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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 | 11689 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 | 5942 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Snapshot of Grid Mixes across the US

Over the past few days I’ve spoken with several people who are electrifying their homes and cars, and it reminded me how lucky we are to live in California...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 30, 2022
Last comment by chris aoki, on Feb 8, 2022 at 6:35 pm | 17 comments | 9150 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Five last-minute Lunar New Year sweets you can find on the Peninsula

By Anthony Shu ==I The bright red Chinese New Year cake topped with black sesame whipped cream at Maison Alyzee in Mountain View. (Photo...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 4, 2022
Last comment by Jim Gates, on Feb 6, 2022 at 2:22 pm | 4 comments | 5232 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Don’t jump on the single-payer bandwagon yet – we can’t afford it!

Toss away those Medicare and MediCal cards – they will be invalid. Forget about paying your monthly health premium rates – you will no longer be charged for...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 26, 2022
Last comment by maguro_01, on Feb 5, 2022 at 10:54 pm | 49 comments | 7117 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Miscarriage

I initially posted this in 2014, and readers found it helpful, so I'm sharing it with you again. I have been pregnant seven times. I wanted two children. I have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 28, 2022
Last comment by Deborah, on Feb 1, 2022 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 7651 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Business tax in Palo Alto

To the City Council and Finance Committee and staff I support a tax at the rates suggested by the survey results in the Finance Committee agenda packet on large...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 17, 2022
Last comment by Julia Raines, on Jan 30, 2022 at 12:44 pm | 8 comments | 6497 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What can you do with your EV battery?

I have heard from many of you who have EVs and would like to know when you will be able to use your car to power your house during a blackout, charge your laptop...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 23, 2022
Last comment by EPL, on Jan 29, 2022 at 4:34 pm | 8 comments | 8909 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Rozmary Kitchen's weekly sandwich pop-ups return to The Midwife and the Baker

By Julia Brown ==I The Midwife and the Baker bakes the sandwich bread for Rozmary Kitchen's pop-up and hosts it. The pop-up returns weekly...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 25, 2022
Last comment by Sandwich lover, on Jan 27, 2022 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 7369 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Is Watching Porn Considered to be Cheating?

The answer actually is: it depends. If you and your partner have discussed it and agreed that watching porn is okay, then watching porn is not cheating—with...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 21, 2022
Last comment by Rashaun Williams, on Jan 27, 2022 at 11:31 am | 11 comments | 9729 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Sutter and PAMF — protect your patients from coronavirus — not just your employees

For months, I declared that I would not write about the COVID-19 virus and its variants because we are bombarded with daily reports in the press, and on daily radio...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 22, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jan 27, 2022 at 8:03 am | 42 comments | 7409 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'This is just the beginning': Boichik Bagels opening Peninsula outpost

By Julia Brown ==I Boichik Bagels, a popular Berkeley eatery recognized by the New York Times as being part of a "West Coast bagel...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 24, 2022
Last comment by HerbF, on Jan 26, 2022 at 11:38 am | 3 comments | 10206 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 | 7220 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Why Give Up Delicious Things?

When you hear “Dry January” what comes to mind? For some, the word dry rings loudest. For others it’s more about self-efficacy. The distinction...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 16, 2022
Last comment by Bill Gibbons, on Jan 24, 2022 at 8:50 am | 24 comments | 5698 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Bay Area public transit is in trouble: Can our failing systems be saved?

Let us imagine that you have just been appointed the chief public transit guru in the Bay Area. You achieved this very important post because the transit committee...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Carolyn Ober, on Jan 21, 2022 at 12:19 pm | 35 comments | 7131 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Neighbors feeding neighbors: Rebyl Food connects Coastside community

By Sara Hayden ==I Rebyl Food provides fruits and vegetables, specialty foods from home cooks and other goods that Coastside customers...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 12, 2022
Last comment by Asa Goldman, on Jan 16, 2022 at 11:15 am | 4 comments | 5192 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The difficult calculation where math and humanity intersect

The US government may not levy a carbon tax yet, but for more than ten years our government has calculated a price for carbon emissions and used it to craft policies....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 9, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 13, 2022 at 1:15 pm | 14 comments | 9056 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

15 Peninsula sandwiches we’re craving now

By Sara Hayden We enjoy a good sandwich as a perfectly self-contained, hand-held meal or a decadent indulgence accompanied by a stack of napkins. These...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by AdjunctProfessorville, on Jan 12, 2022 at 7:35 pm | 20 comments | 8527 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is California engaging in wishful thinking or rigorous planning?

Two weeks ago, a comment on this blog

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 28, 2021
Last comment by Peter Converse, on Jan 12, 2022 at 7:33 pm |
14 comments | 13676 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Big changes needed in Palo Alto -- including spending control

For your consideration, Palo Altans: We need a change in the way this city is governed. Given our gigantic city budget, our thousand-plus employees and the increasing...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by Paul Withrow, on Jan 8, 2022 at 2:19 pm | 12 comments | 5549 Views
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James Beard Award winning chef Traci Des Jardins' restaurant el Alto abruptly closes its doors in Los Altos months after highly anticipated opening
By The Peninsula Foodist | 14 comments | 9,102 views

Palo Alto's bold proposal to jumpstart home electrification
By Sherry Listgarten | 22 comments | 5,294 views

San Bruno Wins Food Trend Craze with First Plant-Based Gas Mart
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 2,810 views

How Much Time do You Spend Outdoors?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,159 views

Is Palo Alto Utilities ready for our increasing demand for more electricity?
By Diana Diamond | 8 comments | 2,070 views