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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Do we really need all that new housing?

Suppose that all those pious but earnest urgings by local and state officials over the past few years proclaiming that we need much more housing in this state, particularly...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 3, 2022
Last comment by Kelly Sonderson, on May 13, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 97 comments | 7420 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Stop gouging us, oil companies!

Since the 1970s, I have been suspicious of the constant escalating gas pump prices, especially the leaps we are now seeing because of the oil companies’ fears...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 17, 2022
Last comment by Chuck Neubauer, on May 13, 2022 at 12:47 pm | 31 comments | 5637 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Chirps about birds—and tales about bushy-tailed squirrels

I’ve always enjoyed my garden, especially during the spring, when birds build their nests and baby birds emerge. Two summers ago, two birds nested and nestled...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 10, 2022
Last comment by Bonita Miller, on May 13, 2022 at 10:31 am | 17 comments | 3370 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Use Your Words!

If you’re a parent, you’ve said ‘Use Your Words’ a million times. Now I’m saying them to you: Use Your Words! ==B Direct and Indirect...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4219 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Dehydrating for Backpacking and Camping

Interested in food preservation? Master Food Preservers of San Mateo and San Francisco Counties sponsor a series of free classes every year, online and in...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 12, 2022
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 12, 2022 at 7:44 pm | 2 comments | 3683 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Silicon Valley Burnout?

Psychologists Herbert Freudenberger & Gail North identified the concept of burnout in the 1970s and assigned it 12 stages of development and experience. {IMG...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 12, 2022 at 1:19 pm | 2 comments | 8633 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

4 years in, Bevri's quest to spread Georgian cuisine is only beginning

By Anthony Shu ==I A selection of dishes from Bevri including khinkali (bottom left), dumplings filled with beef and pork or lamb, and grilled...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 11, 2022
Last comment by WilliamR, on May 11, 2022 at 6:20 pm | 1 comment | 1628 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Let's bury our CO2. What could possibly go wrong?

We did not act early enough on climate change, and we continue to burn through our carbon budget too fast. As a result, we are faced with the need to capture and...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 1, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 9, 2022 at 10:23 am | 13 comments | 8664 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Half Moon Bay’s Jettywave Distillery is making a name for itself through moonshine

By Anthony Shu The Swell Lounge at Jettywave Distillery is an outdoors space for dining and cocktails. Photo courtesy Jettywave Distillery. As...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 6, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1984 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Traveling Solo – Bombay Beach – Slab City

No more waiting around to live. Our solo road trip continues. You might recall we were visiting the falling-apart yet artsy Bombay Beach, a possible up-and-coming...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2022
Last comment by Alan, on May 5, 2022 at 11:13 am | 16 comments | 5281 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Redwood City's pioneering Indonesian restaurant Warung Siska closes its doors after nine months

By Anthony Shu ==I Warung Siska offered high caliber Indonesian cuisine in a laidback environment in Redwood City. Photo by Nathan Liang...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 4, 2022
Last comment by Alan, on May 5, 2022 at 10:35 am | 1 comment | 4094 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Traveling Solo - Bakersfield - Salton Sea

The desert is an inspiring, yet unforgiving place. Enter with awareness and respect. Thank you to all Food Partiers! who waxed poetic about Deserts beauty and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by Kathy Hughes, on May 4, 2022 at 9:01 am | 3 comments | 6022 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

World Pizza Champions competitor brings Detroit and New York-style pies to the Stanford campus

By Anthony Shu ==I Matt Driscoll, owner of The Pizza Series, performs a trick with a silicone pizza dough at the pizzeria on Stanford University...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2435 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mademoiselle Colette to operate Atherton's new town center cafe

By Angela Swartz ==I Owner Debora Ferrand places raspberry eclairs in the pastry display at Mademoiselle Colette on Nov. 10, 2015. She plans...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 2, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2314 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

How we talk to other people

Scene: A late afternoon cocktail party, following an all-day conference attended by 200 people. I walked in, looked around and realized I did not know...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by Erubial Chacon, on May 1, 2022 at 11:44 am | 30 comments | 4189 Views

COUPLE'S NET

You Married Me Again

About 16 months after we got married, my husband shared the following with me: He realized that for the first time in his life, he is holding nothing back, is giving...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 29, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4948 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Frustrated? Angry? Use it, don't lose it!

Here we are, staring down the barrel of yet another dry, hot, smoke-filled summer and fall. We have already had

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 10, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 28, 2022 at 12:23 pm |
16 comments | 7366 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The pandemic won’t stop Brisbane’s Little Green Cyclo from sharing Vietnamese cuisine and coffee

By Anthony Shu Little Green Cyclo CEO Monica Wong (left) and executive chef Quynh Nguyen. Photo courtesy Little Green Cyclo. Visit...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 26, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2768 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Increasing the Number of Customers for Palo Alto's Small Businesses

Many small businesses including in Palo Alto are struggling to remain viable and open. Challenging factors include online shopping eating into retail store sales,...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 14, 2022
Last comment by Julian Lopez, on Apr 26, 2022 at 11:58 am | 18 comments | 5562 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Menlo Park considers an "electrification concierge"

There are many easy, fast, and cost-effective ways for each of us to make a big dent in our emissions. Think modernizing our diets, electrifying our transportation,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 17, 2022
Last comment by MP Father, on Apr 25, 2022 at 10:43 pm | 13 comments | 9701 Views
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