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PENINSULA FOODISTChick-fil-A quietly starts delivering out of DoorDash kitchen in Redwood City
Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has started delivering its chicken sandwiches and other fare on the Peninsula out of DoorDash'sOriginal post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by So Proud of CFA, on Nov 22, 2019 at 5:41 am | 61 comments | 29425 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWAre we losing our common sense?
In our collective concern about coronavirus, some decisions are being made that defy common sense. Our roads are emptier the past couple of weeks, since everyone...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 29, 2020 at 7:05 pm | 60 comments | 23107 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWPalo Alto’s business tax: A forever tax that we will be paying for
==I “So, what if Palo Alto imposes a business tax on all retail businesses in this city? That’s fine with me if they pay money to run Palo Alto –...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 7, 2022
Last comment by vanessa, on Jul 14, 2022 at 11:04 pm | 59 comments | 9909 Views
INVEST & INNOVATEMy Home Was Built by a Developer
Town Square is full of angry comments about developers who have built office buildings recently in Palo Alto and council action with regard to these developments. I...Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 12, 2014
Last comment by Garrett83, on Feb 20, 2014 at 10:02 am | 58 comments | 28210 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWSure, the traffic mess in town is a complicated problem, but I want a solution
Wow! Palo Alto’s new Office of Transportation will have 15.5 employees to solve all our traffic problems in our city – that’s a lot of people to...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 10, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 19, 2019 at 4:37 pm | 58 comments | 13478 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWConstantly coping with the virus: We need a total lockdown now
We can't go on like this. Weeks go by, and then months, and instead of getting better, more and more of us have gotten the coronavirus -- or have died. The nationwide...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 18, 2020 at 4:53 pm | 58 comments | 17469 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWIs telling the truth simply an old-fashioned idea?
As the story has been told over the years, our first president, George Washington, said, as a youngster to his lather as both looked at a cherry tree, “I cannot...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Raoul Montez, on Jan 30, 2023 at 12:30 pm | 58 comments | 5695 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWWhen 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 | 20741 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWThe dual dilemma for students and adults – will working from home really work?
The big conundrum facing us this summer and well into the autumn months is: a) should our kids go to school and risk exposure to the corona virus or can they be...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 23, 2020 at 9:10 am | 56 comments | 16738 Views
INVEST & INNOVATEWould You Support a Housing Bond in Palo Alto
On Tuesday the residents of Emeryville passed a $50 million dollar housing bond meaning that more than 2/3 of voters supported the bond. The details I could find...Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 8, 2018
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Aug 22, 2018 at 6:14 pm | 55 comments | 13322 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWAfghanistan: Why did this all happen?
==I NOTE: American attention the past few days has focused on the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Many of our friends and neighbors are talking about what happened....Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 17, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Aug 26, 2021 at 9:06 am | 55 comments | 12319 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW'Working from home’ — a new work world creates societal problems.
I am envious – maybe a bit jealous – of all the high-tech employees today who can decide when and where they work, how much vacation time they want,...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 21, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Nov 29, 2022 at 12:45 pm | 55 comments | 8084 Views
INVEST & INNOVATEPopulation Growth
The state Department of Finance released population estimates for 2013 on December 12, 2013. Here are some of the key results relating to Bay Area growth. Since...Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 15, 2013
Last comment by Steve Levy, on Jan 3, 2014 at 3:21 pm | 54 comments | 33020 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWPersky's recall: a loss for our nation's judicial system
Emotionalism won; judicial understanding lost. By a 60-40 margin, Judge Aaron Persky was recalled from office Tuesday. That is an unfortunate loss for our judicial...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 6, 2018
Last comment by Revenge, on Jun 8, 2018 at 8:34 am | 54 comments | 16133 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWHow Much More Growth Should Palo Alto Allow?
To grow more, or a lot more: That is the question that Palo Alto voters will face in November, when a ballot measure will ask us whether we should cap this city’s...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 25, 2018
Last comment by @GM, on Aug 2, 2018 at 11:04 am | 54 comments | 14586 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWAbsurdly long waits for doctors' appointments are an escalating health care problem
I don’t know whether I should laugh out loud as I think about the iabsurdly long waits we now encounter in getting a doctor’s appointment -- or bury my head...Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 19, 2022
Last comment by Jesus, on May 6, 2022 at 2:21 pm | 54 comments | 19176 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWAre our elections unfair? Should we fix them? What will work?
All it took was one sentence on p. 3 of Saturday's, Nov. 7, NYT to finally convince me that my long-held stance on eliminating the Electoral College in the U.S....Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 18, 2020 at 8:38 am | 53 comments | 18520 Views
AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWPalo Alto v. Stanford: City demands are over the top
An undercurrent of antagonism between the city of Palo Alto and Stanford University has been in play for decades. It is seldomly discussed aloud, but it is there....Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 11, 2022
Last comment by Crescent Park Rez, on Dec 27, 2022 at 4:34 pm | 53 comments | 9796 Views
A TEEN'S PALO ALTOGeorge 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 Michael D, on Jun 21, 2020 at 12:03 am | 53 comments | 13523 Views
A PRAGMATIST'S TAKEThe Palo Alto Bicycle Lobby: Impeding more and safer bicycling?
I did a lot of around-town bicycling from the late 1980s through the early 2000s (foot#4) and became involved in the City's bike planning. I found myself often in...Original post made by Douglas Moran on Mar. 16, 2014
Last comment by pat, on Mar 31, 2014 at 11:47 pm | 52 comments | 45220 Views
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