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An Alternative View

By Diana Diamond

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About this blog: So much is right — and wrong — about what is happening in Palo Alto. In this blog I want to discuss all that with you. I know many residents care about this town, and I want to explore our collective interests to help ...  (More)

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What I Saw on Mulberry Street – and other cultural revisions
Mar 9, 2021 2:36 pm
Comments: 72 | Views: 18,918

Writing about racism in our society today is always a delicate – and sometimes a dicey -- matter. Some people, it seems, are rushing to declare a book as “racist”... More
No person is above the law, including police officers.
Nov 25, 2019 3:54 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 18,587

No man is above the law.

We’ve heard that phrase repeatedly in recent weeks applied to Pres. Donald Trump as the Congressional House hearings on his impeachment... More
Can we do anything about the coronavirus?
Jul 21, 2020 1:54 pm
Comments: 49 | Views: 18,342

Say goodbye to asking your neighbors over for a drink or a BBQ – such activities have suddenly been disallowed by Santa Clara County because of the rising... More
Gun control: What can we do locally?
May 22, 2018 4:31 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 18,131

As a Palo Alto resident who is upset about all the mass shootings our country keeps on witnessing, I want to do something about gun control.

But what? Locally,... More
Are our elections unfair? Should we fix them? What will work?
Nov 10, 2020 12:18 pm
Comments: 53 | Views: 18,107

All it took was one sentence on p. 3 of Saturday's, Nov. 7, NYT to finally convince me that my long-held stance on eliminating the Electoral College in the U.S.... More
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