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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Do peaceful protests do any good? How about the more violent ones?

For the past couple of months, protests condemning the deadly beating by police in Minneapolis of George Floyd and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 4 hours ago | 10 comments | 2028 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'Buck's will never die.' After 29 years, owners pass longtime Woodside favorite to their sons

After nearly three decades at the helm of the irreverent Buck's of Woodside, owners Jamis and Margaret MacNiven have retired and turned the restaurant over to their...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 4 hours ago | 6 comments | 5528 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Fighting an 'uphill battle,' Palo Alto's longtime MacArthur Park to close until 2021

This Saturday, Aug. 8, will be MacArthur Park's last day of service until 2021. The owners of MacArthur Park, which has occupied a historic, 11,000-square-foot...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 3732 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'All of us can do something.' Local black restaurant owners react to George Floyd protests

Editor's note: A list of local black-owned eateries to support is at the bottom of this story. Lisa Spencer holds her breath when her youngest son, Myles,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by MA midtown, 21 hours ago | 16 comments | 16781 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Kids and sugar: A cautionary tale

==I This is the first post in a two-part series. It is both a fable and a true story, and it is not about what it seems to be about. (You can read

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by eileen , on Aug 7, 2020 at 1:29 pm |
8 comments | 3108 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Sugar? Emissions? Whaaaat?

==I Okay, so the last post was a little obscure, but I hope it got you thinking....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 7, 2020
There are no comments yet. 930 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Two Michelin stars, to go: Palo Alto's high-end Baume pivots to takeout

Baumé, the two-Michelin-star French restaurant on California Avenue in Palo Alto, celebrated its tenth anniversary this year. Chef-owner Bruno Chemel likely...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by ChrisC, on Aug 4, 2020 at 11:17 pm | 10 comments | 8616 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Altos Hills farm, embracing new models during COVID-19, starts offering collaborative CSA boxes

Luna Vez Farm in Los Altos Hills has since 2018 exclusively grown produce for Maum, the high-end Korean...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3899 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Are you Committed to your Vows or Dysfunction?

At one time I am sure that you were committed to your vows. Think back to your wedding. Remember how happy you felt. You were certain when you married that this...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 4, 2020 at 9:11 am | 1 comment | 2656 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Would you want a wind turbine in your backyard?

After I posted about the use of eminent domain for power...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 14, 2020
Last comment by Dr. René Sternke, on Aug 4, 2020 at 8:16 am | 51 comments | 8655 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

City staff is running Palo Alto

There have been subtle but significant changes in the interplay between the Palo Alto City Council and the city’s top administrators, most notably City Manager...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Aug 3, 2020 at 3:30 pm | 26 comments | 3641 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

Black Lives Matter: on the topic of protesting and looting

As of recently, every single one of the 50 states has participated in some form of protest. The Black Lives Matter movement has swept across the country following...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by IdPnSD, on Aug 1, 2020 at 5:31 pm | 74 comments | 66927 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Despite opposition, Chick-fil-A lands in Redwood City with long lines

Despite some initial controversy, a franchise of fast food chain Chick-fil-A is now open for takeout at 536 Whipple Ave. in Redwood City. A long line of cars...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Birds Of A Feather, on Jul 31, 2020 at 6:46 pm | 34 comments | 7030 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Mayfield Bakery & Cafe permanently closes after 11-year run

The owners of Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto, unable to sustain the business due to the coronavirus shutdown, have closed the Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Adam W, on Jul 31, 2020 at 4:39 pm | 17 comments | 16299 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Covid and Grief; Resilience

With nearly a 150,000 people having died in the US from Covid-19 and many, many more around the world, there are millions of people grieving the death of a loved...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jul 31, 2020 at 3:34 pm | 2 comments | 2965 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

This blog will be carbon-free by 2030!

Yes, I’ve taken the courageous step to set this bold goal: This blog will be carbon-free by 2030! Are you impressed? Inspired? Relieved? Confused? Curious?...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 26, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 31, 2020 at 3:01 pm | 18 comments | 4391 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Sweet Orchid brings gelato scoops, cakes and milkshakes to Menlo Park

Sweet Orchid, a Fremont gelato and pastry shop, is now scooping dozens of flavors of gelato from a new location in Menlo Park. Sweet Orchid opened on Saturday,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 27, 2020
Last comment by Piliguy, on Jul 30, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 5 comments | 4341 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

Magical Bridge Foundation: a pillar of support during hard times

In light of the current circumstances, it may be tempting to say that we’re all in the same boat. However, the saying “we’re all in the same storm,...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by joycerey, on Jul 29, 2020 at 2:50 pm | 4 comments | 4102 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Foothills Park: City does NOT want to hear from most of you

Palo Alto's Parks & Recreation Commission (PRC) has scheduled a special meeting to have a two-hour panel discussion on "Foothills Park Access",...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jul. 27, 2020
Last comment by Justin McKensie, on Jul 29, 2020 at 9:17 am | 19 comments | 2810 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What’s wrong with this picture? PA city manager earns more than the president!

It’s just our money that the City of Palo Alto is spending, so why should we get concerned? But I am, because this week I saw what the city staff and particularly...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Steve Ramsay, on Jul 28, 2020 at 3:49 pm | 49 comments | 9317 Views
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'Buck's will never die.' After 29 years, owners pass longtime Woodside favorite to their sons
By Elena Kadvany | 6 comments | 5,528 views

Kids and sugar: A cautionary tale
By Sherry Listgarten | 8 comments | 3,108 views

Do peaceful protests do any good? How about the more violent ones?
By Diana Diamond | 10 comments | 2,028 views

Traffic Lights for the Whole Family
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 929 views