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THE FOOD PARTY!

Traveling Solo

Hello Food Partiers! from the Southern California desert. Sorry to miss the discussion last week, (please remember The Food Party! is an insult-free blog) but...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 27, 2022
Last comment by Jason Tang, on Mar 31, 2022 at 2:58 pm | 9 comments | 3633 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

A cultural tug-of-war: who do I cheer for in the Olympics?

I love the Olympics. There’s something truly special about it, watching the most talented athletes from a diverse set of countries come together to participate...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Feb. 16, 2022
Last comment by Jason Tang, on Mar 31, 2022 at 2:52 pm | 72 comments | 2693 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Questions for PA City Manager Ed Shikada

I am contemplating walking through Palo Alto City Hall, clear see-through flag in hand, proclaiming, “Transparency: Now!” Why? Because I am tired of all the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 22, 2022
Last comment by Jason Tang, on Mar 31, 2022 at 2:45 pm | 48 comments | 4630 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Omnipresent Grief

Grief is usually associated with a loss due to death. There are other losses we grieve: loss of a marriage, relationship or friendship, a job, our health, a miscarriage,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 25, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Mar 31, 2022 at 1:38 pm | 4 comments | 4952 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Vehicles turning right pose a danger to cyclists and pedestrians

Last week I biked to Ace Hardware, just over a mile from my home, and when I came back I thought “Whoa, that was not fun.” There are some big four-way...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 20, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 30, 2022 at 7:38 pm | 33 comments | 8943 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Sugar – Bigger Sinner Than Wine?

One measure of addictability is how fast the effect gets to your brain. Guess what commonly consumed substance tops the list? Alcohol gets...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 24, 2022
Last comment by Cynthia Albert, on Mar 24, 2022 at 3:40 pm | 9 comments | 4788 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 Cynthia Albert, on Mar 24, 2022 at 3:40 pm | 9 comments | 5310 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Express lanes will cost drivers masses of money -- and the state will collect millions from us

==I "The integration of managed express lanes will reduce congestion all along the U.S. 101 corridor. It will encourage carpooling and transit ridership as...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 15, 2022
Last comment by Cynthia Albert, on Mar 24, 2022 at 3:29 pm | 38 comments | 6925 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

2 -Burger a Day Alternative

The Portola Valley Forum (our version of Nextdoor) recently engaged in a fascinating thread about eating. My neighbor wants to eat less meat and was looking for...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 17, 2022
Last comment by Bobbi Lange, on Mar 24, 2022 at 2:14 pm | 21 comments | 5268 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Mom Said a Lot

I’m going to share a piece I wrote in my mid-20s. You will see intergenerational wounds, and part of what I have had to work through in my own life. My husband...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 22, 2022 at 3:15 pm | 1 comment | 4019 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are you trying to use less gas?

Some days (weeks) you just want to keep your eyes closed. You don’t want to watch the news, you don’t want to look at gas prices, you don’t want...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 13, 2022
Last comment by Erlinda , on Mar 20, 2022 at 8:43 pm | 33 comments | 7638 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Propaganda, disinformation invade our lives -- here, and in Ukraine

The disinformation about the invasion of Ukraine that is being broadcast by Putin to his people is frightening, to say the least, for the message Putin is spewing...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 8, 2022
Last comment by Russ Wilkins, on Mar 16, 2022 at 11:57 am | 36 comments | 5668 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Being Understood vs. Being Right

Readers, you’ve often heard me asking, “Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?” Many people get caught up in wanting to be right,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 11, 2022
Last comment by Matt, on Mar 15, 2022 at 6:15 pm | 1 comment | 4668 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Journey Through Covid (with bone broth)

It was the first weekend back to some semblance of normal. “Everybody can take off their mask,” and yes indeedie – that’s exactly what...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 10, 2022
Last comment by John Jeffers, on Mar 14, 2022 at 4:25 pm | 16 comments | 4325 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is it true that our electricity rates will be going down?

Many of us have felt the pinch of high electricity bills over the winter, and our bills only seem to go up. Well, it’s not your imagination. Electricity rates...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 6, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 11, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 25 comments | 9973 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

A left- v. right-hand problem in PA’s push to be an “all-electric city”

Will Palo Alto and other local cities have adequate distribution systems to go all-electric by 2030? Some utility experts say absolutely not – we don’t...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 2, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 10, 2022 at 5:19 pm | 16 comments | 4583 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“Vagina Love: An Owner’s Manual”

Check out Lili Sohn’s new graphic medicine book. “Half of all people have vaginas. But how much do we know about that part of our body? And why are we...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 4, 2022
Last comment by Erlinda , on Mar 10, 2022 at 10:37 am | 2 comments | 5637 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto City Council: Get rid of police encryption! Now! Please!

How long will it take the Palo Alto City Council to discuss the police encryption problem? When will the city’s top staff members stop saying that encryption must...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 22, 2022
Last comment by Eeyore (formerly StarSpring), on Mar 2, 2022 at 8:46 am | 16 comments | 12845 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Baumé gave up two Michelin stars. Now it’s reopening with a more relaxed approach to fine dining.

By Anthony Shu Chef Bruno Chemel uses a blow torch to add finishing touches at Baumé. Photo by Veronica Weber. After 12...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 23, 2022
Last comment by Lee, on Feb 28, 2022 at 10:33 am | 2 comments | 6105 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Sparkling Hot Chocolate

TGIF – Thanks Goodness It’s February! Good show to all the Dry January participants out there. On the last night, we mixed up this bright little...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 4, 2022
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 26, 2022 at 2:05 pm | 6 comments | 3780 Views
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