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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can we do anything about the coronavirus?

Say goodbye to asking your neighbors over for a drink or a BBQ – such activities have suddenly been disallowed by Santa Clara County because of the rising...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by lanisha morgan, 13 minutes ago | 49 comments | 7008 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

First rolling blackout since 2001 hits Palo Alto!

Whoa, our power went out (about 4500 homes in Palo Alto) on purpose because the state was running low! First time for these rolling blackouts since 2001. See CAISO's...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 14, 2020
There are no comments yet. 71 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Did a hedge fund just steal your EV rebate?

California’s cap-and-trade scheme for reducing emissions is full of holes....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 9, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 2099 Views

COUPLE'S NET

I’ve Been Diagnosed with Essential Tremor (ET)

According to the Mayo Clinic: “Essential tremor is a nervous system (neurological) disorder that causes involuntary and rhythmic shaking. It can affect almost...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 14, 2020
There are no comments yet. 361 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Constantly coping with the virus: We need a total lockdown now

We can't go on like this. Weeks go by, and then months, and instead of getting better, more and more of us have gotten the coronavirus -- or have died. The nationwide...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, 12 hours ago | 45 comments | 3538 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Fighting an 'uphill battle,' Palo Alto's longtime MacArthur Park to close until 2021

This Saturday, Aug. 8, will be MacArthur Park's last day of service until 2021. The owners of MacArthur Park, which has occupied a historic, 11,000-square-foot...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by matia lucas, on Aug 13, 2020 at 1:06 am | 2 comments | 4696 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Fresh from the water: Popular local fishing boat starts selling seafood at Port of Redwood City

"Ahoy mates, land ho." Thus opened the Facebook post announcing that Pioneer Seafoods, a popular San Francisco-based fishing boat, will now be selling...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 10, 2020
Last comment by mary ann, on Aug 12, 2020 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 6176 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Bay Area and Palo Alto RHNA

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released the Regional Housing Needs Allocation for the Bay Area,. The total for the 8.5...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by chris, on Aug 10, 2020 at 6:26 pm | 26 comments | 5161 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'Buck's will never die.' After 29 years, owners pass longtime Woodside favorite to their sons

After nearly three decades at the helm of the irreverent Buck's of Woodside, owners Jamis and Margaret MacNiven have retired and turned the restaurant over to their...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 8, 2020 at 11:14 pm | 6 comments | 6215 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'All of us can do something.' Local black restaurant owners react to George Floyd protests

Editor's note: A list of local black-owned eateries to support is at the bottom of this story. Lisa Spencer holds her breath when her youngest son, Myles,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by MA midtown, on Aug 8, 2020 at 6:41 am | 16 comments | 16980 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Kids and sugar: A cautionary tale

==I This is the first post in a two-part series. It is both a fable and a true story, and it is not about what it seems to be about. (You can read

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by eileen , on Aug 7, 2020 at 1:29 pm |
8 comments | 3555 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Sugar? Emissions? Whaaaat?

==I Okay, so the last post was a little obscure, but I hope it got you thinking....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 7, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1307 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Do peaceful protests do any good? How about the more violent ones?

For the past couple of months, protests condemning the deadly beating by police in Minneapolis of George Floyd and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 5, 2020 at 3:27 pm | 7 comments | 2752 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Two Michelin stars, to go: Palo Alto's high-end Baume pivots to takeout

Baumé, the two-Michelin-star French restaurant on California Avenue in Palo Alto, celebrated its tenth anniversary this year. Chef-owner Bruno Chemel likely...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by ChrisC, on Aug 4, 2020 at 11:17 pm | 10 comments | 8874 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Altos Hills farm, embracing new models during COVID-19, starts offering collaborative CSA boxes

Luna Vez Farm in Los Altos Hills has since 2018 exclusively grown produce for Maum, the high-end Korean...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4194 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Are you Committed to your Vows or Dysfunction?

At one time I am sure that you were committed to your vows. Think back to your wedding. Remember how happy you felt. You were certain when you married that this...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 4, 2020 at 9:11 am | 1 comment | 2952 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Would you want a wind turbine in your backyard?

After I posted about the use of eminent domain for power...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 14, 2020
Last comment by Dr. René Sternke, on Aug 4, 2020 at 8:16 am | 51 comments | 8851 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

City staff is running Palo Alto

There have been subtle but significant changes in the interplay between the Palo Alto City Council and the city’s top administrators, most notably City Manager...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Aug 3, 2020 at 3:30 pm | 26 comments | 3863 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Despite opposition, Chick-fil-A lands in Redwood City with long lines

Despite some initial controversy, a franchise of fast food chain Chick-fil-A is now open for takeout at 536 Whipple Ave. in Redwood City. A long line of cars...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Birds Of A Feather, on Jul 31, 2020 at 6:46 pm | 34 comments | 7359 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Mayfield Bakery & Cafe permanently closes after 11-year run

The owners of Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto, unable to sustain the business due to the coronavirus shutdown, have closed the Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Adam W, on Jul 31, 2020 at 4:39 pm | 17 comments | 16923 Views
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Fresh from the water: Popular local fishing boat starts selling seafood at Port of Redwood City
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 6,176 views

Constantly coping with the virus: We need a total lockdown now
By Diana Diamond | 45 comments | 3,538 views

Traffic Lights for the Whole Family
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Did a hedge fund just steal your EV rebate?
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