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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto's bold proposal to jumpstart home electrification

Six years ago Palo Alto set a goal to reduce city emissions to 80%...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 25, 2022
Last comment by d page, 7 hours ago | 7 comments | 2689 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The Benefits of Adding Market-Rate Housing in Palo Alto

Adding housing for residents who make more than 120% of the area median income is the largest component (2,621 of 6,086) or over 40% of Palo Alto’s RHNA housing...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 22, 2022
Last comment by stephen levy, 12 hours ago | 10 comments | 1491 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The capabilities I seek in our city council candidates

One of the most important civic acts Palo Alto residents have to do is choose who they want to serve on the city council. This week the Palo Alto Weekly had a...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 15, 2022
Last comment by Ashley Davis, 15 hours ago | 19 comments | 2536 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How my 80-year-old parents electrified their Foster City townhouse

My parents Eileen and Max live in a 52-year-old townhouse in Foster City. Up until a few years ago they drove a gas car, heated their home with a gas-powered furnace,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 18, 2022
Last comment by eileen , 17 hours ago | 12 comments | 9855 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

San Bruno Wins Food Trend Craze with First Plant-Based Gas Mart

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you something super fun from the hood.

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 24, 2022
Last comment by Mike Taylor, 19 hours ago |
2 comments | 1895 Views

COUPLE'S NET

How Much Time do You Spend Outdoors?

I’ve been spending a lot more time outdoors, walking, exploring and going on adventures. I’ve noticed I feel better physically and emotionally since...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 24, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1239 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ditch the dining hall: Here are 16 spots near Peninsula colleges that are easy on the wallet

The shrimp taco at Sancho’s Taqueria. (Photo by Veronica Weber) By Kate Bradshaw For Peninsula college students, back-to-school...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2706 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Scratch-Cooking Returning to Palo Alto Schools

Anyone out there remember the cafeteria ladies making school lunch? Readers over 50 years (maybe even 40?) might recall this daily ritual with long-lost nostalgia....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 15, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Sep 22, 2022 at 2:35 pm | 3 comments | 2519 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

New State of Mind pizzeria location in Redwood City to highlight restaurant's 'Almost Famous' fried chicken sandwich

==I The 'Almost Famous' fried chicken sandwich is made with gluten-free flour for the breading on the chicken and comes with pickled Fresno peppers...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 19, 2022
Last comment by Mondoman, on Sep 22, 2022 at 10:41 am | 3 comments | 1332 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We should not be operating our power grid via text alert, and other observations from the past few days

Well, that was an interesting few days. Our electric service should work quietly in the background. Instead it made headlines nearly every day. At times it appeared...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 9, 2022
Last comment by Westbrook, on Sep 21, 2022 at 10:34 pm | 19 comments | 4322 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Where is Your Focus?

Readers, please follow along with this exercise: 1. Off the top of your head, jot down the 3-5 immediate answers that popped into your head. 2. Now, look at...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 17, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Sep 21, 2022 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 2269 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The Benefits of Selective Height Increases for Housing Projects

The staff report for the PTC June meeting on Housing Element update programs suggested and PTC adopted some proposed height limit increases for housing on the Stanford...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 9, 2022
Last comment by Beverly Yount, on Sep 17, 2022 at 11:30 am | 5 comments | 3730 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

What we’re drinking: Tiki time

==I Devin's tiki-inspired cocktail recipe Bay Winds has seven ingredients, including gold rum, dry vermouth and fresh lime juice. (Photo by Devin...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1745 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Three Amazing Outdoor Art Installations Brighten Downtown Menlo Park!

. Residents Take Matters Into Their Own Hands Photo Exhibit (Walgreens) Walk along the downtown Santa Cruz Avenue sidewalk in front of Walgreens...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Sep. 5, 2022
Last comment by Debbie Hall, on Sep 16, 2022 at 10:14 am | 1 comment | 2986 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Chicken tapioca dumplings and Hat Yai fried chicken: Daly City's Kan Kiin is open and serving Thai comfort food

The interior of Kan Kiin Brunch and Thai Eatery in Daly City. (Photo courtesy Kan Kiin) A new Daly City restaurant offering Thai comfort...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2107 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will the power go out during this heat wave?

Our local power providers and our grid operator (CAISO) are asking us to conserve electricity over the next few days as record-breaking heat and heavy use of air...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 4, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 12, 2022 at 1:27 pm | 34 comments | 6851 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto: an “all-electric city”? Such a quandary for me

Palo Alto City Council is pushing hard to have this city become “all-electric.” It is an attempt to slow down global climate change. It sounds great,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 19, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 12, 2022 at 1:26 pm | 124 comments | 7669 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Happy holidays to you -- and you, and you . . .

It’s become a smorgasbord of ideas about how many more official holidays our little city of 62,000 should celebrate in Palo Alto, and an item council members...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 9, 2022
Last comment by Barron Park Denizen, on Sep 12, 2022 at 10:30 am | 9 comments | 2332 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Lost Your Mojo?

What do you do when you’ve lost your Mojo? Readers, you may not know it, but aside from writing this column for you, I went through a dry spell in my writing...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 2, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Sep 9, 2022 at 8:10 am | 2 comments | 2743 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Perk up Palo Alto --- this city can be a lot more attractive!

Let’s face it. Palo Alto needs to be prettied up, as in add to the ambience. For some reason, over the years, our city fathers have paid little attention to...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 3, 2022
Last comment by Jersey+Girl, on Sep 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm | 17 comments | 4960 Views
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BREAKING: James Beard Award winning chef Traci Des Jardins' restaurant el Alto abruptly closes its doors in Los Altos months after highly anticipated opening
By The Peninsula Foodist | 0 comments | 5,075 views

Palo Alto's bold proposal to jumpstart home electrification
By Sherry Listgarten | 7 comments | 2,689 views

San Bruno Wins Food Trend Craze with First Plant-Based Gas Mart
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 1,895 views

The Benefits of Adding Market-Rate Housing in Palo Alto
By Steve Levy | 10 comments | 1,491 views

How Much Time do You Spend Outdoors?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,239 views