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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Kill two birds with one ... mini-split!

Mini-splits are the multi-tools of HVAC. They can heat, they can cool, and they are very modular -- you can put in as few or as many as you want, where you want....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 28, 2021
Last comment by Alan, 4 hours ago | 12 comments | 3241 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View's Savvy Cellar wine bar reopens under new owners

Savvy Cellar has reopened with new owners who want to breathe fresh life into the decade-old wine bar housed in a former train station in downtown Mountain View. Jim...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by Allison, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 2659 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Whoof! Our problems have all disappeared

We have no more "problems." They are now all gone. Instead, we only have “challenges.” Yes, “New Speak,” as George Orwell once phrased it in “1984,”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by Rod Stephens, 7 hours ago | 11 comments | 1787 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Demystifying heat pump water heaters

There is a surprising amount of water heater inertia in our area -- we are clinging to old-style heaters. I’ve been scratching my head about it. Mid-peninsula...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 17, 2021
Last comment by Kopernikas Green, 8 hours ago | 26 comments | 8881 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Union demands too many: Open up the schools now!

Should teachers be prioritized over others to get the coronavirus vaccine? Most of us would probably say yes, BUT… and there’s usually a “but” about most...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 21, 2021
Last comment by Myrtle Gottleib, on Mar 2, 2021 at 1:04 pm | 25 comments | 4555 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Specialty's Cafe and Bakery comes back to life in Mountain View (cookies included)

Specialty's is back. The Bay Area-born cafe chain, which filed for bankruptcy and

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 1, 2021
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 2, 2021 at 9:08 am |
3 comments | 18089 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Polar vortexes and clean energy in the Upper Midwest

Given the awful power grid mess in Texas, it’s interesting to look at the ongoing electricity planning discussions for the Upper Midwest. In the summer of...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 21, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 27, 2021 at 4:06 pm | 8 comments | 4905 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'We believe in empathy and profitability.' This new company wants to redefine delivery for local restaurants

If you live in or near Mountain View, you could be dining this week on Wagyu yakitori over sushi rice from Torima by Hina Yakitori in San Francisco or peking duck...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 24, 2021 at 11:50 am | 2 comments | 5933 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 AmyGregory, on Feb 23, 2021 at 11:37 pm | 3 comments | 4218 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What does it mean to be a "realist" about climate?

I recently tuned into a city discussion about reducing local emissions. Senior Resource Planner Jonathan Abendschein was giving a progress update on his team’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 14, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 21, 2021 at 1:01 pm | 21 comments | 4938 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: What Happens in Vegas Doesn't Stay in Vegas

What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas--NOT! Even though there is little traveling now due to Covid, the principles here still hold. These two quotes are from...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3382 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can you hear me yet?

Scene — Ten members of the “Over 50” club, each sitting in front of their computer, trying to participate in a meeting on Zoom. Janice: “Can...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 12, 2021
Last comment by Jeff Knowles, on Feb 15, 2021 at 4:50 pm | 5 comments | 4689 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: "I - You" Statements

"I - You" Statements. No, that's not a typo. I hear these a lot when I encourage partners to use "I statements" or to share how s/he is feeling....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3577 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The Peninsula's newest pop-up is making cheffy sandwiches on bread from The Midwife and the Baker

Like many of us, Nick Rappoport became obsessed with baking bread during the pandemic. But he wasn't making crusty sourdough loaves. The chef was after sandwich...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 3, 2021
Last comment by Julie O, on Feb 11, 2021 at 8:27 pm | 1 comment | 7658 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Pesky annoyances are hurting medical clinics — and they need to be solved

The medical profession tries to run customer-friendly efficient clinics, and in some areas — like phone call reminders of upcoming visits,— they do a...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 3, 2021
Last comment by Longtime Resident, on Feb 9, 2021 at 3:56 pm | 17 comments | 5488 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's 44-year-old The Fish Market becomes latest restaurant to close temporarily

The Fish Market, which has served fresh seafood fare at 3150 El Camino Real in Palo Alto since 1976, is the latest local restaurant to shutter temporarily in the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by Dave, on Feb 8, 2021 at 6:55 pm | 6 comments | 11974 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How a 1960s apartment complex is going green

Sunshine Gardens Apartments in Mountain View is a modest two-story 44-unit complex, with ten 1960s-vintage buildings circling a small pool. Tenants at this complex...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 7, 2021
Last comment by A, on Feb 8, 2021 at 11:54 am | 4 comments | 7348 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: "Now I Trust in the System"

While maintaining confidentiality, I wanted to share this quote I heard in my office a while back. I've been training another therapist in Couples Counseling,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3897 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

State of Mind opens new pizzeria in the Palo Alto neighborhood the owners grew up in

Lars and Andrew Smith grew up in the blocks surrounding their newest pizzeria at 3850 El Camino Real in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood. Lars Smith has...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 26, 2021
Last comment by Len Ely, on Feb 4, 2021 at 7:52 pm | 4 comments | 12707 Views

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 | 6479 Views
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Specialty's Cafe and Bakery comes back to life in Mountain View (cookies included)
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 18,089 views

Kill two birds with one ... mini-split!
By Sherry Listgarten | 12 comments | 3,241 views

Couples and Premarital: How Do You Define Love?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,811 views

March Madness for Seniors
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,989 views

Whoof! Our problems have all disappeared
By Diana Diamond | 11 comments | 1,787 views

 

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