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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

A left- v. right-hand problem in PA’s push to be an “all-electric city”

Will Palo Alto and other local cities have adequate distribution systems to go all-electric by 2030? Some utility experts say absolutely not – we don’t...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 2, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 10, 2022 at 5:19 pm | 16 comments | 4675 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“Vagina Love: An Owner’s Manual”

Check out Lili Sohn’s new graphic medicine book. “Half of all people have vaginas. But how much do we know about that part of our body? And why are we...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 4, 2022
Last comment by Erlinda , on Mar 10, 2022 at 10:37 am | 2 comments | 5962 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto City Council: Get rid of police encryption! Now! Please!

How long will it take the Palo Alto City Council to discuss the police encryption problem? When will the city’s top staff members stop saying that encryption must...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 22, 2022
Last comment by Eeyore (formerly StarSpring), on Mar 2, 2022 at 8:46 am | 16 comments | 12942 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Baumé gave up two Michelin stars. Now it’s reopening with a more relaxed approach to fine dining.

By Anthony Shu Chef Bruno Chemel uses a blow torch to add finishing touches at Baumé. Photo by Veronica Weber. After 12...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 23, 2022
Last comment by Lee, on Feb 28, 2022 at 10:33 am | 2 comments | 6231 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Sparkling Hot Chocolate

TGIF – Thanks Goodness It’s February! Good show to all the Dry January participants out there. On the last night, we mixed up this bright little...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 4, 2022
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 26, 2022 at 2:05 pm | 6 comments | 3928 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

"One of the biggest failures in 50 years of energy policy"

Stanford recently invited John Deutch, a Professor Emeritus at MIT with decades of experience in energy policy and energy security, to do a short series of lectures...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 20, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 25, 2022 at 6:18 pm | 14 comments | 10838 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Sisters go from backyard to business with Wood Oven Pizza in Palo Alto

By Anthony Shu Margherita and pineapple pizzas from Wood Oven Pizza. Photo courtesy Wood Oven Pizza. Raised in Argentina, sisters...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 22, 2022
Last comment by CC, on Feb 23, 2022 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 5830 Views

COUPLE'S NET

How to Do a Systems Review of Your Relationship

I’ve seen a lot of couples over the years that want to “fix” their marriage. They mostly want to continue doing exactly what they’ve been...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2662 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

North Beach deli veteran opens 'one-stop shop' for Italian American sandwiches and gelato in downtown Burlingame

By Anthony Shu Many of Caffe Stellato's sandwiches use meats and cheeses imported from Italy. Photo courtesy Lana Abu-Arafeh. The...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 16, 2022
Last comment by pogo, on Feb 18, 2022 at 5:36 am | 1 comment | 4340 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Curry and reubens: Local Kitchens opens "micro food halls" on the Peninsula

By Sara Hayden If you've ever craved curry, reubens and ice cream all at once, you're in luck: Local Kitchens makes it possible to buy all the above and...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 24, 2021
Last comment by pnews456, on Feb 17, 2022 at 1:16 am | 1 comment | 9573 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Sweet Maple brings its Millionaire's Bacon and other brunch hits to downtown Palo Alto

By Anthony Shu The eggs Benedict from Sweet Maple in downtown Palo Alto. Photo courtesy Sweet Maple. Walk down University Avenue...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 9, 2022
Last comment by Whatsit, on Feb 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm | 7 comments | 7550 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Why aren't more products easy to repair?

A few years ago my Dad got really annoyed when his patio umbrella stopped opening and closing easily. He wasn’t annoyed because it stopped working. He was...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 13, 2022
Last comment by Matt, on Feb 16, 2022 at 1:31 pm | 15 comments | 9935 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Economics of Residential Rooftop Solar

The other day I mentioned to someone that I’m not a big fan of residential rooftop solar. His response was “You don’t believe in climate change?”...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 16, 2022
Last comment by EPL, on Feb 16, 2022 at 7:46 am | 67 comments | 12987 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto needs to prioritize its priorities

Palo Alto’s new priorities are nice. So very nice. The four the city council decided on for 2922 encompass many of this city’s worries and concerns...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 9, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 15, 2022 at 4:27 am | 15 comments | 4699 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto's climate goals threatened by inadequate power grid

The City of Palo Alto’s emissions goals are in jeopardy because of its outdated electrical grid. During a February 2 Utilities Advisory Commission (UAC)

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 6, 2022
Last comment by Larry, on Feb 13, 2022 at 1:11 pm |
29 comments | 10427 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Say cheers to SF Beer Week at events throughout the Peninsula

By Zack Fernandes ==I Blue Oak Brewing Co. turns five this year and is throwing a bash during SF Beer Week, complete with live music, to...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 11, 2022
Last comment by Hilbert , on Feb 11, 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1 comment | 6242 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can we build enough clean, affordable power on time?

Last week’s blog post had an overview of...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 5, 2021
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Feb 11, 2022 at 8:07 am | 21 comments | 9831 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

If at first the city does not succeed …

Once again (sigh), our city officials in Palo Alto are moving ahead to adopt a business tax – the revenue will probably go into the city’s general operating...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 3, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 10, 2022 at 9:32 am | 27 comments | 4095 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Snapshot of Grid Mixes across the US

Over the past few days I’ve spoken with several people who are electrifying their homes and cars, and it reminded me how lucky we are to live in California...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 30, 2022
Last comment by chris aoki, on Feb 8, 2022 at 6:35 pm | 17 comments | 6928 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Five last-minute Lunar New Year sweets you can find on the Peninsula

By Anthony Shu ==I The bright red Chinese New Year cake topped with black sesame whipped cream at Maison Alyzee in Mountain View. (Photo...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 4, 2022
Last comment by Jim Gates, on Feb 6, 2022 at 2:22 pm | 4 comments | 4143 Views
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