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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Are our elections unfair? Should we fix them? What will work?

All it took was one sentence on p. 3 of Saturday's, Nov. 7, NYT to finally convince me that my long-held stance on eliminating the Electoral College in the U.S....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 18, 2020 at 8:38 am | 53 comments | 6747 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Silver Bullet for our Emissions

People often say there is no silver bullet for our greenhouse gas emissions. That’s certainly true in general. But for those of us on the mid-Peninsula, there’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 8, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 16, 2020 at 10:55 am | 18 comments | 6396 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Local resident steps in to keep Los Altos' Red Berry Coffee Bar open

When the Los Altos community heard that Red Berry Coffee Bar would be closing in August, customers rallied to keep the much-loved cafe alive. Their efforts resulted...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 6, 2020
Last comment by Eli P, on Nov 12, 2020 at 9:30 pm | 3 comments | 5656 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

ABAG's housing demands for local cities are too much

==I NOTE: I am worried and upset about our coming election. I see voters around the country being deprived of their right to vote -- one drop box per county, a U.S....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 28, 2020
Last comment by Iris, on Nov 12, 2020 at 10:28 am | 34 comments | 5838 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

My many questions after such a close election

As I write this, the election itself is over, the results are almost in, no one has been declared a presidential winner yet, and I am left with a series of questions...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 5, 2020
Last comment by TimR, on Nov 12, 2020 at 8:24 am | 51 comments | 5970 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Vina Enoteca reopens with Italian market and Basuku Cheesecakes pop-up

Three months after pressing pause on dine-in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 5, 2020
Last comment by Dave Smith, on Nov 5, 2020 at 11:48 pm |
1 comment | 8269 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

No post this week due to distractions

Dear Readers: I have no climate post for you today. I am guessing that you have better things to pay attention to given the consequential(!) elections this week. It...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 1, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 4, 2020 at 10:47 am | 4 comments | 4161 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Vote for Burt, Lauing, Kou and Varma in PA race

This is a critical year for Palo Alto's future -- and whom we vote for in the Palo Alto City Council race has become quite important. There are 10 candidates running...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 6, 2020
Last comment by Concerned Resident, on Oct 31, 2020 at 8:15 am | 16 comments | 5617 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Which City Council candidates "get" climate change?

A few weeks ago 350 Silicon Valley and 18 other non-profits sponsored a two hour forum to solicit Palo Alto City Council candidates’ views on climate change....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 25, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 29, 2020 at 10:21 pm | 15 comments | 6231 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Ballot propositions have problems

I voted yesterday. And after I gave my ballot to my mailman (he assured me the ballots were flowing smoothly through the post office), I thought about my votes and...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Oct 28, 2020 at 9:56 am | 18 comments | 5423 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Thinking of moving? You're not alone.

This would be funny if it weren’t also true. Just today (1), I got: - A warning about extreme heat (a “Heat advisory”) - A notice about “public...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 18, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto, on Oct 24, 2020 at 6:54 pm | 23 comments | 10152 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The swanky Selby's opened to much fanfare last year. It will now close temporarily.

Since March, the Selby's dining room -- with mohair walls, custom chandeliers and table-side martini service -- has remained dark, while the kitchen focused instead...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 7434 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

After 10 years, Shalala Ramen to leave downtown Mountain View

After a decade of serving tonkotsu and spicy miso ramen in Mountain View, Shalala Ramen is permanently closing. Owner Nobu Iwahashi is opening a new, takeout-only...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by Ron Wolf, on Oct 23, 2020 at 5:38 pm | 5 comments | 19190 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

'Don't talk to the press'

In a proposed new handbook for some 41 members on Palo Alto's boards and commissions, one recommendation from city staff states that these council appointees should...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Oct 21, 2020 at 11:23 am | 27 comments | 5996 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Fun and games with your electric meter

I remembered the other day that I made a New Year's resolution to decrease our electricity...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 11, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 17, 2020 at 10:20 am | 24 comments | 6462 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Farmhouse Kitchen opens glitzy Thai restaurant in Menlo Park, indoor dining included

San Francisco Thai restaurant Farmhouse...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 4, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Oct 14, 2020 at 7:53 pm |
14 comments | 15888 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I am Voting No on Prop 22

Prop 22 exempts app-based transportation and delivery service drivers from the requirements of AB 5. In plain English Prop 22 exempts drivers for Lyft, Uber, Doordash...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, on Oct 10, 2020 at 2:39 pm | 5 comments | 3028 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Redwood City's Zadna opens fast-casual spinoff in Palo Alto

Redwood City Mediterranean restaurant Zadna has opened a fast-casual eatery in downtown Palo Alto. Called Zadna Bowl, the restaurant is located at 461 Emerson...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 7, 2020
Last comment by stephen levy, on Oct 10, 2020 at 10:48 am | 1 comment | 5696 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Can pop-ups help restaurants ride out the COVID wave?

Six months into the coronavirus shutdown, more local establishments are turning to pop-ups as a way to invigorate their businesses. Vineyard Gate, a

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by panative, on Oct 8, 2020 at 11:40 pm |
2 comments | 5324 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are American and masculine identity compatible with eco-friendly living?

Oh boy. After a week of heat, smoke, COVID news, and a frustrated housebound teenager, not necessarily in that order, I haven’t been entirely excited to do...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 4, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Oct 8, 2020 at 6:49 pm | 22 comments | 6036 Views
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