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INVEST & INNOVATE

My letter to council on PHZ zoning

Dear Mayor DuBois and council members, I support maintaining the existing PHZ requirements and application at this time without adding any new restrictions on...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 11, 2021
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on May 10, 2021 at 2:14 pm | 9 comments | 3697 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Memo to PA Police Chief Jonsen: What are you hiding from us? And why?

TO: Robert Jonsen, Chief of Police, Palo Alto FROM: Diana Diamond, Palo Alto resident TOPIC: Keeping residents in the dark about police activities Chief,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 4, 2021
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on May 10, 2021 at 1:13 pm | 28 comments | 3159 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How will Palo Alto plan for, and pay for, massive emissions reductions?

It is not easy for a city to quickly eliminate most of its greenhouse gas emissions, as Palo Alto is learning. Despite paying attention to its emissions for more...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 2, 2021
Last comment by Local Resident, on May 10, 2021 at 10:28 am | 50 comments | 4397 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Climate change: A critical challenge for Palo Alto? Or, an impossible goal?

The Palo Alto City Council has taken on what environmentalists see as an important big step in trying to cut this city’s carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 28, 2021
Last comment by Me 2, on May 3, 2021 at 11:28 pm | 22 comments | 2845 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples and premarital: "How Can We Be Happy Again?"

Dear Chandrama, How can we be happy again? I try to argue with him to get him to respond, and he goes further and further away, including long hours at work,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 29, 2021
Last comment by DP, on May 1, 2021 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 2732 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Where is it unsafe to bike around town?

The weather is amazing these days and lots of us are getting out on bikes and e-bikes. Bike shops have been very busy, even running low on inventory as we all start...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 18, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 1, 2021 at 9:05 am | 45 comments | 4025 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Don’t keep information from the public

We have a city hall and police department transparency problem in Palo Alto that seems to be quietly but quickly expanding. That’s because: City Manager...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 20, 2021
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Apr 30, 2021 at 2:09 pm | 13 comments | 2147 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Vegan Latin American - Online Cook-along with San Mateo County Libraries

Hey Food Partiers! The San Mateo County Library system is hosting a free summer program of

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3225 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

What to keep

Since last spring our extended family has been doing a weekly zoom call with my grandmother. During the pandemic it was great to check in with family members from...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 30, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1613 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"I" Statements that are Actually "You" Statements

No, that's not a typo. I hear these a lot when I encourage partners to use "I statements" or to share how s/he is feeling. Here are examples of what to...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 23, 2021
Last comment by McMadilyn, on Apr 29, 2021 at 4:45 am | 5 comments | 3134 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"What Did You Do?"

On a recent warm afternoon, I noticed a man riding his bike with a huge mixed bouquet of flowers in his basket. I watched as he turns north from Willow onto Middlefield,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 16, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 27, 2021 at 7:27 pm | 4 comments | 3209 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The Restaurant Week interviews: 8 questions for Steven Yen of Bushido in Mountain View

by Sarah Klearman That restaurants have been hit particularly hard by pandemic-prompted economic fallout is no longer exactly breaking news. Nearly one...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 21, 2021
Last comment by MH, on Apr 22, 2021 at 10:09 am | 1 comment | 2825 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Eve of Earth Day

Happy Earth Day :) I am scared to see what happens as I start to write. I’ve been lazy since covid about writing. Lost inspiration end of last year...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1167 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

116-year-old Half Moon Bay inn & deli damaged by fire

by Sarah Klearman The moment Chris Cheeseman stepped foot inside the San Benito House, he was sold. It was the early spring of 2018; downtown Half Moon...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1731 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

My Man vs. Squirrel

I never thought much about squirrels until I owned a dog. Dogs love these little bushy-tailed critters and have great fun unsuccessfully chasing them. But now my...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 13, 2021
Last comment by Trish, on Apr 19, 2021 at 9:18 pm | 8 comments | 2570 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Porn

I realized I have not written about porn, and that it would be a good idea to do so. This could be a huge topic with lots of offshoots, but mostly I want to share...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 15, 2021 at 3:10 pm | 5 comments | 4814 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A fond farewell from the Peninsula Foodist

I have some bittersweet news: This marks my farewell as the Peninsula Foodist. After putting out 47 Peninsula Foodist newsletters and eight years covering restaurants...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Apr 15, 2021 at 2:35 pm | 19 comments | 7281 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The Power Outage: From a Lemon to Lemonade

At 5 p.m. on Saturday, my power went out, along with 7,000 other Palo Alto residents. I think for all of us on the Peninsula, power outages occasionally occur, so...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 29, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 14, 2021 at 11:48 am | 16 comments | 4864 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto Utilities breeds mistrust with lack of transparency around outages

A week ago the electricity went out across a large section of Palo Alto. About...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 4, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 14, 2021 at 11:45 am | 29 comments | 5050 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto has an escalating transparency problem -- the police have shut their doors

On Monday, April 5, the police chief of Minneapolis, Medaria Arradondo, was testifying at the George Floyd trial about his professional view that defendant Derek...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 6, 2021
Last comment by Ruben Marquez, on Apr 13, 2021 at 12:35 pm | 8 comments | 3136 Views
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