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Plethora of propaganda provides media literacy lessons

"If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do, you are misinformed." (^

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Nov. 12, 2020
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Nov 27, 2020 at 1:11 am |
10 comments | 3962 Views


Debt debate delusions: An economist shakes his head at budget mess

I have lived in Palo Alto for nearly 50 years studying economics and working as an economist. I have lived here through the recession after the Vietnam War ended,...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 15, 2011
Last comment by regarding NA economy, on Aug 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm | 40 comments | 3957 Views


Where I Spend and What I See Downtown

My wife and I live downtown (DTN) and my office is DTN. I walk DTN 2-3 times a day mostly to visit and spend money at businesses. Here is what...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 2, 2023
Last comment by JAFO, on Sep 21, 2023 at 12:19 pm | 8 comments | 3948 Views


Men: Olympic Gold Winner Michael Phelps says, “Go to Therapy.”

Rachel Paula Abrahamson wrote an article for Today about Michael Phelps and his depression and suicidality. Phelps says therapy saved him. “I’ll...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 30, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3942 Views


Summer Fun Around the Bay Area

Looking for more ways to celebrate summer? Here’s a few. The BARn at Flea Street Café Recently opened and just in time to enjoy a sunny...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 29, 2023
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jul 7, 2023 at 6:31 am | 3 comments | 3934 Views


A former Boston-area brewery owner is bringing people together through baking classes at craft breweries

By Kate Bradshaw A loaf of bread made with spent grains from a brewery. Courtesy Caitlin Jewell. For Caitlin Jewell, a former...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 2, 2023
Last comment by Bert Jacobs, on Mar 3, 2023 at 8:24 am | 1 comment | 3908 Views


Ad Libs: 'Art without inhibitions'

To find the new home of Art For Well Beings, you have to wander a bit. The little art center is, as director Judy Gittelsohn says, "tucked in behind" a cluster of...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 24, 2009
Last comment by Cynthia Handy, on Oct 13, 2009 at 5:23 pm | 1 comment | 3904 Views


On Deadline: Global Community disappears from Palo Alto

A major component of the Palo Alto area's history for more than a half century came to an end on New Year's Eve when the Foundation for Global Community officially...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 26, 2011
Last comment by John, on Mar 4, 2011 at 6:26 pm | 5 comments | 3892 Views


Ad Libs: Where's our downtown theater festival?

You can't complain about an evening of Balkan-Yiddish-gospel-postmodern music, really. World Music Day sounds pretty cool (except that you can't call it WMD without...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 12, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3882 Views


Ad Libs: Powerful profiles

Doug Fort fell into the gang life at age 13, after, he says, "crack came into our community." Today he works in violence prevention. His is one of five stories...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 21, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 22, 2010 at 4:28 am | 1 comment | 3873 Views


To protect whales and salmon, state officials halt Dungeness crab fishing season early and may ban salmon fishing in 2023

By Kate Bradshaw The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is shutting down the commercial

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 3, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, on Apr 4, 2023 at 9:34 pm |
2 comments | 3869 Views


What's Missing This Holiday Season?

When our son told me that a friend of his was reading “The Missing Piece," I quickly put it on hold at our local library. Our daughter is learning how to read...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 11, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3864 Views


On Deadline blog: Will cities get a voice in high-speed-rail debate? Or just have to keep shouting?

The long-awaited final report giving a "new vision" for the proposed high-speed-rail system for California will become public within the next week or two, unless...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 20, 2012
Last comment by Evan, on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:36 pm | 7 comments | 3862 Views


On Deadline blog: Major high-speed rail hearing Tuesday night -- who will come?

A major state Senate public hearing has been scheduled next Tuesday evening to hear about possible new directions for high-speed rail in California -- directions...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by common sense, on Mar 11, 2012 at 8:06 am | 3 comments | 3852 Views


Dr. Walter Bortz -- health care visionary or a Dr. Quixote?

On a spring day in early 1982, I bumped into Dr. Walter M. Bortz, II, a longtime Palo Alto area geriatrician, outside the former Palo Alto Medical Foundation/Clinic...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 11, 2011
Last comment by More choice, not less., on Feb 14, 2011 at 11:15 am | 5 comments | 3832 Views


Steins plans VIP service pig roast and cellared beer reveal to celebrate 10th anniversary

Steins Beer Garden and Restaurant in Mountain View has 31 taps. Photo courtesy Steins. By Kate Bradshaw Steins Beer Garden &...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 20, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3816 Views


Ad Libs: Still a party in the pressroom

Last night I went to my only party of the season that features fudge made by the district attorney. It was the annual holiday fete in the pressroom in the county...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 9, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3800 Views


Two Positives from the Debt Ceiling Debacle

The debt ceiling debate and final agreement shows how screwed up our congressional politics is. There was no discussion of entitlement reform or tax reform, no inclusion...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Sep 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm | 94 comments | 3786 Views


On Deadline blog: Palo Alto getting a crash course on bullying -- yet some prevention efforts go back years

Bullying and how to prevent it and deal with both victims and bullies has become a hot topic in Palo Alto schools, spurred by a harsh finding by the federal Department...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 30, 2013
Last comment by Help us Jay!, on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:58 pm | 40 comments | 3779 Views


Ad Libs: Photographer wins global honor

Another well-deserved honor for Menlo Park photographer Mark Tuschman, whose sensitive and beautifully lit photos let us peer into worlds we otherwise might never...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by sharon, on May 13, 2009 at 6:03 pm | 1 comment | 3768 Views
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