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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 staying home, 4 hours ago | 10 comments | 1002 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, 5 hours ago | 28 comments | 3788 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 Lee Forrest, 18 hours ago | 15 comments | 5427 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 | 3417 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Dare to be Fair Vote No on Prop 15

I was brought up to believe I should help pay for the public services I want. So I support school bonds and parcel taxes as a long-term investment and in gratitude...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 10, 2020
Last comment by Common sense, on Oct 16, 2020 at 2:20 pm | 34 comments | 3518 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 | 11349 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 Rebecca Eisenberg, on Oct 10, 2020 at 9:15 pm | 15 comments | 2992 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 | 1471 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 | 3505 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 | 2836 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 | 3821 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Trump Paid $750 in Taxes

At our house, we believe that black lives matter. We believe it’s time to end racism and sexism. We believe that all people matter and it’s time to end...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 8, 2020 at 1:55 pm | 2 comments | 3158 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Nov. 3 -- a critical election -- and now your comments on the first debate

LET ME INADD TO THIS ORIGINAL BLOG HERE TO ASK FOR YOUR COMMENTS ON ONE OF THE MOST UNUSUAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES OUR COUNTRY HAS EXPERIENCED -- THE FIRST SEPT....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 29, 2020
Last comment by perceived diminished mental faculties, on Oct 6, 2020 at 6:36 pm | 33 comments | 3817 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I am Voting Yes on Measure RR to Provide Caltrain a Dedicated Revenue Source

Continued and expanded Caltrain service will provide benefits to residents, the environment and the economy. Conversely, the diminished or eliminated service that...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 27, 2020
Last comment by Commuter, on Oct 6, 2020 at 10:29 am | 7 comments | 2798 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Farmhouse Kitchen to bring Northern Thai food to Menlo Park

Farmhouse Kitchen, a San Francisco-born string of Thai restaurants, is opening its newest location at 1165 Merrill St. in Menlo Park this fall. The 4,000-square-foot...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by Dagwood, on Oct 5, 2020 at 11:58 am | 7 comments | 9348 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are our recycling bins too big?

Are our recycling bins too big? That seems like a weird question. We want to recycle, so why would we want smaller bins? Another way to think of the question...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 27, 2020
Last comment by Ranvapa , on Oct 4, 2020 at 11:09 pm | 15 comments | 3909 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Singapore's Killiney Kopitiam opens in Palo Alto to long lines and much excitement

Killiney Kopitiam, Singapore's oldest cafe, has made its much-anticipated debut in downtown Palo Alto after months of delays. The first U.S. location of Killiney...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 28, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on Oct 2, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 2 comments | 13934 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto coffee favorite ZombieRunner is moving down the street

After 12 years of serving coffee from the back of a running store on Palo Alto's California Avenue, ZombieRunner is moving to a new location -- though it's not...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 2, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3069 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Public statues: Up or down? But does the historical importance of the individuals represented matter?

The removal of public statues throughout our country, by supporters of Black Lives Matter and many others, is a growing concern, because what started as a very valid...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Diana Diamond, on Sep 28, 2020 at 9:58 am | 43 comments | 8511 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is there a polite way to say "Too much plastic"?

I probably should have held my tongue. It was a nice event, organized and executed by volunteers. But I was already aggravated because the outdoor lunch was being...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 20, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 26, 2020 at 8:57 pm | 31 comments | 5269 Views
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Thinking of moving? You're not alone.
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