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A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

Black Lives Matter: on the topic of protesting and looting

As of recently, every single one of the 50 states has participated in some form of protest. The Black Lives Matter movement has swept across the country following...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by Latrelle, 6 hours ago | 22 comments | 9038 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'All of us can do something.' Local black restaurant owners react to George Floyd protests

Lisa Spencer holds her breath when her youngest son, Myles, leaves their home in East Palo Alto. He's 15 years old now -- not yet an adult, but old enough for...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Alan, 9 hours ago | 13 comments | 6184 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Such delightful city employee perks

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” William Shakespeare once proclaimed in “Hamlet.” I will soften that considerably, but suggest...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, 10 hours ago | 40 comments | 3647 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Union. Unity. E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)

I’ve been trying to figure out what to write this week given what’s going on with the state of our nation, racism, and people’s...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 5, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Union. Unity. E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)

I’ve been trying to figure out what to write this week given what’s going on with the state of our nation, racism, and people’s treatment...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 5, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Union. Unity. E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)

I’ve been trying to figure out what to write this week given what’s going on with the state of our nation, racism, and people’s...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 5, 2020
There are no comments yet. 590 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What’s wrong with this picture? PA city manager earns more than the president!

It’s just our money that the City of Palo Alto is spending, so why should we get concerned? But I am, because this week I saw what the city staff and particularly...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Luke, on Jun 4, 2020 at 10:49 pm | 48 comments | 7795 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 OliverM, on Jun 4, 2020 at 10:43 pm | 57 comments | 5001 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A tea house, a speakeasy, a beloved restaurant: The Van's in Belmont has closed for good

The Van's Restaurant On the Hill in Belmont, a local institution that was originally built in 1915, has permanently closed after decades of serving throwback fare...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Frederick Gunning , on Jun 4, 2020 at 12:33 pm | 9 comments | 13085 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Power Lines, Pipelines, and the Limits of Eminent Domain

Do you notice that you are seeing more protests against oil and gas pipelines in recent years? That’s because pipeline construction is booming. When fracking...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 31, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Jun 4, 2020 at 12:08 pm | 23 comments | 4624 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

George Floyd's tragedy exposes tense polarization between Americans

“Please, I can’t breathe.” George Floyd, nicknamed the “gentle giant” by family and friends, was a 46 year old black man who passed...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Emotions or logic..., on Jun 3, 2020 at 10:32 pm | 51 comments | 5956 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

John Shelsta's popular pastry pop-up finds a new home at Zola in Palo Alto

John Shelsta, whose flaky croissants, morning buns and ganache-filled kouign amann have drawn a loyal following for years, has finally found a semi-permanent home...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Jess, on Jun 3, 2020 at 1:32 pm | 7 comments | 8192 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Antonio's Nut House will reopen soon with outdoor seating, food pop-ups ... and free peanuts

Antonio's Nut House, Palo Alto's last dive bar, is gearing up to reopen its doors this month while its owners continue to work on securing a long-term home for the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Annette, on Jun 3, 2020 at 5:21 am | 6 comments | 2470 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Taqueria Azteca folds after three decades in Palo Alto, unable to weather the COVID-19 storm

Taqueria Azteca, the 30-year-old Mexican restaurant inside Antonio's Nut House in Palo Alto, has permanently closed. Fernando Miranda Rios, whose parents Jose...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Paul fisher, on Jun 2, 2020 at 3:59 pm | 3 comments | 2671 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Why I am suspicious about PA’s budget cuts

When I first saw a list of proposed cuts the city staff had recommended for the Palo Alto city budget (due to a COVID-19 $38 million loss of revenue), I became suspicious....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 2, 2020 at 2:47 am | 47 comments | 4894 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Obsolete Guesstimates Keeping Businesses Closed

If you had a mathematic model that produced the same result despite substantial changes in crucial parameters, would you use it in important policy decisions? Apparently...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Jun 1, 2020 at 9:15 pm | 15 comments | 1433 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We are testing geoengineering, and that is a good thing

Geoengineering is the “deliberate large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment to counteract anthropogenic climate change”. (1) It

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 1, 2020 at 5:09 pm |
34 comments | 3802 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Ready for Nothing

The end of the school year is tiring regardless of whether it is distance learning or in person. But I think many parents and kids are ready for this school year...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 31, 2020
There are no comments yet. 945 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Should farmers markets close during the coronavirus? Local operators are split.

Some Peninsula farmers markets have decided to close temporarily to slow the spread of the coronavirus while others are staying open to maintain a reliable, direct-from-farms...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Solar Panel, on May 29, 2020 at 9:09 pm | 11 comments | 13691 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Remembrance of things past: former Stanford president, Donald Kennedy

I once had the privilege of working for Donald Kennedy. It was shortly after he became president of Stanford in 1980, and I had just started working in the Office...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by Solar Panel, on May 29, 2020 at 8:58 pm | 8 comments | 3971 Views
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Black Lives Matter: on the topic of protesting and looting
By Jessica Zang | 22 comments | 9,038 views

'All of us can do something.' Local black restaurant owners react to George Floyd protests
By Elena Kadvany | 13 comments | 6,184 views

Power Lines, Pipelines, and the Limits of Eminent Domain
By Sherry Listgarten | 23 comments | 4,624 views

Such delightful city employee perks
By Diana Diamond | 40 comments | 3,647 views

Premarital and Couples: Are you Kinder to Strangers than to Your Partner?
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