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A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Abusing the ADA & Compromising safety of others for the convenience of bicyclists

False claims about ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)? Unsupported claims about bicycle safety problems? Merely City Hall's rationales for a dubious project that...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by WhatsReality, on Jul 30, 2016 at 2:12 pm | 21 comments | 9094 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Moral Panic, again on guns

A moral panic involves masses of people becoming irrational about a problem, both over-estimating how widespread and serious it is and demanding immediate action...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Aug. 22, 2019
Last comment by Frohickey, on Sep 13, 2019 at 6:05 pm | 21 comments | 7811 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Never let a crisis go to waste: Overloading the City Council agenda

"Never let a crisis go to waste" is one of those sayings that has conflicting interpretations. One is to force a focus on what needs to be done,...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jun. 14, 2020
Last comment by mjc, on Jun 19, 2020 at 2:15 pm | 21 comments | 6121 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Sharing a joke

My mother has Alzheimer's. She doesn't recognize me, but pretends she does. She has no idea when she last saw me, it could be yesterday or last year. She knows...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Feb 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm | 21 comments | 6920 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

2 -Burger a Day Alternative

The Portola Valley Forum (our version of Nextdoor) recently engaged in a fascinating thread about eating. My neighbor wants to eat less meat and was looking for...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 17, 2022
Last comment by Bobbi Lange, on Mar 24, 2022 at 2:14 pm | 21 comments | 7776 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Climate Diplomacy

It can be difficult to talk about climate change with friends, family, or co-workers, all of whom may have different perspectives. So imagine doing that at the country...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 5, 2020
Last comment by leadership, on Jan 13, 2020 at 9:31 am | 21 comments | 13157 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: Coming soon to an airport near you...

This is the fourth post in an (intermittent) series on flying… Flying is a growing component of greenhouse gas emissions, and

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 12, 2020
Last comment by aviation review, on Apr 19, 2020 at 2:43 pm |
21 comments | 17997 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can we build enough clean, affordable power on time?

Last week’s blog post had an overview of...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 5, 2021
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Feb 11, 2022 at 8:07 am | 21 comments | 11638 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

A sad sea of trick-or-treaters

Our family has enjoyed the trick-or-treating event at the Stanford Shopping Center before. It's nice to have a kid-friendly event in the daylight for little ones...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 1, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 11, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 21 comments | 17019 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Should Palo Alto Welcome Economic Growth?

Palo Alto starts with a huge plus!! Our city is a welcoming community for people of different religions, different cultures, and different sexual orientations. We...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 24, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 4, 2010 at 9:50 am | 21 comments | 21748 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Should Palo Alto Welcome Economic Growth?

Palo Alto starts with a huge plus!! Our city is a welcoming community for people of different religions, different cultures, and different sexual orientations. We...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 24, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 4, 2010 at 9:50 am | 21 comments | 5380 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Response to Arguments Against Measure B

Santa Clara County Measure B proposes to spend $6.3 billion over 30 years for transportation improvements financed by a 1/2 cent increase in the sales tax. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by Scott L, on Oct 28, 2016 at 12:34 pm | 21 comments | 19113 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Strong Job Growth Continues and Supports the Case for CalTrain Expansion

There are many reasons to support the CalTrain expansion plans from the environment to saving time and cost for commuters and the CalTrain contribution to grade...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 28, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 2, 2019 at 10:09 am | 21 comments | 7866 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

June 30 could be sandwich shop Ike's Place's last day at Stanford

Ike's Place – a popular Bay Area sandwich chain known for its massive menu, "dirty sauce" and sandwiches named after local celebrities – could be vacating...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Overpriced Sammies, on Jun 6, 2017 at 12:10 pm | 21 comments | 57748 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Hunan Garden to be reborn as Mandarin Roots

Fans of Palo Alto's long-standing Chinese restaurant Hunan Garden on El Camino Real might have despaired when signs suddenly went up in the windows indicating the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 21, 2014
Last comment by long-time fan, on Jun 8, 2014 at 7:52 am | 21 comments | 48102 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Freebirds Palo Alto shutters, Pieology to move in

The Palo Alto outpost of Santa Barbara burrito favorite Freebirds has closed, and a fast-casual custom pizza joint is taking its place. "The Palo Alto location...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by Pizza Lova, on Aug 13, 2015 at 3:27 pm | 21 comments | 33639 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

La Boulange Palo Alto set to close Sept. 3

Starbucks is beginning this week

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Sep 26, 2015 at 9:09 am |
21 comments | 25381 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Rumor has it Nobu is coming to Palo Alto

Famed restaurateur and chef Nobu Matsuhisa, who operates an empire of high-end Japanese restaurants across the globe, is rumored to be eyeing a new outpost in Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 4, 2016
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Mar 11, 2016 at 3:59 am | 21 comments | 27355 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Camper to replace LB Steak in Menlo Park

More details are out on the restaurant taking over the former LB Steak space in downtown Menlo Park. Come this summer, 898 Santa Cruz Ave. will be home to Camper,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 2, 2018
Last comment by Hopeful, on May 24, 2018 at 1:36 pm | 21 comments | 30265 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The Nut House is back -- with a self-taught chef and Palo Alto native in the kitchen

Darius Johnson grew up in Palo Alto's Ventura neighborhood, practically down the street from Antonio's Nut House on California Avenue. The longtime dive bar reopened...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jul 13, 2020 at 12:42 pm | 21 comments | 17828 Views
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