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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How my 80-year-old parents electrified their Foster City townhouse

My parents Eileen and Max live in a 52-year-old townhouse in Foster City. Up until a few years ago they drove a gas car, heated their home with a gas-powered furnace,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 18, 2022
Last comment by eileen , on Sep 25, 2022 at 10:58 am | 12 comments | 14529 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

San Bruno Wins Food Trend Craze with First Plant-Based Gas Mart

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you something super fun from the hood.

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 24, 2022
Last comment by Mike Taylor, on Sep 25, 2022 at 9:37 am |
2 comments | 6253 Views

COUPLE'S NET

How Much Time do You Spend Outdoors?

I’ve been spending a lot more time outdoors, walking, exploring and going on adventures. I’ve noticed I feel better physically and emotionally since...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 24, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3703 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ditch the dining hall: Here are 16 spots near Peninsula colleges that are easy on the wallet

The shrimp taco at Sancho’s Taqueria. (Photo by Veronica Weber) By Kate Bradshaw For Peninsula college students, back-to-school...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4410 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Scratch-Cooking Returning to Palo Alto Schools

Anyone out there remember the cafeteria ladies making school lunch? Readers over 50 years (maybe even 40?) might recall this daily ritual with long-lost nostalgia....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 15, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Sep 22, 2022 at 2:35 pm | 3 comments | 3779 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

New State of Mind pizzeria location in Redwood City to highlight restaurant's 'Almost Famous' fried chicken sandwich

==I The 'Almost Famous' fried chicken sandwich is made with gluten-free flour for the breading on the chicken and comes with pickled Fresno peppers...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 19, 2022
Last comment by Mondoman, on Sep 22, 2022 at 10:41 am | 3 comments | 2758 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We should not be operating our power grid via text alert, and other observations from the past few days

Well, that was an interesting few days. Our electric service should work quietly in the background. Instead it made headlines nearly every day. At times it appeared...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 9, 2022
Last comment by Westbrook, on Sep 21, 2022 at 10:34 pm | 19 comments | 5911 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Where is Your Focus?

Readers, please follow along with this exercise: 1. Off the top of your head, jot down the 3-5 immediate answers that popped into your head. 2. Now, look at...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 17, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Sep 21, 2022 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 3984 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 Beverly Yount, on Sep 17, 2022 at 11:30 am | 5 comments | 4399 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

What we’re drinking: Tiki time

==I Devin's tiki-inspired cocktail recipe Bay Winds has seven ingredients, including gold rum, dry vermouth and fresh lime juice. (Photo by Devin...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3768 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Chicken tapioca dumplings and Hat Yai fried chicken: Daly City's Kan Kiin is open and serving Thai comfort food

The interior of Kan Kiin Brunch and Thai Eatery in Daly City. (Photo courtesy Kan Kiin) A new Daly City restaurant offering Thai comfort...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3118 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will the power go out during this heat wave?

Our local power providers and our grid operator (CAISO) are asking us to conserve electricity over the next few days as record-breaking heat and heavy use of air...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 4, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 12, 2022 at 1:27 pm | 34 comments | 8658 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto: an “all-electric city”? Such a quandary for me

Palo Alto City Council is pushing hard to have this city become “all-electric.” It is an attempt to slow down global climate change. It sounds great,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 19, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 12, 2022 at 1:26 pm | 124 comments | 8949 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Lost Your Mojo?

What do you do when you’ve lost your Mojo? Readers, you may not know it, but aside from writing this column for you, I went through a dry spell in my writing...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 2, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Sep 9, 2022 at 8:10 am | 2 comments | 3996 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Perk up Palo Alto --- this city can be a lot more attractive!

Let’s face it. Palo Alto needs to be prettied up, as in add to the ambience. For some reason, over the years, our city fathers have paid little attention to...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 3, 2022
Last comment by Jersey+Girl, on Sep 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm | 17 comments | 7190 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Labor Day BBQ and a Food Party! Fall

Welcome back Food Partiers! I hope your summer has been fun. I have been out and about Solo Travelin’, as well as watching my business (and hopefully yours...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 1, 2022
Last comment by Julie Prescott, on Sep 3, 2022 at 1:54 pm | 5 comments | 3632 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Baker’s dozen: 13 doughnut destinations around the Peninsula

By Kate Bradshaw From malasadas to maple bars, here are the can’t-miss spots to get your favorite breakfast treat any time of day. ==I...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 29, 2022
Last comment by bond, on Sep 1, 2022 at 5:00 am | 7 comments | 4274 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ethel’s Fancy opening in Palo Alto over Labor Day weekend

By Julia Brown Following a soft opening as “Ethel’s Wine Bar” during the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts this past weekend, Ethel’s...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 31, 2022
Last comment by The Peninsula Foodist, on Aug 31, 2022 at 11:07 am | 1 comment | 7315 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The curious case of the broken-not-broken gas meter

Every month I send Palo Alto Utilities a photo of my gas and electric meters and they bill me a few days later. (1) That has worked fine until this year. In...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 28, 2022
Last comment by SRB, on Aug 30, 2022 at 11:54 am | 8 comments | 6842 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Living with a Heat Pump Water Heater

This is going to be a pretty short blog post because it turns out it’s not all that interesting living with a heat pump water heater. It works, it’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 21, 2022
Last comment by Sam Li, on Aug 30, 2022 at 3:48 am | 27 comments | 18189 Views
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