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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

We must change our gun culture in America

We live in a country in love with guns – significantly more than any other country in the world. Many Americans idolize them. This gun reverence has worsened the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 31, 2022
Last comment by Richt, 5 hours ago | 80 comments | 5782 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Gifts and Belongings

Of my 5 Love Languages, and my husband’s too, gifts are the last of five. We mostly choose to do something together for birthdays and holidays (quality time,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 25, 2022
Last comment by AMRW, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 1016 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Am I saving enough water yet?

We are in our third year of drought in California and it’s not pretty. SoCal residents are under some

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 19, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, 8 hours ago |
35 comments | 4626 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Comcast, what are you doing to us?

The problems started a week ago – it was a Tuesday. I was sitting in front of my computer when I suddenly could not connect to any internet site. And across the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, 10 hours ago | 8 comments | 1833 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

E-Bikes on Open Space Trails: Yes or No?

On Wednesday, June 29, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) will decide where to allow e-bikes on its

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 26, 2022
Last comment by Mike Vandeman, 10 hours ago |
3 comments | 1969 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I support conversion of office space to housing on West Bayshore

Dear Mayor Burt and Councilmembers, I write in support of Summerhill Homes’ development proposal at 2850 West Bayshore Road. Both the staff and PTC have brought...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 19, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Jun 25, 2022 at 9:05 am | 12 comments | 1823 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Why the owner of Burlingame's Rasa gave up a Michelin star

By Anthony Shu ==I The second location of the more casual San Carlos eatery, Saffron Burlingame has a different menu that focuses on the...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1700 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

12 can't-miss items at Eataly Silicon Valley, according to an Italian food expert

By Anthony Shu The Neapolitan pizza is made with imported Italian buffalo mozzarella. Photo by Magali Gauthier. Eataly has finally...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2222 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Money grabbing -- A Palo Alto tax to reject in November

While the Palo Alto City Council is having some hesitation, because of a weak economy, as to whether it should place on the November ballot a measure calling for...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by Diana Diamond, on Jun 21, 2022 at 10:54 am | 23 comments | 2975 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I would like to support a new business tax

Dear Mayor Burt and Council members, I read in the Daily Post that you were sent an analysis by Joint Venture Silicon Valley's research group comparing your proposed...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 17, 2022
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jun 18, 2022 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments | 1263 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will goopy straws and useless bags doom our efforts?

Many readers of this blog are concerned about plastic waste. I understand why. We walk past discarded water bottles at concerts and games; we find disposable cups...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 12, 2022
Last comment by MichaelB, on Jun 18, 2022 at 8:13 am | 23 comments | 6263 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Award-winning chocolatier SWEET55 comes home to Palo Alto

By Anthony Shu Heart-shaped ganache-filled chocolates at Sweet55 in Half Moon Bay. Photo by Magali Gauthier. In February,

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Jun 15, 2022 at 1:55 pm |
1 comment | 3565 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto’s business tax: A forever tax that we will be paying for

==I “So, what if Palo Alto imposes a business tax on all retail businesses in this city? That’s fine with me if they pay money to run Palo Alto –...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 7, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Jun 14, 2022 at 8:04 pm | 58 comments | 4194 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

My letter to council on the proposed business tax

Dear Mayor Burt and council members, In 2019 I publicly supported the business tax being discussed at the Finance Committee and consultant findings. But I...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 11, 2022
Last comment by Betty Lange, on Jun 11, 2022 at 2:06 pm | 3 comments | 2712 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Plant Forward Futures with the Culinary Institute of America - Part 2

Everything is being disrupted these days – ever wonder what the future of dinner will be? Answers were being tossed around at Global Plant Forward Culinary...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1243 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's long-standing sports bar The Old Pro to close June 19

The Old Pro is a beloved Palo Alto watering hole and sports bar. File photo. Originally opening in 1964, The Old Pro has long served as...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 2, 2022
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Jun 9, 2022 at 8:41 pm | 9 comments | 8349 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mango, ube and grape sweets take over, local favorites expand and a French bistro arrives

By Anthony Shu ==I Paul Ng of Noodleosophy finishes making pulled noodles by hand at Dealmoon’s Asian Street Food Night Market in...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 8, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3017 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Best Laid Plans . . . Yes, I Got Covid, Too

We've all been through best laid plans going to hell in one way or another in the last two years. As I wrote last week, my husband retired on Friday. I had planned...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 3, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Jun 7, 2022 at 11:22 am | 2 comments | 4496 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are you ready to ditch disposables?

Two years ago, in February 2020, I wrote about Palo Alto’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 29, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 3, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 15 comments | 6692 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Do Palo Alto city officials ever, ever have enough money?

Palo Alto has nearly a $1 billion (that’s a “B”) budget scheduled for this coming 2022-2023 fiscal year. That in itself is amazing for a town with a 62,000-plus...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 23, 2022
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 2, 2022 at 8:55 pm | 66 comments | 5416 Views
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12 can't-miss items at Eataly Silicon Valley, according to an Italian food expert
By The Peninsula Foodist | 0 comments | 2,222 views

E-Bikes on Open Space Trails: Yes or No?
By Sherry Listgarten | 3 comments | 1,969 views

Comcast, what are you doing to us?
By Diana Diamond | 8 comments | 1,833 views

Gifts and Belongings
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,016 views