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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Which City Council candidates "get" climate change?

A few weeks ago 350 Silicon Valley and 18 other non-profits sponsored a two hour forum to solicit Palo Alto City Council candidates’ views on climate change....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 25, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, 18 minutes ago | 9 comments | 1267 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 | 6635 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. 3056 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 | 12216 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 Measure for Measure, on Oct 22, 2020 at 9:45 pm | 16 comments | 2386 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 | 3966 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 | 3571 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 | 3795 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 | 11760 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Vote for Burt, Lauing, Kou and Varma in PA race

This is a critical year for Palo Alto's future -- and whom we vote for in the Palo Alto City Council race has become quite important. There are 10 candidates running...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 6, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Oct 10, 2020 at 9:15 pm | 15 comments | 3168 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 | 1606 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 | 3683 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 | 2976 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 | 3958 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 | 3434 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

MP City Council Improves Downtown Temporary Outdoor Dining Program (Yea!)

. A lot has changed since the City of Menlo Park (“City”) initially closed off sections of downtown Santa Cruz in June in order to allow restaurants...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Oct. 7, 2020
Last comment by Virginia, on Oct 8, 2020 at 1:36 pm | 2 comments | 1063 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 | 4001 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 | 2941 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 | 9482 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are our recycling bins too big?

Are our recycling bins too big? That seems like a weird question. We want to recycle, so why would we want smaller bins? Another way to think of the question...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 27, 2020
Last comment by Ranvapa , on Oct 4, 2020 at 11:09 pm | 15 comments | 4049 Views
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After 10 years, Shalala Ramen to leave downtown Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 12,216 views

Thinking of moving? You're not alone.
By Sherry Listgarten | 23 comments | 6,635 views

Ballot propositions have problems
By Diana Diamond | 16 comments | 2,386 views

Premarital and Couples: I’m not getting what I need. How can I get him/her to change?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,084 views

Changing Our Focus
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