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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Ban the noise in Palo Alto?

Last week, an array of residents deplored the noise emitted from gas leaf blowers, claiming they are destroying “the quality of life” in our fair city. One...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 11, 2023
Last comment by Raja Lodhi, 10 hours ago | 34 comments | 4633 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

America‘s crises are escalating. What can we do?

Passivity prevails. During the past several years, two new crises – increased violence and an acceptance of political (and personal) lying in our country are...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 20, 2023
Last comment by Raja Lodhi, 10 hours ago | 33 comments | 4146 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

How well is City Manager Ed Shikada performing his job?

Is Ed Shikada doing a good job as city manager of Palo Alto? In a closed session Monday night, March 20, council members gathered behind closed doors to assess the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 20, 2023
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 12 hours ago | 13 comments | 2449 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Bay Area to begin phasing out gas heaters this decade

In a momentous and likely highly influential vote at the end of a six-hour meeting on Wednesday, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) voted to...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 15, 2023
Last comment by Hinrich, 14 hours ago | 28 comments | 5924 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Farm Bill and the Organic Movement (part 5) Plus: Global Plant Forward Summit, April 18 – 20

Let's continue our ongoing Food Party! book group read of Food Fight, Citizens Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill (Dan Imhoff). Discussions are happening...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 22, 2023
Last comment by Kenneth Noble, 17 hours ago | 14 comments | 2195 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Home Again: Couples and Caregiving

Due to the success of Professor Doctor Bertagnoli’s surgery on my husband, he’s not going to end up paralyzed! Woohoo! Here’s his new neck: {IMG...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 15, 2023
Last comment by John Charles, on Mar 23, 2023 at 5:38 pm | 2 comments | 2241 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Nori Nori brings Japanese hand rolls and steakhouse dining to downtown Mountain View

A selection of nori handrolls at Nori Nori Craft Handrolls in Mountain View. (Photo courtesy Nori Nori, via Facebook) ==I By Kate Bradshaw...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 23, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1880 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Housing Element Update

The state Housing and Community Development (HCD) agency has assigned a reviewer for the Palo Alto draft Housing Element (HE). The reviewer has until the end of...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 8, 2023
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Mar 22, 2023 at 4:38 pm | 19 comments | 3838 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Travelin’ Solo: Elk and Mendocino County (part 2)

Welcome back to Travelin’ Solo – Elk and Mendocino County (part 2).

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 14, 2023
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Mar 20, 2023 at 9:10 pm |
3 comments | 2625 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Porterhouse San Mateo revamps its menu following move to new spot

Steak tartare from Porterhouse San Mateo. (Photo courtesy Steve Haag) By Kate Bradshaw Porterhouse San Mateo, a San Mateo steakhouse,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 17, 2023
Last comment by Kenneth Chung, on Mar 20, 2023 at 4:36 pm | 2 comments | 2633 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Father and son team up to offer Turkish-inspired Mediterranean fare at Jimmy's Cafe

Cevdet and Mehmet Yanas are a father-and-son duo who run Jimmy's Cafe in Palo Alto. (Photo courtesy Mehmet Yanas) By Kate Bradshaw For...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 6, 2023
Last comment by Vickie, on Mar 20, 2023 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 4994 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

(Updated 3:00 pm) The Bay Area votes to phase out sales of gas heaters

NEW: See new blog post with a summary of the vote. On...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 14, 2023
Last comment by Paly02, on Mar 17, 2023 at 8:59 pm | 23 comments | 5648 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Tickets available March 20 for 2023’s Outstanding in the Field meal series at Coastside farms and a secret sea cove in Pescadero

Doniga Markegard with the herd at Markegard Family Grass-Fed in Half Moon Bay. (Photo courtesy Federica Armstrong) By Kate Bradshaw Outstanding...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 15, 2023
Last comment by Pauline Wick, on Mar 17, 2023 at 1:55 pm | 3 comments | 2490 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

All you don’t want to know about our escalating utilities rates

Our utilities bills here in Palo Alto and elsewhere are soaring – with no relief in sight. Can we – or ‘they” (those responsible for the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 7, 2023
Last comment by Lenora Peters, on Mar 17, 2023 at 11:41 am | 42 comments | 4282 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto frozen custard and doughnut shop Cudos to close Monday

==I Married business owners Lisa King-Lynn and Hansel Lynn plan to close their custard and donuts dessert shop Cudos. The last day will be Monday,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 10, 2023
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Mar 14, 2023 at 12:18 pm | 2 comments | 3903 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The Old Pro is making a comeback: Zola owner to bring new offerings to historic Palo Alto sports bar

==I The interior of The Old Pro on June 5, 2022, days before it was slated to close forever. The bar is being brought back by Guillaume Bienaimé,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 9, 2023
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Mar 14, 2023 at 10:59 am | 8 comments | 5790 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ettan restaurateur Ayesha Thapar to open 'encore' eatery in Menlo Park

By Kate Bradshaw Middle Plaza in Menlo Park will be home to a new restaurant from Ettan's Ayesha Thapar. Courtesy Onysko Photography. The...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 14, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3265 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto's tortuous e-bike discussion

I am grateful that Palo Alto’s City Council decided not to allow e-bikes on unpaved trails in our two nature preserves, the

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 5, 2023
Last comment by Gerd, on Mar 13, 2023 at 6:15 pm |
20 comments | 10741 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Farm Bill and the Environment - part 4

Land conservation and preservation concerns first showed up in the 1985 Farm Bill (pg. 57). Funds became available for farmers to NOT PLANT up to 37 million acres...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 28, 2023
Last comment by Crescent Park Rez, on Mar 6, 2023 at 6:35 pm | 9 comments | 2384 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Travelin’ Solo: Elk and Mendocino County

(We take a Farm Bill break these next two weeks, to have a little fun and report...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 6, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3379 Views
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How well is City Manager Ed Shikada performing his job?
By Diana Diamond | 13 comments | 2,449 views

Farm Bill and the Organic Movement (part 5) Plus: Global Plant Forward Summit, April 18 – 20
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Steins plans VIP service pig roast and cellared beer reveal to celebrate 10th anniversary
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