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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Such delightful city employee perks

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” William Shakespeare once proclaimed in “Hamlet.” I will soften that considerably, but suggest...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by DIana Diamond, 3 hours ago | 44 comments | 3928 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

"Win-Win" Father's Day Gift Ideas

. Here are ones both your dad and our local restaurant owners will really appreciate. Either take him to dinner next week or give him a gift certificate that can...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jun. 6, 2020
There are no comments yet. 69 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Power Lines, Pipelines, and the Limits of Eminent Domain

Do you notice that you are seeing more protests against oil and gas pipelines in recent years? That’s because pipeline construction is booming. When fracking...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 31, 2020
Last comment by 24/7 Electricity = Most Important,, 6 hours ago | 24 comments | 4859 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'All of us can do something.' Local black restaurant owners react to George Floyd protests

Lisa Spencer holds her breath when her youngest son, Myles, leaves their home in East Palo Alto. He's 15 years old now -- not yet an adult, but old enough for...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on Jun 5, 2020 at 1:53 pm | 13 comments | 6942 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Union. Unity. E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)

I’ve been trying to figure out what to write this week given what’s going on with the state of our nation, racism, and people’s...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 5, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Union. Unity. E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)

I’ve been trying to figure out what to write this week given what’s going on with the state of our nation, racism, and people’s treatment...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 5, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Union. Unity. E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)

I’ve been trying to figure out what to write this week given what’s going on with the state of our nation, racism, and people’s treatment of one...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 5, 2020
There are no comments yet. 842 Views

DEEP MENLO

These are the Times that Try Men's Souls

Thus began Thomas Paine’s revolutionary war treatise Common Sense, his 1776 argument for detaching the American colonies from England, and the creation of...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Jacqueline Downes, on Jun 5, 2020 at 5:08 am | 1 comment | 490 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What’s wrong with this picture? PA city manager earns more than the president!

It’s just our money that the City of Palo Alto is spending, so why should we get concerned? But I am, because this week I saw what the city staff and particularly...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Luke, on Jun 4, 2020 at 10:49 pm | 48 comments | 7819 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

When will this end?

Who would have ever thought that a tiny little virus, a microorganism, would have the wherewithal to cause our entire world to come to a standstill? Hundreds of...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by OliverM, on Jun 4, 2020 at 10:43 pm | 57 comments | 5068 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A tea house, a speakeasy, a beloved restaurant: The Van's in Belmont has closed for good

The Van's Restaurant On the Hill in Belmont, a local institution that was originally built in 1915, has permanently closed after decades of serving throwback fare...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Frederick Gunning , on Jun 4, 2020 at 12:33 pm | 9 comments | 13199 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

John Shelsta's popular pastry pop-up finds a new home at Zola in Palo Alto

John Shelsta, whose flaky croissants, morning buns and ganache-filled kouign amann have drawn a loyal following for years, has finally found a semi-permanent home...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Jess, on Jun 3, 2020 at 1:32 pm | 7 comments | 8241 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Antonio's Nut House will reopen soon with outdoor seating, food pop-ups ... and free peanuts

Antonio's Nut House, Palo Alto's last dive bar, is gearing up to reopen its doors this month while its owners continue to work on securing a long-term home for the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Annette, on Jun 3, 2020 at 5:21 am | 6 comments | 2537 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Taqueria Azteca folds after three decades in Palo Alto, unable to weather the COVID-19 storm

Taqueria Azteca, the 30-year-old Mexican restaurant inside Antonio's Nut House in Palo Alto, has permanently closed. Fernando Miranda Rios, whose parents Jose...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Paul fisher, on Jun 2, 2020 at 3:59 pm | 3 comments | 2715 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Why I am suspicious about PA’s budget cuts

When I first saw a list of proposed cuts the city staff had recommended for the Palo Alto city budget (due to a COVID-19 $38 million loss of revenue), I became suspicious....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 2, 2020 at 2:47 am | 47 comments | 4976 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We are testing geoengineering, and that is a good thing

Geoengineering is the “deliberate large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment to counteract anthropogenic climate change”. (1) It

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 1, 2020 at 5:09 pm |
34 comments | 3851 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Ready for Nothing

The end of the school year is tiring regardless of whether it is distance learning or in person. But I think many parents and kids are ready for this school year...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 31, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1006 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Should farmers markets close during the coronavirus? Local operators are split.

Some Peninsula farmers markets have decided to close temporarily to slow the spread of the coronavirus while others are staying open to maintain a reliable, direct-from-farms...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Solar Panel, on May 29, 2020 at 9:09 pm | 11 comments | 13709 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Remembrance of things past: former Stanford president, Donald Kennedy

I once had the privilege of working for Donald Kennedy. It was shortly after he became president of Stanford in 1980, and I had just started working in the Office...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by Solar Panel, on May 29, 2020 at 8:58 pm | 8 comments | 3989 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

The Silver Linings Of Social Distancing In Menlo Park

. Social distancing measures have severely limited the activities of most Menlo Park residents, business owners and workers, and influenced many of their thoughts...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Beth, on May 29, 2020 at 7:21 pm | 2 comments | 1872 Views
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'All of us can do something.' Local black restaurant owners react to George Floyd protests
By Elena Kadvany | 13 comments | 6,942 views

Power Lines, Pipelines, and the Limits of Eminent Domain
By Sherry Listgarten | 24 comments | 4,859 views

Such delightful city employee perks
By Diana Diamond | 44 comments | 3,928 views

Ready for Nothing
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 1,006 views

Union. Unity. E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 842 views

 

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