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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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Public statues: Up or down? But does the historical importance of the individuals represented matter?
Jun 30, 2020 10:41 am
Comments: 42 | Views: 6,412

The removal of public statues throughout our country, by supporters of Black Lives Matter and many others, is a growing concern, because what started as a very valid... More
In one fell swoop, council approves spending millions. Does the city really care about money?
Jun 23, 2020 1:26 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 4,522

We all were told that Palo Alto had a $40 million budget deficit and needed to cut all sorts of programs and services to balance the budget. And Monday night council... More
The irony of it all: Dropped into a deep dark hole at city hall
Jun 16, 2020 12:58 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 4,813

How ironic! The city of Palo Alto has decided to sign a new lease with the Palo Alto school district to save $2.7 million, which will reduce the space the city and... More
Should Palo Alto police be reformed? “It can’t happen here” -- or can it?
Jun 9, 2020 1:14 pm
Comments: 42 | Views: 5,336

“It can’t happen here,” two Palo Alto city council members said at Monday’s meeting when discussing the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis... More
Such delightful city employee perks
Jun 1, 2020 4:17 pm
Comments: 52 | Views: 6,217

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” William Shakespeare once proclaimed in “Hamlet.” I will soften that considerably, but suggest... More
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