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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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Palo Alto has an escalating transparency problem -- the police have shut their doors
Apr 6, 2021 3:06 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 1,328

On Monday, April 5, the police chief of Minneapolis, Medaria Arradondo, was testifying at the George Floyd trial about his professional view that defendant Derek... More
The Power Outage: From a Lemon to Lemonade
Mar 29, 2021 1:55 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 3,485

At 5 p.m. on Saturday, my power went out, along with 7,000 other Palo Alto residents. I think for all of us on the Peninsula, power outages occasionally occur, so... More
The coronavirus vaccine: So we had the capability of sending a man to the moon . . .
Mar 20, 2021 4:00 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 4,504

The incompetency in this country to produce and provide enough COVID-19 vaccines to Americans is most disturbing. As the age-old adage goes, if America can send... More
What I Saw on Mulberry Street – and other cultural revisions
Mar 9, 2021 2:36 pm
Comments: 72 | Views: 7,533

Writing about racism in our society today is always a delicate – and sometimes a dicey -- matter. Some people, it seems, are rushing to declare a book as “racist”... More
Whoof! Our problems have all disappeared
Mar 2, 2021 4:31 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 4,322

We have no more "problems." They are now all gone. Instead, we only have “challenges.”

Yes, “New Speak,” as George Orwell once phrased it in “1984,”... More
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