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CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Ugly Empty Storefronts Hurt Downtown Menlo Park. Temporary Art Installations Would Make A Huge Difference

. My purpose in writing this post is to ask Menlo Park residents to email their district city council members and tell them they (a) are upset with the dozen empty...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on May. 10, 2021
Last comment by pogo, on May 14, 2021 at 10:53 am | 5 comments | 1372 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Stay and Play – and Work – in Carmel-by-the-Sea

My husband and I, with our adored Papillon, Bixby (yes, named after Bixby Bridge), were hosted by Hofsas House in Carmel. We had an amazing getaway, especially after...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 14, 2021
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PENINSULA FOODIST

The Fish Market to remain in Palo Alto despite sale of property to developer

by Sarah Klearman The Fish Market has no plans to depart from its Palo Alto location on El Camino Real, the company confirmed in the wake of the property's...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 5, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 10, 2021 at 5:25 pm | 8 comments | 6135 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 Staying Young Through Kids, on May 10, 2021 at 2:14 pm | 9 comments | 3361 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Memo to PA Police Chief Jonsen: What are you hiding from us? And why?

TO: Robert Jonsen, Chief of Police, Palo Alto FROM: Diana Diamond, Palo Alto resident TOPIC: Keeping residents in the dark about police activities Chief,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 4, 2021
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on May 10, 2021 at 1:13 pm | 28 comments | 2802 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How will Palo Alto plan for, and pay for, massive emissions reductions?

It is not easy for a city to quickly eliminate most of its greenhouse gas emissions, as Palo Alto is learning. Despite paying attention to its emissions for more...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 2, 2021
Last comment by Local Resident, on May 10, 2021 at 10:28 am | 50 comments | 3883 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Climate change: A critical challenge for Palo Alto? Or, an impossible goal?

The Palo Alto City Council has taken on what environmentalists see as an important big step in trying to cut this city’s carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 28, 2021
Last comment by Me 2, on May 3, 2021 at 11:28 pm | 22 comments | 2485 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples and premarital: "How Can We Be Happy Again?"

Dear Chandrama, How can we be happy again? I try to argue with him to get him to respond, and he goes further and further away, including long hours at work,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 29, 2021
Last comment by DP, on May 1, 2021 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 2291 Views

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 Sherry Listgarten, on May 1, 2021 at 9:05 am | 45 comments | 3634 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Don’t keep information from the public

We have a city hall and police department transparency problem in Palo Alto that seems to be quietly but quickly expanding. That’s because: City Manager...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 20, 2021
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Apr 30, 2021 at 2:09 pm | 13 comments | 1823 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Vegan Latin American - Online Cook-along with San Mateo County Libraries

Hey Food Partiers! The San Mateo County Library system is hosting a free summer program of

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1994 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

What to keep

Since last spring our extended family has been doing a weekly zoom call with my grandmother. During the pandemic it was great to check in with family members from...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 30, 2021
There are no comments yet. 809 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"I" Statements that are Actually "You" Statements

No, that's not a typo. I hear these a lot when I encourage partners to use "I statements" or to share how s/he is feeling. Here are examples of what to...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 23, 2021
Last comment by McMadilyn, on Apr 29, 2021 at 4:45 am | 5 comments | 2593 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 Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 27, 2021 at 7:27 pm | 4 comments | 2776 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The Restaurant Week interviews: 8 questions for Steven Yen of Bushido in Mountain View

by Sarah Klearman That restaurants have been hit particularly hard by pandemic-prompted economic fallout is no longer exactly breaking news. Nearly one...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 21, 2021
Last comment by MH, on Apr 22, 2021 at 10:09 am | 1 comment | 2462 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Eve of Earth Day

Happy Earth Day :) I am scared to see what happens as I start to write. I’ve been lazy since covid about writing. Lost inspiration end of last year...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 966 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

116-year-old Half Moon Bay inn & deli damaged by fire

by Sarah Klearman The moment Chris Cheeseman stepped foot inside the San Benito House, he was sold. It was the early spring of 2018; downtown Half Moon...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1376 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 Trish, on Apr 19, 2021 at 9:18 pm | 8 comments | 2108 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 | 4334 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 | 6787 Views
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