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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Inaugural reflections

The rapid repair of the country’s Capitol shows what our country can do. By Inauguration Day it was repaired, and bedecked with furling flags, appropriate...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by It's 46 and Sunny...., 38 minutes ago | 35 comments | 2564 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Demystifying heat pump water heaters

There is a surprising amount of water heater inertia in our area -- we are clinging to old-style heaters. I’ve been scratching my head about it. Mid-peninsula...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 17, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, 21 hours ago | 21 comments | 5784 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View gets new dhaba-style Indian restaurant

Gurinder Singh, a native of north India who's worked in restaurants since he was a young adult, has opened a new Indian eatery in Mountain View called In d Go. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by Me, on Jan 22, 2021 at 11:30 am | 4 comments | 23821 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Thank you California Academy of Sciences!

Like many kids, ours are eager to go back to their favorite museums and zoos when it is safe to do so. While we enjoyed a simple winter break at home this year,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 19, 2021
Last comment by Mondoman, on Jan 22, 2021 at 12:05 am | 1 comment | 1472 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Join the Club . . .

. . . of women who do not complain about their husbands (and talk with them instead). On the one hand, some women will not say negative things about her husband...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 15, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2427 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Which Christmas Gifts are Lasting?

It has been over 2 weeks since Christmas Day. Our decorations are back in the closet and we are enjoying the break before Valentines Day. Some Christmas presents...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 15, 2021 at 12:41 pm | 2 comments | 1956 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

PA Police: Too drastic a decision on banning police information from public

The Palo Alto Police Department definitely made a mistake when it abruptly sent an email to local media on Tuesday, Jan. 5, stating that starting immediately the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 10, 2021
Last comment by Duveneck neighbor, on Jan 14, 2021 at 1:32 pm | 6 comments | 3582 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Spend some quality time with your thermostat

When I was looking for a house in Palo Alto about twelve years ago, a friend warned me about high utility rates. I asked my real estate agent about it and she responded...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 10, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 13, 2021 at 9:27 pm | 11 comments | 4223 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

2021: Council changes challenging

Palo Altans have a new city council, and things will soon change in this town -- for the better, I hope. The council will assume more control of the city; the role...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 6, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 11, 2021 at 9:17 pm | 8 comments | 3108 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

World Wrapps to return to the Peninsula with new menu, two new locations

Twenty-five years after World Wrapps was born in the Bay Area, two of its original founders have revived the fast-casual chain and plan to open two locations on...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 7, 2021
Last comment by Victor Bishop, on Jan 9, 2021 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 4328 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Antoine's Cookie Shop to bring warm chocolate chip cookies to Palo Alto

==I UPDATE: Antoine's Cookie Shop is open in Palo Alto as of Friday, Jan. 15, for pickup and local delivery....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 28, 2020
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jan 7, 2021 at 8:50 pm | 6 comments | 8802 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Dry January – Join Us!

Well Food Partiers!, there comes a time every so often when the best celebration is one of quiet contemplation. Welcome to January my dear. For a lot of us,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 2, 2021
Last comment by Have been on Dry January for Years, on Jan 7, 2021 at 8:13 pm | 2 comments | 3712 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 kodaikanal rooms, on Jan 6, 2021 at 5:56 am | 38 comments | 7324 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Bay Area Economic Update

Happy and I hope a better New Year, Below is the link to my December Bay Area economic update web link The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 26, 2020
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jan 1, 2021 at 3:32 pm | 7 comments | 4158 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Do Women Truly Want Men to be Vulnerable?

I think women want men to be emotionally vulnerable. I don't think women want men to be career, financially, or physically vulnerable. This is a conundrum. For...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 31, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4123 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

ALERT: Menlo Park Small Business Owners And NonProfits Need To Apply For New California Grants Immediately Or Be Left Out!

. On December 4, 2020, Governor Newsom announced a new $500M grant program to help California Small Businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic....

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Dec. 30, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1116 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Offsetting your 2020 emissions

For the last 4-5 years, at the end of the year, I’ve been offsetting our household’s carbon emissions. It's easy and not too expensive. In fact, it's...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 13, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Dec 29, 2020 at 1:58 pm | 10 comments | 4795 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

2021: The time to think outside the box

Begone 2020. You were not a good year. Welcome 2021. You will have a busy year, because we have a lot of challenges for you! 2021 is a very special time, because...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Dec 28, 2020 at 10:02 pm | 3 comments | 3692 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's loss is the Peninsula's gain: August 1 Five chef opens Indian restaurant in Los Altos

After modern Indian restaurant August 1 Five closed in San Francisco this month, chef Manish Tyagi was left looking for a new job in the midst of the pandemic. He...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 24, 2020
Last comment by Rose, on Dec 28, 2020 at 9:54 pm | 3 comments | 10607 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The Countdown to Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is always a bit tricky. Advent calendars and this year’s elf on the shelf make it more enjoyable, but it is still so hard to wait for...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 20, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 24, 2020 at 10:07 pm | 2 comments | 2008 Views
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Mountain View gets new dhaba-style Indian restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 23,821 views

Demystifying heat pump water heaters
By Sherry Listgarten | 21 comments | 5,784 views

Inaugural reflections
By Diana Diamond | 35 comments | 2,564 views

Thank you California Academy of Sciences!
By Cheryl Bac | 1 comment | 1,472 views

Know a Book Agent or Publisher?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,378 views