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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are you trying to use less gas?

Some days (weeks) you just want to keep your eyes closed. You don’t want to watch the news, you don’t want to look at gas prices, you don’t want...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 13, 2022
Last comment by Erlinda , on Mar 20, 2022 at 8:43 pm | 33 comments | 11972 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On hunting imaginary lions

Somewhere deep inside I've always been a lion hunter. And the recent episode of the lion hunt in and around Palo Alto's Foothills Park and the Los Trancos Woods...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 22, 2008
Last comment by lion, on Sep 22, 2008 at 9:49 pm | 32 comments | 15353 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On hunting imaginary lions

Somewhere deep inside I've always been a lion hunter. And the recent episode of the lion hunt in and around Palo Alto's Foothills Park and the Los Trancos Woods...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 22, 2008
Last comment by lion, on Sep 22, 2008 at 9:49 pm | 32 comments | 8941 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

A reprehensible political ad

This is not so much about a particular set of lies at the core of one political ad, but more about Palo Alto's political environment. When very prominent people...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Nov. 2, 2014
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Nov 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm | 32 comments | 12994 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

El Camino: Another scheme to increase congestion?

The risk that either alternative will actually be implemented is minimal: Both call for substantial widening of El Camino, which requires taking private property...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Nov. 12, 2018
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Nov 19, 2018 at 11:44 am | 32 comments | 7760 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Delay in de-laning Paly 9th grade English is unfortunate

The Paly English department's recent proposal to de-lane 9th grade English has generated a lot of controversy. Today,

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Paly mom, on Feb 21, 2014 at 7:44 pm |
32 comments | 11928 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Climate-Friendly 2020

‘Tis the season to make New Year’s resolutions, though any time is a good time to be a little climate-friendlier. If you are interested in making some changes,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 29, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 9, 2020 at 12:57 pm | 32 comments | 14682 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Implications of Today's Economic News

Today brought two more bits of good economic news. National job growth continued with a gain of 212,000 private sector jobs and a drop in the unemployment rate...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by romney equals BushCheney, on Jul 6, 2012 at 11:18 am | 32 comments | 24285 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Implications of Today's Economic News

Today brought two more bits of good economic news. National job growth continued with a gain of 212,000 private sector jobs and a drop in the unemployment rate...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by romney equals BushCheney, on Jul 6, 2012 at 11:18 am | 32 comments | 6897 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Regional Growth Plans Explained

Last month the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) adopted Plan Bay Area, an integrated land use and transportation...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Steve Levy, on Nov 14, 2013 at 4:39 pm | 32 comments | 28942 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Developers and Development

Town Square has a lot of posts angry about the pace of development in Palo Alto and tossing around inflammatory statements about developers and the City Council. But...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Burned out in traffic, on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 32 comments | 30626 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Divestment Not a Good Way to Fight Climate Change

Next week the city council will discuss a memo from council members Berman, Burt, Holman and Kniss seeking to ask CalPERS to divest holdings in companies associated...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 1, 2015
Last comment by Resident 2, on Feb 8, 2015 at 11:35 am | 32 comments | 24312 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

My Pet Poster Peeves--Part One

A few posters make comments that tell other people and companies what to do in terms of where to live and work. It seems like they have invented a variation on the...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jun 15, 2015 at 11:00 am | 32 comments | 19700 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Veggie Grill coming soon to Mountain View's San Antonio Center

Mountain View's revamped Village at San Antonio Center will soon be a little more vegetarian friendly, with Southern California-based chain Veggie Grill slated to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Veggies and meat, on Nov 1, 2014 at 5:59 am | 32 comments | 39659 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Round Table Pizza bites the dust in downtown Palo Alto

A longtime Round Table Pizza outpost in downtown Palo Alto has closed for good. The 263 University Ave. restaurant closed on Sunday, Aug. 19, according to an...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by Nayeli, on Aug 30, 2019 at 2:44 pm | 32 comments | 25375 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Why is it becoming increasingly impossible to open a restaurant on the Peninsula?

In early August, Ben Bate got some bad news. The City of Mountain View informed him — seven months after he took over 383 Castro St. to open

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by Run, Don't Walk, from This, Ludwig's Team, on Sep 26, 2019 at 11:51 pm |
32 comments | 18177 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'A devastating impact:' The coronavirus claims Clarke's Charcoal Broiler, Mountain View's oldest operating restaurant

The family behind Clarke's Charcoal Broiler in Mountain View has decided to close the 75-year-old restaurant in the wake of a shelter-in-place order that has brought...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Samson, on Apr 25, 2020 at 11:11 am | 32 comments | 27693 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

Overachieving in High School: Is It Worth It?

In Palo Alto, where every high-achieving parent moves to get closer to Stanford and give their children the best education, emphasis on schoolwork is often overwhelming....

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Feb. 24, 2020
Last comment by Hello, on Mar 12, 2020 at 8:42 pm | 32 comments | 10602 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is there a polite way to say "Too much plastic"?

I probably should have held my tongue. It was a nice event, organized and executed by volunteers. But I was already aggravated because the outdoor lunch was being...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 20, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 26, 2020 at 8:57 pm | 31 comments | 15083 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The Joint Venture Proposition 13 Paper

Here is the link to the Joint Venture Index of Silicon Valley including the Special Analysis I wrote on Proposition 13. The purpose of the paper was to explain...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 11, 2012
Last comment by anne, on Jun 6, 2017 at 2:34 am | 31 comments | 22443 Views
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