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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Spend some quality time with your thermostat

When I was looking for a house in Palo Alto about twelve years ago, a friend warned me about high utility rates. I asked my real estate agent about it and she responded...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 10, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 13, 2021 at 9:27 pm | 11 comments | 5305 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Foothills Park Referendum: Considerations

My three previous blogs critiqued the lawsuit seeking to overturn the residents-only access policy for Foothills Park.(foot#1) Here I will explain various aspects...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Jan 12, 2021 at 12:49 am | 7 comments | 3370 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

2021: Council changes challenging

Palo Altans have a new city council, and things will soon change in this town -- for the better, I hope. The council will assume more control of the city; the role...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 6, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 11, 2021 at 9:17 pm | 8 comments | 3830 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

Feminism: what’s so wrong about equal rights?

Feminism. Its primary definition, according to Merriam-Webster, is the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. So, in theory, even if...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Jan. 1, 2021
Last comment by Squidsie, on Jan 10, 2021 at 12:10 pm | 10 comments | 6952 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

World Wrapps to return to the Peninsula with new menu, two new locations

UPDATE: World Wrapps is open at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto as of Feb. 13. It's open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Twenty-five years after World...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 7, 2021
Last comment by Victor Bishop, on Jan 9, 2021 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 5349 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Antoine's Cookie Shop to bring warm chocolate chip cookies to Palo Alto

==I UPDATE: Antoine's Cookie Shop is open in Palo Alto as of Friday, Jan. 15, for pickup and local delivery....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 28, 2020
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jan 7, 2021 at 8:50 pm | 6 comments | 10315 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Dry January – Join Us!

Well Food Partiers!, there comes a time every so often when the best celebration is one of quiet contemplation. Welcome to January my dear. For a lot of us,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 2, 2021
Last comment by Have been on Dry January for Years, on Jan 7, 2021 at 8:13 pm | 2 comments | 4322 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 kodaikanal rooms, on Jan 6, 2021 at 5:56 am | 38 comments | 7899 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Bay Area Economic Update

Happy and I hope a better New Year, Below is the link to my December Bay Area economic update web link The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 26, 2020
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jan 1, 2021 at 3:32 pm | 7 comments | 7425 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Do Women Truly Want Men to be Vulnerable?

I think women want men to be emotionally vulnerable. I don't think women want men to be career, financially, or physically vulnerable. This is a conundrum. For...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 31, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5200 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

2021: The time to think outside the box

Begone 2020. You were not a good year. Welcome 2021. You will have a busy year, because we have a lot of challenges for you! 2021 is a very special time, because...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Dec 28, 2020 at 10:02 pm | 3 comments | 4568 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's loss is the Peninsula's gain: August 1 Five chef opens Indian restaurant in Los Altos

After modern Indian restaurant August 1 Five closed in San Francisco this month, chef Manish Tyagi was left looking for a new job in the midst of the pandemic. He...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 24, 2020
Last comment by Rose, on Dec 28, 2020 at 9:54 pm | 3 comments | 11710 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The Countdown to Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is always a bit tricky. Advent calendars and this year’s elf on the shelf make it more enjoyable, but it is still so hard to wait for...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 20, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 24, 2020 at 10:07 pm | 2 comments | 2466 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Emotional Forensics

If you've watched a crime show or read a mystery, you know the investigator looks at the crime and then works his or her way back to figure out what happened, and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4472 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

A tedious tale about testing

==I NOTE: Since this blog was posted late afternoon, 12/15, I was able to talk to someone at the city. The Palo Alto Art Center will soon be closed. Two testing...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 15, 2020
Last comment by TimR, on Dec 23, 2020 at 11:27 pm | 14 comments | 6452 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Did LED bulbs make a difference? Yes, bigly!

It’s that time of year when Kris Kringle encourages the Winter Warlock by singing: “Put one step in front of the other…” That’s how...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 20, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Dec 22, 2020 at 4:23 pm | 8 comments | 5121 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: In-Laws and the Holidays: Three Tips

I hope you have wonderful, loving, accepting in-laws. Whether you do or not, here are three tips for in-laws and the holidays: 1. Remember that you and your partner...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 18, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4641 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Where to get Christmas meals on the Peninsula

Here's a list of restaurants and bakeries offering Christmas specials for pickup and delivery on the Peninsula, from prime rib and bûche de Noël to Jamaican...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 15, 2020
Last comment by Judy, on Dec 17, 2020 at 7:45 pm | 6 comments | 17410 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto utility gas overcharges are illegal, judge says -- but there are other questionable charges at City Hall

Palo Alto resident Miriam Green got her monthly utility bill, and realized how much of the money the Utilities Department gets from customer gas, electric and water...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 8, 2020
Last comment by Diana Diamond, on Dec 15, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 10 comments | 5197 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Please Join Me: Donate to Second Harvest Food Bank

I urge you to make a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank. If each of you who reads this donates even $5, that could bring in at least $10,000, providing 20,000...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 11, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4968 Views
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Specialty's Cafe and Bakery comes back to life in Mountain View (cookies included)
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 19,142 views

Kill two birds with one ... mini-split!
By Sherry Listgarten | 15 comments | 3,953 views

March Madness for Seniors
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,539 views

Whoof! Our problems have all disappeared
By Diana Diamond | 13 comments | 2,429 views

Premarital and Couples: How Long is Your Restoration Cycle?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 804 views

 

Calling all photographers!

Enter your best shots in the Peninsula Photo Contest. Open to anyone who lives, works or attends school within the 650 area code. There are both Adult and Youth divisions and six different categories to submit your digital images. Deadline for entries is March 22.

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