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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 | 7181 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWIs it important to have an auditor in Palo Alto?
Why does Palo Alto, a city that seems so honest, even need an auditor? Why should we hire one when we could spend three-quarters of a million dollars yearly instead...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 27, 2023
Last comment by J Randall, on May 3, 2023 at 8:45 pm | 10 comments | 3333 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWA new way to choose a U.S. vice presidential candidate
Mention the 2024 presidential election and many Democrats already are saying “Gee, I like Biden, but there’s this age problem. He’s getting older,...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 17, 2023
Last comment by J Randall, on May 1, 2023 at 8:43 am | 26 comments | 3679 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWWill auto license plate readers really curtail crime? Or will our privacy be endangered?
NOTE: I originally reported the council voted 5-2 to approve the use of ALPR techhnology implementation. The actual vote was 7-0. I apologize for the error.) Palo...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 6, 2023
Last comment by Loretta Taylor, on Apr 17, 2023 at 4:02 pm | 44 comments | 3493 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWRobots, I am tired of talking to you!
Yes, I am talking to you robots, whose companies hire you, to supposedly guide me through a telephone tree to get to a live person to make an appointment or get...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 29, 2023
Last comment by Fritzie Blue, on Apr 14, 2023 at 3:11 am | 20 comments | 4136 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWHow well is City Manager Ed Shikada performing his job?
Is Ed Shikada doing a good job as city manager of Palo Alto? In a closed session Monday night, March 20, council members gathered behind closed doors to assess the...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 20, 2023
Last comment by Two Sides, on Apr 6, 2023 at 10:38 pm | 20 comments | 4446 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWCan the Memphis police behavior ever happen here?
What happened in Memphis where seven officers worked almost as a team to beat and kick 29-year-old Tyre NICHOLS is not a singular event in one city. Police beatings...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 1, 2023
Last comment by ?????, on Apr 3, 2023 at 6:32 pm | 47 comments | 5104 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 | 5547 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 VIEWAll you don’t want to know about our escalating utilities rates
Our utilities bills here in Palo Alto and elsewhere are soaring – with no relief in sight. Can we – or ‘they” (those responsible for the...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 7, 2023
Last comment by Lenora Peters, on Mar 17, 2023 at 11:41 am | 42 comments | 5616 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWReminiscences of the presidents I met in real time
As 98-year-old former President Jimmy Carter lies on his bed, hospice by his side, I thought back and recalled the first and only time I met him years ago. And that...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 27, 2023
Last comment by Bert Jacobs, on Mar 3, 2023 at 8:10 am | 10 comments | 3386 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWGo away, language police!
The Information Technology (IT) Department at Stanford caused quite a tizzy when it published a guide on harmful language that should not be used at the university....Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 31, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Feb 26, 2023 at 12:51 pm | 48 comments | 8203 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWIs telling the truth simply an old-fashioned idea?
As the story has been told over the years, our first president, George Washington, said, as a youngster to his lather as both looked at a cherry tree, “I cannot...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Raoul Montez, on Jan 30, 2023 at 12:30 pm | 58 comments | 6288 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWLet’s find a better way to elect a Palo Alto mayor
Palo Alto City Council members are all set to select a new mayor on Monday night – a routine procedure each January. And finally! they are beginning to discuss...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 7, 2023
Last comment by Rufus Young, on Jan 16, 2023 at 11:03 am | 28 comments | 6846 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWPalo Alto v. Stanford: City demands are over the top
An undercurrent of antagonism between the city of Palo Alto and Stanford University has been in play for decades. It is seldomly discussed aloud, but it is there....Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 11, 2022
Last comment by Crescent Park Rez, on Dec 27, 2022 at 4:34 pm | 53 comments | 10572 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWThe clothes we wear: Cool, chic, casual -- or just plain sloppy?
I love clothes! It was important to me since I turned 13. My mother told me at the time (and evermore) that when people meet you, they first judge you by not only...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 29, 2022
Last comment by Clarissa Ward, on Dec 8, 2022 at 10:17 am | 40 comments | 7446 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW'Working from home’ — a new work world creates societal problems.
I am envious – maybe a bit jealous – of all the high-tech employees today who can decide when and where they work, how much vacation time they want,...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 21, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Nov 29, 2022 at 12:45 pm | 55 comments | 9018 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWDown with the dinosaurs!
About 15 years ago, my oldest son, Bruce, took his three sons, 3, 5 and 6, to visit the American Museum of Natural History in NYC to see its fantastic dinosaur display. All...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 13, 2022
Last comment by Bryce Young, on Nov 20, 2022 at 4:07 pm | 30 comments | 7994 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWDaylight concerns
Did you fall back on Sunday morning? Gently? Or are you one of the70 percent of Americans, according to polls, who no longer want to switch from daylight savings...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 6, 2022
Last comment by Fred Turner, on Nov 13, 2022 at 12:39 pm | 22 comments | 6371 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
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