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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Abortion in America: a new perspective

I have never quite understood why the issue of abortion has suddenly erupted into a national issue across America, requiring politicians and presidents to state...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 22, 2021 at 11:51 pm | 9 comments | 4718 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Mateo County to legalize home cooking businesses

Start-up grants will be available for owners of small food businesses by Kate Bradshaw Home chefs in San Mateo County now have a path toward legally...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4839 Views

COUPLE'S NET

For You, Readers

An elegantly draped veil, shimmering, pulsing, light illuminates and obstructs. I must wend my way amidst its tendrils, guided only by faith and trust. Anticipating...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5390 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Eat well and save the planet: Palo Alto author publishes plant-forward recipe bible

by Angela Swartz Anne-Marie Bonneau's new book "The Zero-Waste Chef" offers a blueprint for...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 16, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4887 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

One year later: Following up with 5 local Black restaurant owners after the turmoil of 2020

by Margot Seeto After BLM protests and COVID-19, Peninsula restaurateurs convey hopes, pivots and grand plans for the future. Keeping a food business...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 16, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3093 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Artistic appetite: Families create edible portraits in Second Sundays program

by Sara Hayden Stanford educators teach the ancient art of playing with your food Last weekend families were encouraged to not only play with their food,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 16, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2457 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Q: In what country is Venice, Italy located? A: Paris. Q: What is the biggest city in the world? A: Asia?

A segment of one of Jay Leno’s TVs shows had a man-on-the-street interview, this time with some older teens and young adults in their early twenties. The questions...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 6, 2021
Last comment by Devon Wilson, on Jul 14, 2021 at 11:01 am | 37 comments | 8048 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: “Marriage is not just spiritual communion . . .

it is also remembering to take out the trash.” Joyce Brothers Marriage is sacred and also mundane. It's easy to lose sight of one or the other of those....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 8, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jul 12, 2021 at 6:20 pm | 2 comments | 8992 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The uncomfortable downward slope toward more conservative Christian churches

Our Christian churches in the U.S. suddenly seem be not only tilting to the right, but rather sliding down a hill to join with the conservative Republican right...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Jul 8, 2021 at 9:08 am | 45 comments | 9476 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can we curb climate change?

With soaring three-digit high temperatures suddenly hitting Seattle, Portland and Canadian cities to the north, causing a record heat wave from a stalled heat dome,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 1, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Jul 6, 2021 at 8:34 pm | 18 comments | 9007 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Flavored to the bone: The Mandarin in Menlo Park blends old and new to showcase pan-Asian cuisine

by Sara Hayden “Trust me….I eat a lot.” Owner Nee Lau keeps a slow and steady emphasis on quality above all else. The pandemic may...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 1, 2021
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"Don't Follow your Dreams; Chase Them."

- Richard Dumbrill First you have to dream. It's easy to get going, going, going toward a goal, or just taking care of everyday life. When do you have time to...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 29, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 29, 2021 at 10:48 am | 2 comments | 9620 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 marc665, on Jun 27, 2021 at 9:30 am | 4 comments | 16380 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Why does it take Palo Alto so long to get things done?

A recent headline in one of the local papers declared “City moves swiftly to …” A local city moves swiftly! Wow! I say. Because to me, local cities...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 18, 2021
Last comment by Cameron Rivers, on Jun 22, 2021 at 10:23 am | 21 comments | 7283 Views

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 Alison, on Jun 20, 2021 at 5:28 pm | 7 comments | 8261 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 lorrielsims, on Jun 18, 2021 at 9:25 am | 3 comments | 4762 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, on Jun 15, 2021 at 11:12 am | 9 comments | 7187 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 | 9005 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 III, on Jun 8, 2021 at 4:21 pm | 10 comments | 9731 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 | 6390 Views
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Jumping on a bandwagon that ends up breaking down
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