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Domestic Violence: Hidden tragedies afflict affluent communities as well, leaving lasting scars

A deeply qualified panel of speakers will explore the often hidden tragedies, and crimes, of domestic violence in affluent communities next week. The tragedies...

Original post made by paloaltoonline.com on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by Ashish Kochar, on Jul 13, 2017 at 3:33 am | 7 comments | 6170 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 Jun 6, 2017 at 6:13 am | 7 comments | 9213 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 | 7445 Views

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On Deadline blog: Is Palo Alto big enough for an elected mayor? Yes and no, maybe

Former Mayor (twice over) Gary Fazzino has renewed a proposal he first surfaced about two decades ago: that Palo Alto is a big and complex enough town to directly...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Dec. 26, 2011
Last comment by Jeremy Feldman, on Jun 5, 2017 at 3:00 am | 16 comments | 5743 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 Jun 4, 2017 at 10:13 pm | 6 comments | 6510 Views

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On Deadline blog: Major high-speed rail hearing Tuesday night -- who will come?

A major state Senate public hearing has been scheduled next Tuesday evening to hear about possible new directions for high-speed rail in California -- directions...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by common sense, on Jun 4, 2017 at 5:28 pm | 4 comments | 6717 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 Jun 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm | 11 comments | 6344 Views

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Are TDRs the new 'Planned Community' zoning hot potato?

In planning shorthand, a TDR is simply a "transfer of development rights" -- wherein a property owner or developer can buy rights from someone building less than...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Ellyn Pavone, on Jun 27, 2016 at 10:59 pm | 12 comments | 6184 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 | 8790 Views

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Two creative lights depart Palo Alto, leaving diverse legacies

Palo Alto lost two creative lights this month with the passing of longtime developer/poet Ryland Kelley and widely known muralist Greg Brown. While vastly different...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by John Fredrich, on Sep 27, 2014 at 9:01 pm | 2 comments | 9485 Views

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Mayor Nancy Shepherd asking: What does 'Our Palo Alto' mean to YOU?

Faced with a significant community revolt relating to "overdevelopment," overflow parking and neighborhood-protection, still-new Mayor Nancy Shepherd is practicing...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, on Aug 21, 2014 at 4:08 am | 18 comments | 8302 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 | 9115 Views

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Greg Scharff reviews his 'too short' year as Palo Alto mayor: It was fun

Outgoing Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff sums up his "too short" term as mayor as a year of accomplishment and moving forward but with a couple of frustrations. Overall...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by hoplandhophead, on Jan 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm | 11 comments | 4290 Views

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Off Deadline: Does 'parking overflow' slash housing prices near commercial areas?

Neighbors of Palo Alto's commercial areas have long complained about parking overflow being everything from a weekday nuisance to a severe impact on the quality...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by FSH, on Dec 17, 2013 at 9:26 am | 11 comments | 3717 Views

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Parking woes in downtown Palo Alto go back 60 years and 'will never be solved'

There are a lot of people counting cars, or rather parking spaces with someone else's car in them, in residential areas of north Palo Alto these days. What most...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 21, 2013 at 1:04 am | 18 comments | 13907 Views

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Vigilance is still required even after 40 years of protecting open space, officials warn at 'Founders' Day'

Four decades of acquiring open space lands and 62,000 acres later, vigilance is still needed to protect the forested areas looming above Palo Alto and northwestern...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 21, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Sep 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 4813 Views

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Vigilance is still required even after 40 years of protecting open space, officials warn at 'Founders' Day'

Four decades of acquiring open space lands and 62,000 acres later, vigilance is still needed to protect the forested areas looming above Palo Alto and northwestern...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 21, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Sep 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 863 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 | 4240 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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On Deadline blog: When John Beahrs saw combat -- in World War II and the Palo Alto City Council chambers

The recent passing of John Beahrs of Palo Alto at age 100 elicited many memories of a man who lived a full life. His experiences ranged from a loving marriage...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Sic-Transit-Gloria-Mundi, on Aug 19, 2013 at 8:50 am | 1 comment | 4593 Views
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California Democrats seek to revive the Republican Party; Republicans expected to resist
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