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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Why aren't more products easy to repair?

A few years ago my Dad got really annoyed when his patio umbrella stopped opening and closing easily. He wasn’t annoyed because it stopped working. He was...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 13, 2022
Last comment by Matt, on Feb 16, 2022 at 1:31 pm | 15 comments | 13442 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Economics of Residential Rooftop Solar

The other day I mentioned to someone that I’m not a big fan of residential rooftop solar. His response was “You don’t believe in climate change?”...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 16, 2022
Last comment by EPL, on Feb 16, 2022 at 7:46 am | 67 comments | 16516 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto needs to prioritize its priorities

Palo Alto’s new priorities are nice. So very nice. The four the city council decided on for 2922 encompass many of this city’s worries and concerns...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 9, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 15, 2022 at 4:27 am | 15 comments | 6302 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto's climate goals threatened by inadequate power grid

The City of Palo Alto’s emissions goals are in jeopardy because of its outdated electrical grid. During a February 2 Utilities Advisory Commission (UAC)

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 6, 2022
Last comment by Larry, on Feb 13, 2022 at 1:11 pm |
29 comments | 14585 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Say cheers to SF Beer Week at events throughout the Peninsula

By Zack Fernandes ==I Blue Oak Brewing Co. turns five this year and is throwing a bash during SF Beer Week, complete with live music, to...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 11, 2022
Last comment by Hilbert , on Feb 11, 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1 comment | 8404 Views

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 | 12521 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 | 6534 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 | 9985 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 | 5739 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 | 7730 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 | 8504 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 | 6937 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 | 9851 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 | 7896 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 | 11100 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 | 8043 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 | 11289 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 | 7817 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 | 6196 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 | 7910 Views
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