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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Lucky Palo Alto voters – maybe two tax increases to approve in November

There’s a duplicitous November ballot measure the Palo Alto City Council is considering -- asking voters to approve a natural gas usage rate tax charged by the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Local Resident, on Aug 8, 2022 at 10:43 am | 20 comments | 2984 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Try this for healthier, more drought-resistant plants

A couple of weeks ago I was talking with a local landscaper. At one point I asked about mixing organic amendment into the soil. “Oh no,” she replied,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 31, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 7, 2022 at 9:28 am | 7 comments | 4564 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Don't Wait Till Your Child is 42 to Say "I'm Proud of You."

I was looking through old journals just now. Some of it was painful to remember, some was joyful. One item I came across was a card from my mother congratulating...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 21, 2022
Last comment by Alex Johnson, on Aug 3, 2022 at 7:30 am | 7 comments | 4372 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Emissions Intensity of California's Electricity Grid

Sometimes California’s electricity is powered almost entirely by gas turbines. Below is an example from January 12 of this year at 6 pm, when there was little...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 24, 2022
Last comment by BobB, on Jul 31, 2022 at 5:52 pm | 22 comments | 6549 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Vegan variety: 10 Peninsula plant-based restaurants to try now

By Stephanie Gerson From vegan sushi rolls to dairy-free ice cream, there’s no shortage of options for plant-based eaters. ==I...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by Frozen, on Jul 30, 2022 at 9:27 am | 5 comments | 4158 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Passion (fruit)

These are passion fruit flowers. They generally bloom for a day, and I haven't seen them this close to one another before. It feels like an amazing visual representation...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 30, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2306 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ethel’s Fancy opens soon. Its Michelin-starred chef says not to expect fine dining.

By Anthony Shu Scott Nishiyama is taking over The Prolific Oven’s former downtown Palo Alto space. ==I Crispy pork belly, burrata,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Bob Shackleford, on Jul 29, 2022 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 4229 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Mateo’s 84-year-old Wing Fat Chinese Restaurant is closing. Many families are losing a home.

By Anthony Shu Wing Fat’s numerous owners toiled away for their children’s benefit. The restaurant’s closure marks their success, but...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 21, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jul 28, 2022 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 3769 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Small-batch ice creamery Humphry Slocombe celebrating its new Peninsula store with an ice cream giveaway

By Stephanie Gerson A Bay-Area founded ice creamery is opening its first Peninsula storefront. Humphry Slocombe,

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 26, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2879 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The Delay, Delay, Delay Attitude in Palo Alto

If any of you have taken a national survey, you know the first question is something along the line of, “Do you think the country is on the right track?” Answer...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 17, 2022
Last comment by Grew Up Here, on Jul 24, 2022 at 7:03 pm | 24 comments | 5237 Views

COUPLE'S NET

I Think This Photo Says it All!

Hello Readers. I'm in moving chaos, and will get back to writing for you soon. ...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 21, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Jul 23, 2022 at 4:44 pm | 1 comment | 3284 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Viral cookie chain Crumbl Cookies opens first Peninsula store Friday

By Stephanie Gerson In 2017, cousins Jason McGowan and Sawyer Hemsley started selling Crumbl’s signature milk chocolate chip cookie out of a storefront...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 20, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3230 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Comcast, what are you doing to us?

The problems started a week ago – it was a Tuesday. I was sitting in front of my computer when I suddenly could not connect to any internet site. And across the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by PhilB, on Jul 20, 2022 at 11:40 am | 17 comments | 4955 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Primary for local Congressional seat might not be uninteresting + Uncomfortable with Weekly's endorsement

Anna Eshoo has been the Congresswoman for this area since 1993 and has won primary and general elections by margins in the range of 20-40% of the vote. In 2020,...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on May. 28, 2022
Last comment by Tyler Prescott, on Jul 19, 2022 at 1:53 pm | 22 comments | 2436 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Is this the kind of America we want to live in?

For more than a decade, I worked in downtown Highland Park, IL daily, in an office on Sheridan Road, just around the corner from where the gun massacre happened...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 5, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jul 18, 2022 at 4:23 pm | 101 comments | 4173 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto is #1! (in water costs)

Are water rates in Palo Alto high? You bet. It’s not just that we charge a lot. Our tiers are also very steep. As a result, tree-friendly Palo Alto charges...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 17, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 18, 2022 at 4:15 pm | 7 comments | 5615 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto’s business tax: A forever tax that we will be paying for

==I “So, what if Palo Alto imposes a business tax on all retail businesses in this city? That’s fine with me if they pay money to run Palo Alto –...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 7, 2022
Last comment by vanessa, on Jul 14, 2022 at 11:04 pm | 59 comments | 5545 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

We must change our gun culture in America

We live in a country in love with guns – significantly more than any other country in the world. Many Americans idolize them. This gun reverence has worsened the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 31, 2022
Last comment by vanessa, on Jul 14, 2022 at 11:02 pm | 81 comments | 7197 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

People are prepurchasing thousands of bagels as Boichik Bagels lures community investors

By Anthony Shu ==I Emily Winston is opening up the first Peninsula location of her popular bagel shop Boichik Bagels in Palo Alto’s...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 11, 2022
Last comment by Julie armitano, on Jul 14, 2022 at 9:55 am | 8 comments | 30058 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cuban Kitchen seeks increase in catering orders to avoid closing

By Stephanie Gerson ==I Lynna Martinez (left) and her daughter Lilah Arrazcaeta opened Cuban Kitchen in San Mateo in 2015. (Photo courtesy...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 14, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2902 Views
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