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COUPLE'S NET

Fidelity, Infidelity, Loyalty, Luck

I wanted to re-share this popular and important post that I wrote in 2014. I just read "Vow," by Wendy Plump, in which she writes about her own and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 2, 2022
There are no comments yet. 868 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

E-Bikes on Open Space Trails: Yes or No?

On Wednesday, June 29, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) will decide where to allow e-bikes on its

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 26, 2022
Last comment by chris aoki, on Jul 2, 2022 at 8:53 am |
18 comments | 5376 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Am I saving enough water yet?

We are in our third year of drought in California and it’s not pretty. SoCal residents are under some

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 19, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Jul 1, 2022 at 11:38 am |
37 comments | 5035 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The questionable morality of abortion

==I Note: The recent Supreme Court ruling banning abortion has been a major concern in this country the past several days. While abortion is not a specific local...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 27, 2022
Last comment by staying home, on Jun 29, 2022 at 12:48 pm | 7 comments | 2003 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Modern Spanish-Portuguese restaurant Broma opens in Mountain View

By Stephanie Gerson Michelin-starred chef Jarad Gallagher’s travels throughout the Iberian Peninsula have inspired him to open Broma, a new Mediterranean...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 28, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1965 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Idaho Hot Springs and Yellowstone – Travelin’ Solo

Hello Food Partiers! and Courageous Travelers all from Yellowstone National Park. I am happy to report the park is open, at least the southern loop, even after...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 28, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1175 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Comcast, what are you doing to us?

The problems started a week ago – it was a Tuesday. I was sitting in front of my computer when I suddenly could not connect to any internet site. And across the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by Virginia Smedberg, on Jun 28, 2022 at 3:10 am | 16 comments | 3046 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Gifts and Belongings

Of my 5 Love Languages, and my husband’s too, gifts are the last of five. We mostly choose to do something together for birthdays and holidays (quality time,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 25, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 27, 2022 at 1:24 pm | 2 comments | 2203 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Absurdly long waits for doctors' appointments are an escalating health care problem

I don’t know whether I should laugh out loud as I think about the iabsurdly long waits we now encounter in getting a doctor’s appointment -- or bury my head...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 19, 2022
Last comment by Diana Diamond, on Jun 27, 2022 at 11:30 am | 55 comments | 7064 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What to do if you get a noisy Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heater

One of the reasons that people have favored the Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heaters is because they are quiet. Rated at a low 49 dB, you could install one in most...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 22, 2022
Last comment by Eduardo, on Jun 27, 2022 at 9:44 am | 17 comments | 8015 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

We must change our gun culture in America

We live in a country in love with guns – significantly more than any other country in the world. Many Americans idolize them. This gun reverence has worsened the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 31, 2022
Last comment by Richt, on Jun 26, 2022 at 11:14 pm | 80 comments | 6149 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I support conversion of office space to housing on West Bayshore

Dear Mayor Burt and Councilmembers, I write in support of Summerhill Homes’ development proposal at 2850 West Bayshore Road. Both the staff and PTC have brought...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 19, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Jun 25, 2022 at 9:05 am | 12 comments | 2043 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Why the owner of Burlingame's Rasa gave up a Michelin star

By Anthony Shu ==I The second location of the more casual San Carlos eatery, Saffron Burlingame has a different menu that focuses on the...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2017 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

12 can't-miss items at Eataly Silicon Valley, according to an Italian food expert

By Anthony Shu The Neapolitan pizza is made with imported Italian buffalo mozzarella. Photo by Magali Gauthier. Eataly has finally...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2669 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Money grabbing -- A Palo Alto tax to reject in November

While the Palo Alto City Council is having some hesitation, because of a weak economy, as to whether it should place on the November ballot a measure calling for...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by Diana Diamond, on Jun 21, 2022 at 10:54 am | 23 comments | 3219 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I would like to support a new business tax

Dear Mayor Burt and Council members, I read in the Daily Post that you were sent an analysis by Joint Venture Silicon Valley's research group comparing your proposed...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 17, 2022
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jun 18, 2022 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments | 1405 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will goopy straws and useless bags doom our efforts?

Many readers of this blog are concerned about plastic waste. I understand why. We walk past discarded water bottles at concerts and games; we find disposable cups...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 12, 2022
Last comment by MichaelB, on Jun 18, 2022 at 8:13 am | 23 comments | 6613 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Award-winning chocolatier SWEET55 comes home to Palo Alto

By Anthony Shu Heart-shaped ganache-filled chocolates at Sweet55 in Half Moon Bay. Photo by Magali Gauthier. In February,

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Jun 15, 2022 at 1:55 pm |
1 comment | 3748 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto’s business tax: A forever tax that we will be paying for

==I “So, what if Palo Alto imposes a business tax on all retail businesses in this city? That’s fine with me if they pay money to run Palo Alto –...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 7, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Jun 14, 2022 at 8:04 pm | 58 comments | 4443 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

My letter to council on the proposed business tax

Dear Mayor Burt and council members, In 2019 I publicly supported the business tax being discussed at the Finance Committee and consultant findings. But I...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 11, 2022
Last comment by Betty Lange, on Jun 11, 2022 at 2:06 pm | 3 comments | 2844 Views
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E-Bikes on Open Space Trails: Yes or No?
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The questionable morality of abortion
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Idaho Hot Springs and Yellowstone – Travelin’ Solo
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Fidelity, Infidelity, Loyalty, Luck
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