Local Blogs | Palo Alto Online |

Local Blogs

Interested in becoming a blogger?   Show all bloggers


Sort by:  Most recent blog/comment   Most viewed   Most comments

Navigation tip: Clicking on any blog label will display all recent posts on that blog

PENINSULA FOODIST

How the Peninsula's pastrami experts at The Refuge were inspired by French fine dining

The Toasted Slaw #19, a sandwich with pastrami, cold Swiss cheese and 'crazy Russian' dressing on toasted rye. Photo courtesy Mark Helsel. Enter...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4261 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto location of popular Austrian restaurant Naschmarkt opens May 17

By Anthony Shu The awning at Naschmarkt's new Palo Alto location. Photo by Anthony Shu. A slate gray parklet has appeared on Birch...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 12, 2022
Last comment by SR, on May 16, 2022 at 4:53 pm | 1 comment | 7378 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Need some help choosing a plant-based milk?

A few weeks ago I found myself staring into a refrigerator case full of plant-based milks, with no idea which one to choose or why. A guy next to me was doing the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 8, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 13, 2022 at 8:15 pm | 13 comments | 12559 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Do we really need all that new housing?

Suppose that all those pious but earnest urgings by local and state officials over the past few years proclaiming that we need much more housing in this state, particularly...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 3, 2022
Last comment by Kelly Sonderson, on May 13, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 97 comments | 10468 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Stop gouging us, oil companies!

Since the 1970s, I have been suspicious of the constant escalating gas pump prices, especially the leaps we are now seeing because of the oil companies’ fears...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 17, 2022
Last comment by Chuck Neubauer, on May 13, 2022 at 12:47 pm | 31 comments | 7600 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Chirps about birds—and tales about bushy-tailed squirrels

I’ve always enjoyed my garden, especially during the spring, when birds build their nests and baby birds emerge. Two summers ago, two birds nested and nestled...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 10, 2022
Last comment by Bonita Miller, on May 13, 2022 at 10:31 am | 17 comments | 5302 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Use Your Words!

If you’re a parent, you’ve said ‘Use Your Words’ a million times. Now I’m saying them to you: Use Your Words! ==B Direct and Indirect...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 7379 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Dehydrating for Backpacking and Camping

Interested in food preservation? Master Food Preservers of San Mateo and San Francisco Counties sponsor a series of free classes every year, online and in...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 12, 2022
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 12, 2022 at 7:44 pm | 2 comments | 5629 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Silicon Valley Burnout?

Psychologists Herbert Freudenberger & Gail North identified the concept of burnout in the 1970s and assigned it 12 stages of development and experience. {IMG...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 12, 2022 at 1:19 pm | 2 comments | 14450 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

4 years in, Bevri's quest to spread Georgian cuisine is only beginning

By Anthony Shu ==I A selection of dishes from Bevri including khinkali (bottom left), dumplings filled with beef and pork or lamb, and grilled...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 11, 2022
Last comment by WilliamR, on May 11, 2022 at 6:20 pm | 1 comment | 3266 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Half Moon Bay’s Jettywave Distillery is making a name for itself through moonshine

By Anthony Shu The Swell Lounge at Jettywave Distillery is an outdoors space for dining and cocktails. Photo courtesy Jettywave Distillery. As...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 6, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3510 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Absurdly long waits for doctors' appointments are an escalating health care problem

I don’t know whether I should laugh out loud as I think about the iabsurdly long waits we now encounter in getting a doctor’s appointment -- or bury my head...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 19, 2022
Last comment by Jesus, on May 6, 2022 at 2:21 pm | 54 comments | 13722 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Traveling Solo – Bombay Beach – Slab City

No more waiting around to live. Our solo road trip continues. You might recall we were visiting the falling-apart yet artsy Bombay Beach, a possible up-and-coming...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2022
Last comment by Alan, on May 5, 2022 at 11:13 am | 16 comments | 8146 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Redwood City's pioneering Indonesian restaurant Warung Siska closes its doors after nine months

By Anthony Shu ==I Warung Siska offered high caliber Indonesian cuisine in a laidback environment in Redwood City. Photo by Nathan Liang...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 4, 2022
Last comment by Alan, on May 5, 2022 at 10:35 am | 1 comment | 5973 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Traveling Solo - Bakersfield - Salton Sea

The desert is an inspiring, yet unforgiving place. Enter with awareness and respect. Thank you to all Food Partiers! who waxed poetic about Deserts beauty and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by Kathy Hughes, on May 4, 2022 at 9:01 am | 3 comments | 7518 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

World Pizza Champions competitor brings Detroit and New York-style pies to the Stanford campus

By Anthony Shu ==I Matt Driscoll, owner of The Pizza Series, performs a trick with a silicone pizza dough at the pizzeria on Stanford University...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4395 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mademoiselle Colette to operate Atherton's new town center cafe

By Angela Swartz ==I Owner Debora Ferrand places raspberry eclairs in the pastry display at Mademoiselle Colette on Nov. 10, 2015. She plans...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 2, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3811 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

How we talk to other people

Scene: A late afternoon cocktail party, following an all-day conference attended by 200 people. I walked in, looked around and realized I did not know...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by Erubial Chacon, on May 1, 2022 at 11:44 am | 30 comments | 6994 Views

COUPLE'S NET

You Married Me Again

About 16 months after we got married, my husband shared the following with me: He realized that for the first time in his life, he is holding nothing back, is giving...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 29, 2022
There are no comments yet. 8142 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Frustrated? Angry? Use it, don't lose it!

Here we are, staring down the barrel of yet another dry, hot, smoke-filled summer and fall. We have already had

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 10, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 28, 2022 at 12:23 pm |
16 comments | 11025 Views
<< < 6 7 8 9 10 > >>
Page 8 of 187

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

Silicon Valley’s next meat substitute is being grown at a Morgan Hill mushroom lab
By The Peninsula Foodist | 2 comments | 3,019 views

Our First Anniversary in my Husband’s Retirement
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,815 views

The clothes we wear: Cool, chic, casual -- or just plain sloppy?
By Diana Diamond | 0 comments | 245 views

 

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 29 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $9 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.

DONATE HERE