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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Is Palo Alto too generous in paying its staff?

Palo Alto spends $6 million a month on employee salaries plus health benefits. Just a little over a week ago, the Palo City Council decided, somewhat abruptly, to...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 14, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 21, 2020 at 1:02 pm | 33 comments | 7648 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'They're all scared beyond belief.' Palo Alto's Dan Gordon's closes as local restaurants face uncertain future

Dan Gordon's -- the reinvented version of the original Gordon Biersch brewery and restaurant, born in the same downtown Palo Alto space in 1988 -- has closed permanently. Owner...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 13, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 20, 2020 at 5:05 pm | 47 comments | 18131 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: Coming soon to an airport near you...

This is the fourth post in an (intermittent) series on flying… Flying is a growing component of greenhouse gas emissions, and

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 12, 2020
Last comment by aviation review, on Apr 19, 2020 at 2:43 pm |
21 comments | 7727 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

A Slow Economic Recovery Ahead--What do You Need to See Before the Economy Reopens

Dear Mayor Fine and council members, You are aware of the many health related prerequisites for reopening parts of the economy. And you are aware that reopening...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 13, 2020
Last comment by the trump pandemic response, on Apr 18, 2020 at 11:37 am | 37 comments | 5389 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: It's My 60th Birthday (Celebrating During Corona Virus)

My husband (who turns 60 at the end of May) and I had decided over a year ago that we'd take a trip to celebrate our 60th birthdays. We were going to go to . . ....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by BarbaraS, on Apr 17, 2020 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 4866 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Virtual pizza making? Instagram live cocktail hour? During COVID-19, local businesses turn to online classes

I've never met Tian Mayimin of Little Sky Bakery but on a recent afternoon, I watched her make pizza from scratch in her home kitchen in Menlo Park -- all from the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Apr 17, 2020 at 9:51 am | 1 comment | 5222 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Singapore's oldest cafe was about to open in Palo Alto. Then, the coronavirus hit.

When six Bay Area counties first ordered all residents to shelter at home for three weeks in mid-March, Killiney Kopitiam, a Singaporean cafe in downtown Palo Alto,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 8, 2020
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Apr 15, 2020 at 5:08 pm | 6 comments | 15017 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

The University of California’s flexible policies during COVID-19

(written by Lori McCormick) Yesterday, the University of California announced that they are going to ease up on admissions requirements for the current 2020 and...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by ASR , on Apr 15, 2020 at 4:09 pm | 7 comments | 5786 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples and Premarital: Ping Pong

Is this post about needing to win, or playing together? Is this post about a technology 'ping' of reaching out to another system for a status update? Is this...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 10, 2020
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 15, 2020 at 10:41 am | 2 comments | 6022 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Mateo e-commerce company launches takeout platform to help local restaurants

Rakuten is an international e-commerce company that gives cash back and shopping deals to 13 million users in the United States. Starting today, though, the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 13, 2020
Last comment by chris, on Apr 13, 2020 at 8:46 pm | 2 comments | 8197 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Cloistered Cooking – Insider Tips for Folks Stuck in the House

My heart jumped this week when Fresh Air with Terry Gross announced their

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by Random Internet Guy, on Apr 13, 2020 at 8:08 pm |
4 comments | 5146 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Coronavirus: my early April thoughts – and fears

I wake up in the morning. Is it Friday? Or maybe it’s Tuesday or Wednesday. What day was yesterday? Is yesterday just going to be like today, and what about...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 5, 2020
Last comment by Wartime Leaders vs bone spur 'leaders', on Apr 13, 2020 at 9:33 am | 16 comments | 5427 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Pragmatic Approach to A Trillion Trees

As this quarantine continues, many of us are taking more pleasure in time spent outdoors. Trees in particular seem to uplift and inspire us. Yet they are also workhorses...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 5, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 8, 2020 at 3:26 pm | 4 comments | 7321 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Repairing a Disagreement with your Beloved & “Physical” vs. “Social” Distancing

I’m going to write about two topics today. How to repair and resolve an issue with your beloved. If you’ve had an argument or disagreement, there...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 8, 2020 at 11:00 am | 2 comments | 6205 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Coronavirus Food Safety Update + New! Insider Tips

We’ve all been following the current info about food safety during WWC. More articles, studies, and news bits are coming out about best practices, and the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by Judy Buttrill, on Apr 6, 2020 at 3:05 pm | 7 comments | 7665 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Coronavirus: Plan ahead now for a big outbreak

So here we are. Cuddled up in our homes, trying to stay isolated from each other, and being told by Governor Gavin Newsom that we may have some 25 million cases...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by henryStrock77, on Apr 5, 2020 at 3:56 am | 23 comments | 6866 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can you stay healthy without making more trash?

A commenter mentioned a few weeks ago that reusable cups, bags,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 29, 2020
Last comment by DC, on Apr 4, 2020 at 4:06 pm | 7 comments | 5789 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Another Way to Help Our Local Low Wage Workers

Yesterday I posted on Facebook that Nancy and I were asking the people who help us in our home (like cleaners) to stay home and we would cover their full pay until...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by Rick, on Apr 4, 2020 at 10:38 am | 18 comments | 4235 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Think about helping others in our coronavirus-affected area

In these dire times, as people are really worried about getting the coronavirus, it seems we all are potential targets, ready to be plucked randomly, without any...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 29, 2020
Last comment by Rainer, on Apr 2, 2020 at 5:42 pm | 7 comments | 4733 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Drive-through farmers markets? The Peninsula's food industry pivots to the new normal.

Two local food operators, a farmers market and a restaurant, are pivoting to drive-through service models to adapt to the Bay Area's shelter in place order. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by C, on Apr 1, 2020 at 11:38 am | 8 comments | 10692 Views
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'Buck's will never die.' After 29 years, owners pass longtime Woodside favorite to their sons
By Elena Kadvany | 6 comments | 5,549 views

Kids and sugar: A cautionary tale
By Sherry Listgarten | 8 comments | 3,136 views

Do peaceful protests do any good? How about the more violent ones?
By Diana Diamond | 12 comments | 2,077 views

Traffic Lights for the Whole Family
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 952 views