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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Did LED bulbs make a difference? Yes, bigly!

It’s that time of year when Kris Kringle encourages the Winter Warlock by singing: “Put one step in front of the other…” That’s how...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 20, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Dec 22, 2020 at 4:23 pm | 8 comments | 5576 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: In-Laws and the Holidays: Three Tips

I hope you have wonderful, loving, accepting in-laws. Whether you do or not, here are three tips for in-laws and the holidays: 1. Remember that you and your partner...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 18, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5326 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Where to get Christmas meals on the Peninsula

Here's a list of restaurants and bakeries offering Christmas specials for pickup and delivery on the Peninsula, from prime rib and bûche de Noël to Jamaican...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 15, 2020
Last comment by Judy, on Dec 17, 2020 at 7:45 pm | 6 comments | 18042 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto utility gas overcharges are illegal, judge says -- but there are other questionable charges at City Hall

Palo Alto resident Miriam Green got her monthly utility bill, and realized how much of the money the Utilities Department gets from customer gas, electric and water...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 8, 2020
Last comment by Diana Diamond, on Dec 15, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 10 comments | 5894 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Ways You Can Help Save Menlo Park Restaurants

. This is a message for all readers of The Almanac. Please help Menlo Park restaurant owners and their workers survive the COVID-19 pandemic. They are now under...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Dec 12, 2020 at 9:25 am | 1 comment | 1508 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Please Join Me: Donate to Second Harvest Food Bank

I urge you to make a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank. If each of you who reads this donates even $5, that could bring in at least $10,000, providing 20,000...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 11, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5601 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

From babka to brisket: Where to get Hanukkah meals on the Peninsula

If you haven't already made your food plans for Hanukkah -- which begins at sundown on Thursday, Dec. 10, and ends on Friday, Dec. 18 -- we're here to help. Here...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by Happy Hanukkah , on Dec 10, 2020 at 9:00 pm | 3 comments | 6414 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Disturbing Conversation about Nuclear Safety

It’s one thing to hear about the war on science but quite another to listen to it live as you are driving home on a quiet evening. Okay, it wasn’t really...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 6, 2020
Last comment by Huyen, on Dec 10, 2020 at 9:36 am | 9 comments | 6945 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'Our best option of survival is to shut everything down.' Mountain View's Steins Beer Garden closes until 2021

One of downtown Mountain View's most popular eating and drinking establishments, Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant, has closed until further notice in the face...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 8, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on Dec 9, 2020 at 8:22 pm | 12 comments | 6273 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Time to tighten up the PA city council meetings

When I mention to my friends that I usually watch the Palo Alto City Council meetings on Monday nights, their quick response: "How can you stand it!" Their...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 2, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Dec 8, 2020 at 11:08 am | 8 comments | 4732 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How to Buy a Used EV

Used EVs are a good deal, arguably one of the best deals on the car market today. Edmunds is

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 22, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 5, 2020 at 6:31 pm |
13 comments | 7542 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

This new Mountain View restaurant specializes in Thai street food

Pad Thai and green curry are on the menu at Khao Kang Thai Kitchen, but you'll also find nam tok khor mhoo yang, a grilled pork salad from northeast Thailand, and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by Anne, on Dec 5, 2020 at 7:39 am | 2 comments | 6642 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"Calling Invisible Women" [and Men] by Jeanne Ray

Calling invisible Women is an entertaining novel, but it really got me thinking about how women -- or men, may become invisible in a relationship. In the story,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5365 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Our First Year with an Elf on the Shelf

Like many extended families, the last time many of us were together was last Christmas. Since then my grandfather passed away and we have talked with our kids about...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 30, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 4, 2020 at 8:50 am | 2 comments | 2680 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

MoDo Hawaii's wildly popular mochi donuts are coming to the Bay Area

UDPATE: MoDo Hawaii is open in Santa Clara as of Dec. 6 and recommending preordering donuts online. In 2018, a very long line of people snaked though the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 2, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 2, 2020 at 6:46 pm | 1 comment | 10446 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Having A "Turkey-Less" Menlo Park Thanksgiving? Or Simply Tired of Leftovers Again? Then Help Our Local Restaurants! All week!

. Now through Sunday, November 29 simply order a delicious take-out lunch or dinner from a local restaurant - or eat in their indoor and outdoor dining areas. . You...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Nov. 23, 2020
Last comment by Jokovich, on Dec 2, 2020 at 5:54 am | 3 comments | 1197 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Gates sets an example for local billionaires to emulate

I have always admired Bill Gates, founder and former CEO of Microsoft Corp., second richest man in the world, for all the billions of dollars he and his wife, Melinda,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 24, 2020
Last comment by Giving feels good., on Nov 27, 2020 at 12:12 pm | 5 comments | 4508 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples and Premarital: Personal Weather Report (TM)

Your partner can not read your mind, and my husband can not read mine, either. You actually have to say what's on your mind. One homework exercise I like to give...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 6005 Views

DEEP MENLO

We need Chelsea Nguyen for City Council District 3

Hard to think that it has been 26 years since we moved to Menlo Park in 1994. Because I was concerned about the speed to traffic in Linfield Oaks, along the way...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Sep. 23, 2020
Last comment by ja1920voo, on Nov 27, 2020 at 6:39 am | 14 comments | 5526 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Pie Brings People Together

Listening to the radio these days, so many stories are about food. NPR was interviewing a baker a couple days ago and I caught him saying, “Pie brings people...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 25, 2020
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 25, 2020 at 1:45 pm | 2 comments | 5144 Views
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