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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 Sherry Listgarten, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 1714 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Join the Club . . .

. . . of women who do not complain about their husbands (and talk with them instead). On the one hand, some women will not say negative things about her husband...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 15, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1035 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Which Christmas Gifts are Lasting?

It has been over 2 weeks since Christmas Day. Our decorations are back in the closet and we are enjoying the break before Valentines Day. Some Christmas presents...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 15, 2021 at 12:41 pm | 2 comments | 1589 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

PA Police: Too drastic a decision on banning police information from public

The Palo Alto Police Department definitely made a mistake when it abruptly sent an email to local media on Tuesday, Jan. 5, stating that starting immediately the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 10, 2021
Last comment by Duveneck neighbor, on Jan 14, 2021 at 1:32 pm | 6 comments | 3030 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Spend some quality time with your thermostat

When I was looking for a house in Palo Alto about twelve years ago, a friend warned me about high utility rates. I asked my real estate agent about it and she responded...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 10, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 13, 2021 at 9:27 pm | 11 comments | 3956 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

2021: Council changes challenging

Palo Altans have a new city council, and things will soon change in this town -- for the better, I hope. The council will assume more control of the city; the role...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 6, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 11, 2021 at 9:17 pm | 8 comments | 2924 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

World Wrapps to return to the Peninsula with new menu, two new locations

Twenty-five years after World Wrapps was born in the Bay Area, two of its original founders have revived the fast-casual chain and plan to open two locations on...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 7, 2021
Last comment by Victor Bishop, on Jan 9, 2021 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 4049 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Antoine's Cookie Shop to bring warm chocolate chip cookies to Palo Alto

==I UPDATE: Antoine's Cookie Shop is open in Palo Alto as of Friday, Jan. 15, for pickup and local delivery....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 28, 2020
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jan 7, 2021 at 8:50 pm | 6 comments | 8476 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Dry January – Join Us!

Well Food Partiers!, there comes a time every so often when the best celebration is one of quiet contemplation. Welcome to January my dear. For a lot of us,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 2, 2021
Last comment by Have been on Dry January for Years, on Jan 7, 2021 at 8:13 pm | 2 comments | 3510 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 kodaikanal rooms, on Jan 6, 2021 at 5:56 am | 38 comments | 7187 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Bay Area Economic Update

Happy and I hope a better New Year, Below is the link to my December Bay Area economic update web link The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 26, 2020
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jan 1, 2021 at 3:32 pm | 7 comments | 3909 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Do Women Truly Want Men to be Vulnerable?

I think women want men to be emotionally vulnerable. I don't think women want men to be career, financially, or physically vulnerable. This is a conundrum. For...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 31, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3908 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

ALERT: Menlo Park Small Business Owners And NonProfits Need To Apply For New California Grants Immediately Or Be Left Out!

. On December 4, 2020, Governor Newsom announced a new $500M grant program to help California Small Businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic....

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Dec. 30, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1049 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Offsetting your 2020 emissions

For the last 4-5 years, at the end of the year, I’ve been offsetting our household’s carbon emissions. It's easy and not too expensive. In fact, it's...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 13, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Dec 29, 2020 at 1:58 pm | 10 comments | 4619 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

2021: The time to think outside the box

Begone 2020. You were not a good year. Welcome 2021. You will have a busy year, because we have a lot of challenges for you! 2021 is a very special time, because...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Dec 28, 2020 at 10:02 pm | 3 comments | 3534 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's loss is the Peninsula's gain: August 1 Five chef opens Indian restaurant in Los Altos

After modern Indian restaurant August 1 Five closed in San Francisco this month, chef Manish Tyagi was left looking for a new job in the midst of the pandemic. He...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 24, 2020
Last comment by Rose, on Dec 28, 2020 at 9:54 pm | 3 comments | 10299 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The Countdown to Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is always a bit tricky. Advent calendars and this year’s elf on the shelf make it more enjoyable, but it is still so hard to wait for...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 20, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 24, 2020 at 10:07 pm | 2 comments | 1897 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Emotional Forensics

If you've watched a crime show or read a mystery, you know the investigator looks at the crime and then works his or her way back to figure out what happened, and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3516 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

A tedious tale about testing

==I NOTE: Since this blog was posted late afternoon, 12/15, I was able to talk to someone at the city. The Palo Alto Art Center will soon be closed. Two testing...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 15, 2020
Last comment by TimR, on Dec 23, 2020 at 11:27 pm | 14 comments | 5609 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Did LED bulbs make a difference? Yes, bigly!

It’s that time of year when Kris Kringle encourages the Winter Warlock by singing: “Put one step in front of the other…” That’s how...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 20, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Dec 22, 2020 at 4:23 pm | 8 comments | 4290 Views
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Craving B. Patisserie's perfect pastries? The San Francisco bakery is popping up in San Mateo next week
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 11,747 views

Dry January Last Week? LOL
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 2,742 views

Demystifying heat pump water heaters
By Sherry Listgarten | 5 comments | 1,714 views

Which Christmas Gifts are Lasting?
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 1,589 views

Premarital and Couples: Join the Club . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,035 views