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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

California must fix its expensive and unfair electricity pricing

Back in the olden days, when we used to go places, I enjoyed travelling to visit my sister in Minneapolis. I would take lots of scenic pictures -- lakes! -- but...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 31, 2021
Last comment by Mark, on Feb 3, 2021 at 5:47 pm | 11 comments | 9886 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Alcohol – Upper or Downer?

Hey Dry January – who’s still with us? The Dry January Joker support group took a leave of absence last week, toasting to the new administration....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 26, 2021
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 3, 2021 at 7:20 am | 2 comments | 8701 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

A lot can happen in one year — or — it isn’t what it used to be

I am amazed at how our lives have changed around the world because of one stupid virus, that keeps on morphing away so that it becomes more and more contagious. ...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 27, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 2, 2021 at 10:27 pm | 2 comments | 5319 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

From uni to wagyu: Get restaurant-quality Japanese ingredients from this San Mateo wholesale company

Thanks to a pandemic pivot, you can now buy the same high-quality tuna, Hokkaido uni and wagyu beef served at some of the Bay Area's top sushi restaurants. Before...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 21, 2021
Last comment by Todrford, on Feb 1, 2021 at 6:34 am | 1 comment | 30415 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"To a man, talk is work; to a woman it's reward."

"Men talk . . . all the time . . . in normal daily intercourse, men never shut up . . . Three men building a stone wall. Talk, talk, talk. . . On and on . ....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5611 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Read-a-thon Activities

We are thankful that our school is still holding its annual read-a-thon this year. Our kids love an excuse to buy new books, listen to storytimes, and see how many...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 26, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1798 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Thank you California Academy of Sciences!

Like many kids, ours are eager to go back to their favorite museums and zoos when it is safe to do so. While we enjoyed a simple winter break at home this year,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 19, 2021
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 26, 2021 at 4:01 pm | 2 comments | 3237 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Inaugural reflections

The rapid repair of the country’s Capitol shows what our country can do. By Inauguration Day it was repaired, and bedecked with furling flags, appropriate...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 26, 2021 at 9:44 am | 39 comments | 6471 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will you save money with a heat pump water heater?

==I This is the second post in a two-part series about heat pump waters heaters. The first post is

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 24, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 25, 2021 at 12:03 pm |
6 comments | 10399 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View gets new dhaba-style Indian restaurant

Gurinder Singh, a native of north India who's worked in restaurants since he was a young adult, has opened a new Indian eatery in Mountain View called In d Go. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by Alvin, on Jan 25, 2021 at 9:33 am | 6 comments | 31238 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Offsetting your 2020 emissions

For the last 4-5 years, at the end of the year, I’ve been offsetting our household’s carbon emissions. It's easy and not too expensive. In fact, it's...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 13, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto Green, on Jan 24, 2021 at 6:23 pm | 11 comments | 7420 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Know a Book Agent or Publisher?

Dear Readers, I hope you are all as well as can be during this time. I am humbly asking for your help if you know a book agent or someone in traditional publishing...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 21, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 24, 2021 at 12:52 pm | 2 comments | 5882 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Join the Club . . .

. . . of women who do not complain about their husbands (and talk with them instead). On the one hand, some women will not say negative things about her husband...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 15, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4966 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Which Christmas Gifts are Lasting?

It has been over 2 weeks since Christmas Day. Our decorations are back in the closet and we are enjoying the break before Valentines Day. Some Christmas presents...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 15, 2021 at 12:41 pm | 2 comments | 2926 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

PA Police: Too drastic a decision on banning police information from public

The Palo Alto Police Department definitely made a mistake when it abruptly sent an email to local media on Tuesday, Jan. 5, stating that starting immediately the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 10, 2021
Last comment by Duveneck neighbor, on Jan 14, 2021 at 1:32 pm | 6 comments | 5631 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Spend some quality time with your thermostat

When I was looking for a house in Palo Alto about twelve years ago, a friend warned me about high utility rates. I asked my real estate agent about it and she responded...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 10, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 13, 2021 at 9:27 pm | 11 comments | 6797 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Foothills Park Referendum: Considerations

My three previous blogs critiqued the lawsuit seeking to overturn the residents-only access policy for Foothills Park.(foot#1) Here I will explain various aspects...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Jan 12, 2021 at 12:49 am | 7 comments | 5483 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

2021: Council changes challenging

Palo Altans have a new city council, and things will soon change in this town -- for the better, I hope. The council will assume more control of the city; the role...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 6, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 11, 2021 at 9:17 pm | 8 comments | 5086 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

Feminism: what’s so wrong about equal rights?

Feminism. Its primary definition, according to Merriam-Webster, is the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. So, in theory, even if...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Jan. 1, 2021
Last comment by Squidsie, on Jan 10, 2021 at 12:10 pm | 10 comments | 8302 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

World Wrapps to return to the Peninsula with new menu, two new locations

UPDATE: World Wrapps is open at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto as of Feb. 13. It's open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Twenty-five years after World...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 7, 2021
Last comment by Victor Bishop, on Jan 9, 2021 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 7096 Views
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