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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Keeping things from the public trumps transparency in town

I watched the Palo Alto City Council meeting to the bitter end (12:30 a.m.) of Monday night’s meeting, and, indeed, it was a bitter ending for me, a champion...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 5, 2022
Last comment by jassonroy, 1 hour ago | 73 comments | 5885 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What to do if you get a noisy Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heater

One of the reasons that people have favored the Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heaters is because they are quiet. Rated at a low 49 dB, you could install one in most...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 22, 2022
Last comment by Scott, 7 hours ago | 4 comments | 2220 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 Marvin Davis, 9 hours ago | 7 comments | 1095 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Don't Wait Till Your Child is 42 to Say "I'm Proud of You."

I was looking through old journals just now. Some of it was painful to remember, some was joyful. One item I came across was a card from my mother congratulating...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 21, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, 10 hours ago | 2 comments | 1263 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 Erica Decker, 16 hours ago | 9 comments | 2813 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Tono Coffee Project, a pop-up destination for single-origin coffee and Asian-inspired pastries, closes May 15

By Anthony Shu Tono Coffee Project's Palo Alto pop-up closes May 15. Photo by Zack Fernandes. Tono Coffee Project has announced...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 9, 2022
Last comment by CristyBBaker12, on May 21, 2022 at 6:57 am | 1 comment | 2507 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Long-awaited Eataly Silicon Valley finally has its opening date

By Anthony Shu Pizza alla pala, the Roman-style pizza served on a wooden paddle. Photo courtesy Eataly. Eataly, an international...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 17, 2022
Last comment by PhilB, on May 19, 2022 at 7:57 pm | 1 comment | 3377 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We need stable, climate-forward land use policies

With the growing demand for renewable energy, domestic mineral supplies, new long-distance transmission lines, and subterranean repositories for captured CO2 and...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 15, 2022
Last comment by chris aoki, on May 18, 2022 at 1:07 pm | 4 comments | 4335 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

How the Peninsula's pastrami experts at The Refuge were inspired by French fine dining

The Toasted Slaw #19, a sandwich with pastrami, cold Swiss cheese and 'crazy Russian' dressing on toasted rye. Photo courtesy Mark Helsel. Enter...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1293 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto location of popular Austrian restaurant Naschmarkt opens May 17

By Anthony Shu The awning at Naschmarkt's new Palo Alto location. Photo by Anthony Shu. A slate gray parklet has appeared on Birch...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 12, 2022
Last comment by SR, on May 16, 2022 at 4:53 pm | 1 comment | 3871 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Need some help choosing a plant-based milk?

A few weeks ago I found myself staring into a refrigerator case full of plant-based milks, with no idea which one to choose or why. A guy next to me was doing the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 8, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 13, 2022 at 8:15 pm | 13 comments | 6072 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Do we really need all that new housing?

Suppose that all those pious but earnest urgings by local and state officials over the past few years proclaiming that we need much more housing in this state, particularly...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 3, 2022
Last comment by Kelly Sonderson, on May 13, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 97 comments | 5854 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Stop gouging us, oil companies!

Since the 1970s, I have been suspicious of the constant escalating gas pump prices, especially the leaps we are now seeing because of the oil companies’ fears...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 17, 2022
Last comment by Chuck Neubauer, on May 13, 2022 at 12:47 pm | 31 comments | 4491 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Chirps about birds—and tales about bushy-tailed squirrels

I’ve always enjoyed my garden, especially during the spring, when birds build their nests and baby birds emerge. Two summers ago, two birds nested and nestled...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 10, 2022
Last comment by Bonita Miller, on May 13, 2022 at 10:31 am | 17 comments | 2206 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Use Your Words!

If you’re a parent, you’ve said ‘Use Your Words’ a million times. Now I’m saying them to you: Use Your Words! ==B Direct and Indirect...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 13, 2022
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COUPLE'S NET

Use Your Words!

If you’re a parent, you’ve said ‘Use Your Words’ a million times. Now I’m saying them to you: Use Your Words! ==B Direct and Indirect Communication...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2164 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Dehydrating for Backpacking and Camping

nterested in food preservation? Master Food Preservers of San Mateo and San Francisco Counties sponsor a series of free classes every year, online and in person....

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 12, 2022
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 12, 2022 at 7:44 pm | 2 comments | 2139 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Silicon Valley Burnout?

Psychologists Herbert Freudenberger & Gail North identified the concept of burnout in the 1970s and assigned it 12 stages of development and experience. {IMG...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 12, 2022 at 1:19 pm | 2 comments | 4455 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

4 years in, Bevri's quest to spread Georgian cuisine is only beginning

By Anthony Shu ==I A selection of dishes from Bevri including khinkali (bottom left), dumplings filled with beef and pork or lamb, and grilled...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 11, 2022
Last comment by WilliamR, on May 11, 2022 at 6:20 pm | 1 comment | 1029 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 Sherry Listgarten, on May 9, 2022 at 10:23 am | 13 comments | 7306 Views
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Long-awaited Eataly Silicon Valley finally has its opening date
By The Peninsula Foodist | 1 comment | 3,377 views

What to do if you get a noisy Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heater
By Sherry Listgarten | 4 comments | 2,220 views

Don't Wait Till Your Child is 42 to Say "I'm Proud of You."
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,263 views

Do Palo Alto city officials ever, ever have enough money?
By Diana Diamond | 7 comments | 1,095 views