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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Everything’s relative in life, and yesterday will not be tomorrow

We all react to the coronavirus in different ways. Some people are locked behind their doors; others question the shutdown; some say they will never catch it so...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by home of the bloggers, on May 22, 2020 at 4:44 pm | 15 comments | 2955 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Taking Breaks (Fallow Time)

Fallow, def.: Plowed and harrowed but left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility . . . I'm a proponent of taking breaks. The Covid-19 pandemic...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2631 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I Support Helping our Local Small Businesses Start to Reopen Quickly AND

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Palo Alto was seeing small businesses close. Then it was a combination of not enough customers and rising costs. In the past...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on May 21, 2020 at 9:31 am | 33 comments | 3137 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Insider Tip – DIY Lentil Sprouts

So I’ve been looking at all those jars of grains and beans sitting pretty on my shelf with new light during sequestration. How can I use these key foods...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 20, 2020 at 3:36 pm | 5 comments | 2429 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Palo Alto Farmers' Market to reopen, masks required

After a two-month hiatus, the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers' Market is returning on May 30 with new safety guidelines. All vendors, customers and volunteers at the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by More Options Needed, on May 19, 2020 at 10:14 am | 16 comments | 4937 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Should you read the comments?

Comments are a big part of this online paper. The “Town Square” forum is featured prominently and the staff spends a good amount of time moderating the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 10, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 17, 2020 at 5:26 pm | 48 comments | 4740 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are giving $100,000 to each of their eight favorite restaurants

When Seiko Alba got an email from Mark Zuckerberg in late March, she was sure it was a scam. The Facebook CEO, a regular at her Palo Alto Japanese restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by musical, on May 17, 2020 at 3:03 am | 103 comments | 50035 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Sex Talk is Always Part of Couples Counseling . . .

. . . at some point. I find that couples either come to counseling because of sex concerns -- or don't bring up sex at all. If you don't bring it up, I will, in...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by luciham20@gmail.com, on May 16, 2020 at 12:35 am | 1 comment | 4462 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Local Flavor – South Asian Takeout Edition

Six weeks ago-ish, we sat down to Food Party! about two local eateries. It was the

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 14, 2020 at 1:16 am |
27 comments | 4748 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Wayfare Tavern is now delivering fried chicken on the Peninsula

The first day of the Bay Area's stay-at-home order, chef Tyler Florence had an idea: to rent a food truck that would allow his San Francisco restaurant, Wayfare...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by paheidi, on May 13, 2020 at 3:42 pm | 4 comments | 6076 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Giving old hobbies new life

Growing up, I enjoyed playing the flute and the piccolo. I stopped in college, but try to play a little bit for our kids every year. I enjoyed playing lullabies...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on May 13, 2020 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 1019 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What’s wrong with this picture? PA city manager earns more than the president!

It’s just our money that the City of Palo Alto is spending, so why should we get concerned? But I am, because this week I saw what the city staff and particularly...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Ryan, on May 13, 2020 at 9:47 am | 44 comments | 7564 Views

DEEP MENLO

When Labor Built Housing for Their Own Members: The IBEW Local 3 Example

If you fly into New York’s JFK Airport and drive to Manhattan, you’ll likely take the Grand Central Expressway northbound. On your right will be the...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on May. 10, 2020
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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What ever happened to honesty in our country?

Whatever happened to honesty in America. Is lying – or relying on so-called “alternative facts” becoming more acceptable? Why? The honesty issue...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by waasymoto, on May 10, 2020 at 10:49 am | 53 comments | 6463 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Help Our Local Restaurants Help Needy Residents

Recently my wife went to the downtown food closet and asked what they needed most. The answer was salads. She then went to Sprout Cafe on University (one of our...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by Great idea!, on May 9, 2020 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 2628 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: The Resiliency of Bridges

Lately I've been thinking about the image of healthy couples as being a bridge. Each of you is one foundation on each side of the water. A strong foundation must...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 8, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3527 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is "stage 2" the time to try a more pedestrian-friendly downtown?

Should we be allocating more space for people and less space for cars in our downtowns? This question comes up

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 3, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 8, 2020 at 3:38 pm |
39 comments | 9845 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A coronavirus revival: Mountain View's beloved Milk Pail returns as a drive-through market

Nearly a year after shutting down in Mountain View, the Milk Pail Market is back -- albeit in a vastly different form. The beloved market itself is not reopening;...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 20, 2020
Last comment by S Palo Alto Resident , on May 5, 2020 at 10:22 am | 18 comments | 25600 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Our guide to Peninsula restaurants selling groceries, meal kits and more

In a sign of the times, Palo Alto's venerable Sundance The Steakhouse now sells toilet paper alongside filet mignon and ribeye steaks. The 45-year-old steakhouse,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by My Favorites, on May 2, 2020 at 11:27 pm | 7 comments | 17350 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Decision Day during a global health pandemic

(written by Lori McCormick) National Decision Day is today. This means that high school students across the country have until the end of the business day commit...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 253 Views
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Why I am suspicious about PA’s budget cuts
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Power Lines, Pipelines, and the Limits of Eminent Domain
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Premarital and Couples: Are you Kinder to Strangers than to Your Partner?
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