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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Where is it unsafe to bike around town?

The weather is amazing these days and lots of us are getting out on bikes and e-bikes. Bike shops have been very busy, even running low on inventory as we all start...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 18, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 1, 2021 at 9:05 am | 45 comments | 6441 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

An Open Letter to the New City Council

The Silicon Valley economy is growing again—from San Francisco to San Jose. In some months this year Santa Clara and San Francisco counties have been job growth...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Steve Raney, on Nov 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm | 45 comments | 33590 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

An Open Letter to the New City Council

The Silicon Valley economy is growing again—from San Francisco to San Jose. In some months this year Santa Clara and San Francisco counties have been job growth...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Steve Raney, on Nov 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm | 45 comments | 6773 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Gluten Free is a Joke

Ok, it's not a joke if you have celiac, an autoimmune disease that affects the small intestine, its ability to absorb nutrients effectively, and approximately...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by DCOmaha, on Apr 12, 2015 at 9:05 pm | 45 comments | 28973 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Avoiding Those Partisan ‘Others’

As we celebrate this year’s Fourth of July, I keep on thinking about Americans today and about the terrible partisan divide we have in this country, a divide...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 28, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 1, 2018 at 8:39 am | 45 comments | 8156 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 | 11009 Views

OFF DEADLINE

Is it ?racial profiling? or a reasonable police response to crimes?

Is telling police to check out persons of color unconstitutional bias or a reasonable police response to witness' reports of crimes? A follow-up meeting Thursday...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Oct. 31, 2008
Last comment by Not an issue, on Mar 27, 2013 at 8:10 pm | 44 comments | 15516 Views

OFF DEADLINE

Is it ?racial profiling? or a reasonable police response to crimes?

Is telling police to check out persons of color unconstitutional bias or a reasonable police response to witness' reports of crimes? A follow-up meeting Thursday...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Oct. 31, 2008
Last comment by Not an issue, on Mar 27, 2013 at 8:10 pm | 44 comments | 9271 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

PAUSD calendar- a shorter summer?

For teachers, students, and their families, the school calendar defines our schedule. It determines when we work, when we play, when we study, and when we spend...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Oct. 27, 2013
Last comment by observations, on Nov 3, 2013 at 5:26 pm | 44 comments | 7011 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Allowing Unauthorized Immigrants to Learn and Earn Legally Will Help the Economy

There are approximately 2.5 million unauthorized immigrant residents in California of which approximately 1.5 million are working and another 300,000 or so are children. If...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 21, 2014 at 11:05 am | 44 comments | 30282 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Why Don’t More Companies Move or Expand Outside the Bay Area

Some companies have moved or expanded elsewhere. And some residents have moved away to escape the high housing costs. But this has not stopped the region and peninsula...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm | 44 comments | 38708 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Calafia closes in Palo Alto: 'The costs were greater than the take'

Google's first-ever chef, Charlie Ayers, closed Calafia Cafe this week after nine years of serving farm-to-table California cuisine at Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 26, 2018
Last comment by easong, on Oct 17, 2018 at 9:32 pm | 44 comments | 40751 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Super Bowl LIV viewers: Am I a prude?

You can call me a prude, or out-of-fashion, but I was appalled at the half-time show at yesterday’s (Feb. 2) Super Bowl LIV half-time show. And those 89 commercials...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by Ellena, on Mar 11, 2020 at 3:46 am | 44 comments | 9676 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Demonization: Single-family homeowners are deplorables, especially Palo Altans

I have been attempting to produce a summary of the positions and arguments on the collection of bills in the California State Legislature advertised as responses...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on May. 26, 2019
Last comment by Foreigner in the US, on Jun 3, 2019 at 1:08 pm | 43 comments | 6498 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Expert witnesses are more than experts. Plus my 7 fundamental impeachment questions

Articles and books bemoaning the public's distrust of "experts" have been appearing for many years. One near constant is the author's refusal to...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Dec. 7, 2019
Last comment by Why?, on Dec 15, 2019 at 2:16 am | 43 comments | 7617 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Should the Bush Tax Cuts be Extended?

The country is stuggling to recover from a brutal recession while at the same time long term federal budget deficits are a serious threat to economic growth. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Perspective, on Aug 19, 2010 at 5:52 am | 43 comments | 21562 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Should the Bush Tax Cuts be Extended?

The country is stuggling to recover from a brutal recession while at the same time long term federal budget deficits are a serious threat to economic growth. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Perspective, on Aug 19, 2010 at 5:52 am | 43 comments | 5393 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Property rights and the will of the people

"Why would property rights trump the will of the people?" Mark Weiss posted this question on my blog before he announced his candidacy for city council. My...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 21, 2014 at 11:52 pm | 43 comments | 16927 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Neighborhood Retail, Customers and Parking

The recently announced closing of two retail outlets on California Avenue brought an outpouring of sadness from former patrons and residents who wish for more neighborhood...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 29, 2015
Last comment by Allen Akin, on Dec 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm | 43 comments | 15876 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

My Tomatoes Are Better Than Your Tomatoes

Hi from Michigan! I’m visiting Mom and she says hi. For dinner last night we had some Michigan tomatoes and corn and I have to say, and I’m not the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 22, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 16, 2017 at 7:27 am | 43 comments | 13732 Views
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