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Suggestions for beating the heat...?

Original post made by Staff on May 16, 2008

As the heat continues to blast Palo Alto today, can residents and visitors offer suggestions on ways to beat the heat? Where are the best places to go to cool down? Use this thread to share advice on good ways to "chill out."

Comments (10)

Posted by Danny, a resident of Crescent Park
on May 16, 2008 at 10:29 am

Three words: Fraiche Frozen Yogurt.

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 16, 2008 at 10:31 am


Posted by Tyler Hanley, a resident of Menlo Park
on May 16, 2008 at 10:34 am

Tyler Hanley is a registered user.

Here's a link to a story posted by our sister site, The Almanac, about precautions people can/should take during the heat wave. Incidentally, temperatures are supposed to cool down significantly tomorrow.

Web Link

Posted by jr, a resident of Midtown
on May 16, 2008 at 10:38 am

Get a job then you can sit in a cool air conditioned environment.

Most people also have water mains connected to their residence so then can drink cold water or take a cold shower.

Actually it is not very hot by world standards

Are troop in Iraq and Afghanistan regularly face temps of 120F+ so we can use these warm days to express our appreciation to them

Semper Fi

Posted by Kate, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 16, 2008 at 10:51 am

Go to any Starbucks store and have a frappachino - to die for. Suggest caramel, or peppermint mocha or one of the fruit smoothies.

Posted by Children's Librarian, a resident of Community Center
on May 16, 2008 at 11:12 am

Bring your kids over to Children's Library - the renovated building now has air conditioning and is a great place to hang out.

Posted by Resident, again, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 16, 2008 at 12:28 pm


Posted by resident, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 16, 2008 at 1:11 pm

unfortunately, according to the phone message, Rinconada Pool is not open for recreation swim yesterday or today (it is open on weekends in the afternoon.

Posted by Walter E. Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on May 17, 2008 at 2:57 am

Just remember that available affordable energy is what makes life tenable in hot climes, and politicians in both parties are playing chicken to see who can milk the most votes out of energy users while at the same time defering to the fool LibLudds.
Water and ice - brought to you by technology but being priced out of sight by politicians.

Posted by Donald, a resident of South of Midtown
on May 17, 2008 at 8:28 am

Walter, people were living in what is now know as Bagdad long before electricity and air conditioning and ice. The same goes for Africa and the jungles of Southeast Asia and Central America.

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