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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 | 29371 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 | 14384 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 | 27875 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 | 22229 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 | 21763 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 | 21782 Views


Farm Bill and the Organic Movement (part 5) Plus: Global Plant Forward Summit, April 18 – 20

Let's continue our ongoing Food Party! book group read of Food Fight, Citizens Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill (Dan Imhoff). Discussions are happening...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 22, 2023
Last comment by Kenneth Noble, 13 hours ago | 14 comments | 2164 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 | 6126 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 | 13276 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 | 13911 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 | 12957 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 | 14823 Views


A tedious tale about testing

==I NOTE: Since this blog was posted late afternoon, 12/15, I was able to talk to someone at the city. The Palo Alto Art Center will soon be closed. Two testing...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 15, 2020
Last comment by TimR, on Dec 23, 2020 at 11:27 pm | 14 comments | 14479 Views


Is Palo Alto Utilities ready for our increasing demand for more electricity?

The city wants Palo Altans to have all-electric homes. Can the Utilities Dept. even handle an increased demand? That’s the question I’ve been asking several...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 26, 2022
Last comment by Mark Lawrence, on Oct 6, 2022 at 2:14 pm | 14 comments | 7061 Views


My Toyota is on life support

Is it just me or does it seem like a lot of people are looking at EVs these days? A neighbor of mine who got a Kia Niro a few weeks ago remarked with some surprise:...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 31, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 6, 2021 at 1:32 pm | 14 comments | 16247 Views


Should we change how we think about change?

Happy New Year everyone! Or at least A Less Calamitous New Year. Good grief. I’ll let Colorado’s State Senate Majority Leader have the last word on 2021...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 2, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Jan 5, 2022 at 11:54 am | 14 comments | 11689 Views


Would you like more/better veggie options at your local restaurants?

I’ve been trying to eat less meat and cook more vegetarian dinners at home, but my range of veggie cooking is not so good yet. When friends suggested a few...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 3, 2022
Last comment by Anneke, on Apr 6, 2022 at 6:15 pm | 14 comments | 17686 Views


Caterpillars everywhere

Last week I took our kids to Burgess Park. It ended up being a very short park outing after we discovered all of the tiny fuzzy caterpillars crawling around the...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 26, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Apr 1, 2016 at 4:15 pm | 13 comments | 16739 Views


The Law of Supply and XXXXXX

Palo Alto's development policy is littered with bad economic analysis. The most patently absurd one is that the way to reduce the infamous Jobs-Housing Imbalance...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by resident a, on Jun 24, 2014 at 5:35 pm | 13 comments | 15751 Views


Should Palo Alto really aspire to be more like a Chinese factory city?

The concept of "community" is much diminished in "Smart Growth". The Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) process in the...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jun. 22, 2014
Last comment by cw, on Jul 1, 2014 at 2:13 am | 13 comments | 17028 Views
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Farm Bill and the Organic Movement (part 5) Plus: Global Plant Forward Summit, April 18 – 20
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