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A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

State Legislature on Housing: Getting the Demos out of Democracy & with it, Accountability

The State Legislature is in the middle of its annual exercise of stripping political power from the citizenry (Demos in Greek = people) and putting it in the hands...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by Michael O., on Apr 9, 2019 at 11:41 pm | 9 comments | 2405 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Be careful what you call me.

Please don’t call me a “lady.” Or collectively address my friends and myself as “ladies.” Oftentimes, I get emails that start off with “Dear Ladies.”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 25, 2019
Last comment by Female, on Apr 9, 2019 at 8:35 am | 24 comments | 1704 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Environmentalists will soon be fighting housing advocates over what to do with the SF Bay locally

A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision has produced a challenge for liberal residents in the area – do you want to turn a whopping 1,400...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 18, 2019
Last comment by Moslitski, on Apr 8, 2019 at 10:13 am | 26 comments | 2359 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Don’t close Churchill Avenue at the tracks

Palo Alto is having a lot of trouble figuring out what kind of grade separations should be used at railroad crossings to accommodate an estimated 20 trains an hour...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 1, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 8, 2019 at 12:26 am | 13 comments | 1180 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

SB-50: To Save our Planet?

Yesterday State Senator Scott Wiener and Berkeley professor Daniel Kammen wrote an...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 26, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 7, 2019 at 12:23 pm |
34 comments | 2719 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Geocaching for Methane

Where is the closest oil well to your home? Or your kid’s school? Is it leaking? Does anyone know? California is like a pin cushion for oil wells, and abandoned...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 31, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 7, 2019 at 12:02 pm | 5 comments | 2406 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Thoughts and Dogs

I'm writing to you today from my waiting room. I like to sit here looking at the aquarium; watching the neon tetras dart through the water and the African frogs...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 5, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3825 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Lego and Sibling Squabbles

Our family finally got around to watching The Lego Movie 2. I was not expecting to enjoy the movie, but I was pleasantly surprised. They touched on a topic that...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 31, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Apr 4, 2019 at 6:19 pm | 2 comments | 3804 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

More Stupid Plastic Food Things

Yeech! I was just cleaning up around the house and it hits me – all these indestructible, single-use, plastic, food items live in my house. They are everywhere....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 16, 2019
Last comment by Laura stec, on Apr 4, 2019 at 2:08 pm | 23 comments | 4938 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Looking for Leaks

You can help the planet, your home, and your wallet by looking for gas leaks. Not bad for a few minutes of work. Here’s why, and how. Along with

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 24, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 29, 2019 at 4:04 pm |
10 comments | 2820 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The Terrible Twos

Our youngest is two and I feel like I am in uncharted territory. She is our third child, but this is the first time I am experiencing the "terrible twos" as a non-pregnant...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 25, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 29, 2019 at 1:51 pm | 4 comments | 1351 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

A new PA mayor is facing many challenges

Palo Alto has a new mayor, councilman Eric Filseth, who was unanimously elected Monday night. I have many good wishes for him – including good luck. “Luck”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 8, 2019
Last comment by Richmond VA Tree Trimming, on Mar 28, 2019 at 11:20 pm | 8 comments | 2472 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Big Island Food Party!

Just got back from sweet aloha on the Big Island. Visited mi amigo Jungle John - farmer of lemons, oranges, lychee, and soon, Kona coffee, which I must report...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by Tiny Bubbles, on Mar 28, 2019 at 6:18 pm | 22 comments | 3263 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Composting Works

The question that I was asked the most when I started this blog was: “Can you please find out what is happening with our recycling?” There has been a...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 17, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 25, 2019 at 7:19 pm | 3 comments | 3631 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Who Pays for Palo Alto Schools

There is an ongoing discussion about what, if anything, Stanford should pay for students added in housing on campus. The Weekly had an op-ed arguing the current...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 19, 2019
Last comment by margaret heath, on Mar 25, 2019 at 3:08 pm | 42 comments | 5500 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Write a Personal Ad . . . to Your Partner . . .

. . . stating what you have to offer and give in your relationship. Don't make it dependent on what you are getting, either. (Later you can write another personal...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by 3 comments | 3438 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Life Can Change on a Dime

Readers, let me begin by saying that I'm fine. Yesterday instead of seeing my wonderful clients, I spent the morning and early afternoon in the ER. I was newly diagnosed...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 4, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.1, on Mar 22, 2019 at 1:54 am | 7 comments | 5102 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

No sand toys, no problem

I always try to bring a couple of basic sand toys for our kids to play with at the park. While sand toys are great fun, they can also be quite frustrating. Many...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 21, 2019 at 6:09 pm | 2 comments | 1112 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Capelo's Barbecue opens to-go counter in Redwood City

Fans of Capelo's Barbecue can now get the popular food truck's smoked meats at a to-go counter in Redwood City. The to-go counter is now open Monday through Friday...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 20, 2019
There are no comments yet. 4076 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Aroy Thai Bistro shutters: 'Expansion is not always a good thing'

Tom Vongampai learned the hard way the perils of restaurant expansion. In 2016, the longtime owner of Palo Alto Thai restaurant Thaiphoon opened another restaurant,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by Indian resident, on Mar 19, 2019 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 3456 Views
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