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Why I Became Active in Palo Alto Forward

When Nancy and I were in Europe this summer, I read about the city council meeting in August when some young residents and workers came to talk about housing. I...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by stephen levy, on Dec 18, 2014 at 4:10 pm | 12 comments | 20529 Views


The Retail Implications of the Comp Plan

The retail scene is changing. Online sales have led to large numbers of store closings all around the country—in affluent and less affluent areas alike. Shopping...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 4, 2017
Last comment by PA Grandma, on Nov 11, 2017 at 9:53 pm | 12 comments | 11724 Views


I support conversion of office space to housing on West Bayshore

Dear Mayor Burt and Councilmembers, I write in support of Summerhill Homes’ development proposal at 2850 West Bayshore Road. Both the staff and PTC have brought...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 19, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Jun 25, 2022 at 9:05 am | 12 comments | 3337 Views


Kids and Marital Satisfaction

"More than a hundred studies show that marital satisfaction falls off a cliff after the birth of the first child and doesn't get much better until the last child...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm | 12 comments | 33650 Views


Mom Died

This was the first thing in my consciousness when I woke up this morning. Mom died. Overnight, this truth gets erased, and then comes back first thing each morning. She...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 9, 2015 at 8:47 am | 12 comments | 34399 Views


Old Pro owner takes over University Cafe, plans revamp

Downtown Palo Alto's University Café will be closing this Sunday, Sept. 7, for brief renovations, the first step in a larger revamp planned by new ownership. Steve...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Kathy, on Sep 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 12 comments | 38409 Views


Opa! Greek restaurant to take over 140 University

Greek restaurant chain Opa! has laid claim to a major downtown Palo Alto corner space: 140 University Ave., most recently the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by Karl Blagerfeld, on Feb 19, 2016 at 1:24 pm | 12 comments | 29931 Views


Blue Bottle to open in Varsity Theatre Thursday

First, it was a theater, then later, a Borders bookstore, and now, a high-tech hub and Blue Bottle Coffee cafe. The latest incarnation of the Varsity Theatre,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by sea reddy, on Mar 23, 2015 at 2:46 am | 12 comments | 31584 Views


Opening alert: Opa! in Palo Alto

Opa!, a Bay Area restaurant chain that champions "authentic Greek cuisine," opened Monday in downtown Palo Alto. Opa! is now...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ottoman, on May 3, 2015 at 7:46 am | 12 comments | 30304 Views


Calave wine bar opens in Palo Alto

One block of California Avenue is returning to its boozy roots with the opening of Calave, a wine bar that occupies the site once home to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Cowper Fan, on Jul 4, 2015 at 1:22 am | 12 comments | 33865 Views


Hunan Home's shutters after 25 years in Los Altos

Hunan Home's Restaurant in Los Altos closed Sept. 13 after a quarter century of business, owner Jenny Yuan confirmed on Tuesday. Yuan, whose family opened the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by umam, on Sep 23, 2016 at 9:52 pm | 12 comments | 30814 Views


Poké is coming to Palo Alto

The trend that just refuses to quit throughout the Bay Area — poké — is coming to Palo Alto. pokéLOVE will be...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Jack, on Apr 6, 2017 at 12:04 am | 12 comments | 29217 Views


Fire, Oak & Barley shutters in Palo Alto

With about eight months of business under its belt, Fire, Oak & Barley closed its doors at 341 California Ave. this weekend. Family-owned Bay Area bakery...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 18, 2016
Last comment by Steve, on May 11, 2016 at 8:40 am | 12 comments | 24833 Views


Menlo Park's Mademoiselle Colette to expand to Palo Alto

Less than a year after opening her popular French bakery Mademoiselle Colette in downtown Menlo Park,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 3, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 20, 2017 at 8:59 am | 12 comments | 27412 Views


Palo Alto: Bon Vivant to be replaced by bakery

Downtown Palo Alto has lost a French restaurant but will soon gain a bakery with the opening of Tuts Bakery & Cafe at 535 Bryant St., the former home of Bon...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 17, 2017
Last comment by Happy, on Sep 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm | 12 comments | 20518 Views


Opening alert: Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill in Mountain View

Mountain View's The Village at San Antonio Center has a new dining option: Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill, which opened on Tuesday, an employee confirmed. This is...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 28, 2017
Last comment by R. Winslow, on Aug 1, 2017 at 2:14 pm | 12 comments | 20487 Views


Local owner, manager to open Mountain View restaurant

The owner of Palo Alto Brewing Company and the former general manager of Scratch in Mountain View are teaming up to open a new venture: a Mountain View restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 8, 2017
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Aug 16, 2017 at 5:53 pm | 12 comments | 33433 Views


QBB opens in Mountain View

Ribs, brisket, pastrami and other barbecue fare is on the menu of

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 15, 2017
Last comment by Eater, on Sep 21, 2017 at 4:23 pm |
12 comments | 25008 Views


Ace of Sandwiches relocates in Palo Alto

After 12 years at a small storefront on El Camino Real in Palo Alto, The Ace of Sandwiches has fully moved to a new location at a Stanford University School of Medicine...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 6, 2017
Last comment by The Ace of Sandwiches, on Nov 28, 2017 at 6:24 pm | 12 comments | 21736 Views


Mountain View gets new South Indian restaurant

Two family friends have opened a South Indian restaurant together in Mountain View. John Annachi and Suresh Seenichamy soft opened Annachikadai at 80 W. El Camino...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 13, 2018
Last comment by Menlo Park, on Mar 15, 2018 at 6:20 pm | 12 comments | 23537 Views
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