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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWGas use or gas ban? Consider all the good -- and bad -- effects
We make community decisions all the time. Sometimes we vote "yes" because it seems like the PC way to act. But oftentimes in our patriotic environmental...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 1, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 8, 2021 at 10:37 pm | 36 comments | 14390 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWPlastic vegie bag ban: Pragmatic? -- or simply politically correct?
Last June, the Palo Alto City Council, in a 6-0 vote, went along with a suggestion from the Girl Scouts to ban all plastic straws, which they did. A week later with...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 12, 2020
Last comment by SJ, on Jan 25, 2020 at 2:20 am | 36 comments | 14101 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWThe Catholic Church must rid this pedophile problem
Appalling and outrageous! That’s my reaction to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report’s conclusion that more than 300 priests committed sexual offenses...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 16, 2018
Last comment by Ann Stokman, on Nov 12, 2018 at 11:20 am | 35 comments | 16632 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWHe said, she said, Mark Judge didn’t say: Kavanaugh-Ford Part 2
A week ago I wrote about Christine Blasley Ford, calling her a brave woman. After hearing her testimony Thursday, I think she was extremely brave. Hers was a...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 27, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Sep 30, 2018 at 7:13 pm | 35 comments | 14075 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWBay Area public transit is in trouble: Can our failing systems be saved?
Let us imagine that you have just been appointed the chief public transit guru in the Bay Area. You achieved this very important post because the transit committee...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Carolyn Ober, on Jan 21, 2022 at 12:19 pm | 35 comments | 11371 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWA draconian idea for more high-rise housing in our cities
Suburban residents on the SF Peninsula may possibly be faced with draconian state rules that will dictate how dense and high housing must be built in areas near...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 11, 2018
Last comment by Lucille F. Parham, on Feb 17, 2019 at 9:45 pm | 34 comments | 13561 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWBike lanes don’t belong on El Camino!
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...Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 23, 2023
Last comment by Li Zheng, 1 hour ago | 34 comments | 7173 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWABAG's housing demands for local cities are too much
==I NOTE: I am worried and upset about our coming election. I see voters around the country being deprived of their right to vote -- one drop box per county, a U.S....Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 28, 2020
Last comment by Iris, on Nov 12, 2020 at 10:28 am | 34 comments | 13949 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWBan the noise in Palo Alto?
Last week, an array of residents deplored the noise emitted from gas leaf blowers, claiming they are destroying “the quality of life” in our fair city. One...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 11, 2023
Last comment by Raja Lodhi, on Mar 24, 2023 at 10:56 pm | 34 comments | 5546 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWAmerica‘s crises are escalating. What can we do?
Passivity prevails. During the past several years, two new crises – increased violence and an acceptance of political (and personal) lying in our country are...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 20, 2023
Last comment by Raja Lodhi, on Mar 24, 2023 at 10:54 pm | 33 comments | 4940 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWLet’s play a simple(?) game “Morality v. Reality
Setting: your living room: Question: How flexible are you in your political thinking? I’d like you to play a game today – first, alone, then...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 13, 2022
Last comment by John Donegan, on Oct 21, 2022 at 8:34 am | 33 comments | 7395 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWOur politics – and our elections – are running amok
What is happening to the people in our country? Why are the partisan fights and arguments escalating? Why is the far right so fiercely fighting their self-defined...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 1, 2022
Last comment by Division's in the Mirror, on Nov 8, 2022 at 6:52 pm | 33 comments | 7223 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWIs Palo Alto too generous in paying its staff?
Palo Alto spends $6 million a month on employee salaries plus health benefits. Just a little over a week ago, the Palo City Council decided, somewhat abruptly, to...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 14, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 21, 2020 at 1:02 pm | 33 comments | 16975 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWNov. 3 -- a critical election -- and now your comments on the first debate
LET ME INADD TO THIS ORIGINAL BLOG HERE TO ASK FOR YOUR COMMENTS ON ONE OF THE MOST UNUSUAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES OUR COUNTRY HAS EXPERIENCED -- THE FIRST SEPT....Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 29, 2020
Last comment by perceived diminished mental faculties, on Oct 6, 2020 at 6:36 pm | 33 comments | 13501 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWProblems within the Palo Alto Police Department
The lack of transparency in the Palo Alto Police Department is increasing month by month, now in a worrisome way. For the past two-plus years, the city council...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 19, 2021
Last comment by Diana Diamond, on Dec 26, 2021 at 1:03 pm | 33 comments | 15056 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWStop gouging us, oil companies!
Since the 1970s, I have been suspicious of the constant escalating gas pump prices, especially the leaps we are now seeing because of the oil companies’ fears...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 17, 2022
Last comment by Chuck Neubauer, on May 13, 2022 at 12:47 pm | 31 comments | 10570 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWOn water, cows and police resistance
Ninety-three percent of California is now in a severe drought. Yet Gov. Gavin Newsom has refused so far to impose mandatory use restrictions on urban and suburban...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by Layla Cole, on Apr 18, 2022 at 2:39 am | 31 comments | 11599 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWI am bored. Are you?
It's been five months now of self-isolation, thanks to the coronavirus. And I am bored. It's not that I am not doing things -- like four or five zoom meetings...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 2, 2020 at 2:07 am | 31 comments | 20851 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWAre city officials cluttering up our streets?
Do you know that Palo Alto has a “Complete Streets” program? Until last week, I hadn’t heard this term. But council members adopted this complete...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 28, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 4, 2018 at 1:52 pm | 31 comments | 13858 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWFree speech – Zuckerberg’s version and mine
Palo Alto resident Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, decided to speak out for free speech last Thursday at a talk at Georgetown University. Unfortunately,...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by V Kleinow, on Oct 22, 2019 at 9:11 pm | 30 comments | 11211 Views
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