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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

About the Express Lanes Coming to 101

The Chair of the California Energy Commission, David Hochschild, recently observed that “electricity rates are climate policy”. I agree. We need to design...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 28, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 4, 2021 at 2:17 pm | 27 comments | 15069 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

CalTrain--Trends and Implications

This column explores the importance of CalTrain service to the peninsula and Palo Alto and the policy implications. The basic data and trends Average weekday...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Martin, on Feb 11, 2014 at 1:49 pm | 27 comments | 26619 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mixx shutters in Mountain View

Mixx, the casual fusion eatery that replaced longtime...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 17, 2015
Last comment by shakeMySugarTree, on Apr 8, 2016 at 11:08 pm |
27 comments | 32615 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain

Downtown Palo Alto seafood restaurant Sam's Chowder House has been sold to a Boston-based...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 9, 2017 at 2:13 pm | 27 comments | 39778 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

After three decades, Max's Opera Cafe to close in Palo Alto

It started 12 years ago, when California Pizza Kitchen opened at Stanford Shopping Center. Then came Yucca De Lac and The Melt. And in the last two years alone,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 26, 2018
Last comment by Edward, on Jul 15, 2018 at 1:02 pm | 27 comments | 42686 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Dining outdoors in Santa Clara County? You'll have to keep your mask on for most of the meal

Starting Monday in Santa Clara County, people dining outdoors at restaurants must keep masks on at all times, except while eating or drinking -- including when they're...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by Another Bob, on Jul 16, 2020 at 5:47 pm | 27 comments | 25253 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

I Got Stood Up. RSV-Please!

Everyone should host a party once a year. It is your ticket into all the other parties. Don't want to host at your house? Host at a park, a local bar, or team...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Mar 20, 2014 at 1:58 am | 27 comments | 36519 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Local Flavor – South Asian Takeout Edition

Six weeks ago-ish, we sat down to Food Party! about two local eateries. It was the

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 14, 2020 at 1:16 am |
27 comments | 10274 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Everyone Separates Food Scraps From Trash Now?

We take a break from our regularly scheduled Dry January program, to discuss a new

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 9, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jan 25, 2022 at 4:31 pm |
27 comments | 6690 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

'Don't talk to the press'

In a proposed new handbook for some 41 members on Palo Alto's boards and commissions, one recommendation from city staff states that these council appointees should...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Oct 21, 2020 at 11:23 am | 27 comments | 9706 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Union demands too many: Open up the schools now!

Should teachers be prioritized over others to get the coronavirus vaccine? Most of us would probably say yes, BUT… and there’s usually a “but” about most...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 21, 2021
Last comment by peppered, on May 16, 2021 at 3:47 pm | 27 comments | 10114 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

If at first the city does not succeed …

Once again (sigh), our city officials in Palo Alto are moving ahead to adopt a business tax – the revenue will probably go into the city’s general operating...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 3, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 10, 2022 at 9:32 am | 27 comments | 5477 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Public Transit Follies

Two false assumptions about public transit underlie "Smart Growth" as it is practiced here. The first is that trips other than commutes can be (largely)...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on Jul 20, 2014 at 11:27 am | 26 comments | 19417 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

I blame soccer (teamwork)

A society's values can be seen in the games its children play (to a lesser extent for adults). Games embody values?what skills and knowledge are important?and make...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Mar. 28, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Apr 3, 2015 at 10:31 pm | 26 comments | 15433 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Misadventures in boycotting: In-N-Out Burger & Wil Wheaton

These two recent instances of political boycotting are interesting supplements to an earlier blog.(foot#1) The Chair of the California Democratic Party, Eric...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Sep. 1, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 6, 2018 at 8:54 am | 26 comments | 10053 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Support your local whistleblowers (inside social media companies)

The Declaration of Independence is the name of the document, but the war is commonly called the American Revolution because it was much more than a war for independence....

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jul. 3, 2019
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Aug 5, 2019 at 11:07 am | 26 comments | 5677 Views

LOVE THAT PUP

State of the City: Some thoughts on a more eco-friendly Palo Alto

I recently read about Nancy Shepard's State of the City address, and was glad to see a focus on the quality of life for residents here in Palo Alto. She's a neighbor...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Opposed to off-leash dogs, on Sep 9, 2014 at 10:49 am | 26 comments | 9860 Views

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 | 8439 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 | 16820 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 | 10702 Views
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