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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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What I will remember about Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sep 21, 2020 5:24 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 4,419

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... More
'Ignoring what's wrong has never made anything right'
Sep 15, 2020 4:34 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 3,604

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... More
Terribly mixed messages about COVID-19 -- who to believe and how careful should we be?
Sep 10, 2020 1:38 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 7,815

I am very confused because of the mixed messages I've been getting about the coronavirus. On Tuesday, the NYT reported that studies show that we all should continue... More
Is the City of Palo Alto transparent enough -- or is information being kept from the public?
Sep 2, 2020 7:53 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 5,038

Eighteen-plus months -- that's how long it's taken so far for Palo Alto to choose a new auditor, a position required in the city charter. Residents still haven't... More
I am bored. Are you?
Aug 25, 2020 1:29 pm
Comments: 31 | Views: 8,809

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... More
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