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PENINSULA FOODIST

Made from scratch: Mezzaluna chef chats career and seaside Italian fare

By Sara Hayden Nearly 30 years ago, José Dolores Marquez, Giovanni Marzocca and Roberto Pugliese drove from "over the hill" toward the...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2939 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Your electric panel

Can you convert your gas furnace to an electric heat pump? How much space is in your panel? There's more than you might think! This is the second in a three-part...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 10, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 14, 2021 at 1:39 pm | 8 comments | 9541 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"When you make the sacrifice in marriage . . .

. . . you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship." - Joseph Campbell Well said! Other ways of saying it: Secure Attachment. Two-person...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 13, 2021 at 11:18 am | 2 comments | 7743 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Is PAMF running amok?

I don't want to write this, but problems at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation are still increasing. For years I have been a very happy patient at their Palo Alto...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by P2L1, on Oct 12, 2021 at 6:53 pm | 47 comments | 15277 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Food meets art: Jesse Cool reflects on closing the Cool Cafe at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center after 20 years

By Sara Hayden After a hiatus during the pandemic, the Cool Cafe is closing at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center. Helmed by educator and food activist...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 24, 2021
Last comment by Annette, on Oct 12, 2021 at 7:05 am | 11 comments | 7337 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Please stop interrupting me! Right? Wrong?

Some people are shy. They don't talk much. Some people like to talk; some love to talk, and talk, oftentimes without seemingly coming up for a breath of air. Some...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 6, 2021
Last comment by Mondoman, on Oct 10, 2021 at 11:44 pm | 5 comments | 6435 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Smart meters: The easy part and the hard part

There’s an easier part and a harder part to a smart meter rollout. The easier part is installing the new meters and radios and associated software. I say this...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 26, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 10, 2021 at 3:13 pm | 22 comments | 9140 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is renewable diesel the real deal?

Have you noticed the flags advertising “Renewable Diesel” at local 76 stations? I did and wondered if it was the real deal or a form of “greenwashing,”...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 19, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 8, 2021 at 11:13 am | 12 comments | 11575 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Electric Speak 101

This past weekend some of my neighbors were participating in an informal panel discussion about electrification. Partway through one woman raised her hand and asked...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 4, 2021
Last comment by SallyVP, on Oct 6, 2021 at 2:54 pm | 5 comments | 7503 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'Neighborhood Pizza Guy' takes pizza project to Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood

By Kate Bradshaw Next time you go to Cafe Zoe on a weekend, you may just be able to pick up a pizza too. Matt Burr, who taught himself to bake pizzas...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4660 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto officials: Stop milking us for more money!

Once again, another utilities rate hike is in store for Palo Alto residents, courtesy of our city manager and council. Will these almost annual hikes never stop?...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 28, 2021
Last comment by S.+Underwood, on Oct 5, 2021 at 10:00 am | 20 comments | 8470 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

Social media and the sustainable fashion movement

Social media has caused the idea of living sustainably—more specifically, dressing sustainably—to take over the teenage world, as well as mainstream...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Aug. 14, 2021
Last comment by jamesbenzo11, on Oct 4, 2021 at 3:28 pm | 4 comments | 7406 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Do we really have a housing crisis?

The repeated refrain these past several years: We have a housing crisis in town -- we have to build more housing units so more people can live in our fair cities. Most...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 23, 2021
Last comment by Gale+Johnson, on Sep 30, 2021 at 8:16 pm | 46 comments | 9961 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Food hall forage: What we ate at State Street Market in Los Altos

Kumamoto oysters, margherita flatbread, Tin Pot Creamery ice cream and more By Sara Hayden State Street Market is now open in Los Altos. Anticipation...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 23, 2021
Last comment by John Smith, on Sep 30, 2021 at 1:55 am | 4 comments | 13271 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Recall Election Reform: Forgetting that the talking points were only that

Campaign talking points that make no sense can take on a life of their own simply through repetition. Competent politicians interested in good government would know...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Sep. 16, 2021
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Sep 26, 2021 at 2:52 pm | 16 comments | 5779 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

On price gouging and other obstacles to HPWH adoption

It is hard not to be worried about climate change these days. More...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 5, 2021
Last comment by EPL, on Sep 25, 2021 at 4:37 pm | 28 comments | 10262 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Good eats in the City of Good Living: Drake's San Carlos goes big on brunch and more

"You can just see the history in the walls." Local owner Christian Conte pays homage to his hometown with new restaurant By Sara Hayden Born...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 23, 2021
There are no comments yet. 6423 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

PA's downtown business problems not simple to solve

Some businesses are closing in Palo Alto's downtown; city business revenues the past two years have dropped significantly, and the town's main street connecting...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 15, 2021
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Sep 21, 2021 at 8:07 pm | 8 comments | 9006 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

"It's too little too late" and other reasons why not

FUD. Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. Big changes should be carefully considered. But when a new idea quickly provokes objections from many different angles, something...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 12, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 19, 2021 at 6:13 am | 13 comments | 7520 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Craving a two-foot pizza? Pizzone serves Milan-style magic in Palo Alto.

Weekend pop-up presents colossal pies via Vina Enoteca By Sara Hayden Pizzone is popping up with giant Milan-style pizza at Vina Enoteca in Palo Alto....

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 16, 2021
Last comment by Anna Delacroix, on Sep 18, 2021 at 9:27 am | 2 comments | 11682 Views
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