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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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I want an accurate housing audit. Why?
Jul 25, 2023 7:54 pm
Comments: 43 | Views: 6,060

Several years ago, I asked then-Palo Alto Planning Director Hillary Gitelman whether there was any data on the percentage of residents living in... More
What to do about Cal Ave.?
Jul 18, 2023 5:18 pm
Comments: 38 | Views: 9,783

Once again, I hear that old refrain that California Avenue needs our attention. This time the Palo Alto City Council will consider in August what... More
Why I changed my mind about abortion
Jun 24, 2023 6:03 pm
Comments: 56 | Views: 7,792

One year ago today, June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision and left it up the states to individually decide on abortion. In its Dobbs... More
Do People Care?
Jun 14, 2023 5:23 pm
Comments: 42 | Views: 5,829

I recently watched a documentary film on Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, in which Ellsberg, who copied and released the secret Pentagon Papers to the press,... More
Bike lanes don’t belong on El Camino!
May 23, 2023 4:55 pm
Comments: 38 | Views: 12,297

City officials from Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Mountain View have for years been considering bike lanes on a north-south bicycle route... More
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