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PENINSULA FOODIST

15 Peninsula sandwiches we’re craving now

By Sara Hayden We enjoy a good sandwich as a perfectly self-contained, hand-held meal or a decadent indulgence accompanied by a stack of napkins. These...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by AdjunctProfessorville, on Jan 12, 2022 at 7:35 pm | 20 comments | 8508 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

An Easy Emissions Win

The media had some excellent coverage of climate change this past week. I hope you were able to read some of it. Among my favorites...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 22, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 29, 2019 at 8:27 am | 20 comments | 13455 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What to do if you get a noisy Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heater

One of the reasons that people have favored the Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heaters is because they are quiet. Rated at a low 49 dB, you could install one in most...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 22, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 20, 2022 at 2:04 pm | 20 comments | 14810 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

California Economy Update

A reader asked for an update on the California economy and budget. This post is about the economy and the next post is about the budget. The overall CA economy...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 19, 2012
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jun 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm | 20 comments | 19077 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

California Economy Update

A reader asked for an update on the California economy and budget. This post is about the economy and the next post is about the budget. The overall CA economy...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 19, 2012
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jun 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm | 20 comments | 1828 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Public Investments for Palo Alto's Future

The Palo Alto city council is reviewing infrastructure investment priorities in anticipation of asking voters to approve new funding measures in 2014. The largest...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by Leo Tolstoy, on Oct 26, 2013 at 1:48 am | 20 comments | 29970 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Continuation of Office Cap Discussion

On Monday night the city council will consider direction to staff with regard to an office cap proposal for Palo Alto. I think this is a bad idea as I have written...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 22, 2015
Last comment by Alex, on Apr 6, 2015 at 10:51 pm | 20 comments | 32988 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

How to Find The Big Payoff in Reducing Traffic and Parking Challenges

This blog is based on a public comment at council and public memo to council members. The council has asked staff to develop an additional Comp Plan scenario that...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 27, 2016
Last comment by chris, on Mar 3, 2016 at 9:51 pm | 20 comments | 14499 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Some Impacts of Driverless Cars

There was an interesting blog in the Wall Street Journal musing on the impact of driverless cars. The bottom line was that this innovation would reduce fuel use...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Edward Thompson, on May 30, 2016 at 9:01 am | 20 comments | 15533 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Recent Tariff Proposals are Bad Policy

In January the administration announced tariff hikes on solar panels and washing machines. yesterday tariff increases were proposed for steel and aluminum. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 2, 2018
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Mar 29, 2018 at 11:33 am | 20 comments | 15593 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Process Explained

Every 8 years the state gives each regional planning agency a housing planning target for the number of units needed and affordable at various income levels. Then...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by contact support, on Oct 31, 2019 at 11:43 pm | 20 comments | 12845 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Fight racism: Oppose districts for PAUSD

A threatened lawsuit is seeking to enshrine racist attitudes on our School Board elections, and potentially on the policies of the PAUSD. (==I "^

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Sep. 5, 2018
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Oct 18, 2018 at 3:11 pm |
20 comments | 5393 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Thaiphoon owner to open second Thai restaurant in Palo Alto

The owner of downtown Palo Alto Thai restaurant Thaiphoon is opening another Thai restaurant just blocks away on University Avenue. Tom Vongampai, who owns Thaiphoon...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Apr 28, 2016 at 10:57 am | 20 comments | 27657 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto

Shake Shack, the burger darling of the East Coast, is coming to Palo Alto this fall. Shake Shack announced on Tuesday that it will be opening at Stanford Shopping...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by @Cheeseguy, on Jan 23, 2018 at 9:20 am | 20 comments | 24694 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto Baking Co. to close Dec. 31

The last day of 2018 will be Palo Alto Baking Co.'s final day of business at 381 S. California Ave., according to a note posted on the bakery's front door. "It...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 27, 2018
Last comment by Sonia, on Feb 19, 2019 at 8:30 pm | 20 comments | 19107 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Palo Alto gets new Vietnamese eatery

Pho Banh Mi, a new Vietnamese restaurant, is now open in downtown Palo Alto -- the only dedicated place to get pho and banh mi on University Avenue. The 405 University...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 18, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.1, on Apr 13, 2019 at 2:35 am | 20 comments | 23157 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Facing rising competition and costs, Ramen House Ryowa to close after two decades in Mountain View

When Ramen House Ryowa opened in downtown Mountain View in 1997, it was reportedly the sole ramen shop in the area. Now, there are at least four in the surrounding...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by Chuck H., on Feb 16, 2020 at 9:52 am | 20 comments | 23499 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Eat Out. Alone. In Public? NEVER!

I took myself out to dinner recently?. alone. It's nothing new; I eat alone often. I guess if I didn't, I'd be a whole lot skinnier from all the missed meals. Hmmmm? I...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Gordon J., on Mar 11, 2017 at 1:29 pm | 20 comments | 53034 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Deforestation Hardware

OK, time for some new tableware. The dinner plates all have chips and surprisingly for me, I have never owned a complete set of cutlery. Maybe I'll go down to...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Recycler, on Jul 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm | 20 comments | 42477 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Ode to Brussels Sprout

Brussels sprout, Brussels sprout, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee for your crunch when I sauté you just slight. I love thee for your...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Oct 21, 2014 at 9:38 pm | 20 comments | 26229 Views
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