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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Why I am suspicious about PA’s budget cuts

When I first saw a list of proposed cuts the city staff had recommended for the Palo Alto city budget (due to a COVID-19 $38 million loss of revenue), I became suspicious....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by erroll5974, 55 minutes ago | 16 comments | 1559 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We are testing geoengineering, and that is a good thing

Geoengineering is the “deliberate large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment to counteract anthropogenic climate change”. (1) It

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by buried headlines, 4 hours ago |
8 comments | 1726 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A tea house, a speakeasy, a beloved restaurant: The Van's in Belmont has closed for good

The Van's Restaurant On the Hill in Belmont, a local institution that was originally built in 1915, has permanently closed after decades of serving throwback fare...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Andrea, 12 hours ago | 5 comments | 8593 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Park almost lost its beloved Cafe Borrone to the shutdown. Then the community stepped in to save it.

The coronavirus shutdown nearly claimed one of the Peninsula's most beloved eating establishments, Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park. After temporarily shuttering the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Tom Emerson, 15 hours ago | 10 comments | 12287 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Agus opens in Palo Alto with Mexico City street food -- for takeout only

Manuel Martinez of LV Mar and La Viga opened his latest project, San Agus Cocina Urbana & Cocktails, in downtown Palo Alto on Friday, though it's not quite what...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by vegetarian, 22 hours ago | 7 comments | 5031 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

When will this end?

Who would have ever thought that a tiny little virus, a microorganism, would have the wherewithal to cause our entire world to come to a standstill? Hundreds of...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Resident, 23 hours ago | 56 comments | 4385 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Weird Thing about Population Growth

There are a lot of people on the planet, with more added every day. It took 200,000 years to get to one billion...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 17, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on May 24, 2020 at 9:05 pm | 27 comments | 3967 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Everything’s relative in life, and yesterday will not be tomorrow

We all react to the coronavirus in different ways. Some people are locked behind their doors; others question the shutdown; some say they will never catch it so...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by home of the bloggers, on May 22, 2020 at 4:44 pm | 15 comments | 2584 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Taking Breaks (Fallow Time)

Fallow, def.: Plowed and harrowed but left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility . . . I'm a proponent of taking breaks. The Covid-19 pandemic...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1773 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I Support Helping our Local Small Businesses Start to Reopen Quickly AND

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Palo Alto was seeing small businesses close. Then it was a combination of not enough customers and rising costs. In the past...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on May 21, 2020 at 9:31 am | 33 comments | 2794 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Insider Tip – DIY Lentil Sprouts

So I’ve been looking at all those jars of grains and beans sitting pretty on my shelf with new light during sequestration. How can I use these key foods...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 20, 2020 at 3:36 pm | 5 comments | 2144 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Palo Alto Farmers' Market to reopen, masks required

After a two-month hiatus, the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers' Market is returning on May 30 with new safety guidelines. All vendors, customers and volunteers at the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by More Options Needed, on May 19, 2020 at 10:14 am | 16 comments | 4563 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Should you read the comments?

Comments are a big part of this online paper. The “Town Square” forum is featured prominently and the staff spends a good amount of time moderating the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 10, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 17, 2020 at 5:26 pm | 48 comments | 4445 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are giving $100,000 to each of their eight favorite restaurants

When Seiko Alba got an email from Mark Zuckerberg in late March, she was sure it was a scam. The Facebook CEO, a regular at her Palo Alto Japanese restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by musical, on May 17, 2020 at 3:03 am | 103 comments | 48841 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Sex Talk is Always Part of Couples Counseling . . .

. . . at some point. I find that couples either come to counseling because of sex concerns -- or don't bring up sex at all. If you don't bring it up, I will, in...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by luciham20@gmail.com, on May 16, 2020 at 12:35 am | 1 comment | 4136 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's beloved Prolific Oven is back with home baking kits

If you've been mourning the loss of The Prolific Oven's chocolate rum cake since the

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by joykoso@yahoo.com, on May 14, 2020 at 6:55 pm |
11 comments | 11717 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Local Flavor – South Asian Takeout Edition

Six weeks ago-ish, we sat down to Food Party! about two local eateries. It was the

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 14, 2020 at 1:16 am |
27 comments | 4578 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Wayfare Tavern is now delivering fried chicken on the Peninsula

The first day of the Bay Area's stay-at-home order, chef Tyler Florence had an idea: to rent a food truck that would allow his San Francisco restaurant, Wayfare...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by paheidi, on May 13, 2020 at 3:42 pm | 4 comments | 5827 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Common Application and COVID-19

(written by Lori McCormick) The Common Application, which is used by over 800 colleges, is adding a new question to their 2020-2021 application this upcoming...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 13, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2514 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What’s wrong with this picture? PA city manager earns more than the president!

It’s just our money that the City of Palo Alto is spending, so why should we get concerned? But I am, because this week I saw what the city staff and particularly...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Ryan, on May 13, 2020 at 9:47 am | 44 comments | 7353 Views
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A tea house, a speakeasy, a beloved restaurant: The Van's in Belmont has closed for good
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 8,593 views

Everything’s relative in life, and yesterday will not be tomorrow
By Diana Diamond | 15 comments | 2,584 views

Premarital and Couples: Taking Breaks (Fallow Time)
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,773 views

We are testing geoengineering, and that is a good thing
By Sherry Listgarten | 8 comments | 1,726 views