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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

If at first the city does not succeed …

Once again (sigh), our city officials in Palo Alto are moving ahead to adopt a business tax – the revenue will probably go into the city’s general operating...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 3, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 10, 2022 at 9:32 am | 27 comments | 4118 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Snapshot of Grid Mixes across the US

Over the past few days I’ve spoken with several people who are electrifying their homes and cars, and it reminded me how lucky we are to live in California...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 30, 2022
Last comment by chris aoki, on Feb 8, 2022 at 6:35 pm | 17 comments | 6967 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Five last-minute Lunar New Year sweets you can find on the Peninsula

By Anthony Shu ==I The bright red Chinese New Year cake topped with black sesame whipped cream at Maison Alyzee in Mountain View. (Photo...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 4, 2022
Last comment by Jim Gates, on Feb 6, 2022 at 2:22 pm | 4 comments | 4177 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Don’t jump on the single-payer bandwagon yet – we can’t afford it!

Toss away those Medicare and MediCal cards – they will be invalid. Forget about paying your monthly health premium rates – you will no longer be charged for...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 26, 2022
Last comment by maguro_01, on Feb 5, 2022 at 10:54 pm | 49 comments | 5659 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Miscarriage

I initially posted this in 2014, and readers found it helpful, so I'm sharing it with you again. I have been pregnant seven times. I wanted two children. I have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 28, 2022
Last comment by Deborah, on Feb 1, 2022 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 5257 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What can you do with your EV battery?

I have heard from many of you who have EVs and would like to know when you will be able to use your car to power your house during a blackout, charge your laptop...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 23, 2022
Last comment by EPL, on Jan 29, 2022 at 4:34 pm | 8 comments | 6546 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Rozmary Kitchen's weekly sandwich pop-ups return to The Midwife and the Baker

By Julia Brown ==I The Midwife and the Baker bakes the sandwich bread for Rozmary Kitchen's pop-up and hosts it. The pop-up returns weekly...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 25, 2022
Last comment by Sandwich lover, on Jan 27, 2022 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 6311 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Is Watching Porn Considered to be Cheating?

The answer actually is: it depends. If you and your partner have discussed it and agreed that watching porn is okay, then watching porn is not cheating—with...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 21, 2022
Last comment by Rashaun Williams, on Jan 27, 2022 at 11:31 am | 11 comments | 6893 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Sutter and PAMF — protect your patients from coronavirus — not just your employees

For months, I declared that I would not write about the COVID-19 virus and its variants because we are bombarded with daily reports in the press, and on daily radio...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 22, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jan 27, 2022 at 8:03 am | 42 comments | 6148 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'This is just the beginning': Boichik Bagels opening Peninsula outpost

By Julia Brown ==I Boichik Bagels, a popular Berkeley eatery recognized by the New York Times as being part of a "West Coast bagel...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 24, 2022
Last comment by HerbF, on Jan 26, 2022 at 11:38 am | 3 comments | 6960 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Everyone Separates Food Scraps From Trash Now?

We take a break from our regularly scheduled Dry January program, to discuss a new

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 9, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jan 25, 2022 at 4:31 pm |
27 comments | 5832 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Why Give Up Delicious Things?

When you hear “Dry January” what comes to mind? For some, the word dry rings loudest. For others it’s more about self-efficacy. The distinction...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 16, 2022
Last comment by Bill Gibbons, on Jan 24, 2022 at 8:50 am | 24 comments | 4797 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Bay Area public transit is in trouble: Can our failing systems be saved?

Let us imagine that you have just been appointed the chief public transit guru in the Bay Area. You achieved this very important post because the transit committee...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Carolyn Ober, on Jan 21, 2022 at 12:19 pm | 35 comments | 5584 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Neighbors feeding neighbors: Rebyl Food connects Coastside community

By Sara Hayden ==I Rebyl Food provides fruits and vegetables, specialty foods from home cooks and other goods that Coastside customers...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 12, 2022
Last comment by Asa Goldman, on Jan 16, 2022 at 11:15 am | 4 comments | 4150 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The difficult calculation where math and humanity intersect

The US government may not levy a carbon tax yet, but for more than ten years our government has calculated a price for carbon emissions and used it to craft policies....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 9, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 13, 2022 at 1:15 pm | 14 comments | 7203 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

15 Peninsula sandwiches we’re craving now

By Sara Hayden We enjoy a good sandwich as a perfectly self-contained, hand-held meal or a decadent indulgence accompanied by a stack of napkins. These...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by AdjunctProfessorville, on Jan 12, 2022 at 7:35 pm | 20 comments | 6998 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is California engaging in wishful thinking or rigorous planning?

Two weeks ago, a comment on this blog

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 28, 2021
Last comment by Peter Converse, on Jan 12, 2022 at 7:33 pm |
14 comments | 11591 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Big changes needed in Palo Alto -- including spending control

For your consideration, Palo Altans: We need a change in the way this city is governed. Given our gigantic city budget, our thousand-plus employees and the increasing...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by Paul Withrow, on Jan 8, 2022 at 2:19 pm | 12 comments | 4499 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Dry January 2022 Begins

And so begins the story of a woman slowly losing her mind..... But not for what you may think. Last year, Dry January brought me back to my...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 3, 2022
Last comment by James Goodwin, on Jan 6, 2022 at 12:16 pm | 8 comments | 4135 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Tips for Couples Working from Home

Here are a few reasons it’s challenging to work at home with your significant other at home: 1. Your partner is busy with work 8-10 hours a day, even though...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 31, 2021
Last comment by Fergus15, on Jan 6, 2022 at 12:38 am | 3 comments | 6626 Views
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