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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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Are city officials cluttering up our streets?
Aug 28, 2018 12:04 pm
Comments: 31 | Views: 6,847

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... More
Why aren’t my teeth part of my body?
Aug 23, 2018 2:53 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 6,223

I feel disconnected. Part of me suddenly seems theoretically gone. According to most insurance policies, including Medicare, my teeth evidently are not part of my... More
The Catholic Church must rid this pedophile problem
Aug 16, 2018 1:17 pm
Comments: 35 | Views: 9,223

Appalling and outrageous! That’s my reaction to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report’s conclusion that more than 300 priests committed sexual offenses... More
Tell Me: Are Parents Today Overreacting to Child Safety Concerns?
Aug 9, 2018 5:17 pm
Comments: 23 | Views: 7,969

I was touched by a column I recently read in The New York Times, “Motherhood in the Age of Fear,” by Kim Brooks, a mother who left her 4-year-old son... More
Politicians Are Still Politicians: The Growth Debate Reversals
Jul 31, 2018 4:17 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 4,662

It was a most unusual Palo Alto City Council meeting Monday, July 30. It was politics at its worst – or for some of the council members, perhaps politics at... More
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