racial profiling? or a reasonable police response to crimes?

Is telling police to check out persons of color unconstitutional bias or a reasonable police response to witness' reports of crimes? A follow-up meeting Thursday...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Oct. 31, 2008
Last comment by Not an issue, on Mar 27, 2013 at 8:10 pm | 44 comments | 9271 Views

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On Deadline blog: Palo Alto getting a crash course on bullying -- yet some prevention efforts go back years

Bullying and how to prevent it and deal with both victims and bullies has become a hot topic in Palo Alto schools, spurred by a harsh finding by the federal Department...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 30, 2013
Last comment by Help us Jay!, on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:58 pm | 40 comments | 3779 Views

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On Deadline blog: Palo Alto getting a crash course on bullying -- yet some prevention efforts go back years

Bullying and how to prevent it and deal with both victims and bullies has become a hot topic in Palo Alto schools, spurred by a harsh finding by the federal Department...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 30, 2013
Last comment by Help us Jay!, on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:58 pm | 40 comments | 14319 Views

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On Deadline blog: Are there parallels between today's Palo Alto growth fights and the city's 1960s war?

A longtime friend and observer of Palo Alto issues and politics asked me an interesting question recently: Is there a parallel between today's neighborhood-level...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Apr 25, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 39 comments | 12748 Views

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On Deadline blog: Are there parallels between today's Palo Alto growth fights and the city's 1960s war?

A longtime friend and observer of Palo Alto issues and politics asked me an interesting question recently: Is there a parallel between today's neighborhood-level...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Just for the record, on Jul 29, 2013 at 11:36 pm | 37 comments | 1547 Views

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On Deadline blog: Impacts of Proposition 13 to be explored Feb. 10 at Silicon Valley conference

A third of a century ago California voters enthusiastically supported Proposition 13 as a way to cut taxes and curtail the costs of "runaway" government. The "tax...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 24, 2012
Last comment by all for one, on Jan 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm | 34 comments | 7807 Views

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On Deadline blog: Impacts of Proposition 13 to be explored Feb. 10 at Silicon Valley conference

A third of a century ago California voters enthusiastically supported Proposition 13 as a way to cut taxes and curtail the costs of "runaway" government. The "tax...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 24, 2012
Last comment by all for one, on Jan 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm | 34 comments | 13980 Views

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On Deadline: Palo Alto's baylands debate could continue for years, folks

The future of Palo Alto's vast baylands -- a mix of marshlands, open water, mud and hiking/walking/running trails -- has been debated for decades. The nearly...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Nov 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm | 33 comments | 5578 Views

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On Deadline: Palo Alto's baylands debate could continue for years, folks

The future of Palo Alto's vast baylands -- a mix of marshlands, open water, mud and hiking/walking/running trails -- has been debated for decades. The nearly...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Nov 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm | 33 comments | 11366 Views

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On hunting imaginary lions

Somewhere deep inside I've always been a lion hunter. And the recent episode of the lion hunt in and around Palo Alto's Foothills Park and the Los Trancos Woods...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 22, 2008
Last comment by lion, on Sep 22, 2008 at 9:49 pm | 32 comments | 15460 Views

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On hunting imaginary lions

Somewhere deep inside I've always been a lion hunter. And the recent episode of the lion hunt in and around Palo Alto's Foothills Park and the Los Trancos Woods...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 22, 2008
Last comment by lion, on Sep 22, 2008 at 9:49 pm | 32 comments | 8941 Views

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On Deadline: Recognizing heroes in a world of stark contrasts

Palo Alto's community-based "Project Safety Net" effort to create a safer environment for young persons received a significant commendation last week (May 10). The...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 16, 2011
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on May 25, 2011 at 2:41 pm | 27 comments | 2967 Views

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On Deadline: Will huge new bicycle plan generate enthusiasm or a revolution?

The single biggest "citizen revolt" in Palo Alto's history wasn't over growth rates, the baylands, crime, even traffic. It was over bicycles. Specifically, the...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by Gunn Class of '67, on Aug 17, 2012 at 10:35 pm | 27 comments | 3538 Views

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On Deadline blog: After secrecy of PRISM, why bother with 'privacy policy' notices?

The other day I received a large pull-open mailer from my cell-phone provider, Verizon Wireless, labeled "Important Privacy Information." It was about "How Verizon...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 30, 2013
Last comment by Benjamins, on Jul 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 27 comments | 3023 Views

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On Deadline: Recognizing heroes in a world of stark contrasts

Palo Alto's community-based "Project Safety Net" effort to create a safer environment for young persons received a significant commendation last week (May 10). The...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 16, 2011
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on May 25, 2011 at 2:41 pm | 27 comments | 8663 Views

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On Deadline: Will huge new bicycle plan generate enthusiasm or a revolution?

The single biggest "citizen revolt" in Palo Alto's history wasn't over growth rates, the baylands, crime, even traffic. It was over bicycles. Specifically, the...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by Gunn Class of '67, on Aug 17, 2012 at 10:35 pm | 27 comments | 9071 Views

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On Deadline blog: After secrecy of PRISM, why bother with 'privacy policy' notices?

The other day I received a large pull-open mailer from my cell-phone provider, Verizon Wireless, labeled "Important Privacy Information." It was about "How Verizon...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 30, 2013
Last comment by Benjamins, on Jul 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 27 comments | 8807 Views

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On Deadline: Local question -- Was 'Hurricane Irene' news coverage overblown, so to speak?

After watching some days of Weather Channel and other news coverage of Hurricane Irene I found myself wondering, as a journalist, whether the newspeople along the...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 29, 2011
Last comment by Alice Schaffer Smith, on Sep 8, 2011 at 2:27 am | 24 comments | 3141 Views

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On Deadline: Local question -- Was 'Hurricane Irene' news coverage overblown, so to speak?

After watching some days of Weather Channel and other news coverage of Hurricane Irene I found myself wondering, as a journalist, whether the newspeople along the...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 29, 2011
Last comment by Alice Schaffer Smith, on Sep 8, 2011 at 2:27 am | 24 comments | 8850 Views
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