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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 | 4103 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 | 2209 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 | 2105 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 | 6326 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 | 8056 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 | 7144 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 | 1626 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 | 6057 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. 2212 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 | 2969 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 | 4847 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. 4221 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 | 13991 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Trust

"Trust is habitual reciprocity that becomes coated by emotion." - David Brooks* What a fantastic definition of trust. I am often asked, "What is...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 26, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3997 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

St. Patrick’s Day Fun

Not surprisingly, last St. Patrick’s Day we focused our time and energy on learning how to stay safe during the pandemic, how to get the groceries we needed,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 17, 2021
Last comment by Memphis299, on Mar 23, 2021 at 11:35 am | 1 comment | 2225 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

I don't believe in laundry strips

I don’t believe in laundry strips. Is something wrong with me, and what does this mean for our chances of dealing with climate change? ==I...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 7, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 21, 2021 at 8:57 pm | 16 comments | 4682 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

An Aspirational New Vision for Downtown Menlo Park - Great Outdoor Dining, Public Art, Lively Community Plaza

. ==I But first, a BIG shout-out to the Menlo Park City Council for the new tree lighting that was just installed on the full length of downtown Santa Cruz. It’s...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Mar. 15, 2021
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Mar 20, 2021 at 9:24 am | 4 comments | 2680 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What I Saw on Mulberry Street – and other cultural revisions

Writing about racism in our society today is always a delicate – and sometimes a dicey -- matter. Some people, it seems, are rushing to declare a book as “racist”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 9, 2021
Last comment by ariel fleming, on Mar 19, 2021 at 11:40 am | 72 comments | 8208 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

It is not an easy decision to go to high school in Palo Alto right now

Note: Today’s post is not about climate change, but tune in next week for more climate-related topics. On Thursday morning my tenth-grade daughter...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 14, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Mar 19, 2021 at 9:20 am | 25 comments | 11470 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Does Size Matter?

All joking aside, a tidbit on gender and the emotional brain in Scientific American Mind (SAM) July/August 2013, shares that women have a larger caudate nucleus...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4928 Views
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