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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Power Lines, Pipelines, and the Limits of Eminent Domain

Do you notice that you are seeing more protests against oil and gas pipelines in recent years? That’s because pipeline construction is booming. When fracking...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 31, 2020
There are no comments yet. 553 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We are testing geoengineering, and that is a good thing

Geoengineering is the “deliberate large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment to counteract anthropogenic climate change”. (1) It

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 3 hours ago |
31 comments | 3175 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Why I am suspicious about PA’s budget cuts

When I first saw a list of proposed cuts the city staff had recommended for the Palo Alto city budget (due to a COVID-19 $38 million loss of revenue), I became suspicious....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by Concerned, 14 hours ago | 37 comments | 3950 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Should farmers markets close during the coronavirus? Local operators are split.

Some Peninsula farmers markets have decided to close temporarily to slow the spread of the coronavirus while others are staying open to maintain a reliable, direct-from-farms...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Solar Panel, on May 29, 2020 at 9:09 pm | 11 comments | 13549 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Remembrance of things past: former Stanford president, Donald Kennedy

I once had the privilege of working for Donald Kennedy. It was shortly after he became president of Stanford in 1980, and I had just started working in the Office...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by Solar Panel, on May 29, 2020 at 8:58 pm | 8 comments | 3822 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Are you Kinder to Strangers than to Your Partner?

Is there a grain of truth to the statement "I am kinder to a stranger than I am to my partner/spouse?" If so, consider these questions: How did I get here? How...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 29, 2020
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COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Are you Kinder to Strangers than to Your Partner?

Is there a grain of truth to the statement "I am kinder to a stranger than I am to my partner/spouse?" If so, consider these questions: How did I get here? How...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 29, 2020
There are no comments yet. 893 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

These local restaurants are donating meals to Bay Area residents in need. Here's how to help.

A growing number of local restaurants are raising funds and donating meals to people in need, health care workers, first responders and out-of-work restaurant staff...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Support Agencies, on May 28, 2020 at 3:50 pm | 10 comments | 20458 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

John Shelsta's popular pastry pop-up finds a new home at Zola in Palo Alto

John Shelsta, whose flaky croissants, morning buns and ganache-filled kouign amann have drawn a loyal following for years, has finally found a semi-permanent home...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by wander3r, on May 28, 2020 at 3:26 pm | 6 comments | 6923 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's beloved Prolific Oven is back with home baking kits

If you've been mourning the loss of The Prolific Oven's chocolate rum cake since the

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by Carolyn, on May 27, 2020 at 5:10 pm |
12 comments | 12324 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A tea house, a speakeasy, a beloved restaurant: The Van's in Belmont has closed for good

The Van's Restaurant On the Hill in Belmont, a local institution that was originally built in 1915, has permanently closed after decades of serving throwback fare...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by resident, on May 27, 2020 at 3:02 pm | 8 comments | 11850 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Weird Thing about Population Growth

There are a lot of people on the planet, with more added every day. It took 200,000 years to get to one billion...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 17, 2020
Last comment by Mike, on May 26, 2020 at 3:39 pm | 28 comments | 4399 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Park almost lost its beloved Cafe Borrone to the shutdown. Then the community stepped in to save it.

The coronavirus shutdown nearly claimed one of the Peninsula's most beloved eating establishments, Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park. After temporarily shuttering the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Tom Emerson, on May 25, 2020 at 7:28 pm | 10 comments | 13287 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Agus opens in Palo Alto with Mexico City street food -- for takeout only

Manuel Martinez of LV Mar and La Viga opened his latest project, San Agus Cocina Urbana & Cocktails, in downtown Palo Alto on Friday, though it's not quite what...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by vegetarian, on May 25, 2020 at 11:53 am | 7 comments | 7108 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

When will this end?

Who would have ever thought that a tiny little virus, a microorganism, would have the wherewithal to cause our entire world to come to a standstill? Hundreds of...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on May 25, 2020 at 11:25 am | 56 comments | 4610 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Everything’s relative in life, and yesterday will not be tomorrow

We all react to the coronavirus in different ways. Some people are locked behind their doors; others question the shutdown; some say they will never catch it so...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by home of the bloggers, on May 22, 2020 at 4:44 pm | 15 comments | 2919 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Taking Breaks (Fallow Time)

Fallow, def.: Plowed and harrowed but left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility . . . I'm a proponent of taking breaks. The Covid-19 pandemic...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2593 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I Support Helping our Local Small Businesses Start to Reopen Quickly AND

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Palo Alto was seeing small businesses close. Then it was a combination of not enough customers and rising costs. In the past...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on May 21, 2020 at 9:31 am | 33 comments | 3085 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Insider Tip – DIY Lentil Sprouts

So I’ve been looking at all those jars of grains and beans sitting pretty on my shelf with new light during sequestration. How can I use these key foods...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 20, 2020 at 3:36 pm | 5 comments | 2397 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Palo Alto Farmers' Market to reopen, masks required

After a two-month hiatus, the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers' Market is returning on May 30 with new safety guidelines. All vendors, customers and volunteers at the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by More Options Needed, on May 19, 2020 at 10:14 am | 16 comments | 4894 Views
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John Shelsta's popular pastry pop-up finds a new home at Zola in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 6 comments | 6,923 views

Why I am suspicious about PA’s budget cuts
By Diana Diamond | 37 comments | 3,950 views

We are testing geoengineering, and that is a good thing
By Sherry Listgarten | 31 comments | 3,175 views

Premarital and Couples: Are you Kinder to Strangers than to Your Partner?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 893 views