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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We should not be operating our power grid via text alert, and other observations from the past few days

Well, that was an interesting few days. Our electric service should work quietly in the background. Instead it made headlines nearly every day. At times it appeared...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 9, 2022
Last comment by Westbrook, on Sep 21, 2022 at 10:34 pm | 19 comments | 5766 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Where is Your Focus?

Readers, please follow along with this exercise: 1. Off the top of your head, jot down the 3-5 immediate answers that popped into your head. 2. Now, look at...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 17, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Sep 21, 2022 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 3836 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The Benefits of Selective Height Increases for Housing Projects

The staff report for the PTC June meeting on Housing Element update programs suggested and PTC adopted some proposed height limit increases for housing on the Stanford...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 9, 2022
Last comment by Beverly Yount, on Sep 17, 2022 at 11:30 am | 5 comments | 4261 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

What we’re drinking: Tiki time

==I Devin's tiki-inspired cocktail recipe Bay Winds has seven ingredients, including gold rum, dry vermouth and fresh lime juice. (Photo by Devin...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3596 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Chicken tapioca dumplings and Hat Yai fried chicken: Daly City's Kan Kiin is open and serving Thai comfort food

The interior of Kan Kiin Brunch and Thai Eatery in Daly City. (Photo courtesy Kan Kiin) A new Daly City restaurant offering Thai comfort...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3000 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will the power go out during this heat wave?

Our local power providers and our grid operator (CAISO) are asking us to conserve electricity over the next few days as record-breaking heat and heavy use of air...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 4, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 12, 2022 at 1:27 pm | 34 comments | 8472 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto: an “all-electric city”? Such a quandary for me

Palo Alto City Council is pushing hard to have this city become “all-electric.” It is an attempt to slow down global climate change. It sounds great,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 19, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 12, 2022 at 1:26 pm | 124 comments | 8832 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Lost Your Mojo?

What do you do when you’ve lost your Mojo? Readers, you may not know it, but aside from writing this column for you, I went through a dry spell in my writing...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 2, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Sep 9, 2022 at 8:10 am | 2 comments | 3839 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Perk up Palo Alto --- this city can be a lot more attractive!

Let’s face it. Palo Alto needs to be prettied up, as in add to the ambience. For some reason, over the years, our city fathers have paid little attention to...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 3, 2022
Last comment by Jersey+Girl, on Sep 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm | 17 comments | 6850 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Labor Day BBQ and a Food Party! Fall

Welcome back Food Partiers! I hope your summer has been fun. I have been out and about Solo Travelin’, as well as watching my business (and hopefully yours...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 1, 2022
Last comment by Julie Prescott, on Sep 3, 2022 at 1:54 pm | 5 comments | 3503 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Baker’s dozen: 13 doughnut destinations around the Peninsula

By Kate Bradshaw From malasadas to maple bars, here are the can’t-miss spots to get your favorite breakfast treat any time of day. ==I...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 29, 2022
Last comment by bond, on Sep 1, 2022 at 5:00 am | 7 comments | 4159 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ethel’s Fancy opening in Palo Alto over Labor Day weekend

By Julia Brown Following a soft opening as “Ethel’s Wine Bar” during the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts this past weekend, Ethel’s...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 31, 2022
Last comment by The Peninsula Foodist, on Aug 31, 2022 at 11:07 am | 1 comment | 7191 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The curious case of the broken-not-broken gas meter

Every month I send Palo Alto Utilities a photo of my gas and electric meters and they bill me a few days later. (1) That has worked fine until this year. In...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 28, 2022
Last comment by SRB, on Aug 30, 2022 at 11:54 am | 8 comments | 6623 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Living with a Heat Pump Water Heater

This is going to be a pretty short blog post because it turns out it’s not all that interesting living with a heat pump water heater. It works, it’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 21, 2022
Last comment by Sam Li, on Aug 30, 2022 at 3:48 am | 27 comments | 17597 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

How a Palo Alto restaurateur cooked his way to $10K on Food Network

By Julia Brown ==I Guillaume Bienaimé's winning dish on "Alex vs. America," braised escargot vol-au-vent with a brown butter...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 24, 2022
Last comment by neighbor1200, on Aug 27, 2022 at 12:30 pm | 2 comments | 6434 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

This Father’s Day Weekend Treat Him To Live Classic Rock, The New Guild Theater And A Pre-Show Dinner.

. On Saturday night, listen to music by Menlo Park’s very own Members cover band. Visit the exceptional new Guild Theater on El Camino. And share a price-fixe,...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jun. 16, 2022
Last comment by Jessa Prieto, on Aug 26, 2022 at 6:11 pm | 3 comments | 1357 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

What she’s drinking: Stephanie’s newfound love for mocktails

By Stephanie Gerson Hi everyone, I’m Stephanie and I'm writing for The Six Fifty and the Foodist this summer. I’m a college student at UCSB...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 26, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3385 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Terún holding Parkinson’s disease fundraiser after chef reveals his diagnosis

By Stephanie Gerson ==I Terún and iTalico chef and owner Kristjan D’Angelo has revealed he has Parkinson's disease as he...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 12, 2022
Last comment by kerrybrowman, on Aug 24, 2022 at 12:11 am | 1 comment | 4180 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Dear Chandrama, My wife thinks I am keeping secrets . . .

. . . from her. I am just trying to protect her. I had a challenging upbringing; hers was protected. That innocence attracted me to her, plus she is smart and attractive...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 20, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 23, 2022 at 5:23 pm | 2 comments | 5333 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

After 20 years at Michelin-starred Manresa, chef David Kinch is stepping down at the end of 2022 and fielding offers for the Los Gatos restaurant

By Julia Brown ==I Manresa chef David Kinch is leaving the restaurant at the end of the year and fielding offers for the sale of the business...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4123 Views
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