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PENINSULA FOODIST

Cheez(steak) Whiz: A Philly transplant's guide to the Peninsula's best cheesesteaks

by Zack Fernandes When I left Philadelphia six years ago, my first order of business on the Peninsula was to find proxies for each of the dining establishments...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 10, 2021
Last comment by shandot, 3 hours ago | 5 comments | 3807 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Coping with a tragedy — without coddling ourselves

Several years ago, I had lunch with a local police chief and realized he was a bit silent. “Everything okay?” I asked. “Well, not quite,”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 9, 2021
Last comment by NanaDi, 15 hours ago | 9 comments | 3830 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

North Ventura Planning Area Alternatives

Dear Mayor DuBois and council members, The North Ventura planning area checks all the boxes as a great site for housing. --close to services, shopping and...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 12, 2021
Last comment by WilliamR, on Jun 13, 2021 at 9:47 pm | 2 comments | 1525 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Offices Do Not Create Jobs

Companies and entrepreneurs create jobs. Offices provide space for some of these jobs but do not create them. Posters sometimes allege two “facts” that are...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 11, 2021
Last comment by Alex, on Jun 13, 2021 at 8:49 pm | 2 comments | 1685 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

A quiz: So how much do you really know about Palo Alto?

It’s a local newly created zoom game. A small group of Rotary Club of Palo Alto members played it last Friday evening. President Ben Threlkeld, O.D., an optometrist...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 2, 2021
Last comment by arabianpetals, on Jun 12, 2021 at 5:53 am | 15 comments | 6492 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples and Premarital: "Unpack Your Heart"

Take a listen to Philip Philips song, "Unpack Your Heart." We Want to be Known Most of us, at heart, want to be truly known, accepted, and loved...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 4, 2021
Last comment by WilliamR, on Jun 10, 2021 at 10:43 pm | 1 comment | 5331 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Implications of Remote Work for Palo Alto

During the pandemic a growing number of workers could and chose to work remotely, mainly from home. While the number is declining as workplaces reopen, it will remain...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 6, 2021
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Jun 8, 2021 at 11:45 am | 3 comments | 3976 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What are we doing about dairy emissions?

I’m a big believer in each of us working to reduce our own emissions. But some things are harder than others, and for me I’m pretty stuck on dairy, and...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 30, 2021
Last comment by Kiki, on Jun 5, 2021 at 9:24 pm | 19 comments | 5238 Views

COUPLE'S NET

. . . People will never forget how you made them feel.

 "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 28, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 4, 2021 at 7:39 am | 2 comments | 4097 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Gov. Newsom: Impose water use restrictions NOW. City Council: Vote on police encryption ASAP

Why hasn’t Gov. Gavin Newsom declared that we should immediately start cutting down our water usage because California will have a devastating drought this...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 25, 2021
Last comment by Lonnie Woods, on Jun 1, 2021 at 9:10 pm | 16 comments | 4253 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Craft cocktails without pretension? Bar Zola says they have the recipe.

by Zack Fernandes Months after delays brought about by construction permit challenges and the COVID-19 pandemic, Bar Zola, the bar companion of French restaurant...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 25, 2021
Last comment by RL, on Jun 1, 2021 at 2:34 pm | 2 comments | 5957 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Stanford gamely amplifies SoCalGas marketing messages

Stanford did not do itself or its audience any favors when it hosted SoCalGas as part of its weekly

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 23, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 28, 2021 at 10:52 am |
6 comments | 5062 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Al Fresco eating: Peninsula cities debate post-pandemic outdoor dining

by Sarah Klearman In June of 2020, as it became clear how significantly California's restaurants were going to be impacted by the pandemic even after the...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 13, 2021
Last comment by Chris, on May 27, 2021 at 11:40 am | 14 comments | 5811 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Bold coyotes at Windy Hill

In late summer last year I was walking my dog across the top of Windy Hill when I ran into a guy going the other way with his own dog. He stopped me and said they...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 17, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 23, 2021 at 2:48 pm | 13 comments | 7766 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Police departments using PR techniques to justify their actions

I am concerned. Police departments around the country are circling their wagons because of recent public criticisms about their officers’ wrongdoings, most notably...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 18, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 19, 2021 at 2:22 pm | 8 comments | 4086 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Why you may not read this column

Only 10 percent (+ or –2%) of American adults get their daily news from either a newspaper or a TV news show. That means the rest of us don’t. And many...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 10, 2021
Last comment by Juliana, on May 18, 2021 at 1:55 pm | 25 comments | 3504 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Stay and Play – and Work – in Carmel-by-the-Sea

My husband and I, with our adored Papillon, Bixby (yes, named after Bixby Bridge), were hosted by Hofsas House in Carmel. We had an amazing getaway, especially after...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 17, 2021 at 9:01 pm | 2 comments | 5203 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Union demands too many: Open up the schools now!

Should teachers be prioritized over others to get the coronavirus vaccine? Most of us would probably say yes, BUT… and there’s usually a “but” about most...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 21, 2021
Last comment by peppered, on May 16, 2021 at 3:47 pm | 27 comments | 6732 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Honey bees!

Yesterday we were getting ready to eat dinner outside when my sister, who was visiting, said “Hey Sherry, have you seen that swarm in your tree?” “What?” ...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 10, 2021
Last comment by Bruce Karney, on May 15, 2021 at 7:47 pm | 15 comments | 2914 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The Restaurant Week interviews: 7 questions for Michael Ekwall

by Sarah Klearman In an effort to provide diners more opportunities to support local restaurants as the Peninsula slowly reopens, Embarcadero Media's Peninsula...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 7, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on May 15, 2021 at 8:30 am | 3 comments | 2221 Views
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Coping with a tragedy — without coddling ourselves
By Diana Diamond | 9 comments | 3,830 views

Cheez(steak) Whiz: A Philly transplant's guide to the Peninsula's best cheesesteaks
By The Peninsula Foodist | 5 comments | 3,807 views

Offices Do Not Create Jobs
By Steve Levy | 2 comments | 1,685 views