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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWAmericans are angrier this year. Are hate groups contributing to the anger?
We Americans are angry, locally and nationally. We have become meaner, more demanding, more defensive and more intolerant. But we also do feel more entitled. This...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 20, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Nov 28, 2021 at 1:40 pm | 49 comments | 12903 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWDon’t jump on the single-payer bandwagon yet – we can’t afford it!
Toss away those Medicare and MediCal cards – they will be invalid. Forget about paying your monthly health premium rates – you will no longer be charged for...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 26, 2022
Last comment by maguro_01, on Feb 5, 2022 at 10:54 pm | 49 comments | 10115 Views
A PRAGMATIST'S TAKEThe "Creative Class" and "superstar" cities
Trendy young tech workers are key to the economic fortunes of cities. This is part of the urban development theory ofOriginal post made by Douglas Moran on Jul. 8, 2017
Last comment by mauricio, on Jul 12, 2017 at 11:05 am | 48 comments | 10581 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENTraffic got you down? Get over it.
Most development projects in California need to do an environmental impact report as outlined by CEQA (the California Environmental Quality Act) before they can...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 20, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 1, 2019 at 9:31 am | 48 comments | 21864 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENShould you read the comments?
Comments are a big part of this online paper. The “Town Square” forum is featured prominently and the staff spends a good amount of time moderating the...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 10, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 17, 2020 at 5:26 pm | 48 comments | 24705 Views
INVEST & INNOVATEDemocrats are Having the Wrong Debate About Health Care
I agree with Emanuel's thoughts below. My family and I believe most Americans are more worried about health care costs than access. I watched all the debates...Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2019
Last comment by Wm Burton, on Aug 15, 2019 at 8:08 am | 48 comments | 12784 Views
THE FOOD PARTY!Cap On? Cap Off? Recycling Bottles is Confusing
Befuddling Recycling Conundrum…. “Little plastics” have been in the news a lot lately, things like straws, pens, and coffee pods, which are...Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 14, 2019
Last comment by Brit, on Jun 30, 2019 at 7:55 am | 48 comments | 17605 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWQuestions for PA City Manager Ed Shikada
I am contemplating walking through Palo Alto City Hall, clear see-through flag in hand, proclaiming, “Transparency: Now!” Why? Because I am tired of all the...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 22, 2022
Last comment by Jason Tang, on Mar 31, 2022 at 2:45 pm | 48 comments | 10245 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWGo away, language police!
The Information Technology (IT) Department at Stanford caused quite a tizzy when it published a guide on harmful language that should not be used at the university....Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 31, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Feb 26, 2023 at 12:51 pm | 48 comments | 7235 Views
PENINSULA FOODIST'They're all scared beyond belief.' Palo Alto's Dan Gordon's closes as local restaurants face uncertain future
Dan Gordon's -- the reinvented version of the original Gordon Biersch brewery and restaurant, born in the same downtown Palo Alto space in 1988 -- has closed permanently. Owner...Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 13, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 20, 2020 at 5:05 pm | 47 comments | 32062 Views
THE FOOD PARTY!Men Are Good For Three Things
Men are good for three things. I've been reminding friends and family of this for years and it's time to go public. You determine the lineup, but the list is solid. #1)...Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by ScottB, on Oct 7, 2014 at 11:30 am | 47 comments | 28845 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWWhy I am suspicious about PA’s budget cuts
When I first saw a list of proposed cuts the city staff had recommended for the Palo Alto city budget (due to a COVID-19 $38 million loss of revenue), I became suspicious....Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 2, 2020 at 2:47 am | 47 comments | 16642 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWIs PAMF running amok?
I don't want to write this, but problems at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation are still increasing. For years I have been a very happy patient at their Palo Alto...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by P2L1, on Oct 12, 2021 at 6:53 pm | 47 comments | 31554 Views
A PRAGMATIST'S TAKEJoe Simitian talk: Listening to Trump's America: Bridging the Divide
In the wake of the Trump election, Joe Simitian--a Palo Alto native and currently County Supervisor--visited three counties that had swung to voting for Trump after...Original post made by Douglas Moran on Oct. 15, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Nov 2, 2017 at 8:02 pm | 46 comments | 12557 Views
INVEST & INNOVATEMore Cars do not mean More Pollution
On Monday April 18 the council will review the city’s sustainability and climate action plan (S/CAP). I support many of the proposals and am proud to be a...Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 17, 2016
Last comment by An Engineer, on Apr 23, 2016 at 8:37 pm | 46 comments | 17881 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWDo we really have a housing crisis?
The repeated refrain these past several years: We have a housing crisis in town -- we have to build more housing units so more people can live in our fair cities. Most...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 23, 2021
Last comment by Gale+Johnson, on Sep 30, 2021 at 8:16 pm | 46 comments | 15754 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWCan the Memphis police behavior ever happen here?
What happened in Memphis where seven officers worked almost as a team to beat and kick 29-year-old Tyre NICHOLS is not a singular event in one city. Police beatings...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 1, 2023
Last comment by Pauline Rogers, on Feb 11, 2023 at 1:15 pm | 46 comments | 4289 Views
A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE'Google memo': a lesson on not trusting news media
In the 2016 Presidential primaries and the general election, much of the "Mainstream Media" (MSM) (foot#1) was blatantly partisan in its coverage...Original post made by Douglas Moran on Aug. 9, 2017
Last comment by Sea Seelam Reddy, on Aug 14, 2017 at 1:51 pm | 45 comments | 8812 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENWhy we are Warming
We ended the last blog post with about half the Sun’s energy hitting...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 23, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 2, 2019 at 10:05 pm | 45 comments | 21296 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENWhere is it unsafe to bike around town?
The weather is amazing these days and lots of us are getting out on bikes and e-bikes. Bike shops have been very busy, even running low on inventory as we all start...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 18, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 1, 2021 at 9:05 am | 45 comments | 13675 Views
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