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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How much time do we have left?

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a good Independence Day weekend and is staying healthy and hopeful. After a little holiday break we are back at it with today’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 12, 2020
Last comment by DIana Diamond, 42 minutes ago | 4 comments | 683 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The dual dilemma for students and adults – will working from home really work?

The big conundrum facing us this summer and well into the autumn months is: a) should our kids go to school and risk exposure to the corona virus or can they be...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by parent, 2 hours ago | 23 comments | 3162 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Do you Fight, Flight, or Freeze?

When you are triggered or flooded — i.e., upset or overwhelmed — do you fight, take flight, or freeze? These are the biologically wired-in options for humans....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 10, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 945 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The Nut House is back -- with a self-taught chef and Palo Alto native in the kitchen

Darius Johnson grew up in Palo Alto's Ventura neighborhood, practically down the street from Antonio's Nut House on California Avenue. The longtime dive bar reopened...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Elina Johari, 17 hours ago | 20 comments | 8196 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Bay Area and Palo Alto RHNA

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released the Regional Housing Needs Allocation for the Bay Area,. The total for the 8.5...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by stephen levy, 18 hours ago | 25 comments | 3547 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Last year's Palo Alto Chili Cook-off winner, MB's Place, dishes on how to make the best chili

Sadly, there will be no socially distanced version of the Palo Alto Chili Cook Off this year, a festive July 4th event that for decades has brought people to Mitchell...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Frito Pie, on Jul 11, 2020 at 9:38 am | 4 comments | 4209 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Staying Optimistic

I remember the first time I chatted with our son about the Coronavirus. He was still going to school and I wanted him to hear about the virus from me rather than...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 10, 2020
There are no comments yet. 475 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Temporary Outdoor Dining Areas - A Critical First Step for Rebuilding Downtown Menlo Park?

. ==I This is the third post in an on-going series about how Covid-19 social distancing measures, city decisions and human behavior impact the vitality of our downtown...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Jul 10, 2020 at 1:36 pm | 27 comments | 2434 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Do you Fight, Flight, or Freeze?

When you are triggered or flooded — i.e., upset or overwhelmed — do you fight, take flight, or freeze? These are the biologically wired-in options for humans....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 10, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

DEEP MENLO

Where Housing and Innovation Coalesce

Okay, what can we do about housing? - The Venn housing model for Menlo Park. When I was in school in Madison, WI, I and a small allegedly well-behaved consortium...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 4, 2020
Last comment by JCH, on Jul 9, 2020 at 4:35 pm | 3 comments | 938 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

When will this end?

Who would have ever thought that a tiny little virus, a microorganism, would have the wherewithal to cause our entire world to come to a standstill? Hundreds of...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Lucas21, on Jul 8, 2020 at 3:35 am | 58 comments | 6644 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Public statues: Up or down? But does the historical importance of the individuals represented matter?

The removal of public statues throughout our country, by supporters of Black Lives Matter and many others, is a growing concern, because what started as a very valid...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by PC parent, on Jul 7, 2020 at 3:17 pm | 42 comments | 5016 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Some of your comments on nuclear energy

This is not a normal blog post but instead a selection of your comments on nuclear energy. Often the comments on a blog post devolve into an argument about nuclear...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 28, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 4, 2020 at 5:35 pm | 22 comments | 6319 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Pride Month / "Trans New York"

In the midst of COVID-19 being politicized instead of being an international health issue, and the importance of BLM, June is Pride Month. I received a copy of...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by mv-voice.com, on Jun 30, 2020 at 2:02 pm | 2 comments | 3169 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

In one fell swoop, council approves spending millions. Does the city really care about money?

We all were told that Palo Alto had a $40 million budget deficit and needed to cut all sorts of programs and services to balance the budget. And Monday night council...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by C, on Jun 30, 2020 at 11:08 am | 18 comments | 3906 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'It was not responsible to put our staff in jeopardy.' Flea St. Cafe halts outdoor dining in Menlo Park

After a week of cautious outdoor dining service, Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park is reverting to a takeout-only operation, citing concerns about the recent uptick in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 27, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto, on Jun 29, 2020 at 8:17 pm | 8 comments | 5437 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is Offshore Wind a Reliable Renewable?

One of the big knocks against renewable resources is their intermittency. The sun doesn’t always shine, the wind doesn’t always blow. One way to see...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 21, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 28, 2020 at 11:31 am | 30 comments | 7439 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Should Palo Alto police be reformed? “It can’t happen here” -- or can it?

“It can’t happen here,” two Palo Alto city council members said at Monday’s meeting when discussing the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 26, 2020 at 8:08 pm | 42 comments | 4889 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Virtual Birthday Celebrations

When our kids have birthdays, I love spending a lot of time chatting with them about their theme, activities, decorations, friends to invite, presents, cake, etc....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 26, 2020 at 3:27 pm | 2 comments | 1248 Views

DEEP MENLO

These are the Times that Try Men's Souls

Thus began Thomas Paine’s revolutionary war treatise Common Sense, his 1776 argument for detaching the American colonies from England, and the creation of...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by asox9supplements, on Jun 26, 2020 at 3:23 pm | 3 comments | 1023 Views
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The dual dilemma for students and adults – will working from home really work?
By Diana Diamond | 23 comments | 3,162 views

Do you Fight, Flight, or Freeze?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 945 views

How much time do we have left?
By Sherry Listgarten | 4 comments | 683 views

Staying Optimistic
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 475 views