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California's Budget Deficit and Debt

First a couple of numbers. After the spending reductions adopted in March and the additional income tax revenue that was reported in April, California now faces...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 18, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on May 30, 2011 at 7:41 am | 38 comments | 4187 Views


Sleeping with the fish

I doubt there is a better sleep aide than watching fish float in kelp swaying gently to and fro, unless it is studying an amorphous cluster of hundreds of anchovies...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Mar. 8, 2016
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Mar 9, 2016 at 4:58 pm | 8 comments | 4184 Views


Home sweet home

Two weeks ago my 88-year-old mother collapsed unconscious on the floor of her apartment. Fortunately, her ever-vigilant caregivers caught her as she fell, so she...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Rod, on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:25 pm | 5 comments | 4176 Views


Easter Eggsperiments

As we count down the days until Easter, our kids miss their grandma. Pre-covid she frequently visited us over Spring Break and shared her favorite science experiments...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 31, 2021
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Apr 3, 2021 at 11:43 am | 4 comments | 4173 Views


Ad Libs: Lend me a tenor

There was a great story this week in the Vancouver Sun about hapless singers from a Canadian choir standing out on a freezing bridge in their tuxes, trying to recruit...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 30, 2009
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Apr 3, 2009 at 2:18 pm | 3 comments | 4172 Views


On Deadline: Could a quake/tsunami hit Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park? You bet

In the shadow of the double-whammy disaster in Japan (assuming nuclear meltdown doesn't make it a triple) the inevitable question is: Can it happen here? Well,...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by Waves, on Mar 24, 2011 at 7:20 pm | 10 comments | 4164 Views


Boomer U. Expo Drew an Age-Diverse Crowd

Boomer U. Expo last Sat. at Mitchell Park Community Center was well attended. Manning the Webster House booth all day I noticed that the mean age of the attendees...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Apr. 6, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4159 Views


Finally Playing on the Playgrounds Again

This month we started going back to the playgrounds again. While they were closed, we enjoyed the open grass, ponds and walking paths at our local parks. And while...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 10, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4155 Views


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 | 4153 Views


Ad Libs: Summer in the studio

An intriguing note in the Foothill College newsletter about music instructor Paul Davies. As if teaching today's sprightly youths about music theory, composition...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Aug. 12, 2010
There are no comments yet. 4141 Views


Packing for the Women's March

This week I am traveling to Washington DC. My Houston-based daughter and I are meeting there to attend the Women’s March on Washington...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by JimK, on Jan 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 10 comments | 4141 Views


Chico Marx brings Spanish-Californian fare to South San Francisco

Dishes at Chico Marx in South San Francisco are inspired by Spanish and Californian flavors. Courtesy Kelly Puleio. By Kate Bradshaw Chico...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 16, 2023
Last comment by Beryl Phillips, on May 17, 2023 at 11:26 am | 3 comments | 4138 Views


Farm Bill and the Environment - part 4

Land conservation and preservation concerns first showed up in the 1985 Farm Bill (pg. 57). Funds became available for farmers to NOT PLANT up to 37 million acres...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 28, 2023
Last comment by Crescent Park Rez, on Mar 6, 2023 at 6:35 pm | 9 comments | 4134 Views


Contact tracing and PCR tests ... for plant disease!

I got an email a few days ago, courtesy of Santa Clara County’s Environmental Protection Agency, warning me that a plant I had purchased was part of a nursery...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 3, 2023
Last comment by Eeyore, on Sep 6, 2023 at 10:31 pm | 2 comments | 4123 Views


'World Press Freedom Day' needs courageous journalism, at home and abroad

Thursday, May 3, was designated as "World Press Freedom Day" today (April 30) by the California Legislature, echoing a 1993 action by the United Nations. But...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Apr. 30, 2012
Last comment by svatoid, on May 11, 2012 at 5:36 pm | 4 comments | 4109 Views


Toll Lanes Start

A portion of southbound 680 will allow single occupancy cars to use the carpool lane for a fee starting on September 20th. http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_16104723 ...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 19, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm | 8 comments | 4098 Views


Tree Walk: Edible Urban Forest - July 8

What happens when a permaculturist, a chef, and a policy wonk walk into a park? Why, an Edible Tree Walk of course! Edible Tree Walk Saturday, July 8th...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 3, 2023
Last comment by Bill Taylor, on Jun 10, 2023 at 2:33 pm | 6 comments | 4066 Views


Read-a-thon Activities

We are thankful that our school is still holding its annual read-a-thon this year. Our kids love an excuse to buy new books, listen to storytimes, and see how many...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 26, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4038 Views


Seasonal farmers markets spring back throughout the Peninsula

Fresh Approach's East Palo Alto farmers market. (Courtesy Fresh Approach) By Kate Bradshaw Now that the weather is warm again,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 28, 2023
There are no comments yet. 4025 Views


Where I Spend and What I See Downtown

My wife and I live downtown (DTN) and my office is DTN. I walk DTN 2-3 times a day mostly to visit and spend money at businesses. Here is what...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 2, 2023
Last comment by JAFO, on Sep 21, 2023 at 12:19 pm | 8 comments | 4021 Views
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