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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Our feelings are hurt. C’mon, guys!

Our feelings were hurt, so we must sue the city of Palo Alto. That is the message I glean from the five Palo Alto police officers who filed a suit against the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Banes , on Jul 25, 2021 at 3:00 pm | 25 comments | 5627 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Michelin-starred chefs bring Korean & Taiwanese fare to State Street Market in Los Altos

Spicy pork belly bao and savory seolleongtang go to market by Sara Hayden

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 22, 2021
Last comment by Quinten, on Jul 24, 2021 at 12:20 am |
1 comment | 4423 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: I look like THAT??!!

I’m certain I have blind spots I don’t know about--that’s what makes them blind. I hope my husband, family, and friends will tell me (kindly and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 23, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2012 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Abortion in America: a new perspective

I have never quite understood why the issue of abortion has suddenly erupted into a national issue across America, requiring politicians and presidents to state...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 22, 2021 at 11:51 pm | 9 comments | 2422 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Mateo County to legalize home cooking businesses

Start-up grants will be available for owners of small food businesses by Kate Bradshaw Home chefs in San Mateo County now have a path toward legally...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2228 Views

COUPLE'S NET

For You, Readers

An elegantly draped veil, shimmering, pulsing, light illuminates and obstructs. I must wend my way amidst its tendrils, guided only by faith and trust. Anticipating...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2698 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Eat well and save the planet: Palo Alto author publishes plant-forward recipe bible

by Angela Swartz Anne-Marie Bonneau's new book "The Zero-Waste Chef" offers a blueprint for...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 16, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3376 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

One year later: Following up with 5 local Black restaurant owners after the turmoil of 2020

by Margot Seeto After BLM protests and COVID-19, Peninsula restaurateurs convey hopes, pivots and grand plans for the future. Keeping a food business...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 16, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1645 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Artistic appetite: Families create edible portraits in Second Sundays program

by Sara Hayden Stanford educators teach the ancient art of playing with your food Last weekend families were encouraged to not only play with their food,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 16, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1391 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Q: In what country is Venice, Italy located? A: Paris. Q: What is the biggest city in the world? A: Asia?

A segment of one of Jay Leno’s TVs shows had a man-on-the-street interview, this time with some older teens and young adults in their early twenties. The questions...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 6, 2021
Last comment by Devon Wilson, on Jul 14, 2021 at 11:01 am | 37 comments | 6239 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: “Marriage is not just spiritual communion . . .

it is also remembering to take out the trash.” Joyce Brothers Marriage is sacred and also mundane. It's easy to lose sight of one or the other of those....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 8, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jul 12, 2021 at 6:20 pm | 2 comments | 7042 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 | 7569 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can we curb climate change?

With soaring three-digit high temperatures suddenly hitting Seattle, Portland and Canadian cities to the north, causing a record heat wave from a stalled heat dome,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 1, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Jul 6, 2021 at 8:34 pm | 18 comments | 7450 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Flavored to the bone: The Mandarin in Menlo Park blends old and new to showcase pan-Asian cuisine

by Sara Hayden “Trust me….I eat a lot.” Owner Nee Lau keeps a slow and steady emphasis on quality above all else. The pandemic may...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 1, 2021
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"Don't Follow your Dreams; Chase Them."

- Richard Dumbrill First you have to dream. It's easy to get going, going, going toward a goal, or just taking care of everyday life. When do you have time to...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 29, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 29, 2021 at 10:48 am | 2 comments | 7815 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

North Ventura Planning Area Alternatives

Dear Mayor DuBois and council members, The North Ventura planning area checks all the boxes as a great site for housing. --close to services, shopping and...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 12, 2021
Last comment by marc665, on Jun 27, 2021 at 9:30 am | 4 comments | 9685 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Why does it take Palo Alto so long to get things done?

A recent headline in one of the local papers declared “City moves swiftly to …” A local city moves swiftly! Wow! I say. Because to me, local cities...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 18, 2021
Last comment by Cameron Rivers, on Jun 22, 2021 at 10:23 am | 21 comments | 6058 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cheez(steak) Whiz: A Philly transplant's guide to the Peninsula's best cheesesteaks

by Zack Fernandes When I left Philadelphia six years ago, my first order of business on the Peninsula was to find proxies for each of the dining establishments...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 10, 2021
Last comment by Alison, on Jun 20, 2021 at 5:28 pm | 7 comments | 6491 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Offices Do Not Create Jobs

Companies and entrepreneurs create jobs. Offices provide space for some of these jobs but do not create them. Posters sometimes allege two “facts” that are...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 11, 2021
Last comment by lorrielsims, on Jun 18, 2021 at 9:25 am | 3 comments | 4101 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Coping with a tragedy — without coddling ourselves

Several years ago, I had lunch with a local police chief and realized he was a bit silent. “Everything okay?” I asked. “Well, not quite,”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 9, 2021
Last comment by NanaDi, on Jun 15, 2021 at 11:12 am | 9 comments | 6191 Views
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Michelin-starred chefs bring Korean & Taiwanese fare to State Street Market in Los Altos
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For You, Readers
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Abortion in America: a new perspective
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