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Munchie Movement

Just a quick follow up on the 420 Hippie Hill celebration last week. I came ready to report on all the food infusions assumed to grace this...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 23, 2018
Last comment by Munchie Movement, on May 6, 2018 at 1:05 am | 12 comments | 21794 Views


Tame, Maim and Claim the Wild Sea Vegetable

The hunt started early, but not as early as the mushroom forage did. Actually,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 22, 2019
Last comment by tide pool harvest, on Jul 26, 2019 at 1:48 pm | 12 comments | 14767 Views


Sugar Detective

I was just watching the movie Fed Up (Amazon Prime) about the effects of sugar on our bodies. Here’s the CliffsNotes: When you eat too much sugar and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 22, 2019
Last comment by Brit, on Sep 28, 2019 at 5:15 pm | 12 comments | 17086 Views


Free Pizza and Recipes!

FREE RECIPES! I had a few folks contact me this week about recipes from last weeks post about plant-forward eating. Here’s one I taught just today...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 13, 2020 at 5:39 am | 12 comments | 14037 Views


How to Replace a Dry Red - Dry January Ends

What’s the most complex flavor you’ve ever tasted? Bacon? Vanilla? Red wine? That last one is the taste experience I really miss...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 29, 2023
Last comment by Stephanie Cochran, on Feb 5, 2023 at 10:52 pm | 12 comments | 5767 Views


Celebrate Earth Day Near YOU

Happy Earth Day! As the annual April 22nd celebration draws near, one of the most effective ways you can participate begins on your dinner plate. Foods best for...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 14, 2023
Last comment by Joselyn Peck, on Apr 21, 2023 at 9:05 am | 12 comments | 6186 Views


Farm Bill and the Future – Final Post (part 10)

We’ve been reading and discussing Dan Imhoff’s book, Food Fight - The Citizens Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill. Since our first post in February...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 21, 2023
Last comment by Melissa.Williams, on May 26, 2023 at 4:06 pm | 12 comments | 5141 Views


Can Coffee Shops Offer a Safer Alternative?

As of today, June 11, 2020 Peet's Coffee on Charleston near Middlefield has switched over from taking your order and payment at a table blocking the front door and...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Jun 13, 2020 at 10:07 am | 12 comments | 13445 Views


Are you taking a Gap Year?

(Written by Lori McCormick) Have you considered taking a gap year? This isn't a question posed often to students but perhaps should be. Often, students...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Apr 27, 2015 at 3:49 pm | 12 comments | 21312 Views


Save Palo Alto's park land

In 1981, Elizabeth F. Gamble willed to Palo Alto her large house and garden on a 2.3 acre lot at the corner of Waverley Street and Embarcadero Road. The Palo Alto...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 5, 2019
Last comment by Derek Gurney, on Jun 8, 2019 at 10:25 am | 12 comments | 11772 Views


Some answers, please, PG&E

I want to know a lot more about why and who made the PG&E decision to cut off electricity to prevent wildfires to more than 886,000 customers in California – and,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 10, 2019
Last comment by pg&e must pay up, on Oct 16, 2019 at 9:21 am | 12 comments | 13159 Views


Back in the saddle

Hey readers! I’m excited to let you know that this blog will be starting up again next Sunday after a summer hiatus. Since my last post, we’ve experienced...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 15, 2021
Last comment by Gail+Sredanovic, on Aug 19, 2021 at 10:21 am | 12 comments | 16478 Views


Caltrain grade crossings – changing horses in midstream

For months and months, Palo Alto officials have been talking about -- and then finally planning -- what kind of grade separations the city might create at four Caltrain...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 27, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 17, 2019 at 12:03 pm | 12 comments | 12771 Views


City’s “priorities” have become meaningless – and a waste of time

Once upon a time, but not too long ago, I used appreciate when city councils decided on priorities for the upcoming year – usually three or four problem areas...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by neighbor, on Feb 17, 2020 at 11:23 am | 12 comments | 12677 Views


Is the City of Palo Alto transparent enough -- or is information being kept from the public?

Eighteen-plus months -- that's how long it's taken so far for Palo Alto to choose a new auditor, a position required in the city charter. Residents still haven't...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Anne, on Sep 7, 2020 at 1:15 pm | 12 comments | 14545 Views


Big changes needed in Palo Alto -- including spending control

For your consideration, Palo Altans: We need a change in the way this city is governed. Given our gigantic city budget, our thousand-plus employees and the increasing...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by Paul Withrow, on Jan 8, 2022 at 2:19 pm | 12 comments | 10695 Views


Trashing the holiday? Not so much!

I’ve enjoyed looking at photos from my friends’ Fourth of July holidays over the past few days -- parades, ice cream, red-white-and-blue outfits, picnics,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 7, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 11, 2019 at 2:19 pm | 12 comments | 18514 Views


Burning just one "old style" light bulb can cost $150 or more per year

I last wrote about LED bulbs three years ago, when I was urging people...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 26, 2023
Last comment by staying home, on Dec 1, 2023 at 1:00 pm | 12 comments | 4086 Views


El Camino Sidewalk Width and the "Grand Boulevard" Delusion

The City is once again talking about wanting to make El Camino more "pedestrian-friendly" (foot#1) and once again refusing to consider what the actual problems...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Mar. 29, 2014
Last comment by need for change, on Apr 4, 2014 at 6:45 pm | 11 comments | 16667 Views


Council Priorities 2015: Honesty, Focus, and Listening about Listening

At the annual retreat to set the top-3 priorities for City Hall, I suggest that Council create two separate sets of priorities, one for Staff and one for themselves,...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Ronna, on Jan 29, 2015 at 2:35 pm | 11 comments | 10239 Views
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Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 30 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away almost $10 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.