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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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Analysis/paralysis: The infamous ‘Palo Alto Process’ must go
Sep 24, 2023 2:19 pm
Comments: 29 | Views: 9,485

I’m Palo Alto Processed out. That long-standing famous, and for some, infamous process, must come to a close. Projects coming before the Palo Alto City Council... More
Make Palo Alto prettier than just its parklets, please
Sep 14, 2023 4:19 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 6,770

Cheers to the PA City Council for acknowledging that its two downtowns (University and California Avenues) need some sprucing up – at least their new “parklets”... More
Surprising facts and factoids about trees in our fair city
Sep 3, 2023 10:05 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 6,933

Palo Alto loves trees -- it has about 66,000 of them, about one per resident. Our city is responsible for the upkeep of about 46,000 trees in parks and public areas;... More
Palo Alto: Urgency is out, delays are in
Aug 21, 2023 12:19 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 7,071

Something seems a bit askew at Palo Alto City Hall. What I sense is an escalating laissez-faire attitude, like “We’ll do it when we get... More
Midtown shopping area is still a mess
Aug 9, 2023 7:11 pm
Comments: 60 | Views: 10,430

A number of years ago, I wrote a column for the Weekly on the deteriorating state of the Midtown Shopping Center along Middlefield Road in Palo... More
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