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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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Can the Memphis police behavior ever happen here?
Feb 1, 2023 5:27 pm
Comments: 31 | Views: 1,702


What happened in Memphis where seven officers worked almost as a team to beat and kick 29-year-old Tyre Foster is not a singular event in one city. Police beatings... More
Is telling the truth simply an old-fashioned idea?
Jan 19, 2023 4:06 pm
Comments: 58 | Views: 4,741

As the story has been told over the years, our first president, George Washington, said, as a youngster to his lather as both looked at a cherry tree, “I cannot... More
Let’s find a better way to elect a Palo Alto mayor
Jan 7, 2023 2:17 pm
Comments: 28 | Views: 5,537

Palo Alto City Council members are all set to select a new mayor on Monday night – a routine procedure each January. And finally! they are beginning to discuss... More
Go away, language police!
Dec 31, 2022 3:40 pm
Comments: 46 | Views: 5,745

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.... More
Palo Alto v. Stanford: City demands are over the top
Dec 11, 2022 12:11 pm
Comments: 53 | Views: 9,060

An undercurrent of antagonism between the city of Palo Alto and Stanford University has been in play for decades. It is seldomly discussed aloud, but it is there.... More
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