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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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Police departments using PR techniques to justify their actions
May 18, 2021 2:13 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 5,323


I am concerned. Police departments around the country are circling their wagons because of recent public criticisms about their officers’ wrongdoings, most notably... More
Why you may not read this column
May 10, 2021 7:37 pm
Comments: 25 | Views: 4,296

Only 10 percent (+ or –2%) of American adults get their daily news from either a newspaper or a TV news show. That means the rest of us don’t. And many... More
Memo to PA Police Chief Jonsen: What are you hiding from us? And why?
May 4, 2021 11:38 am
Comments: 28 | Views: 3,219

TO: Robert Jonsen, Chief of Police, Palo Alto

FROM: Diana Diamond, Palo Alto resident

TOPIC: Keeping residents in the dark about police activities

Chief,... More
Climate change: A critical challenge for Palo Alto? Or, an impossible goal?
Apr 28, 2021 11:43 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 2,907

The Palo Alto City Council has taken on what environmentalists see as an important big step in trying to cut this city’s carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent... More
Don’t keep information from the public
Apr 20, 2021 12:08 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 2,205

We have a city hall and police department transparency problem in Palo Alto that seems to be quietly but quickly expanding.

That’s because: City Manager... More
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