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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Where is it unsafe to bike around town?

The weather is amazing these days and lots of us are getting out on bikes and e-bikes. Bike shops have been very busy, even running low on inventory as we all start...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 18, 2021
Last comment by Nayeli, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 685 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

My Man vs. Squirrel

I never thought much about squirrels until I owned a dog. Dogs love these little bushy-tailed critters and have great fun unsuccessfully chasing them. But now my...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 13, 2021
Last comment by Madison Wilson, 8 hours ago | 7 comments | 1216 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"What Did You Do?"

On a recent warm afternoon, I noticed a man riding his bike with a huge mixed bouquet of flowers in his basket. I watched as he turns north from Willow onto Middlefield,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 16, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Apr 16, 2021 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 770 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Porn

I realized I have not written about porn, and that it would be a good idea to do so. This could be a huge topic with lots of offshoots, but mostly I want to share...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 15, 2021 at 3:10 pm | 5 comments | 2930 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A fond farewell from the Peninsula Foodist

I have some bittersweet news: This marks my farewell as the Peninsula Foodist. After putting out 47 Peninsula Foodist newsletters and eight years covering restaurants...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Apr 15, 2021 at 2:35 pm | 19 comments | 5561 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The Power Outage: From a Lemon to Lemonade

At 5 p.m. on Saturday, my power went out, along with 7,000 other Palo Alto residents. I think for all of us on the Peninsula, power outages occasionally occur, so...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 29, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 14, 2021 at 11:48 am | 16 comments | 3674 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto Utilities breeds mistrust with lack of transparency around outages

A week ago the electricity went out across a large section of Palo Alto. About...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 4, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 14, 2021 at 11:45 am | 29 comments | 3708 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

While we wait

I needed a bit of distraction as I wait my turn to get fully vaccinated.  So I decided to take my mind off of Covid and tackle some more challenging science...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 628 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto has an escalating transparency problem -- the police have shut their doors

On Monday, April 5, the police chief of Minneapolis, Medaria Arradondo, was testifying at the George Floyd trial about his professional view that defendant Derek...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 6, 2021
Last comment by Ruben Marquez, on Apr 13, 2021 at 12:35 pm | 8 comments | 1964 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

My letter to council on PHZ zoning

Dear Mayor DuBois and council members, I support maintaining the existing PHZ requirements and application at this time without adding any new restrictions on...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 11, 2021
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Apr 12, 2021 at 9:26 pm | 8 comments | 1757 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Low and slow: New Mountain View pop-up to showcase small-batch, regional barbecue

In upstate New York, where Brandon Irwin grew up, the spiedie sandwich reigned supreme. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 30, 2021
Last comment by ChrisC, on Apr 8, 2021 at 7:04 pm | 3 comments | 5791 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

An obsession with English muffins spawns a new business: Skillet Bakery in Redwood City

Skillet Bakery, a new cottage food business in Redwood City, specializes in sourdough English muffins. Photo courtesy Frank Shanahan. During...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 2, 2021
Last comment by Joy Chase, on Apr 6, 2021 at 11:35 am | 2 comments | 7394 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

About the Express Lanes Coming to 101

The Chair of the California Energy Commission, David Hochschild, recently observed that “electricity rates are climate policy”. I agree. We need to design...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 28, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 4, 2021 at 2:17 pm | 27 comments | 6697 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Easter Eggsperiments

As we count down the days until Easter, our kids miss their grandma. Pre-covid she frequently visited us over Spring Break and shared her favorite science experiments...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 31, 2021
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Apr 3, 2021 at 11:43 am | 4 comments | 1460 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto wine bar Vino Locale changes hands to customer-turned-owner

The owners of Vino Locale have sold the downtown Palo Alto wine bar to a customer with a passion for food and wine. Co-owners JC Andrade and Debra Szecsei will...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 26, 2021
Last comment by Julie O, on Apr 2, 2021 at 12:34 pm | 1 comment | 5696 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Love (not Zero)

Once while soaking up the beauty of Taos, New Mexico, and the surrounding mountains, valleys, rivers, Rio Grande gorge, aspens, wild flowers, desert terrain, thunder...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 2, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1895 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Back to Magical Bridge Playground

Earlier this month our family had a wonderful time playing at Magical Bridge Playground. This was our first time visiting the playground since Covid and we cannot...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 24, 2021
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Apr 1, 2021 at 9:46 am | 6 comments | 2799 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The coronavirus vaccine: So we had the capability of sending a man to the moon . . .

The incompetency in this country to produce and provide enough COVID-19 vaccines to Americans is most disturbing. As the age-old adage goes, if America can send...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 20, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Mar 29, 2021 at 3:17 pm | 17 comments | 4637 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Humphry Slocombe to bring its inventive ice cream to Redwood City

San Francisco ice cream favorite Humphry Slocombe is coming to downtown Redwood City this fall. Humphry Slocombe will open its first Peninsula store at 2075 Broadway,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3884 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Demystifying heat pump water heaters

There is a surprising amount of water heater inertia in our area -- we are clinging to old-style heaters. I’ve been scratching my head about it. Mid-peninsula...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 17, 2021
Last comment by MrScott, on Mar 28, 2021 at 3:37 pm | 27 comments | 13218 Views
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An extra helping: Local restaurants unite for two days of fundraising for AAPI group
By The Peninsula Foodist | 0 comments | 1,366 views

My Man vs. Squirrel
By Diana Diamond | 7 comments | 1,216 views

"What Did You Do?"
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 770 views

Where is it unsafe to bike around town?
By Sherry Listgarten | 10 comments | 685 views

While we wait
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 628 views