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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Looking for Leaks

You can help the planet, your home, and your wallet by looking for gas leaks. Not bad for a few minutes of work. Here’s why, and how. Along with

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 24, 2019
Last comment by Grumpier Cold Guy, 32 minutes ago |
1 comment | 680 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Who Pays for Palo Alto Schools

There is an ongoing discussion about what, if anything, Stanford should pay for students added in housing on campus. The Weekly had an op-ed arguing the current...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 19, 2019
Last comment by margaret heath, 48 minutes ago | 42 comments | 4139 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Big Island Food Party!

Just got back from sweet aloha on the Big Island. Visited mi amigo Jungle John - farmer of lemons, oranges, lychee, and soon, Kona coffee, which I must report...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by MPer, 1 hour ago | 12 comments | 1011 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Be careful what you call me.

Please don’t call me a “lady.” Or collectively address my friends and myself as “ladies.” Oftentimes, I get emails that start off with “Dear Ladies.”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 25, 2019
There are no comments yet. 70 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Write a Personal Ad . . . to Your Partner . . .

. . . stating what you have to offer and give in your relationship. Don't make it dependent on what you are getting, either. (Later you can write another personal...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by swamp attack, 11 hours ago | 4 comments | 1885 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Palo Alto gets new Vietnamese eatery

Pho Banh Mi, a new Vietnamese restaurant, is now open in downtown Palo Alto -- the only dedicated place to get pho and banh mi on University Avenue. The 405 University...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 18, 2019
Last comment by 8 Buck Banh Mi?, on Mar 23, 2019 at 8:38 am | 15 comments | 6739 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

More Stupid Plastic Food Things

Yeech! I was just cleaning up around the house and it hits me – all these indestructible, single-use, plastic, food items live in my house. They are everywhere....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 16, 2019
Last comment by Lauralies, on Mar 22, 2019 at 5:21 pm | 22 comments | 3314 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Environmentalists will soon be fighting housing advocates over what to do with the SF Bay locally

A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision has produced a challenge for liberal residents in the area – do you want to turn a whopping 1,400...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 18, 2019
Last comment by PA Grandma, on Mar 22, 2019 at 11:15 am | 25 comments | 1417 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

A new PA mayor is facing many challenges

Palo Alto has a new mayor, councilman Eric Filseth, who was unanimously elected Monday night. I have many good wishes for him – including good luck. “Luck”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 8, 2019
Last comment by ADC Air Duct Cleaning, on Mar 22, 2019 at 7:59 am | 7 comments | 2169 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Life Can Change on a Dime

Readers, let me begin by saying that I'm fine. Yesterday instead of seeing my wonderful clients, I spent the morning and early afternoon in the ER. I was newly diagnosed...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 4, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.1, on Mar 22, 2019 at 1:54 am | 7 comments | 4206 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: "When Good People Have Affairs" by Mira Kirshenbaum

Affairs are so painful for couples (I know that's a huge understatement). The desire to understand and the internal pressure of deciding what to do in the wake...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.1, on Mar 22, 2019 at 1:52 am | 4 comments | 4477 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Hospice, Palliative Care, and the Healing of a Life

==B With the recent holiday season, I've been taking a much-needed break from my research and writing work. To recharge my energy and ideas, I'll be off from writing...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Jan. 2, 2019
Last comment by kiyara, on Mar 22, 2019 at 1:21 am | 20 comments | 4764 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

No sand toys, no problem

I always try to bring a couple of basic sand toys for our kids to play with at the park. While sand toys are great fun, they can also be quite frustrating. Many...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 21, 2019 at 6:09 pm | 2 comments | 452 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Existing Couples: Marriage Rules: Yours, Mine, or Ours?

Each of you has a set of rules that go with being in a committed relationship. I can guarantee that all your rules are not the same, although I hope that...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 21, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1126 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

State Legislature on Housing: Getting the Demos out of Democracy & with it, Accountability

The State Legislature is in the middle of its annual exercise of stripping political power from the citizenry (Demos in Greek = people) and putting it in the hands...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by Mace2, on Mar 21, 2019 at 1:01 pm | 7 comments | 1684 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Capelo's Barbecue opens to-go counter in Redwood City

Fans of Capelo's Barbecue can now get the popular food truck's smoked meats at a to-go counter in Redwood City. The to-go counter is now open Monday through Friday...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 20, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2392 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Thanks

I was out ill for a week a while back, and needed minor surgery. I often remind clients to say thanks to their partner for all s/he does, and to share specific appreciation...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 22, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.1, on Mar 19, 2019 at 11:45 am | 2 comments | 2617 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Aroy Thai Bistro shutters: 'Expansion is not always a good thing'

Tom Vongampai learned the hard way the perils of restaurant expansion. In 2016, the longtime owner of Palo Alto Thai restaurant Thaiphoon opened another restaurant,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by Indian resident, on Mar 19, 2019 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 2479 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Simply Sandwiches shutters in Palo Alto

Simply Sandwiches, the affordable, pocket-sized sandwich shop off California Avenue in Palo Alto, has closed. A brief sign appeared in the windows of the 2435...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 19, 2019 at 10:34 am | 11 comments | 3884 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Composting Works

The question that I was asked the most when I started this blog was: “Can you please find out what is happening with our recycling?” There has been a...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 17, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 18, 2019 at 2:34 pm | 2 comments | 1947 Views
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Environmentalists will soon be fighting housing advocates over what to do with the SF Bay locally
By Diana Diamond | 25 comments | 1,417 views

On Metaphor and Mortality
By Aldis Petriceks | 0 comments | 1,243 views

Premarital and Existing Couples: Marriage Rules: Yours, Mine, or Ours?
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Big Island Food Party!
By Laura Stec | 12 comments | 1,011 views

Looking for Leaks
By Sherry Listgarten | 1 comment | 680 views

 

Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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