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Think about helping others in our coronavirus-affected area

In these dire times, as people are really worried about getting the coronavirus, it seems we all are potential targets, ready to be plucked randomly, without any...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 29, 2020
Last comment by Rainer, on Apr 2, 2020 at 5:42 pm | 7 comments | 9986 Views

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One 57-year-old son (mine) on one bike pedaled 6,009 miles alone through Europe

As I mother, I was delighted – and dismayed – that my son had decided to make a nearly four-month trek from the Arctic Circle in northern Norway all...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 13, 2018
Last comment by Susan, on Sep 17, 2018 at 12:37 pm | 7 comments | 7882 Views

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The questionable morality of abortion

==I Note: The recent Supreme Court ruling banning abortion has been a major concern in this country the past several days. While abortion is not a specific local...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 27, 2022
Last comment by staying home, on Jun 29, 2022 at 12:48 pm | 7 comments | 3264 Views

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PA Police: Too drastic a decision on banning police information from public

The Palo Alto Police Department definitely made a mistake when it abruptly sent an email to local media on Tuesday, Jan. 5, stating that starting immediately the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 10, 2021
Last comment by Duveneck neighbor, on Jan 14, 2021 at 1:32 pm | 6 comments | 8417 Views

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Ahhh, those darn aging questions

“How old are you?” the chatty woman sitting next to me in the Seoul Airport recently asked on my trip back from Japan. “I’m 66 and just celebrated my birthday,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 29, 2018
Last comment by NachoVi, on Jun 26, 2018 at 8:38 am | 6 comments | 7791 Views

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Can you hear me yet?

Scene — Ten members of the “Over 50” club, each sitting in front of their computer, trying to participate in a meeting on Zoom. Janice: “Can...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 12, 2021
Last comment by Jeff Knowles, on Feb 15, 2021 at 4:50 pm | 5 comments | 9302 Views

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I feel sorry for Stanford University

Note: This column appeared in the Friday, June 8, print edition of the Weekly I am upset at how Stanford is being treated by local officials. In what way? This...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 9, 2019
Last comment by Cardinal Red, on Jun 13, 2019 at 5:23 pm | 5 comments | 8481 Views

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Please stop interrupting me! Right? Wrong?

Some people are shy. They don't talk much. Some people like to talk; some love to talk, and talk, oftentimes without seemingly coming up for a breath of air. Some...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 6, 2021
Last comment by Mondoman, on Oct 10, 2021 at 11:44 pm | 5 comments | 9097 Views

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What I will remember about Ruth Bader Ginsburg

During my junior year in college, I decided to take a course on the Supreme Court, knowing too little about this branch of government. The very first question the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 21, 2020
Last comment by Squidsie, on Sep 22, 2020 at 9:50 am | 5 comments | 9482 Views

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Loss of transparency? Council decides HR can investigate some internal police problems – not an independent auditor

Open governments and transparency in city affairs are big things for me – they’re part of what democracy should be all about. If city decisions are not available...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by Trish Bubenik , on Jan 1, 2020 at 8:16 pm | 5 comments | 7217 Views

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Gates sets an example for local billionaires to emulate

I have always admired Bill Gates, founder and former CEO of Microsoft Corp., second richest man in the world, for all the billions of dollars he and his wife, Melinda,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 24, 2020
Last comment by Giving feels good., on Nov 27, 2020 at 12:12 pm | 5 comments | 8083 Views

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Reflections on Palo Alto's Centennial -- now it's the city's 125th birthday!

This Sunday, April 28th, Palo Alto will officially celebrate its 125th birthday. It’s a time to celebrate! 125 years ago, in April 1894, this small community...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 25, 2019
Last comment by mauricio, on Apr 26, 2019 at 10:49 am | 4 comments | 7878 Views

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'Ignoring what's wrong has never made anything right'

For months I have talked to a number of people who said they are zoning out on this election -- they can't stand all the politicizing of every issue, they can't...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by James Thurber, on Sep 16, 2020 at 1:25 pm | 4 comments | 7951 Views

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Can we make 2020 a less alarming and more calming year?

“Happy New Year!” people shouted at midnight at the dawning of 2020. Only this year, it felt like hollow wishes, as if they were made with our fingers crossed....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Tony0233, on Feb 25, 2020 at 5:17 am | 4 comments | 6953 Views

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School Superintendent Hires Need to be Thoroughly Vetted

The Palo Alto School District is now undergoing its third hire for a superintendent in a little more than a decade. Maybe it’s time for school board members...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 11, 2018
Last comment by Annette, on May 17, 2018 at 11:46 am | 4 comments | 12932 Views

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2021: The time to think outside the box

Begone 2020. You were not a good year. Welcome 2021. You will have a busy year, because we have a lot of challenges for you! 2021 is a very special time, because...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Dec 28, 2020 at 10:02 pm | 3 comments | 8804 Views

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A lot can happen in one year — or — it isn’t what it used to be

I am amazed at how our lives have changed around the world because of one stupid virus, that keeps on morphing away so that it becomes more and more contagious. ...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 27, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 2, 2021 at 10:27 pm | 2 comments | 8219 Views

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Motherhood -- Revisited

==I Welcome to my new blog at the Palo Alto Weekly. My goal is to discuss a variety of issues affecting Palo Alto, its residents and our daily lives, and perhaps...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 8, 2018
Last comment by DianaDiamond, on May 9, 2018 at 3:50 pm | 2 comments | 13354 Views

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Why does it take so long to hire an auditor?

Public perception of how a city is handling a problem can be almost as important as how the city really is solving the problem. And the Palo Alto City Council now...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by WilliamR, on Aug 26, 2019 at 10:48 am | 2 comments | 7235 Views

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We need an audit of city spending

The fact that the Palo Alto City Council has decided not only to put a business tax on the November ballot, butalso a tax that would allow the city to keep on...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 12, 2022
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