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STORIES OF HOPE

Selfishness, Poverty, and Lunch

I was late to lunch in a new city, chipped and chilled by biting winds. A man entered my gaze as I hurried forward; he was facing what looked like the city...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Nov. 26, 2018
Last comment by Edith W. Wright, 26 minutes ago | 4 comments | 1665 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Which Cocktail Has the Least Calories?

I recently ordered a *** (name below) and the bartender said, “Oh, you want the drink with the least calories.” Really? I had never considered my cocktail...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 9, 2018
Last comment by Yvette A. Liang, 29 minutes ago | 3 comments | 634 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Local Flavor - Holiday Hotspots

There are some wonderful, new watering holes and eateries in the hood, perfect places to celebrate the holidays in style. Modern spaces, local touches; new hotels...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 2, 2018
Last comment by Who Eats Raw Chicken?, 9 hours ago | 11 comments | 2329 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Gobbledygook goings on in Palo Alto

We all know the local governments at times try to hide things, despite their loud proclamations of how transparent they always are. But the opaqueness continues. A...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 7, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, 11 hours ago | 2 comments | 1650 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

A bad beginning makes a bad ending: City Council

The current City Council is ending as it began 2 years ago, with the pro-development majority abusing its power. Back then those Council members would introduce...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Dec. 8, 2018
Last comment by jh, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 546 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto’s biggest problem?

When retiring City Manager Jim Keene gave to a talk to the Rotary Club of Palo Alto recently, he ended it by saying he thought Palo Alto’s biggest upcoming...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 30, 2018
Last comment by Carlos Marcos, on Dec 9, 2018 at 12:36 am | 21 comments | 2378 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Camper opens for lunch in Menlo Park

Menlo Park's buzzy new Camper restaurant is now open for lunch, with new sandwiches, soups, salads and entrees. The restaurant

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 3, 2018
Last comment by musical, on Dec 8, 2018 at 4:32 pm |
12 comments | 3969 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Guest Post: Youth, Illness, and Advance Care Directives

==I This piece is a guest-written essay by Leilani Graham, a Palo Alto native and graduate of Henry M. Gunn High School. Leilani is now a San Francisco-based writer,...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Sep. 25, 2018
Last comment by George, on Dec 8, 2018 at 9:14 am | 4 comments | 3107 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Will subsidies for developers trickle down to provide more affordable housing for high-income people? Monday@City Council

At this Monday's City Council meeting, the current pro-developer majority is expected to give a big early-Christmas gift to developers and large property owners....

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Dec. 2, 2018
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Dec 7, 2018 at 6:01 pm | 15 comments | 1852 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: "101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married"

"101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married" by Charlie and Linda Bloom is a great book for couples. Each of the 101 things is about two pages long. My...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 30, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Dec 7, 2018 at 2:53 pm | 9 comments | 2892 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Redwood City wine bar Bottle Shop to open Dec. 7

California-focused wine bar Bottle Shop will open today, Friday, Dec. 7, at 2627 Broadway St. in downtown Redwood City, according to an

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 7, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1801 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Redwood City gets Japanese kaiseki restaurant

A kaiseki restaurant, devoting to serving traditional Japanese multi-course meals, is in a soft opening phase at 921 Main St. in Redwood City. Hitoshi Tagawa...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 6, 2018
There are no comments yet. 2648 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening alert: Caspian Restaurant in Mountain View

A Mediterranean restaurant has replaced Kabobs & Pupuseria on El Camino Real in Mountain...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 5, 2018
Last comment by Mmmm, on Dec 6, 2018 at 11:46 am | 5 comments | 1792 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Time to Send a Message

Of sadness, solidarity and support to our brothers and sisters in Squirrel Hill and Jewish communities everywhere And follow George Will and Tom Friedman in saying whatever...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 27, 2018
Last comment by duck, Donald, on Dec 6, 2018 at 7:45 am | 74 comments | 3732 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

After 39 years, Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum to close for good

Fans of Cho's unassuming potstickers and pork buns panicked in 2014, when the owners of the longtime Palo Alto Chinese restaurant

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 4, 2018
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 4, 2018 at 10:08 pm |
1 comment | 1949 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Protégé earns Michelin star

Just nine months after opening in Palo Alto, Protégé has won a Michelin star, joining the ranks of Peninsula winners including Manresa, Baumé,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 29, 2018
Last comment by Bob Pierce, on Dec 3, 2018 at 6:11 pm | 9 comments | 10046 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Sun Life brings acai bowls, juice to Cal Ave

The first Northern California outpost of Sun Life Organics is opening on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 344 S. California Ave. in Palo Alto. Sun Life Organics serves...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 23, 2018
Last comment by Healthy Mom, on Dec 1, 2018 at 4:36 pm | 1 comment | 2056 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The wait is over: Ike's Place opens in Palo Alto

It took three and a half years, but Ike's Place is finally open in downtown Palo Alto. The newest outpost of the Bay Area cult-favorite sandwich shop opened Tuesday...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 27, 2018
Last comment by LaNell, on Nov 30, 2018 at 6:43 pm | 22 comments | 7329 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Arguing Wildfire and Rosemary

An east coast friend and I were talking, ok arguing, about California wildfires over the holiday. We delved into Make America Rake Again, and why the sheer mention...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 25, 2018
Last comment by rising tides/shifting agriculture due to climate change, on Nov 26, 2018 at 9:12 am | 1 comment | 1619 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can we ever improve our schools?

When I think about my K-12 education, and I look back at my kids’ and now my grandkids’ education, things haven’t really changed that much. Yes, penmanship,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 17, 2018
Last comment by public teacher, on Nov 24, 2018 at 4:06 pm | 11 comments | 1849 Views
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Camper opens for lunch in Menlo Park
By Elena Kadvany | 12 comments | 3,969 views

Gobbledygook goings on in Palo Alto
By Diana Diamond | 2 comments | 1,650 views

Couples: Child Loss, "No U-Turn at Mercy Street"
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 999 views

Which Cocktail Has the Least Calories?
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 634 views

A bad beginning makes a bad ending: City Council
By Douglas Moran | 1 comment | 546 views