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PENINSULA FOODIST

Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley

A burger made entirely from plants at a Redwood City startup has been making waves at select restaurants in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York — and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Kris, 3 hours ago | 21 comments | 6221 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy

This is the letter I sent to council. Impact fees to provide funding for subsidized housing for low and moderate income residents should, in my professional opinion,...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 25, 2017
There are no comments yet. 567 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

California Restaurant Association tests out public-awareness campaign in Palo Alto

People dining at La Bodeguita del Medio on California Avenue in Palo Alto this week might not have noticed a new note that appeared at the bottom of their receipts:...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Marie, 14 hours ago | 5 comments | 1118 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

DoorDash robots to deliver food in Redwood City

If you're in Redwood City and you see a robot rolling down the street, don't panic. It's just delivering someone's burrito. Starting this...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by member, on Mar 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm | 3 comments | 2104 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

It's President's Day. Why Not Butter Up the Boss?

Every election, some famous writer composes one of those open letters to the new president. Having seen none this time, I took a crack at my own. Dear President...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by om, on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 15344 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Happy Valentines – Let’s Be Friends

A changing relationship recently sent me that ol' classic line.... Let's be friends. My first thought was ==I Friends? Huh, ok then........

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by om, on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:04 am | 3 comments | 21913 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Computer Science in PAUSD

As a former teacher of Computer Science, I am concerned about the developing curriculum for PAUSD. This was triggered by a quote from the co-chair of the committee...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Allia, on Mar 24, 2017 at 7:14 am | 6 comments | 1584 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Malaysian restaurant opens in Menlo Park

Black Pepper, the second restaurant from a longtime Malaysian chef-owner in Milpitas, is now open at 1029 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Black Pepper soft opened...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by pro menlo, on Mar 23, 2017 at 8:27 pm | 12 comments | 4064 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner

This poem – Coupon – was sent to me through a daily poetry email I receive. I got the poet’s permission to share it with you. As you...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1442 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

St Paddy’s Soup

We did this soup today for Cooking at the Market, a town-sponsored monthly cook demo at

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by aria, on Mar 21, 2017 at 3:48 am |
3 comments | 4146 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Do You Have Sex Only on Vacation?

Over the years of seeing couples in marriage counseling, and through reading I’ve done, there are many couples who only have sex on vacation. Sex on...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Sea Seelam Reddy, on Mar 20, 2017 at 3:19 pm | 3 comments | 4200 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Opus One

It’s cold around here. While our friends and family back east suffer record heat and drought, I turned on the heat tonight. I get all unseasonally-snuggly...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Lauralies, on Mar 17, 2017 at 8:23 am | 17 comments | 7515 Views

OFF DEADLINE

Will -- or should -- adult schools remain 'the quiet corner' of local education?

In about eight years, the Palo Alto Adult School will be observing its 100th anniversary -- a century of promoting the notion that learning can be for a lifetime....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by L Davitson, on Mar 15, 2017 at 3:34 am | 7 comments | 6494 Views

LOVE THAT PUP

Guest Post from HSSV: Adopt a Naughty Dog!

Here's a really fun guest post from Humane Society Silicon Valley. Thanks to Victoria Levy and Leanne Reis at UPRAISE Marketing + PR...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by [url=http://www.paloaltoonline.com]paloatoonline[/url], on Mar 15, 2017 at 3:32 am | 11 comments | 9202 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Shalimar Sizzle opens in Mountain View

Shalimar Sizzle, a Sunnyvale Indian restaurant, has expanded to downtown Mountain View's Castro Street. Owner Mo Polani held a grand opening for Shalimar...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Crotchety Desi, on Mar 14, 2017 at 5:15 pm | 7 comments | 4665 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Summer Fun at Your Secret Beach

The Food Party! did a little picnic and beach cleanup this week. We took the leftovers from the Mt. Cagan Tiger party, and set out to my secret boogie board beach;...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 17, 2016
Last comment by Karla, on Mar 14, 2017 at 2:09 am | 5 comments | 7947 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Nick the Greek opens in Redwood City

Gyros, souvlaki and fresh falafel are among the menu items at Nick the Greek, a new quick-service Greek restaurant in downtown Redwood City. Nick the Greek held...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 3725 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

In retirement communities, it’s the old “Location, Location, Location” mantra, but with a different meaning

Having worked in 3 very different retirement communities over the past 6 years, I’ve given tours to hundreds of seniors, often with their baby boomer kids...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by masni, on Mar 12, 2017 at 11:57 pm | 2 comments | 2847 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Juniors: College application planning

(Written by Lori McCormick) High school juniors who are planning on applying to four-year colleges are starting to hear the buzz about getting prepared for their...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Be Positive, on Mar 12, 2017 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 2085 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Leftover Love

I love leftovers. You know, sloppy seconds. Stop - I'm back talking food. While some eaters have a strong aversion to eating day one food on day two,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jandowski, on Mar 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm | 5 comments | 84147 Views
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
By Elena Kadvany | 21 comments | 6,221 views

Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,442 views

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
By Steve Levy | 0 comments | 567 views

 

Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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