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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWReminiscences of the presidents I met in real time
As 98-year-old former President Jimmy Carter lies on his bed, hospice by his side, I thought back and recalled the first and only time I met him years ago. And that...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 27, 2023
Last comment by Bert Jacobs, on Mar 3, 2023 at 8:10 am | 10 comments | 2741 Views
THE FOOD PARTY!Farm Bill, Food Stamps and SNAP (part 3)
Where do most Farm Bill allocations go? Approximately 76% of monies fund the Nutrition Title, which includes programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 24, 2023
Last comment by Livia Delgado, on Feb 28, 2023 at 8:18 am | 20 comments | 5064 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWAmerica‘s crises are escalating. What can we do?
Passivity prevails. During the past several years, two new crises – increased violence and an acceptance of political (and personal) lying in our country are...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 20, 2023
Last comment by Bruce Gault, on Feb 27, 2023 at 7:00 am | 31 comments | 4086 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWGo away, language police!
The Information Technology (IT) Department at Stanford caused quite a tizzy when it published a guide on harmful language that should not be used at the university....Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 31, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Feb 26, 2023 at 12:51 pm | 48 comments | 7205 Views
PENINSULA FOODISTWhat she’s eating: Kajiken brothless ramen in San Mateo draws a line down the block
Mushroom aburasoba with egg and crispy add-ons from Kajiken in San Mateo. (Photo by Kate Bradshaw) By Kate Bradshaw After hearing...Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 24, 2023
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COUPLE'S NETCouples New Year Resolutions (Including Sexually)
We will: - Prioritize our partner/relationship/marriage over everything: • Doing so will create a secure foundation and roof over the head of your kids. You...Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 31, 2022
Last comment by Alinalopez, on Feb 23, 2023 at 8:48 pm | 3 comments | 7827 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENDevelopment vs Environment at Lake Tahoe
I just finished reading an Environmental History of Lake Tahoe by David C. Antonucci....Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 19, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm | 8 comments | 7497 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWBan the noise in Palo Alto?
Last week, an array of residents deplored the noise emitted from gas leaf blowers, claiming they are destroying “the quality of life” in our fair city. One...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 11, 2023
Last comment by Raoul Marquez, on Feb 19, 2023 at 11:38 am | 32 comments | 4589 Views
THE FOOD PARTY!Farm Bill. Not Sexy. Really Matters.
Approximately every five years the United States renews its commitment to our food system, farmers, school children and to all Americans. The Farm Bill, a massive...Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 13, 2023
Last comment by Raoul Marquez, on Feb 19, 2023 at 11:33 am | 18 comments | 3589 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENHoover panelists denounce climate misinformation while spreading it
Two weeks ago I attended a day-long conference on climate-related...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 12, 2023
Last comment by Mark Twang, on Feb 17, 2023 at 8:18 pm | 20 comments | 7971 Views
COUPLE'S NETI’m a Jew in Germany
I’m just back from a walk to the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on Bogenberg Hill. I quietly and respectfully entered the Church. I...Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 11, 2023
Last comment by J Randall, on Feb 17, 2023 at 7:03 pm | 6 comments | 4211 Views
PENINSULA FOODISTAs Tin Pot Creamery shutters scoop shops and pivots to grocery store sales, a popular Santa Cruz ice cream chain will open in place of the Palo Alto location
Tin Pot Creamery currently offers eight ice cream flavors at grocery stores. Courtesy Tin Pot Creamery. By Kate Bradshaw Tin Pot...Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 15, 2023
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A NEW SHADE OF GREENMandates or Markets for Environmental Policy?
The Hoover Institution held a day-long conference last week titledOriginal post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 5, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 12, 2023 at 6:18 am | 11 comments | 7404 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWCan the Memphis police behavior ever happen here?
What happened in Memphis where seven officers worked almost as a team to beat and kick 29-year-old Tyre NICHOLS is not a singular event in one city. Police beatings...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 1, 2023
Last comment by Pauline Rogers, on Feb 11, 2023 at 1:15 pm | 46 comments | 4268 Views
PENINSULA FOODISTWhy this deli hidden in a Burlingame office park was named one of the top eateries in America
The Pastrami Mami breakfast burrito at Gigi's Cafe. Courtesy Teresa Gee. By Kate Bradshaw Last week, Teresa Gee was surprised...Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 8, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Feb 10, 2023 at 7:37 pm | 2 comments | 12938 Views
PENINSULA FOODISTFiloli's Quail Café boosts dining options with new vendor
A sandwich served by Epicurean Group at Filoli's Quail Cafe. Photo courtesy Epicurean Group. By Kate Bradshaw Filoli, the historic...Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 2, 2023
Last comment by Claudette, on Feb 6, 2023 at 12:41 pm | 4 comments | 3616 Views
THE FOOD PARTY!How to Replace a Dry Red - Dry January Ends
What’s the most complex flavor you’ve ever tasted? Bacon? Vanilla? Red wine? That last one is the taste experience I really miss...Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 29, 2023
Last comment by Stephanie Cochran, on Feb 5, 2023 at 10:52 pm | 12 comments | 3709 Views
COUPLE'S NET“ . . . We have no way of knowing when our time is up . . .”
“It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up -- that we will...Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 28, 2023
Last comment by Kilback, on Feb 5, 2023 at 7:58 pm | 4 comments | 3836 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENHow we eat away at our open space, even in Palo Alto
Palo Alto has a long and distinguished history of identifying, protecting, and maintaining open space. The generosity and dedication of nature-loving residents...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 22, 2023
Last comment by JCH, on Feb 2, 2023 at 5:01 pm | 6 comments | 9442 Views
PENINSULA FOODISTThis barbecue business was kicked out of Belmont. Now it's a Sunday fixture in Redwood City.
A pulled pork sandwich served with pickles and housemade barbecue sauce. (Courtesy Stewart Putney.) By Kate Bradshaw Growing up...Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 1, 2023
Last comment by Jerome Jackson, on Feb 2, 2023 at 10:32 am | 2 comments | 6999 Views
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