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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto is #1! (in water costs)

Are water rates in Palo Alto high? You bet. It’s not just that we charge a lot. Our tiers are also very steep. As a result, tree-friendly Palo Alto charges...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 17, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 18, 2022 at 4:15 pm | 7 comments | 5937 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo 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 | 5681 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

We must change our gun culture in America

We live in a country in love with guns – significantly more than any other country in the world. Many Americans idolize them. This gun reverence has worsened the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 31, 2022
Last comment by vanessa, on Jul 14, 2022 at 11:02 pm | 81 comments | 7362 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

People are prepurchasing thousands of bagels as Boichik Bagels lures community investors

By Anthony Shu ==I Emily Winston is opening up the first Peninsula location of her popular bagel shop Boichik Bagels in Palo Alto’s...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 11, 2022
Last comment by Julie armitano, on Jul 14, 2022 at 9:55 am | 8 comments | 35597 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cuban Kitchen seeks increase in catering orders to avoid closing

By Stephanie Gerson ==I Lynna Martinez (left) and her daughter Lilah Arrazcaeta opened Cuban Kitchen in San Mateo in 2015. (Photo courtesy...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 14, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3007 Views

COUPLE'S NET

How Did You See Your Parents Treat One Another?

If you want to know how your partner will treat you under stress, watch how his/her parents treat each other. So, why am I asking you this question? Because...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 8, 2022
Last comment by OnCouch, on Jul 14, 2022 at 4:50 am | 1 comment | 3501 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Midpen's unambiguous ruling on e-bikes

It would have been a lot easier for Midpen’s board of directors to take the middle ground that was offered. The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 10, 2022
Last comment by Rossta, on Jul 13, 2022 at 12:24 pm | 15 comments | 6695 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Money grabbing -- A Palo Alto tax to reject in November

While the Palo Alto City Council is having some hesitation, because of a weak economy, as to whether it should place on the November ballot a measure calling for...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by HHTurner, on Jul 13, 2022 at 2:41 am | 24 comments | 4372 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Terún holding Parkinson’s disease fundraiser after chef reveals his diagnosis

By Stephanie Gerson ==I Terún and iTalico chef and owner Kristjan D’Angelo has revealed he has Parkinson's disease as he...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 12, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2636 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The Benefits of Selective Height Increases for Housing Projects

The staff report for the PTC June meeting on Housing Element update programs suggested and PTC adopted some proposed height limit increases for housing on the Stanford...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 9, 2022
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jul 11, 2022 at 4:20 pm | 3 comments | 2741 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

E-Bikes on Open Space Trails: Yes or No?

On Wednesday, June 29, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) will decide where to allow e-bikes on its

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 26, 2022
Last comment by Joel Lachter, on Jul 9, 2022 at 3:14 pm |
19 comments | 8065 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What to do if you get a noisy Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heater

One of the reasons that people have favored the Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heaters is because they are quiet. Rated at a low 49 dB, you could install one in most...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 22, 2022
Last comment by Eduardo, on Jul 9, 2022 at 9:46 am | 18 comments | 11120 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Hyderabad Dum Biryani brings its Indian spiced rice expertise to Mountain View

By Stephanie Gerson After 10 years of operation in Milpitas and Fremont, Hyderabad Dum Biryani Indian Cuisine has expanded with a new restaurant in Mountain...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 6, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4719 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Am I saving enough water yet?

We are in our third year of drought in California and it’s not pretty. SoCal residents are under some

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 19, 2022
Last comment by BobB, on Jul 6, 2022 at 8:47 am |
39 comments | 6915 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Fidelity, Infidelity, Loyalty, Luck

I wanted to re-share this popular and important post that I wrote in 2014. I just read "Vow," by Wendy Plump, in which she writes about her own and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 2, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jul 5, 2022 at 8:11 pm | 2 comments | 4655 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Let's bury our CO2. What could possibly go wrong?

We did not act early enough on climate change, and we continue to burn through our carbon budget too fast. As a result, we are faced with the need to capture and...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 1, 2022
Last comment by John, on Jul 4, 2022 at 8:22 am | 14 comments | 9918 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The questionable morality of abortion

==I Note: The recent Supreme Court ruling banning abortion has been a major concern in this country the past several days. While abortion is not a specific local...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 27, 2022
Last comment by staying home, on Jun 29, 2022 at 12:48 pm | 7 comments | 3343 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Modern Spanish-Portuguese restaurant Broma opens in Mountain View

By Stephanie Gerson Michelin-starred chef Jarad Gallagher’s travels throughout the Iberian Peninsula have inspired him to open Broma, a new Mediterranean...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 28, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2878 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Gifts and Belongings

Of my 5 Love Languages, and my husband’s too, gifts are the last of five. We mostly choose to do something together for birthdays and holidays (quality time,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 25, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 27, 2022 at 1:24 pm | 2 comments | 3822 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I support conversion of office space to housing on West Bayshore

Dear Mayor Burt and Councilmembers, I write in support of Summerhill Homes’ development proposal at 2850 West Bayshore Road. Both the staff and PTC have brought...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 19, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Jun 25, 2022 at 9:05 am | 12 comments | 2638 Views
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