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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto officials: Stop milking us for more money!

Once again, another utilities rate hike is in store for Palo Alto residents, courtesy of our city manager and council. Will these almost annual hikes never stop?...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 28, 2021
Last comment by S.+Underwood, on Oct 5, 2021 at 10:00 am | 20 comments | 7294 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

Social media and the sustainable fashion movement

Social media has caused the idea of living sustainably—more specifically, dressing sustainably—to take over the teenage world, as well as mainstream...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Aug. 14, 2021
Last comment by jamesbenzo11, on Oct 4, 2021 at 3:28 pm | 4 comments | 6030 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Do we really have a housing crisis?

The repeated refrain these past several years: We have a housing crisis in town -- we have to build more housing units so more people can live in our fair cities. Most...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 23, 2021
Last comment by Gale+Johnson, on Sep 30, 2021 at 8:16 pm | 46 comments | 8706 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Food hall forage: What we ate at State Street Market in Los Altos

Kumamoto oysters, margherita flatbread, Tin Pot Creamery ice cream and more By Sara Hayden State Street Market is now open in Los Altos. Anticipation...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 23, 2021
Last comment by John Smith, on Sep 30, 2021 at 1:55 am | 4 comments | 11574 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Recall Election Reform: Forgetting that the talking points were only that

Campaign talking points that make no sense can take on a life of their own simply through repetition. Competent politicians interested in good government would know...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Sep. 16, 2021
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Sep 26, 2021 at 2:52 pm | 16 comments | 4854 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

On price gouging and other obstacles to HPWH adoption

It is hard not to be worried about climate change these days. More...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 5, 2021
Last comment by EPL, on Sep 25, 2021 at 4:37 pm | 28 comments | 8078 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Good eats in the City of Good Living: Drake's San Carlos goes big on brunch and more

"You can just see the history in the walls." Local owner Christian Conte pays homage to his hometown with new restaurant By Sara Hayden Born...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 23, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5133 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

PA's downtown business problems not simple to solve

Some businesses are closing in Palo Alto's downtown; city business revenues the past two years have dropped significantly, and the town's main street connecting...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 15, 2021
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Sep 21, 2021 at 8:07 pm | 8 comments | 7952 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

"It's too little too late" and other reasons why not

FUD. Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. Big changes should be carefully considered. But when a new idea quickly provokes objections from many different angles, something...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 12, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 19, 2021 at 6:13 am | 13 comments | 6080 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Craving a two-foot pizza? Pizzone serves Milan-style magic in Palo Alto.

Weekend pop-up presents colossal pies via Vina Enoteca By Sara Hayden Pizzone is popping up with giant Milan-style pizza at Vina Enoteca in Palo Alto....

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 16, 2021
Last comment by Anna Delacroix, on Sep 18, 2021 at 9:27 am | 2 comments | 10409 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Hey guys, it's your turn now to become mothers!

I am tired of those men, particularly the males in the Texas legislature, dictating what women can, and cannot do, with their own bodies. That's been a BIG topic...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 6, 2021
Last comment by Zayda, on Sep 11, 2021 at 12:48 am | 20 comments | 5080 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship . . .

. . . that makes unhappy marriages.” - Friedrich Nietzsche Despite the wonderful Beatles song,

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 10, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Sep 10, 2021 at 8:22 pm |
2 comments | 5340 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Explore Sandy's World of Eats: Surfside Laotian pop-up a hit in Half Moon Bay

"I try to … expand people's palates." Sandy Thongsavat-Potter draws crowds with pork belly, papaya salad, pho and more. By Sara Hayden As...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 9, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4591 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

More than a cream puff: Pâte à Choux a sweet addition to San Bruno

Michelle Ko's family business shares globally-inspired pastry By Sara Hayden Restaurateur Michelle Ko's travels took her across Asia, Europe and North...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 9, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3186 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Gas use or gas ban? Consider all the good -- and bad -- effects

We make community decisions all the time. Sometimes we vote "yes" because it seems like the PC way to act. But oftentimes in our patriotic environmental...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 1, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 8, 2021 at 10:37 pm | 36 comments | 5812 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“A happy marriage is . . .

. . . a long conversation which always seems too short.” - Andre Maurois I love this quote for a few reasons. First, let’s look at a couple of definitions: &ldquo...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 3, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Sep 7, 2021 at 3:20 pm | 2 comments | 4391 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is artificial turf a good option for our dry climate?

About twenty-five years ago I had a friend who managed one of the landscaping crews at Stanford. After a few years he left to work elsewhere and explained why. “When...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 29, 2021
Last comment by Trish+Bubenik+, on Sep 3, 2021 at 4:15 pm | 8 comments | 10326 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Beyond Bali: Warung Siska showcases Indonesian cuisine in Redwood City

Meet the dynamic culinary team sharing high caliber dishes in a low key environment By Sara Hayden To eat at Warung Siska in Redwood City, reservations...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 3, 2021
Last comment by bill1940, on Sep 3, 2021 at 11:41 am | 1 comment | 5610 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Farm stand safari: Cruising the Coastside for the perfect produce

San Mateo County farmers may spice up their roadside offerings with more fruits, jams, pickles and other snacks By Sara Hayden Cruising the San Mateo...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 3, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2522 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

SF Gelateria scoops fresh gelato in Redwood City

Mobile gelato shop finds a brick-and-mortar home on the Peninsula By Sara Hayden Redwood City has a new gelato shop with the arrival of SF Gelateria....

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 3, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3702 Views
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Jumping on a bandwagon that ends up breaking down
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