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COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Empty Nest

I realize this is an odd topic during Covid-19 while we're sheltering in place and your kids are not launching or maybe have come home for now. And it's still useful. As...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3572 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

An Interview with Carbon Brief's Leo Hickman

Where can you find the best information about climate change online? How has President Trump affected climate journalism? Is reporting on coronavirus repeating the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 26, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 30, 2020 at 3:32 pm | 6 comments | 3920 Views

DEEP MENLO

Your neighborhood is my neighborhood

I see in the City Council email log email queue a note from neighbors Daniel and Alice Hom April 29, 2020, from regarding Willow Road repaving. This harkens to...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Apr. 30, 2020
There are no comments yet. 517 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Remembering the old while embracing the new

My grandfather and my great aunt both passed away this spring. I’ve enjoyed sharing my memories of them with our kids. My grandfather was a physics teacher,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 30, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1042 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Are we losing our common sense?

In our collective concern about coronavirus, some decisions are being made that defy common sense. Our roads are emptier the past couple of weeks, since everyone...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 29, 2020 at 7:05 pm | 60 comments | 9358 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

With restaurants closed, local farms team up to bring their extra produce to your front door

The rhubarb is just starting to come in at Happy Quail Farms in East Palo Alto, and cucumbers and peppers are around the corner. But the customers that would...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by Karin, on Apr 29, 2020 at 6:59 pm | 4 comments | 4441 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Breaking Up the Repetitiveness of Staying Home

When we found out that we would be staying home for an extended period of time our kids were very excited to do lots of new science experiments. The problem? I...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 22, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Apr 29, 2020 at 9:46 am | 5 comments | 2832 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Oh Darn, We Might Run out of Meat - Try #2

You might be begging for your bacon soon; industry experts are starting to worry about US supplies of pork, chicken and beef, due to COVID-19. As of April 16th,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 18, 2020
Last comment by Recall Recall Recall, on Apr 28, 2020 at 7:00 am | 18 comments | 5573 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Longtime Daly City wine importer dies from COVID-19

Merrick Dowson, founder of Adventures in Wine in Daly City, died on April 10 from COVID-19, the company confirmed. "Merrick was a force in the industry and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 14, 2020
Last comment by Deborah Stratmann, on Apr 27, 2020 at 10:44 am | 3 comments | 6761 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'A devastating impact:' The coronavirus claims Clarke's Charcoal Broiler, Mountain View's oldest operating restaurant

The family behind Clarke's Charcoal Broiler in Mountain View has decided to close the 75-year-old restaurant in the wake of a shelter-in-place order that has brought...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Samson, on Apr 25, 2020 at 11:11 am | 32 comments | 15270 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Gulf between Climate Plan and Climate Results

Earth Day is coming up this Wednesday, April 22. Rather than write about ambitious new goals, I want to write about the more humbling process of change. What does...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 19, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 24, 2020 at 5:53 pm | 13 comments | 4990 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Umami Burger calls it quits in downtown Palo Alto

Umami Burger has closed after nearly seven years on University Avenue in Palo Alto. The 452 University Ave. burger eatery "closed due lease expiration,"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 13, 2020
Last comment by Jorge, on Apr 24, 2020 at 5:42 pm | 16 comments | 12055 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ghost kitchens, fast growing and controversial, offer a lifeline for some restaurants during COVID-19

Long before the coronavirus hit the Bay Area, the owners of San Francisco Indian restaurant Dosa partnered with Virtual Kitchen Co. with plans to open 20 delivery-only...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Apr 24, 2020 at 3:05 pm | 4 comments | 6903 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Please treat me with . . .

How do you end this sentence? Please treat me with . . . - kindness - respect - gentleness - curiosity - desire to understand my intentions (even when I'm...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4396 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Is Palo Alto too generous in paying its staff?

Palo Alto spends $6 million a month on employee salaries plus health benefits. Just a little over a week ago, the Palo City Council decided, somewhat abruptly, to...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 14, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 21, 2020 at 1:02 pm | 33 comments | 6604 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'They're all scared beyond belief.' Palo Alto's Dan Gordon's closes as local restaurants face uncertain future

Dan Gordon's -- the reinvented version of the original Gordon Biersch brewery and restaurant, born in the same downtown Palo Alto space in 1988 -- has closed permanently. Owner...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 13, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 20, 2020 at 5:05 pm | 47 comments | 16491 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: Coming soon to an airport near you...

This is the fourth post in an (intermittent) series on flying… Flying is a growing component of greenhouse gas emissions, and

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 12, 2020
Last comment by aviation review, on Apr 19, 2020 at 2:43 pm |
21 comments | 6387 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

A Slow Economic Recovery Ahead--What do You Need to See Before the Economy Reopens

Dear Mayor Fine and council members, You are aware of the many health related prerequisites for reopening parts of the economy. And you are aware that reopening...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 13, 2020
Last comment by the trump pandemic response, on Apr 18, 2020 at 11:37 am | 37 comments | 4803 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: It's My 60th Birthday (Celebrating During Corona Virus)

My husband (who turns 60 at the end of May) and I had decided over a year ago that we'd take a trip to celebrate our 60th birthdays. We were going to go to . . ....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by BarbaraS, on Apr 17, 2020 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 3687 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Virtual pizza making? Instagram live cocktail hour? During COVID-19, local businesses turn to online classes

I've never met Tian Mayimin of Little Sky Bakery but on a recent afternoon, I watched her make pizza from scratch in her home kitchen in Menlo Park -- all from the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Apr 17, 2020 at 9:51 am | 1 comment | 4200 Views
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Premarital and Couples: Are you Kinder to Strangers than to Your Partner?
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