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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 Online Name, 39 minutes ago | 36 comments | 3586 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,” was a 46 year old black man who passed away on May 25th after...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by A Palo Alto Resident, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 839 Views

COUPLE'S NET

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

Is there a grain of truth to the statement "I am kinder to a stranger than I am to my partner/spouse?" If so, consider these questions: How did I get here? How...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 29, 2020
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COUPLE'S NET

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

Is there a grain of truth to the statement "I am kinder to a stranger than I am to my partner/spouse?" If so, consider these questions: How did I get here? How...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 29, 2020
There are no comments yet. 309 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 buried headlines, 9 hours ago |
30 comments | 2843 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 Dan, 15 hours ago | 6 comments | 485 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

These local restaurants are donating meals to Bay Area residents in need. Here's how to help.

A growing number of local restaurants are raising funds and donating meals to people in need, health care workers, first responders and out-of-work restaurant staff...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Support Agencies, 23 hours ago | 10 comments | 20404 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 wander3r, 23 hours ago | 6 comments | 6180 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's beloved Prolific Oven is back with home baking kits

If you've been mourning the loss of The Prolific Oven's chocolate rum cake since the

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by Carolyn, on May 27, 2020 at 5:10 pm |
12 comments | 12217 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 resident, on May 27, 2020 at 3:02 pm | 8 comments | 11304 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Weird Thing about Population Growth

There are a lot of people on the planet, with more added every day. It took 200,000 years to get to one billion...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 17, 2020
Last comment by Mike, on May 26, 2020 at 3:39 pm | 28 comments | 4252 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Spotting non-false fabrications in the news: Coronavirus-Origins as example

How to assess the credibility of a "news" story? After dismissing those whose vocabulary and structure clearly mark them as advocacy -- selling a particular...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by uk guy, on May 25, 2020 at 11:44 pm | 14 comments | 3377 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Park almost lost its beloved Cafe Borrone to the shutdown. Then the community stepped in to save it.

The coronavirus shutdown nearly claimed one of the Peninsula's most beloved eating establishments, Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park. After temporarily shuttering the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Tom Emerson, on May 25, 2020 at 7:28 pm | 10 comments | 13140 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

De-Cluttering Is Possible: A Firsthand Account

Have you ever noticed that often your greatest sense of accomplishment comes from shared success? T-O-P Move Management Co-Founder & CEO Helen Ingwersen...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on May 25, 2020 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 1188 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Agus opens in Palo Alto with Mexico City street food -- for takeout only

Manuel Martinez of LV Mar and La Viga opened his latest project, San Agus Cocina Urbana & Cocktails, in downtown Palo Alto on Friday, though it's not quite what...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by vegetarian, on May 25, 2020 at 11:53 am | 7 comments | 6809 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 Resident, on May 25, 2020 at 11:25 am | 56 comments | 4554 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Confusing a means-to-an-end with being the goal -- Shelter-in-Place

A common problem in carrying out plans is to become so focused on your part of the plan that you think of it as a goal. As a goal, it is immutable, whereas you should...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Apr. 23, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on May 23, 2020 at 12:27 pm | 38 comments | 3136 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Everything’s relative in life, and yesterday will not be tomorrow

We all react to the coronavirus in different ways. Some people are locked behind their doors; others question the shutdown; some say they will never catch it so...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by home of the bloggers, on May 22, 2020 at 4:44 pm | 15 comments | 2853 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Taking Breaks (Fallow Time)

Fallow, def.: Plowed and harrowed but left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility . . . I'm a proponent of taking breaks. The Covid-19 pandemic...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2486 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I Support Helping our Local Small Businesses Start to Reopen Quickly AND

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Palo Alto was seeing small businesses close. Then it was a combination of not enough customers and rising costs. In the past...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on May 21, 2020 at 9:31 am | 33 comments | 3011 Views
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A tea house, a speakeasy, a beloved restaurant: The Van's in Belmont has closed for good
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 11,304 views

Why I am suspicious about PA’s budget cuts
By Diana Diamond | 36 comments | 3,586 views

We are testing geoengineering, and that is a good thing
By Sherry Listgarten | 30 comments | 2,843 views

Premarital and Couples: Taking Breaks (Fallow Time)
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De-Cluttering Is Possible: A Firsthand Account
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