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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Whoof! Our problems have all disappeared

We have no more "problems." They are now all gone. Instead, we only have “challenges.” Yes, “New Speak,” as George Orwell once phrased it in “1984,”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , 20 minutes ago | 10 comments | 1199 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Kill two birds with one ... mini-split!

Mini-splits are the multi-tools of HVAC. They can heat, they can cool, and they are very modular -- you can put in as few or as many as you want, where you want....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 28, 2021
Last comment by fixate, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 2759 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Union demands too many: Open up the schools now!

Should teachers be prioritized over others to get the coronavirus vaccine? Most of us would probably say yes, BUT… and there’s usually a “but” about most...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 21, 2021
Last comment by Myrtle Gottleib, on Mar 2, 2021 at 1:04 pm | 25 comments | 4521 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Specialty's Cafe and Bakery comes back to life in Mountain View (cookies included)

Specialty's is back. The Bay Area-born cafe chain, which filed for bankruptcy and

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 1, 2021
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 2, 2021 at 9:08 am |
3 comments | 17428 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Polar vortexes and clean energy in the Upper Midwest

Given the awful power grid mess in Texas, it’s interesting to look at the ongoing electricity planning discussions for the Upper Midwest. In the summer of...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 21, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 27, 2021 at 4:06 pm | 8 comments | 4879 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Please Keep Your Dog Off of the Merry-go-round

We’ve been very grateful to have the playgrounds open so our kids can exercise, get some fresh air and run off extra energy. Almost everyone keeps a safe distance...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 22, 2021
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 27, 2021 at 10:47 am | 2 comments | 1980 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

Let’s do better: start by believing survivors.

This is a call to action. Under the surface of the Palo Alto Unified School District’s high-class education and suburban bubble lies a sinister reality....

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Jan. 25, 2021
Last comment by R. Cavendish, on Feb 24, 2021 at 1:57 pm | 4 comments | 3659 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'We believe in empathy and profitability.' This new company wants to redefine delivery for local restaurants

If you live in or near Mountain View, you could be dining this week on Wagyu yakitori over sushi rice from Torima by Hina Yakitori in San Francisco or peking duck...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 24, 2021 at 11:50 am | 2 comments | 5843 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Know a Book Agent or Publisher?

Dear Readers, I hope you are all as well as can be during this time. I am humbly asking for your help if you know a book agent or someone in traditional publishing...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 21, 2021
Last comment by AmyGregory, on Feb 23, 2021 at 11:37 pm | 3 comments | 4190 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What does it mean to be a "realist" about climate?

I recently tuned into a city discussion about reducing local emissions. Senior Resource Planner Jonathan Abendschein was giving a progress update on his team’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 14, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 21, 2021 at 1:01 pm | 21 comments | 4897 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: What Happens in Vegas Doesn't Stay in Vegas

What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas--NOT! Even though there is little traveling now due to Covid, the principles here still hold. These two quotes are from...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3329 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 Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 17, 2021 at 9:30 am | 25 comments | 8862 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can you hear me yet?

Scene — Ten members of the “Over 50” club, each sitting in front of their computer, trying to participate in a meeting on Zoom. Janice: “Can...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 12, 2021
Last comment by Jeff Knowles, on Feb 15, 2021 at 4:50 pm | 5 comments | 4663 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Valentine’s Day Fun Part 2

Last week we enjoyed watching Steve Spangler’s Facebook Live about science experiments for Valentines Day. We thought...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1536 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: "I - You" Statements

"I - You" Statements. No, that's not a typo. I hear these a lot when I encourage partners to use "I statements" or to share how s/he is feeling....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3541 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The Peninsula's newest pop-up is making cheffy sandwiches on bread from The Midwife and the Baker

Like many of us, Nick Rappoport became obsessed with baking bread during the pandemic. But he wasn't making crusty sourdough loaves. The chef was after sandwich...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 3, 2021
Last comment by Julie O, on Feb 11, 2021 at 8:27 pm | 1 comment | 7625 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Pesky annoyances are hurting medical clinics — and they need to be solved

The medical profession tries to run customer-friendly efficient clinics, and in some areas — like phone call reminders of upcoming visits,— they do a...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 3, 2021
Last comment by Longtime Resident, on Feb 9, 2021 at 3:56 pm | 17 comments | 5466 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's 44-year-old The Fish Market becomes latest restaurant to close temporarily

The Fish Market, which has served fresh seafood fare at 3150 El Camino Real in Palo Alto since 1976, is the latest local restaurant to shutter temporarily in the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by Dave, on Feb 8, 2021 at 6:55 pm | 6 comments | 11943 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How a 1960s apartment complex is going green

Sunshine Gardens Apartments in Mountain View is a modest two-story 44-unit complex, with ten 1960s-vintage buildings circling a small pool. Tenants at this complex...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 7, 2021
Last comment by A, on Feb 8, 2021 at 11:54 am | 4 comments | 7323 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

A Day to Remember the Past Year

When my friend’s daughter turned one, she posted an adorable video online. She took short video clips throughout the day to show what a typical day in her daughter’s...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 31, 2021
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 5, 2021 at 10:03 am | 2 comments | 2068 Views
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Specialty's Cafe and Bakery comes back to life in Mountain View (cookies included)
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 17,428 views

Kill two birds with one ... mini-split!
By Sherry Listgarten | 7 comments | 2,759 views

Couples and Premarital: How Do You Define Love?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,503 views

March Madness for Seniors
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,654 views

Whoof! Our problems have all disappeared
By Diana Diamond | 10 comments | 1,199 views

 

Calling all photographers!

Enter your best shots in the Peninsula Photo Contest. Open to anyone who lives, works or attends school within the 650 area code. There are both Adult and Youth divisions and six different categories to submit your digital images. Deadline for entries is March 22.

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