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INVEST & INNOVATE

Business tax in Palo Alto

To the City Council and Finance Committee and staff I support a tax at the rates suggested by the survey results in the Finance Committee agenda packet on large...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 17, 2022
Last comment by John Worthington, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 2536 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What can you do with your EV battery?

I have heard from many of you who have EVs and would like to know when you will be able to use your car to power your house during a blackout, charge your laptop...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 23, 2022
Last comment by Bill Michel, 5 hours ago | 6 comments | 1758 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Sugar – Bigger Sinner Than Wine?

One measure of addictability is how fast the effect gets to your brain. Guess what commonly consumed substance tops the list? Alcohol gets...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 24, 2022
Last comment by Laura Stec, 7 hours ago | 3 comments | 908 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Sutter and PAMF — protect your patients from coronavirus — not just your employees

For months, I declared that I would not write about the COVID-19 virus and its variants because we are bombarded with daily reports in the press, and on daily radio...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 22, 2022
Last comment by TripleLMember, 11 hours ago | 22 comments | 2810 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

‘This is just the beginning’: Boichik Bagels opening Peninsula outpost

By Julia Brown ==I Boichik Bagels, a popular Berkeley eatery recognized by the New York Times as being part of a “West Coast bagel...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 24, 2022
Last comment by Joel O, 14 hours ago | 2 comments | 1394 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Why Give Up Delicious Things?

When you hear “Dry January” what comes to mind? For some, the word dry rings loudest. For others it’s more about self-efficacy. The distinction...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 16, 2022
Last comment by Bill Gibbons, 16 hours ago | 24 comments | 2878 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Economics of Residential Rooftop Solar

The other day I mentioned to someone that I’m not a big fan of residential rooftop solar. His response was “You don’t believe in climate change?”...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 16, 2022
Last comment by WilliamR, on Jan 23, 2022 at 10:35 am | 60 comments | 6959 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Is Watching Porn Considered to be Cheating?

The answer actually is: it depends. If you and your partner have discussed it and agreed that watching porn is okay, then watching porn is not cheating—with...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 21, 2022
Last comment by Jason Leiter, on Jan 23, 2022 at 9:41 am | 5 comments | 2131 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Bay Area public transit is in trouble: Can our failing systems be saved?

Let us imagine that you have just been appointed the chief public transit guru in the Bay Area. You achieved this very important post because the transit committee...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Carolyn Ober, on Jan 21, 2022 at 12:19 pm | 35 comments | 3331 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Everyone Separates Food Scraps From Trash Now?

We take a break from our regularly scheduled Dry January program, to discuss a new

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 9, 2022
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jan 16, 2022 at 7:36 pm |
26 comments | 3708 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Neighbors feeding neighbors: Rebyl Food connects Coastside community

By Sara Hayden ==I Rebyl Food provides fruits and vegetables, specialty foods from home cooks and other goods that Coastside customers...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 12, 2022
Last comment by Asa Goldman, on Jan 16, 2022 at 11:15 am | 4 comments | 2270 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Dating/Dating Profile: Say What You Are Looking For

I absolutely recommend that a person put in their dating profile what they’re looking for. Explicit, caring communication is the foundation for long-lasting,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 14, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2635 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The difficult calculation where math and humanity intersect

The US government may not levy a carbon tax yet, but for more than ten years our government has calculated a price for carbon emissions and used it to craft policies....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 9, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 13, 2022 at 1:15 pm | 14 comments | 4305 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

15 Peninsula sandwiches we’re craving now

By Sara Hayden We enjoy a good sandwich as a perfectly self-contained, hand-held meal or a decadent indulgence accompanied by a stack of napkins. These...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by AdjunctProfessorville, on Jan 12, 2022 at 7:35 pm | 20 comments | 4601 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is California engaging in wishful thinking or rigorous planning?

Two weeks ago, a comment on this blog

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 28, 2021
Last comment by Peter Converse, on Jan 12, 2022 at 7:33 pm |
14 comments | 8749 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Big changes needed in Palo Alto -- including spending control

For your consideration, Palo Altans: We need a change in the way this city is governed. Given our gigantic city budget, our thousand-plus employees and the increasing...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by Paul Withrow, on Jan 8, 2022 at 2:19 pm | 12 comments | 2962 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Chores, Who Does What, and How to Prevent Fights About Them

The start of a new year, with Covid still on the rampage resulting in continued extra home time, seems a good time to figure out how to handle chores, not be resentful,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 7, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3044 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Dry January 2022 Begins

And so begins the story of a woman slowly losing her mind..... But not for what you may think. Last year, Dry January brought me back to my...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 3, 2022
Last comment by James Goodwin, on Jan 6, 2022 at 12:16 pm | 8 comments | 2807 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Should we change how we think about change?

Happy New Year everyone! Or at least A Less Calamitous New Year. Good grief. I’ll let Colorado’s State Senate Majority Leader have the last word on 2021...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 2, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Jan 5, 2022 at 11:54 am | 14 comments | 3403 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

7 predictions about the future of dining on the Peninsula in 2022

By Sara Hayden It's Friday evening in Menlo Park. Bells are ringing, marking 5 o'clock at a church just down the road. At Flea...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Dec. 29, 2021
Last comment by Mindy Callen, on Jan 3, 2022 at 2:59 pm |
8 comments | 7297 Views
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Sutter and PAMF — protect your patients from coronavirus — not just your employees
By Diana Diamond | 22 comments | 2,810 views

Is Watching Porn Considered to be Cheating?
By Chandrama Anderson | 5 comments | 2,131 views

What can you do with your EV battery?
By Sherry Listgarten | 6 comments | 1,758 views

‘This is just the beginning’: Boichik Bagels opening Peninsula outpost
By The Peninsula Foodist | 2 comments | 1,394 views

Sugar – Bigger Sinner Than Wine?
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 908 views