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A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Democracy loses again at City Hall: "Pig in a poke" lawsuit settlement

City Hall is again subverting the democratic process by settling a lawsuit filed by two Palo Alto residents and 8 others who are incensed that City Council did not...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Oct. 27, 2020
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Oct 28, 2020 at 8:10 pm | 6 comments | 1957 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Ballot propositions have problems

I voted yesterday. And after I gave my ballot to my mailman (he assured me the ballots were flowing smoothly through the post office), I thought about my votes and...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Oct 28, 2020 at 9:56 am | 18 comments | 3922 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Thinking of moving? You're not alone.

This would be funny if it weren’t also true. Just today (1), I got: - A warning about extreme heat (a “Heat advisory”) - A notice about “public...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 18, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto, on Oct 24, 2020 at 6:54 pm | 23 comments | 8425 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The swanky Selby's opened to much fanfare last year. It will now close temporarily.

Since March, the Selby's dining room -- with mohair walls, custom chandeliers and table-side martini service -- has remained dark, while the kitchen focused instead...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 6062 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

After 10 years, Shalala Ramen to leave downtown Mountain View

After a decade of serving tonkotsu and spicy miso ramen in Mountain View, Shalala Ramen is permanently closing. Owner Nobu Iwahashi is opening a new, takeout-only...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by Ron Wolf, on Oct 23, 2020 at 5:38 pm | 5 comments | 16333 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

'Don't talk to the press'

In a proposed new handbook for some 41 members on Palo Alto's boards and commissions, one recommendation from city staff states that these council appointees should...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Oct 21, 2020 at 11:23 am | 27 comments | 4886 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Fun and games with your electric meter

I remembered the other day that I made a New Year's resolution to decrease our electricity...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 11, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 17, 2020 at 10:20 am | 24 comments | 4649 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Dare to be Fair Vote No on Prop 15

I was brought up to believe I should help pay for the public services I want. So I support school bonds and parcel taxes as a long-term investment and in gratitude...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 10, 2020
Last comment by Common sense, on Oct 16, 2020 at 2:20 pm | 34 comments | 5365 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Foothills Park Pseudo-Lawsuit: Is the City going to cave-in & defame its residents as "racists"?

At the September 28 City Council meeting, there was a closed session to discuss a lawsuit against the City seeking to open Foothills Nature Preserve (previously...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Oct. 12, 2020
Last comment by rita vrhel, on Oct 15, 2020 at 2:56 pm | 9 comments | 2759 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Farmhouse Kitchen opens glitzy Thai restaurant in Menlo Park, indoor dining included

San Francisco Thai restaurant Farmhouse...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 4, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Oct 14, 2020 at 7:53 pm |
14 comments | 13860 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Palo Alto's Woke proto-Authoritarians

"You don't put civil rights to a vote." That was Mayor Adrian Fine after his position on access to Foothills Park was defeated. I was surprised not...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Oct 12, 2020 at 8:34 pm | 10 comments | 3110 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I am Voting No on Prop 22

Prop 22 exempts app-based transportation and delivery service drivers from the requirements of AB 5. In plain English Prop 22 exempts drivers for Lyft, Uber, Doordash...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, on Oct 10, 2020 at 2:39 pm | 5 comments | 2362 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Redwood City's Zadna opens fast-casual spinoff in Palo Alto

Redwood City Mediterranean restaurant Zadna has opened a fast-casual eatery in downtown Palo Alto. Called Zadna Bowl, the restaurant is located at 461 Emerson...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 7, 2020
Last comment by stephen levy, on Oct 10, 2020 at 10:48 am | 1 comment | 4497 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Can pop-ups help restaurants ride out the COVID wave?

Six months into the coronavirus shutdown, more local establishments are turning to pop-ups as a way to invigorate their businesses. Vineyard Gate, a

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by panative, on Oct 8, 2020 at 11:40 pm |
2 comments | 3766 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Tanaka resurfaces false 2016 accusation against Burt: PA City Council election

Toward the end of the City Council Candidate Forum hosted by Palo Alto Neighborhoods, candidates were asked to direct a question to another candidate. Greg Tanaka's...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Oct. 5, 2020
Last comment by mjc, on Oct 8, 2020 at 10:11 pm | 6 comments | 1974 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are American and masculine identity compatible with eco-friendly living?

Oh boy. After a week of heat, smoke, COVID news, and a frustrated housebound teenager, not necessarily in that order, I haven’t been entirely excited to do...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 4, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Oct 8, 2020 at 6:49 pm | 22 comments | 4729 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Trump Paid $750 in Taxes

At our house, we believe that black lives matter. We believe it’s time to end racism and sexism. We believe that all people matter and it’s time to end...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 8, 2020 at 1:55 pm | 2 comments | 4557 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Nov. 3 -- a critical election -- and now your comments on the first debate

LET ME INADD TO THIS ORIGINAL BLOG HERE TO ASK FOR YOUR COMMENTS ON ONE OF THE MOST UNUSUAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES OUR COUNTRY HAS EXPERIENCED -- THE FIRST SEPT....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 29, 2020
Last comment by perceived diminished mental faculties, on Oct 6, 2020 at 6:36 pm | 33 comments | 4737 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I am Voting Yes on Measure RR to Provide Caltrain a Dedicated Revenue Source

Continued and expanded Caltrain service will provide benefits to residents, the environment and the economy. Conversely, the diminished or eliminated service that...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 27, 2020
Last comment by Commuter, on Oct 6, 2020 at 10:29 am | 7 comments | 3495 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Farmhouse Kitchen to bring Northern Thai food to Menlo Park

Farmhouse Kitchen, a San Francisco-born string of Thai restaurants, is opening its newest location at 1165 Merrill St. in Menlo Park this fall. The 4,000-square-foot...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by Dagwood, on Oct 5, 2020 at 11:58 am | 7 comments | 10185 Views
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