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The clothes we wear: Cool, chic, casual -- or just plain sloppy?

I love clothes! It was important to me since I turned 13. My mother told me at the time (and evermore) that when people meet you, they first judge you by not only...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 29, 2022
Last comment by Eric Fontaine, 10 hours ago | 18 comments | 1959 Views

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'Working from home’ — a new work world creates societal problems.

I am envious – maybe a bit jealous – of all the high-tech employees today who can decide when and where they work, how much vacation time they want,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 21, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Nov 29, 2022 at 12:45 pm | 55 comments | 4065 Views

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Down with the dinosaurs!

About 15 years ago, my oldest son, Bruce, took his three sons, 3, 5 and 6, to visit the American Museum of Natural History in NYC to see its fantastic dinosaur display. All...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 13, 2022
Last comment by Bryce Young, on Nov 20, 2022 at 4:07 pm | 30 comments | 3959 Views

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Daylight concerns

Did you fall back on Sunday morning? Gently? Or are you one of the70 percent of Americans, according to polls, who no longer want to switch from daylight savings...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 6, 2022
Last comment by Fred Turner, on Nov 13, 2022 at 12:39 pm | 22 comments | 3037 Views

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Our politics – and our elections – are running amok

What is happening to the people in our country? Why are the partisan fights and arguments escalating? Why is the far right so fiercely fighting their self-defined...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 1, 2022
Last comment by Division's in the Mirror, on Nov 8, 2022 at 6:52 pm | 33 comments | 3829 Views

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Buying police scanners should not be an easy decision -- privacy rights are an issue

The Palo Alto Police Department wants the city to spend thousands of dollars each year, for an indefinite period, to purchase an unspecified number (10, 20, or?)...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 26, 2022
Last comment by Mick Goren, on Nov 1, 2022 at 11:15 am | 76 comments | 4358 Views

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Let’s play a simple(?) game “Morality v. Reality

Setting: your living room: Question: How flexible are you in your political thinking? I’d like you to play a game today – first, alone, then...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 13, 2022
Last comment by John Donegan, on Oct 21, 2022 at 8:34 am | 33 comments | 4261 Views

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Happy holidays to you -- and you, and you . . .

It’s become a smorgasbord of ideas about how many more official holidays our little city of 62,000 should celebrate in Palo Alto, and an item council members...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 9, 2022
Last comment by Kiara Kapoor, on Oct 17, 2022 at 1:58 pm | 10 comments | 3527 Views

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My recommendations for Palo Alto City Council

I had hoped that this upcoming city council election in Palo Alto would bring out an array of candidates who were, dedicated, knowledgeable individuals with local...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 5, 2022
Last comment by A Person, on Oct 13, 2022 at 8:57 am | 21 comments | 4942 Views

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Is Palo Alto Utilities ready for our increasing demand for more electricity?

The city wants Palo Altans to have all-electric homes. Can the Utilities Dept. even handle an increased demand? That’s the question I’ve been asking several...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 26, 2022
Last comment by Mark Lawrence, on Oct 6, 2022 at 2:14 pm | 14 comments | 4292 Views

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The capabilities I seek in our city council candidates

One of the most important civic acts Palo Alto residents have to do is choose who they want to serve on the city council. This week the Palo Alto Weekly had a...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 15, 2022
Last comment by Ashley Davis, on Sep 25, 2022 at 1:08 pm | 19 comments | 4033 Views

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Palo Alto: an “all-electric city”? Such a quandary for me

Palo Alto City Council is pushing hard to have this city become “all-electric.” It is an attempt to slow down global climate change. It sounds great,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 19, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 12, 2022 at 1:26 pm | 124 comments | 8893 Views

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Perk up Palo Alto --- this city can be a lot more attractive!

Let’s face it. Palo Alto needs to be prettied up, as in add to the ambience. For some reason, over the years, our city fathers have paid little attention to...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 3, 2022
Last comment by Jersey+Girl, on Sep 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm | 17 comments | 7021 Views

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We need an audit of city spending

The fact that the Palo Alto City Council has decided not only to put a business tax on the November ballot, but also a tax that would allow the city to keep on transferring...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Dolores Campo, on Aug 19, 2022 at 9:56 am | 11 comments | 4242 Views

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Lucky Palo Alto voters – maybe two tax increases to approve in November

There’s a duplicitous November ballot measure the Palo Alto City Council is considering -- asking voters to approve a natural gas usage rate tax charged by the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Local Resident, on Aug 8, 2022 at 10:43 am | 20 comments | 5545 Views

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The Delay, Delay, Delay Attitude in Palo Alto

If any of you have taken a national survey, you know the first question is something along the line of, “Do you think the country is on the right track?” Answer...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 17, 2022
Last comment by Grew Up Here, on Jul 24, 2022 at 7:03 pm | 24 comments | 7281 Views

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Comcast, what are you doing to us?

The problems started a week ago – it was a Tuesday. I was sitting in front of my computer when I suddenly could not connect to any internet site. And across the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by PhilB, on Jul 20, 2022 at 11:40 am | 17 comments | 8316 Views

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Is this the kind of America we want to live in?

For more than a decade, I worked in downtown Highland Park, IL daily, in an office on Sheridan Road, just around the corner from where the gun massacre happened...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 5, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jul 18, 2022 at 4:23 pm | 101 comments | 6017 Views

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Palo Alto’s business tax: A forever tax that we will be paying for

==I “So, what if Palo Alto imposes a business tax on all retail businesses in this city? That’s fine with me if they pay money to run Palo Alto –...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 7, 2022
Last comment by vanessa, on Jul 14, 2022 at 11:04 pm | 59 comments | 7220 Views

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We must change our gun culture in America

We live in a country in love with guns – significantly more than any other country in the world. Many Americans idolize them. This gun reverence has worsened the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 31, 2022
Last comment by vanessa, on Jul 14, 2022 at 11:02 pm | 81 comments | 9732 Views
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