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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Am I saving enough water yet?

We are in our third year of drought in California and it’s not pretty. SoCal residents are under some

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 19, 2022
Last comment by BobB, on Jul 6, 2022 at 8:47 am |
39 comments | 8295 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Fidelity, Infidelity, Loyalty, Luck

I wanted to re-share this popular and important post that I wrote in 2014. I just read "Vow," by Wendy Plump, in which she writes about her own and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 2, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jul 5, 2022 at 8:11 pm | 2 comments | 6113 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Let's bury our CO2. What could possibly go wrong?

We did not act early enough on climate change, and we continue to burn through our carbon budget too fast. As a result, we are faced with the need to capture and...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 1, 2022
Last comment by John, on Jul 4, 2022 at 8:22 am | 14 comments | 10900 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The questionable morality of abortion

==I Note: The recent Supreme Court ruling banning abortion has been a major concern in this country the past several days. While abortion is not a specific local...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 27, 2022
Last comment by staying home, on Jun 29, 2022 at 12:48 pm | 7 comments | 4022 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Modern Spanish-Portuguese restaurant Broma opens in Mountain View

By Stephanie Gerson Michelin-starred chef Jarad Gallagher’s travels throughout the Iberian Peninsula have inspired him to open Broma, a new Mediterranean...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 28, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3419 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Gifts and Belongings

Of my 5 Love Languages, and my husband’s too, gifts are the last of five. We mostly choose to do something together for birthdays and holidays (quality time,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 25, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 27, 2022 at 1:24 pm | 2 comments | 5184 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I support conversion of office space to housing on West Bayshore

Dear Mayor Burt and Councilmembers, I write in support of Summerhill Homes’ development proposal at 2850 West Bayshore Road. Both the staff and PTC have brought...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 19, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Jun 25, 2022 at 9:05 am | 12 comments | 2910 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Why the owner of Burlingame's Rasa gave up a Michelin star

By Anthony Shu ==I The second location of the more casual San Carlos eatery, Saffron Burlingame has a different menu that focuses on the...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3430 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

12 can't-miss items at Eataly Silicon Valley, according to an Italian food expert

By Anthony Shu The Neapolitan pizza is made with imported Italian buffalo mozzarella. Photo by Magali Gauthier. Eataly has finally...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3796 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I would like to support a new business tax

Dear Mayor Burt and Council members, I read in the Daily Post that you were sent an analysis by Joint Venture Silicon Valley's research group comparing your proposed...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 17, 2022
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jun 18, 2022 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments | 2802 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will goopy straws and useless bags doom our efforts?

Many readers of this blog are concerned about plastic waste. I understand why. We walk past discarded water bottles at concerts and games; we find disposable cups...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 12, 2022
Last comment by MichaelB, on Jun 18, 2022 at 8:13 am | 23 comments | 9162 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Award-winning chocolatier SWEET55 comes home to Palo Alto

By Anthony Shu Heart-shaped ganache-filled chocolates at Sweet55 in Half Moon Bay. Photo by Magali Gauthier. In February,

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Jun 15, 2022 at 1:55 pm |
1 comment | 4708 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

My letter to council on the proposed business tax

Dear Mayor Burt and council members, In 2019 I publicly supported the business tax being discussed at the Finance Committee and consultant findings. But I...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 11, 2022
Last comment by Betty Lange, on Jun 11, 2022 at 2:06 pm | 3 comments | 3567 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Plant Forward Futures with the Culinary Institute of America - Part 2

Everything is being disrupted these days – ever wonder what the future of dinner will be? Answers were being tossed around at Global Plant Forward Culinary...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2956 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's long-standing sports bar The Old Pro to close June 19

The Old Pro is a beloved Palo Alto watering hole and sports bar. File photo. Originally opening in 1964, The Old Pro has long served as...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 2, 2022
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Jun 9, 2022 at 8:41 pm | 9 comments | 9855 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mango, ube and grape sweets take over, local favorites expand and a French bistro arrives

By Anthony Shu ==I Paul Ng of Noodleosophy finishes making pulled noodles by hand at Dealmoon’s Asian Street Food Night Market in...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 8, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4237 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Best Laid Plans . . . Yes, I Got Covid, Too

We've all been through best laid plans going to hell in one way or another in the last two years. As I wrote last week, my husband retired on Friday. I had planned...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 3, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Jun 7, 2022 at 11:22 am | 2 comments | 7674 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are you ready to ditch disposables?

Two years ago, in February 2020, I wrote about Palo Alto’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 29, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 3, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 15 comments | 9818 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Do Palo Alto city officials ever, ever have enough money?

Palo Alto has nearly a $1 billion (that’s a “B”) budget scheduled for this coming 2022-2023 fiscal year. That in itself is amazing for a town with a 62,000-plus...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 23, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jun 2, 2022 at 8:52 am | 65 comments | 6526 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's most feared food critic is … an Aussiedoodle?

By Anthony Shu ==I Peli seems to have a taste for French cuisine when dining out. Here she is at Menlo Park’s Left Bank. (Photo courtesy...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 19, 2022
Last comment by Local Gal, on Jun 1, 2022 at 9:01 pm | 15 comments | 6312 Views
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How my 80-year-old parents electrified their Foster City townhouse
By Sherry Listgarten | 11 comments | 9,287 views

Ditch the dining hall: Here are 16 spots near Peninsula colleges that are easy on the wallet
By The Peninsula Foodist | 0 comments | 2,465 views

Where is Your Focus?
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 2,165 views

The Benefits of Adding Market-Rate Housing in Palo Alto
By Steve Levy | 8 comments | 1,243 views

San Bruno Wins Food Trend Craze with First Plant-Based Gas Mart
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