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INVEST & INNOVATE

An Open Letter to the New City Council

The Silicon Valley economy is growing again—from San Francisco to San Jose. In some months this year Santa Clara and San Francisco counties have been job growth...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Steve Raney, on Nov 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm | 45 comments | 6773 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Gluten Free is a Joke

Ok, it's not a joke if you have celiac, an autoimmune disease that affects the small intestine, its ability to absorb nutrients effectively, and approximately...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by DCOmaha, on Apr 12, 2015 at 9:05 pm | 45 comments | 23736 Views

HEY TECH!

Analyze data yourself with R - a fast growing language for statistics, forecasting and graphs

Data are everywhere. With today's powerful smartphones, tablets and computers anyone, from school children to seniors, can learn how to analyze and make graphics...

Original post made by Angela Hey on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by manojj, on Oct 3, 2017 at 6:57 am | 45 comments | 27326 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Why we are Warming

We ended the last blog post with about half the Sun’s energy hitting...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 23, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 2, 2019 at 10:05 pm | 45 comments | 6028 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Allowing Unauthorized Immigrants to Learn and Earn Legally Will Help the Economy

There are approximately 2.5 million unauthorized immigrant residents in California of which approximately 1.5 million are working and another 300,000 or so are children. If...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 21, 2014 at 11:05 am | 44 comments | 27637 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Why Don’t More Companies Move or Expand Outside the Bay Area

Some companies have moved or expanded elsewhere. And some residents have moved away to escape the high housing costs. But this has not stopped the region and peninsula...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm | 44 comments | 33999 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Calafia closes in Palo Alto: 'The costs were greater than the take'

Google's first-ever chef, Charlie Ayers, closed Calafia Cafe this week after nine years of serving farm-to-table California cuisine at Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 26, 2018
Last comment by easong, on Oct 17, 2018 at 9:32 pm | 44 comments | 26686 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Should the Bush Tax Cuts be Extended?

The country is stuggling to recover from a brutal recession while at the same time long term federal budget deficits are a serious threat to economic growth. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Perspective, on Aug 19, 2010 at 5:52 am | 43 comments | 18878 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Should the Bush Tax Cuts be Extended?

The country is stuggling to recover from a brutal recession while at the same time long term federal budget deficits are a serious threat to economic growth. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Perspective, on Aug 19, 2010 at 5:52 am | 43 comments | 5393 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Property rights and the will of the people

"Why would property rights trump the will of the people?" Mark Weiss posted this question on my blog before he announced his candidacy for city council. My...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 21, 2014 at 11:52 pm | 43 comments | 13998 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Neighborhood Retail, Customers and Parking

The recently announced closing of two retail outlets on California Avenue brought an outpouring of sadness from former patrons and residents who wish for more neighborhood...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 29, 2015
Last comment by Allen Akin, on Dec 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm | 43 comments | 12709 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

My Tomatoes Are Better Than Your Tomatoes

Hi from Michigan! I’m visiting Mom and she says hi. For dinner last night we had some Michigan tomatoes and corn and I have to say, and I’m not the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 22, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 16, 2017 at 7:27 am | 43 comments | 9535 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Benefit Promises that are Hard to Keep

Town Square has been filled with posts about city employee benefits for pensions and health care. The Weekly did a long article on the situation in Palo Alto. There...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by Jon, on Jun 5, 2017 at 1:47 am | 42 comments | 25364 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Who Pays for Palo Alto Schools

There is an ongoing discussion about what, if anything, Stanford should pay for students added in housing on campus. The Weekly had an op-ed arguing the current...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 19, 2019
Last comment by margaret heath, on Mar 25, 2019 at 3:08 pm | 42 comments | 8991 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Loneliness

Walking into the low-lit room I noticed, as always, the cushy couch, the beautiful bedframe, the family photos strewn on cabinets. Everything was familiar....

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Jan. 15, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.254, on Apr 13, 2019 at 2:35 am | 42 comments | 7731 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Benefit Promises that are Hard to Keep

Town Square has been filled with posts about city employee benefits for pensions and health care. The Weekly did a long article on the situation in Palo Alto. There...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by Jon, on Aug 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm | 41 comments | 2474 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Housing is for People

Sometimes in the public policy discussions about housing, we forget that housing is for people. It is important to talk and think about what they want and need. These...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Techie, on May 26, 2015 at 10:51 am | 41 comments | 13448 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

2016 council priorities

I have three priorities I hope you adopt: --Housing --Transportation/Parking/TDM --Regional Cooperation Housing For me housing is the number one priority....

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by ivg, on Feb 3, 2016 at 9:40 pm | 41 comments | 18402 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Tokyo ramen shop to open first U.S. outpost in Palo Alto

Ramen Nagi, a Tokyo-born string of ramen shops, is planning to open its first United States location in downtown Palo Alto. Ramen Nagi has filed planning applications...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 18, 2017
Last comment by David T, on Sep 27, 2017 at 7:19 pm | 41 comments | 28529 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

I Still Call It Rossotti's

It's a Wednesday evening at 5pm and where to go in Portola Valley / Woodside for a happy hour drink in the sun? There are only two places, the first being the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by Jean Van Buskirk, on Jun 23, 2017 at 7:33 pm | 41 comments | 48312 Views
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Umami Burger calls it quits in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 15 comments | 8,768 views

Couples and Premarital : "Who we are . . . depends in part . . . on who we love."
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,159 views

Flying: How much is enough? It's personal.
By Sherry Listgarten | 7 comments | 1,626 views

My Pet Peeves
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 6 comments | 743 views

 

Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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