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A Self-inflicted Hardship: The City caves in yet again (Alma Village sign)

The City Council's approval of an over-sized sign for the grocery store at Alma Village--formerly Alma Plaza--is but the latest sordid chapter in the Council's mismanagement...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Marroll, on Jan 8, 2014 at 7:52 pm | 14 comments | 11245 Views


Marriage Interview 9: Make a Date to Have Sex Once or Twice a Week and . . .

. . . Deeply Understand Yourself and Your Partner Jessica and Steve just celebrated their 25th anniversary. Steve is 72 and Jessica is 68. They met in 1989 at...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by Observer, on Aug 1, 2015 at 12:27 pm | 14 comments | 30500 Views


I Need Your Help Naming my New Book

Hey, wonderful readers, A 52 year-old heroine stars in the romance novel I’ve started. Caroline is a psychologically sophisticated woman. She’s VP of business...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 13, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 20, 2017 at 8:08 am | 14 comments | 36048 Views


Mixx, Scott's Seafood replacement, opens in Mountain View

Mixx, the casual fusion restaurant replacing Scott's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Sep 21, 2014 at 8:28 am |
14 comments | 59672 Views


Ming?s to hold farewell auction

Love Ming's in Palo Alto so much that you want to take a piece of it home with you? Well, now you can. The 58-year-old Chinese restaurant, which

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:04 am |
14 comments | 38249 Views


Ike's Place to open in Palo Alto

The "Doomsday," "Kryptonite," "Pastrami-Charmed Life" and "Steph Curry One" will soon be coming to Palo Alto. In case you're unfamiliar, that means cult favorite...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 13, 2015
Last comment by Menloshopper, on Jun 18, 2015 at 10:21 am | 14 comments | 39169 Views


Fu Lam Mum shutters temporarily in Mountain View

Fans of longtime Mountain View Chinese restaurant Fu Lam Mum have likely noticed that the restaurant recently closed for remodeling. Have no fear: Owner Ben Quan...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 27, 2017
Last comment by Mark, on Jun 27, 2017 at 9:22 pm | 14 comments | 34874 Views


Local deli owners to revive Woodside Deli in Redwood City

Editor's note: Woodside Deli was reopened as of Dec. 15, according to a

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 27, 2019
Last comment by Sandwich lover, on Dec 15, 2019 at 2:11 pm |
14 comments | 30506 Views


San Francisco's Farmhouse Kitchen opens glitzy Thai restaurant in Menlo Park, indoor dining included

San Francisco Thai restaurant Farmhouse...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 4, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Oct 14, 2020 at 7:53 pm |
14 comments | 31512 Views


James Beard Award winning chef Traci Des Jardins' restaurant el Alto abruptly closes its doors in Los Altos months after highly anticipated opening

By Julia Brown ==I El Alto partner and chef Traci Des Jardins and chef de cuisine Robert Hurtado in the Los Altos restaurant on March 15....

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 24, 2022
Last comment by MVresident2003, on Sep 30, 2022 at 1:57 pm | 14 comments | 16532 Views


Best High Dives to Watch the Game

Technically, literally, figuratively?.what is a dive bar? I could google it, or just let ignorance be my waterloo.?. But who cares the negative definition?...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by Eva Dobrov, on Oct 28, 2014 at 10:41 am | 14 comments | 29381 Views


China, Interrupted

Ni hao (hi) from China. Wow - this is a different country. I have travelled to Singapore and Malaysia, but this is the most culture shock I have ever felt. I wonder...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Sparty, on Apr 23, 2015 at 7:50 am | 14 comments | 23495 Views


50 Shades of Pumpkin

Every time I walked into our library lately – there it was - just sitting on the shelf staring at me– the Fifty Shades of Grey DVD. I missed the craze;...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 31, 2015
Last comment by Fellow foodie, on Nov 14, 2015 at 6:08 pm | 14 comments | 23167 Views


I’ve Never Had Turnips Before

This week we Food Party! at a Mountain View grow & taste class at Monta Loma Elementary where the students are cultivating vegetables on school property...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Mar 6, 2016 at 5:17 pm | 14 comments | 23110 Views


Farm Bill and Public Health (part 8)

We’ve been reading Food Fight, A Citizens Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill, by Dan Imhoff. For a Cliffs notes version of this important piece of federal...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2023
Last comment by Dan Kendricks, on May 6, 2023 at 2:41 pm | 14 comments | 4948 Views


Backlash Begins Following Serra Canonization Announcement

As expected, last week's announcement by Pope Francis that he intends to canonize the Franciscan missionary Junípero Serra later this year has drawn sharp reactions...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 26, 2015 at 10:41 pm | 14 comments | 6341 Views


Biden wins -- but by a smaller margin -- Is this a better way to do it?

Last week I wrote about the Electoral College, acknowledging that while it caused problems, and twice in recent years elected candidates whose vote totals were lower...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 18, 2020
Last comment by Citizen PA, on Nov 25, 2020 at 1:02 pm | 14 comments | 14858 Views


Should we get rid of state propositions on the ballot?

It’s that time of year again -- our biennial political happening – voting! This year we have some 11 state propositions on our ballots (#9 of 12 was removed),...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 17, 2018
Last comment by voter, on Oct 22, 2018 at 8:36 pm | 14 comments | 15147 Views


We need a new garage downtown Palo Alto -- forget about being politically correct

Building a much-needed new parking garage in downtown Palo Alto is suddenly politically incorrect. The city council unexpectedly decided this past week to put the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 14, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 22, 2019 at 9:41 am | 14 comments | 14308 Views


The irony of it all: Dropped into a deep dark hole at city hall

How ironic! The city of Palo Alto has decided to sign a new lease with the Palo Alto school district to save $2.7 million, which will reduce the space the city and...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by Pat Is Spot On., on Jun 19, 2020 at 4:28 pm | 14 comments | 16042 Views
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