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TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Being number one

A couple of decades ago my husband and I hosted a cocktail party before the Black and White Ball. It was a festive evening off in black tie attire with nine other...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Oct. 20, 2013
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Oct 28, 2013 at 5:45 pm | 26 comments | 8498 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Altans and their Virtue Signaling

Self-righteous. Pretentious. Sanctimonious. The list of choice adjectives applied to people who take “eco-friendly” actions goes on. Why is it that we...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 17, 2019
Last comment by ForestsRForNever, on Dec 12, 2019 at 9:55 pm | 26 comments | 17455 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Making marmalade

We have a huge and prolific orange tree which bears fruit year round. This abundance is at once marvelous, as we have an unlimited supply of orange juice for breakfast...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Aug. 3, 2016
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Aug 9, 2016 at 3:22 pm | 26 comments | 10767 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Why Aren't Consumers and Businesses Spending More?

There are two "political" answers in this important policy debate. One is a version of "Obama is terrible for business" and cites uncertainty and fear of higher...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Sep 8, 2010 at 6:18 pm | 26 comments | 33344 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Why Aren't Consumers and Businesses Spending More?

There are two "political" answers in this important policy debate. One is a version of "Obama is terrible for business" and cites uncertainty and fear of higher...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Sep 8, 2010 at 6:18 pm | 26 comments | 6494 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Hey honey, should we take that job in California?

California gets criticized regularly for having a bad business climate. The storyline goes roughly like this. States compete fiercely for new businesses. California...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Whole Picture, on Mar 2, 2010 at 11:37 am | 26 comments | 30053 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Hey honey, should we take that job in California?

California gets criticized regularly for having a bad business climate. The storyline goes roughly like this. States compete fiercely for new businesses. California...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Whole Picture, on Mar 2, 2010 at 11:37 am | 26 comments | 7615 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Is the Bay Area Economy in a Bubble?

I think it is helpful to try and use common language here. Most talk about bubbles refers to asset bubbles—like the sharp decline in tech startup stock...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jason, on Feb 27, 2016 at 3:05 pm | 26 comments | 20040 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Bay Area and Palo Alto RHNA

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released the Regional Housing Needs Allocation for the Bay Area,. The total for the 8.5...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by chris, on Aug 10, 2020 at 6:26 pm | 26 comments | 11040 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cho's Los Altos finally opens

Fans of Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum have been anxiously awaiting the return of owner Cho Yu's famous potstickers and pork buns since the news came in December that he...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Mar 5, 2015 at 7:14 pm | 26 comments | 33609 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco sushi restaurant expanding to Palo Alto

Palo Alto's Hidden Garden Sushi, which carried on its predecessor's tradition of serving brown-rice sushi, has closed and will be replaced by a traditional sushi...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 28, 2019
Last comment by MD, on May 1, 2019 at 4:35 am | 26 comments | 17977 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Update on Martins Beach

If you’ve been Food Partying! for awhile, you know we're following People vs Darth Vader - lawsuits involving Half Moon Bay and The Food Party’s! favorite...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 31, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jul 8, 2017 at 3:33 pm | 26 comments | 16374 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Dry January Meets The Food Party!

Happy New Year Food Partiers! I hope you’re awash in good food and drink, celebrating the art of the dinner party with friends, and enjoying a personal feeling...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 27, 2021
Last comment by Robert Tyree, on Jan 3, 2022 at 10:58 am | 26 comments | 6519 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Cheating in Palo Alto High Schools: Is there a solution?

The Post's article today (Sept 9, 2015) on concern over cheating in the public high schools (wonder how it compares with private schools?) brings to a harsh light...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Kattiekhiba, on Sep 16, 2015 at 2:57 pm | 26 comments | 6846 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 Moslitski, on Apr 8, 2019 at 10:13 am | 26 comments | 9340 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

No person is above the law, including police officers.

No man is above the law. We’ve heard that phrase repeatedly in recent weeks applied to Pres. Donald Trump as the Congressional House hearings on his impeachment...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 25, 2019
Last comment by Slap Em Down n Person, on Feb 10, 2020 at 2:19 pm | 26 comments | 16065 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

City staff is running Palo Alto

There have been subtle but significant changes in the interplay between the Palo Alto City Council and the city’s top administrators, most notably City Manager...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Aug 3, 2020 at 3:30 pm | 26 comments | 11296 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Two degrees can do all that?

It’s hard to believe that if the temperature goes up by only two degrees, our world will change so much. When I walk outside, I can barely tell the temperature...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 21, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 29, 2019 at 6:59 pm | 26 comments | 15019 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

Why I mind my own business

If something doesn’t harm other people or affect my life, it shouldn’t be any of my concern. That’s my general rule of thumb when it comes to...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Daymarea Green, on Nov 13, 2020 at 10:13 am | 26 comments | 5871 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

"the Summit" (CompPlan): Forewarned is Forearmed

Life lesson: "Avoid meetings whose purpose is to have a meeting", and its related admonition ==I "Avoid meetings intended for those who enjoy attending...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on May. 20, 2015
Last comment by Thanks for truthtelling, on May 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 25 comments | 9221 Views
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