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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What I Saw on Mulberry Street – and other cultural revisions

Writing about racism in our society today is always a delicate – and sometimes a dicey -- matter. Some people, it seems, are rushing to declare a book as “racist”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 9, 2021
Last comment by ariel fleming, on Mar 19, 2021 at 11:40 am | 72 comments | 7664 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

It is not an easy decision to go to high school in Palo Alto right now

Note: Today’s post is not about climate change, but tune in next week for more climate-related topics. On Thursday morning my tenth-grade daughter...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 14, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Mar 19, 2021 at 9:20 am | 25 comments | 11203 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Does Size Matter?

All joking aside, a tidbit on gender and the emotional brain in Scientific American Mind (SAM) July/August 2013, shares that women have a larger caudate nucleus...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4516 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Thank you Kepler's, Books Inc. and Linden Tree!

Before Covid our family greatly enjoyed visiting our local bookstores. Our kids loved browsing the shelves looking for new books to read. I enjoyed seeing our...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 11, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Mar 18, 2021 at 4:43 pm | 3 comments | 2658 Views

COUPLE'S NET

You, Me, and our Marriage (Three Entities)

Recently I wrote about the Isaacs definition of love, and it got me to thinking again about the third entity: your marriage (as in each of you and your relationship...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4201 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View's Savvy Cellar wine bar reopens under new owners

Savvy Cellar has reopened with new owners who want to breathe fresh life into the decade-old wine bar housed in a former train station in downtown Mountain View. Jim...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by Askmrlee, on Mar 11, 2021 at 9:21 pm | 4 comments | 5341 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

At long last, Ludwig's German Table to open with beer and brats in Mountain View

After 26 months and one pandemic, Ludwig's German Table is finally opening its much-anticipated downtown Mountain View beer garden. ==I Ludwig's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 5, 2021
Last comment by Jim Neal, on Mar 11, 2021 at 3:57 pm | 4 comments | 10993 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Union demands too many: Open up the schools now!

Should teachers be prioritized over others to get the coronavirus vaccine? Most of us would probably say yes, BUT… and there’s usually a “but” about most...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 21, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Mar 10, 2021 at 9:52 am | 26 comments | 5723 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Owners of Los Carnalitos taco truck to open Redwood City restaurant

The family behind the popular Los Carnalitos taco truck in Redwood City is opening a new restaurant a few miles away. La Fonda de Los Carnalitos will open this...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 9, 2021
Last comment by bhenmia0, on Mar 10, 2021 at 3:18 am | 1 comment | 6765 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Kill two birds with one ... mini-split!

Mini-splits are the multi-tools of HVAC. They can heat, they can cool, and they are very modular -- you can put in as few or as many as you want, where you want....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 28, 2021
Last comment by RMRN, on Mar 8, 2021 at 9:05 am | 16 comments | 6033 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Whoof! Our problems have all disappeared

We have no more "problems." They are now all gone. Instead, we only have “challenges.” Yes, “New Speak,” as George Orwell once phrased it in “1984,”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by avery james, on Mar 5, 2021 at 2:40 pm | 13 comments | 4352 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto JCC launches kosher food hall with Yemeni breads, sushi and more

A 1,600-square-foot kitchen at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto is now home to four businesses that will bring a range of kosher food and coffee to the local community. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 4, 2021
Last comment by Ezy, on Mar 5, 2021 at 9:21 am | 3 comments | 8500 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: How Long is Your Restoration Cycle?

When you get upset with your partner and a repair is made, how long does it take for your emotions, thoughts, and body to restore to equilibrium? I can almost...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4158 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Specialty's Cafe and Bakery comes back to life in Mountain View (cookies included)

Specialty's is back. The Bay Area-born cafe chain, which filed for bankruptcy and

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 1, 2021
Last comment by Parke T, on Mar 4, 2021 at 4:48 pm |
4 comments | 22401 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Polar vortexes and clean energy in the Upper Midwest

Given the awful power grid mess in Texas, it’s interesting to look at the ongoing electricity planning discussions for the Upper Midwest. In the summer of...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 21, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 27, 2021 at 4:06 pm | 8 comments | 5948 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Please Keep Your Dog Off of the Merry-go-round

We’ve been very grateful to have the playgrounds open so our kids can exercise, get some fresh air and run off extra energy. Almost everyone keeps a safe distance...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 22, 2021
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 27, 2021 at 10:47 am | 2 comments | 2862 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Now Has A Tremendous Opportunity to Transform Its Downtown

Will the Menlo Park City Council Recognize It on February 23? Residents Need to Weigh-in Now. UPDATE:(Feb 23, 2021) - Last night the Council...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Feb. 20, 2021
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Feb 24, 2021 at 12:21 pm | 18 comments | 6101 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'We believe in empathy and profitability.' This new company wants to redefine delivery for local restaurants

If you live in or near Mountain View, you could be dining this week on Wagyu yakitori over sushi rice from Torima by Hina Yakitori in San Francisco or peking duck...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 24, 2021 at 11:50 am | 2 comments | 7225 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What does it mean to be a "realist" about climate?

I recently tuned into a city discussion about reducing local emissions. Senior Resource Planner Jonathan Abendschein was giving a progress update on his team’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 14, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 21, 2021 at 1:01 pm | 21 comments | 5954 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: What Happens in Vegas Doesn't Stay in Vegas

What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas--NOT! Even though there is little traveling now due to Covid, the principles here still hold. These two quotes are from...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4518 Views
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