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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can you read cursive? Do you know why democratic values are important?

“I don’t read cursive,” the CVS store clerk said to me when I handed my friend’s somewhat undecipherable shopping list over, asking her what she thought...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by Ashley Judson, on Apr 19, 2022 at 2:58 pm | 77 comments | 5345 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

On water, cows and police resistance

Ninety-three percent of California is now in a severe drought. Yet Gov. Gavin Newsom has refused so far to impose mandatory use restrictions on urban and suburban...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by Layla Cole, on Apr 18, 2022 at 2:39 am | 31 comments | 6689 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Keeping things from the public trumps transparency in town

I watched the Palo Alto City Council meeting to the bitter end (12:30 a.m.) of Monday night’s meeting, and, indeed, it was a bitter ending for me, a champion...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 5, 2022
Last comment by Layla Cole, on Apr 18, 2022 at 2:38 am | 72 comments | 6458 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Food Resolution – Earth Day 2022

We interrupt our regularly scheduled road trip for a hat tip to Earth Day, April 22nd. Want to do something tasty in celebration, that also helps our beloved...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 16, 2022
Last comment by Ruth Parker, on Apr 16, 2022 at 3:18 pm | 3 comments | 5061 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Feast and Floral's cheese boards and flower bouquets are coming to Palo Alto's Salvaje

By Julia Brown ==I Feast and Floral's "grazing tables" include cheese and charcuterie, nuts, dips and other accompaniments. Photo...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 13, 2022
Last comment by Julie O, on Apr 14, 2022 at 10:04 pm | 1 comment | 7072 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Traveling Solo: Salton Sea – Bombay Beach

A good way to dip your feet into solo travel is a combo trip; one that mixes yummy personal alone time with that of family and friends. That’s how this trip...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 10, 2022
Last comment by Dean Samos, on Apr 12, 2022 at 11:49 am | 1 comment | 6220 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Michelin-starred chef behind Ettan opens casual eatery at Los Altos’ State Street Market

By Anthony Shu ==I Little Blue Door's street food-inspired menu includes smashed sesame patta chaat, fava bean vada pav and dishes roasted...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 8, 2022
Last comment by Just Another Parent, on Apr 10, 2022 at 6:29 pm | 2 comments | 7411 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Would you like more/better veggie options at your local restaurants?

I’ve been trying to eat less meat and cook more vegetarian dinners at home, but my range of veggie cooking is not so good yet. When friends suggested a few...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 3, 2022
Last comment by Anneke, on Apr 6, 2022 at 6:15 pm | 14 comments | 11718 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Quesabirria and hot chicken sandwiches: Off the Grid’s food truck markets return to the Peninsula

By Anthony Shu The opening night of the first Off the Grid market in downtown Menlo Park. Photo by Michelle Le. With the weather...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 4, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Apr 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm | 1 comment | 7694 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Traveling Solo

Hello Food Partiers! from the Southern California desert. Sorry to miss the discussion last week, (please remember The Food Party! is an insult-free blog) but...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 27, 2022
Last comment by Jason Tang, on Mar 31, 2022 at 2:58 pm | 9 comments | 4523 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Questions for PA City Manager Ed Shikada

I am contemplating walking through Palo Alto City Hall, clear see-through flag in hand, proclaiming, “Transparency: Now!” Why? Because I am tired of all the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 22, 2022
Last comment by Jason Tang, on Mar 31, 2022 at 2:45 pm | 48 comments | 5336 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Omnipresent Grief

Grief is usually associated with a loss due to death. There are other losses we grieve: loss of a marriage, relationship or friendship, a job, our health, a miscarriage,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 25, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Mar 31, 2022 at 1:38 pm | 4 comments | 6500 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Vehicles turning right pose a danger to cyclists and pedestrians

Last week I biked to Ace Hardware, just over a mile from my home, and when I came back I thought “Whoa, that was not fun.” There are some big four-way...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 20, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 30, 2022 at 7:38 pm | 33 comments | 10442 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Sugar – Bigger Sinner Than Wine?

One measure of addictability is how fast the effect gets to your brain. Guess what commonly consumed substance tops the list? Alcohol gets...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 24, 2022
Last comment by Cynthia Albert, on Mar 24, 2022 at 3:40 pm | 9 comments | 5378 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Business tax in Palo Alto

To the City Council and Finance Committee and staff I support a tax at the rates suggested by the survey results in the Finance Committee agenda packet on large...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 17, 2022
Last comment by Cynthia Albert, on Mar 24, 2022 at 3:40 pm | 9 comments | 5820 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Express lanes will cost drivers masses of money -- and the state will collect millions from us

==I "The integration of managed express lanes will reduce congestion all along the U.S. 101 corridor. It will encourage carpooling and transit ridership as...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 15, 2022
Last comment by Cynthia Albert, on Mar 24, 2022 at 3:29 pm | 38 comments | 7918 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

2 -Burger a Day Alternative

The Portola Valley Forum (our version of Nextdoor) recently engaged in a fascinating thread about eating. My neighbor wants to eat less meat and was looking for...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 17, 2022
Last comment by Bobbi Lange, on Mar 24, 2022 at 2:14 pm | 21 comments | 6321 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Mom Said a Lot

I’m going to share a piece I wrote in my mid-20s. You will see intergenerational wounds, and part of what I have had to work through in my own life. My husband...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 22, 2022 at 3:15 pm | 1 comment | 5304 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are you trying to use less gas?

Some days (weeks) you just want to keep your eyes closed. You don’t want to watch the news, you don’t want to look at gas prices, you don’t want...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 13, 2022
Last comment by Erlinda , on Mar 20, 2022 at 8:43 pm | 33 comments | 9074 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Propaganda, disinformation invade our lives -- here, and in Ukraine

The disinformation about the invasion of Ukraine that is being broadcast by Putin to his people is frightening, to say the least, for the message Putin is spewing...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 8, 2022
Last comment by Russ Wilkins, on Mar 16, 2022 at 11:57 am | 36 comments | 6375 Views
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