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Camp Glamp

Just back from Camp Glamp - the annual gathering of my gal pals at an outdoor California paradise. This year we survived the road to Lake Pillsbury, a surprisingly...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Sep 3, 2014 at 1:57 pm | 13 comments | 27449 Views


You Ate What?

Ni hao. Just got back from China (Shanghai and Beijing) last night. What a fascinating trip. I didn't drink the tap water. Surprising to me, most Chinese people...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Eat or be eaten, on May 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm | 13 comments | 23866 Views


Soil Enlightenment, City of Palo Alto, and Horton Hears a Who

My former housemate, Paul Schmitt, is the only guy I ever met whose first action in the morning involved dirt. He wouldn't make coffee or check the news; he'd...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 19, 2015 at 4:30 am | 13 comments | 24587 Views


Local Hotspots – Where to Eat and Drink in the Sun

If you prefer a bright breakfast, a shining sandwich, or radiant ratatouille, there is common love between us. Hello sunbeam. We are the solar–powered Food...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by JCL, on Jun 15, 2017 at 2:01 pm | 13 comments | 34726 Views


Replacing the Marshmallow in S’mores

There’s a day for everything, and August 10th is National S’mores Day. Ooooo, I know you love that soft and creamy, sticky, chocolately crunch....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 7, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 11, 2016 at 6:23 am | 13 comments | 59513 Views


Local Flavor - Holiday Hotspots

There are some wonderful, new watering holes and eateries in the hood, perfect places to celebrate the holidays in style. Modern spaces, local touches; new hotels...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 2, 2018
Last comment by Why Not?, on Dec 16, 2018 at 9:00 am | 13 comments | 14729 Views


Cheese Plate - Disrupted

Cheese plates - same ol', same ol'... I've been making them in similar ways for years. A mixed up jumble with a cheese knife. -==I...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 13, 2022 at 6:32 pm | 13 comments | 5028 Views


Documentary worth viewing before worshiping this Memorial Day at the alter of BBQ'd dead animals

No, this is not one of "those" horrible, scare-mongering videos of how the animals we eat are raised and then murdered for our enjoyment. You can find...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 30, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Jun 5, 2016 at 6:29 pm | 13 comments | 5214 Views


Evolution of a Patriotic Man

When Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem last year I was of the mind that he was out of line, being disrespectful of the flag and the anthem and was...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Oct 1, 2017 at 8:03 pm | 13 comments | 3362 Views


Touring the SoCal Elites:UCLA, USC, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna

(written by John Raftrey) The second in a series. The Elite schools in Southern California all have admit rates under 20%, making admissions to them a virtual...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Mudder, on Apr 24, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 13 comments | 47957 Views


Data and Compassion: Radical Tools in the Fight for Gun Control

Students in Washington D.C. during National Walkout Day, March 14, 2018. During last week’s National Walkout Day, a nationwide demonstration...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Mar. 19, 2018
Last comment by mohit2931, on May 23, 2018 at 1:34 am | 13 comments | 16608 Views


Whoof! Our problems have all disappeared

We have no more "problems." They are now all gone. Instead, we only have “challenges.” Yes, “New Speak,” as George Orwell once phrased it in “1984,”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by avery james, on Mar 5, 2021 at 2:40 pm | 13 comments | 10796 Views


Post-election reflections -- and sponges

Let’s talk local. In the five-candidate Palo Alto City Council race, Alison Cormack was the big winner. She campaigned actively, sent out fliers and ran lots...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 8, 2018
Last comment by Annette, on Nov 13, 2018 at 6:50 am | 13 comments | 16415 Views


Don’t close Churchill Avenue at the tracks

Palo Alto is having a lot of trouble figuring out what kind of grade separations should be used at railroad crossings to accommodate an estimated 20 trains an hour...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 1, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 8, 2019 at 12:26 am | 13 comments | 10626 Views


Fussy (too fussy?) about the foods we eat

I happen to be one of those “eat to live” kinds of people, rather than a “live to eat” type. But for either, I love to cook. Most of the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Ms. B, on May 22, 2019 at 9:33 am | 13 comments | 11407 Views


Don’t keep information from the public

We have a city hall and police department transparency problem in Palo Alto that seems to be quietly but quickly expanding. That’s because: City Manager...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 20, 2021
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Apr 30, 2021 at 2:09 pm | 13 comments | 7936 Views


Can Americans Be Green?

If you think the online comments in this paper can get snarky, you should read some of the popular climate authors. For example: “==I Rich people emit more carbon,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 16, 2019 at 10:25 am | 13 comments | 17609 Views


Bold coyotes at Windy Hill

In late summer last year I was walking my dog across the top of Windy Hill when I ran into a guy going the other way with his own dog. He stopped me and said they...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 17, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 23, 2021 at 2:48 pm | 13 comments | 18295 Views


Why can't high schoolers write?

American schools have a big problem: they don’t teach us how to write well. Basic grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors are commonplace in the writing...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Sep. 12, 2020
Last comment by District parent, on Sep 18, 2020 at 11:09 am | 13 comments | 5828 Views


Who else has a 'The Cat Came Back' story?

Amid the hustle of modern high-tech, high-speed life it's always great to pause for a story about a cat -- or sometimes a dog -- that gets lost or left behind and...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 9, 2010
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Sep 17, 2010 at 6:00 pm | 12 comments | 12664 Views
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